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UniWar S UniWar S - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

UniWar S - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You pilot an arrowhead-shaped vessel at the bottom of the screen, facing off against four different types of enemies in the familiar vertical space-shooter motif. Certain enemies drop "space soldiers" when shot if these make it to the bottom of the screen, they will try to "spear" your ship from behind.

UniWar S was produced by Irem in 1980.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period UniWar S was produced include: Capsule Invader, Commander, PT Reach Mahjong, PT Block, Sky Chuter, Gingateikoku No Gyakushuu, Panther, Red Alert, and Demoneye-X


Name UniWar S
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10268
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific UniWar S Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

UniWar S Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Bezel UniWar S Bezel Image
Control Panel UniWar S Control Panel Image
PCB UniWar S PCB Image

Game Play

This is a four-stage space shoot-em-up game. Stage one is a familiar Galaxians-type scenario, with your ship facing off against a formation of super mosquito aliens that break off and dive at you. Completing this stage warps you to stages two through four, where your ship is positioned an inch or two above the bottom of a screen, just above a dotted blue line. This line serves no purpose during stage two's "hovering attackers", but during stages three and four "flying bones" and "rolling fire", the enemies drop Stick Aliens that look like little space soldiers. The Stick Aliens try to get behind the dotted line, where they patrol back and forth underneath your ship, trying to spear you from behind. The only way to get rid of them is to shoot the Killer King which randomly appears during the stage. Completing these three levels warps you back into space, to start the cycle over again.

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

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COPY OF: Gingateikoku No Gyakushuu

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op UniWar S Census

There are 14,909 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by UniWar S collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a UniWar S machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a UniWar S circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 6 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]



The game runs on a modified Galaxian board with jumpers attached to a daughterboard holding the ROMs.


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