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V-Five V-Five - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A vertical shooter from Toaplan that has very big and powerful enemies and a difficulty level that is quite high.

V-Five was produced by Toaplan in 1993.

Toaplan released 31 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1986. Toaplan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Toaplan during the time period V-Five was produced include: Dogyuun, Fixeight, Tatsujin Ou, Truxton II, Pipi & Bibis, Batsugun, Grind Stormer, Knuckle Bash, Emma Daio, and Dynamic Trial 7


Name V-Five
Developer Toaplan (Japan)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10277
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - ShootPower-up
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

There is actually a major difference in the way bonuses work between V-Five and Grindstormer. In Grindstormer, destroyed ennemies leave bonuses that directly affect the ship. You can pick up "speed up", "shot", "search" etc bonuses directly instead of selecting them from a bonus table.

In V-Five, each bonus gem makes a cursor advance 1 step in the bonus table on the bottom on the screen (similar to Slap Fight, also developped by Toaplan). Bonuses are: Speed Up, Shot, Search, Missile, Power, and Shield. Press the B button to get the bonus indicated by the cursor's position in the bonus table.

V-Five KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game is also known as Grind Stormer.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op V-Five Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 30 known instances of this machine owned by V-Five collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 29 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

This game ranks a 8 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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