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Top Secret Top Secret - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Top Secret - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Steer your spy vehicle through enemy territory, destroying enemy units and obstacles with a large arsenal of different weapons. Extra weapons can be picked up during gameplay.

Top Secret was produced by Exidy in 1986.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Top Secret was produced include: Combat, Vertigo, Cheyenne, Astro Chase, Boulder Dash, Chiller, Clay Pigeon, Top Gunner, 0077, and Crackshot

Specs

Name Top Secret
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10158
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Buttons: 8 - Fire/Start|Shield|Turbo|Fireball|Missile|Laser|Oil|Top Secret
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game is unique in the Exidy 440 series in that it is a driving game, not a shooting game. The cabinet is loaded with tons of controls, including steering wheel, pedal, and a perhaps-record-setting eight buttons! The buttons are all lighted and in different colors, and the control panel has a built-in LED display under tempered glass. In addition to score, number of cars left, and speed, there is a nice RPM meter made of red/yellow/green LED pin-lights.

Game Play

The gameplay is reminiscent of Spy Hunter, in that you drive a high-tech vehicle while firing off loads of different weapons. However, the view-point is much broader in this game, and all weapons are generally available at any given time for use. While you can run out of the various ammo, it is simple enough to pick up additional pieces from the road along the route.

The roadwork and environment changes during the game, until eventually you drive through a twisty concrete "urban" environment to do battle with the head mega-tank. If the boss is defeated, gameplay begins afresh, with higher difficulty. The Top Secret button can be used for various purposes, including abolishing otherwise indestructible or unsurmountable obstacles along the pathway.

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Cabinet Information

The game was made as a conversion for the ICrossbowItype game series cabinets. This included an addon control panel complete with steering wheel, LED display and buttons, a pedal assembly, and of course the appropriate new overlay and marquee.

Conversion

The boardset is based on the Exidy 440 system ICrossbowI, ICheyenneI, IChillerI, etc., but also has an additional third interface board, which connects to the steering wheel.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Top Secret Census

There are 14,834 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 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 5 known instances of this machine owned by Top Secret collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Top Secret circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 1 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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