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Time Crisis Time Crisis - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Time Crisis - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A first-person perspective gun game where the player can duck behind objects while moving through the game.

Time Crisis was produced by Namco in 1996.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Time Crisis was produced include: Dino Bonk, Super World Stadium '95, Tekken 2, Speed Racer, Soul Edge, Ace Driver Victory Lap, Alpine Surfer, Aqua Jet, Namco Classic Collection Volume 2, and Pocket Racer


Name Time Crisis
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10114
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Gun: Optical
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Time Crisis Control Panel Image
Side Art Time Crisis Side Art Image

Game Play

As the game takes the player through different levels, you must blast all the bad guys in each area before time runs out. Fortunately you also have a special pedal, which you step on to pop out of hiding so you can fire back, then release to go into hiding (and to reload your gun.)

Time Crisis KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.40 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.17

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.42

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.50
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Time Crisis Census

There are 14,963 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,551 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,377 machines (6,942 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 70 known instances of this machine owned by Time Crisis collectors who are active members. Of these, 54 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 12 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Time Crisis machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Time Crisis. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Time Crisis circuit board set.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



  1. Time Crisis
  2. Time Crisis II
  3. Crisis Zone


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Bartari 101 Adams Ave, Scranton Pennsylvania United States Arcade Bar (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
Children: Only in daytime
Focus: Classic & Modern Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
Payment Method: Coins

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Namco Time Crisis 1 Video Arcade Game, Atlanta (Working very well)

Auction ends in: 2 weeks, 17 hours


Time Crisis Gun solenoid and bracket

Auction ends in: 2 weeks, 5 days


TIME CRISIS 3 Full Size Arcade Gun Shooting Video Game Machine - WORKS GREAT!

Auction ends in: 3 days, 11 hours


Namco Time Crisis 4 Red Recoil Gun Tested Working

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 1 day


Namco VG15-06624-00 - Time Crisis 3 - RBG/NTSC PCB Rev 1997

Auction ends in: 6 days, 18 hours


Namco Time Crisis 4 Blue Recoil Gun Tested Working

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 1 day


Time Crisis 3 Video Arcade Game, Atlanta, (No boards or monitors)

Auction ends in: 2 weeks, 2 days


Auction Results

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 8 57.50 64.69
2016 2 86.25 86.25
2017 3 57.50 57.50
2018 3 11.80 82.60
All Years 16 57.50 69.39


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