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Time Soldiers - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Travel throughout various time periods to save your fellow comrades. Collect power-ups to help you defeat a variety of enemies and end-bosses. Uses rotary joysticks to allow player to fire in a variety of directions.

Time Soldiers was produced by Romstar in 1987.

Romstar released 9 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1987. Romstar was based in United States.

Other machines made by Romstar during the time period Time Soldiers was produced include: Sky Shark, Cal .50 - Caliber Fifty, Championship Bowling, Down Town, and Fire Shark


Name Time Soldiers
Developer Romstar (United States)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10123
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Time Soldiers Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Time Soldiers Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way Rotary - Turn
  • Buttons: 2 - FireSpecial Weapon
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Time Soldiers PCB Image

Game Introduction

There are five different time periods that you must travel through in order to find your comrades. Each time era has a different assortment of enemies.

The first three comrades are found in the first three eras:

  • The Primitive Age, where the enemies are cavemen and dinosaurs
  • The Age Of Rome, where the enemies are Roman soldiers and legionaries
  • The World Wars, that contains modern army soldiers, weapons and vehicles

Once the first three comrades have been rescued, you will proceed on to the next two time eras to find the remaining two comrades. These later levels are:

  • The Age Of War, where the enemies are ninjas and samurais
  • Future World, where the enemies are robots and high-tech machines.

If you get past these levels, you will advance to the final level where you will try to find and defeat the main enemy.

The game offers unlimited continues on all levels except for the final.

Game Play

There are various different kinds of powerups. The P makes your player increase in size, which allows you to shoot automatic fire and become invincible to enemy fire for as long as you stay big. The S makes your player speed up, which is great for dodging enemy fire. And then there are 3 types of weapons upgrades, the light cannon, the rockets, and the burst fire. The more you get of each weapon, the more powerful it shoots

Time Soldiers KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.83 (8 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.88

Overall Like 4.57
Fun (Social) 4.57
Fun (Solo) 3.63
Collector Desire 3.71

Technical Rating: 4.18

Gameplay 4.43
Graphics 4.14
Originality 4.29
Sound/Music 3.86

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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LICENSOR: SNK/Alpha Denshi

This game is known as Battle Field in Japan, thus the ROMS are marked BF on most boards.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Time Soldiers Census

There are 14,838 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 132 known instances of this machine owned by Time Soldiers collectors who are active members. Of these, 20 of them are original dedicated machines. 28 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 83 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 7 active VAPS members with a Time Soldiers machines for sale. There are 12 active VAPS members with a Time Soldiers circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 31 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]



The game uses the same hardware as Sky Soldiers with the same scratched out ALPHA 8511 chip on both boards. The two boards even look the same.


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