Museum of the Game ®

International Arcade Museum® — Killer List of Videogames®


Twin Eagle Twin Eagle - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Twin Eagle - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

A vertical shoot-em-up that places the player's helicopter against multiple attacking targets in the air, sea, and land. Collecting the weapon and speed power-ups throughout the game is vital since the gameplay is quite difficult.

Twin Eagle was produced by Seta in 1988.

Seta released 12 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1988. Seta was based in United States.

Other machines made by Seta during the time period Twin Eagle was produced include: Arbalester, Castle Of Dragon, Meta Fox, U.S. Classic, and Thunder & Lightning

Specs

Name Twin Eagle
Developer Seta (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10233
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Twin Eagle Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireNuke
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Twin Eagle Instructions Image
Bezel Twin Eagle Bezel Image
Control Panel Twin Eagle Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

The subtitle of the game is "Revenge Joe's Brother". However, the story is not integrated into the game, there are no instructions, and the translation of the text is poor at times. After the fortress is destroyed on the ninth level, the player is treated to a very fast scrolling text in broken english that rambles on and on about a beast called terrorism. The rock-n-roll sound track has limited lyrics during the enemy fighter dogfight stages between levels. The difficulty of the dogfight will depend on the player's previously demonstrated skill.

Early on, the most dangerous enemy is the guided missile truck. Later in the game, the constant waves of small helicopters are much more deadly.

Game Play

The game can be very difficult and suffers slightly from "once you lose your guy with all the good power-ups you're dead" syndrome. A single shot will destroy your helicopter.

The object of the game, which is not explained, is to avenge your brother which means that you are Joe!. To do so, you must destroy the fortress on the very last level. When you start the game and it scrolls onto the starting screen, the background contains the different levels that you must survive. The starting position of the various enemies does not vary from game to game.

The purpose of the different power-ups floating baloons is also not explained.

  • MShot Multiplier
  • LSlightly increased shot length
  • SSlightly increased helicopter maneuverability
  • BExtra bomb

Although it is ultra-rare, a floating icon can appear instead of a baloon which contains a full multi-shot powerup. In two-player mode, there is little differentiation between the players' helicopters, making it very easy to confuse your helicopter with the other players'. If you do not agree in advance to stay on seperate sides of the screen, you will both meet a quick and repetitive death.

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

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.

Log in to rate this game!

Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Completely destroying the bunkers before shooting any of the men behind them almost always yields a shotmulitplier powerup. One can regularly have the maximum number of shot multipliers by the end of the first level by using this trick. Powerups seem to appear more frequently if you stay with your guns and do not pick up a missile powerup. Fire as often as you can when you are using the guns, and keep firing. Once you have maxed out your shot multiplier, it is good to start picking up missiles. Part of the trick to playing the game is to scroll the screen from side to side and to pick off the enemies that are placed on opposite sides to harrass you.PBy learning the pattern of when and where enemies appear, you can neutralize them before they can do you any harm. This is especially true with hitting the small helicopters as they come on screen, and nuking the screen just before the guided missile truck. It is best to use the screen nuke when your helicopter is positioned at the very EMbottomEM of the screen. Otherwise, it may only be partially effective.

More pictures

Trivia

Taito has a Japanese flyer for the game at httpwww.taito.co.jpgamehistory80btwinegl.html

Cabinet Information

All the artwork contains the Taito logo. Inside the logo is the rather dubious claim, MADE IN THE U S A.

Miscellaneous

Licensed to Taito for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Twin Eagle 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).

Very Common - There are 67 known instances of this machine owned by Twin Eagle collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 55 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 a Twin Eagle machine for sale. There are 6 active VAPS members with a Twin Eagle 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 Twin Eagle circuit board set.

This game ranks a 20 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]

Flyers

Technical

5VDC is not needed to operate this game.

Legacy

  1. Thundercade
  2. Twin Eagle
  3. Twin Eagle II

Manuals

eBay Listings

Click to search eBay for Twin Eagle Videogame machines and related items.

Click to search eBay for Seta for machines and parts.

When you click on links below to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Such revenue helps to fund this site's operations. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

TOP WATCHED LISTINGS FOR: Twin Eagle

Ebay Compatible Application

Twin Eagle II 2 Vintage Plexiglas Arcade Cabinet Marquee 24" x 7" "Great"

Auction ends in: 10 hours, 21 minutes

FixedPrice
$54.65

Twin Eagle Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

Auction ends in: 2 days, 7 hours

FixedPrice
$18.95

ORIGINAL 11- 8.5'' TWIN EAGLE TAITO arcade video game AD FLYER

Auction ends in: 1 week, 4 days

FixedPrice
$8.49

Twin Eagle Arcade Game MANUAL 1988 Video Game Repair Instructions

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 1 day

FixedPrice
$22.52

original 11- 8 3/8'' twin eagle 2 seta ARCADE VIDEO GAME FLYER

Auction ends in: 3 days, 2 hours

FixedPrice
$8.49

Taito Twin Eagle Video Arcade Game Instruction Manual

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 6 days

FixedPrice
$14.95

Original TWIN EAGLE TAITO arcade Video game OWNERS manual

Auction ends in: 5 days, 21 hours

FixedPrice
$14.49

Auction Results

Logged in members can see all related auctions.

Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2016 1 86.25 86.25
All Years 1 86.25 86.25

Contribute

  1. Log in to contribute content to this page
  2. Please consider donating to the International Arcade Museum Library