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Top Gunner Top Gunner - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Top Gunner - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


1 or 2 players operate a jeep on a vertically scrolling field, the mission is to save POW's and deliver them to helicopter pads throughout the game. Your armament is a machine gun, and a grenade thrower, which can be converted into a missile launcher with bonuses.

Top Gunner was produced by Konami in 1986.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Top Gunner was produced include: Ping Pong, Scooter Shooter, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Twin Bee, Shao-lin's Road, Bass Angler, Castlevania, Double Dribble, Goonies, The, and Gradius (PlayChoice)


Name Top Gunner
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10153
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Top Gunner Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Top Gunner Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Top Gunner Control Panel Image
PCB Top Gunner PCB Image

Top Gunner KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

High scores for this game are obtained through saving POWs. Make sure your jeeps is full eight men before letting them off at the helo pad. DO NOT move while the transfer of men happens. You will receive not only a huge score bonus but also be upgraded automatically to the best weapon possible. Also, pick up glowing POWs while at full power weapon and you will receive 10,000 each! These are the POWs that come out of the shooting bunkers.

A word of advice only keep seven men on board until you reach the helo pad area, as there is almost always a glowing POW bunker nearby and having only seven men on board will allow you to pick up that last man, get another level of powerup, plus fill your jeep to capacity.

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This game is known in Europe as Jackal and in Japan as Tokushu Butai Jackal Special Force Jackal. Some bootleg Top Gunner boards allow a rotary style Ikari Warriors controller to be used that allows aiming of the machine gun.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Top Gunner Census

There are 14,839 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 58 known instances of this machine owned by Top Gunner collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 9 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 44 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Top Gunner machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Top Gunner circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Top Gunner circuit board set.

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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



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