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Time Killers - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A simple fighter with weapons that has buttons for each character's arm, leg and also their head. Fights take place in different time periods with different weaponry. The game has variable levels of violence e.g. decapitations.

Time Killers was produced by Strata in 1992.

Strata released 10 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1990. Strata was based in United States.

Other machines made by Strata during the time period Time Killers was produced include: Ninja Clowns, Rim Rockin' Basketball, Arlington Horse Racing, Golden Tee Golf, Hot Shots Tennis, Golden Tee Golf II, BloodStorm, and Driver's Edge


Name Time Killers
Developer Strata (United States)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10117
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Time Killers Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 5 - HeadBack ArmFront ArmBack LegFront Leg
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Time Killers Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

The game has eight different characters to choose from. Each character has a different profession, weapon and time era:

  • Thugg, a caveman with a stone axe from 20,000 B.C. -- The Stone Age
  • Leif, a viking with a double-edged battleaxe from 682 -- The Nordic Conquest
  • Wuulf, a knight with a long sword from 1202 -- Medieval Europe
  • Musashi, a samurai with two katana blades from 1496 -- Feudal Japan
  • Rancid, a street punk with a chainsaw from 2023 -- The Post-Modern Age
  • Matrix, a colonial space warrior with a laser-sword from 2558 -- The Galactic Colonization
  • Orion, an intergalactic bounty hunter with an electro-saber from 2885 -- The Last Frontier
  • Manntazz, an alien mutant with razor-claws from 3021 -- The Mutant Armegeddon

Select a character and take on each of the other seven in each of their own time periods plus a clone of the character you selected in his or her own time era.

If you beat them all, your final opponent will be DEATH and you will be challenged to see if you can beat him. If you defeat DEATH, you will win and finish the entire game.

Game Play

This game is similar to Street Fighter II - The World Warrior with blood and gore.

Time Killers KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.48 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.47

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.67
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.67

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 3.33
Graphics 3.67
Originality 3.33
Sound/Music 3.67

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 Killers Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 100 known instances of this machine owned by Time Killers collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are original dedicated machines. 13 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 73 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Time Killers machines for sale. There are 7 active VAPS members with a Time Killers circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Time Killers. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Time Killers circuit board set.

This game ranks a 30 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 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]



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Time Killers Arcade JAMMA PCB -- See Description

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