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Tin Star Tin Star - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Tin Star - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You play a sheriff and fight outlaws in saloons, barns, banks and places outside of town.

Tin Star was produced by Taito in 1983.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Tin Star was produced include: Port Man, Jolly Jogger, Zoo Keeper, Wild Western, Time Tunnel, Bio Attack, Birdie King 2, Chack 'N Pop, Change Lanes, and Elevator Action


Name Tin Star
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1983 - 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10126
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
Conversion Class Taito Classic
Game Specific Tin Star Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Tin Star Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Rotary: 8-position switch with push-down button - Fire
  • Buttons: 1 - Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Tin Star Control Panel Image
Side Art Tin Star Side Art Image

Game Play

First screen you ride into town on horse and dismount in front of saloon. Outlaws begin to shoot at you from roof, windows and swing doors. If successful, you walk in saloon and shoot outlaws in bar while hiding behind piano. If you shoot all bad guys you enter a bonus round where a man rides past on horseback and you try to shoot him off with only one shot. Third screen is in a stable with bad guys everywhere. Climb ladder to hay loft for last of outlaws.

Tin Star KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.61 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 3.50
Fun (Solo) 4.50
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.63

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 5.00
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 Tin Star Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 19 known instances of this machine owned by Tin Star collectors who are active members. Of these, 10 of them are original dedicated machines. 9 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Tin Star.

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

This game ranks a 2 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 168; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 168; Color photo

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