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Tornado Tornado - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Tornado - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Defend the human population from swarms of attacking aliens.

Tornado was produced by Data East in 1981.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Tornado was produced include: Mad Alien, Nebula, Space Fighter Mark II, Terranean, Tomahawk 777, Manhattan, Ninja, DECO Cassette System, Astro Fantasia, and Lock 'N Chase

Specs

Name Tornado
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10164
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class Data East Cassette
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireSuper Bomb
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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

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Cabinet Information

The game was released as a conversion kit.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tornado Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Very rare - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our active members.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Tornado.

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.

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Technical

These boards have a different layout than the original Defender. There are only two game boards and a seperate audio amp.

Fixes

Most of the ICs and ROMs are identical to those used in Defender.

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