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Varth: Operation Thunderstorm Varth: Operation Thunderstorm - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Varth: Operation Thunderstorm - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A vertically scrolling shooter with planes and other ships to destroy. The game progresses through several levels, many of which are based in standard cities. Earn lives and power-ups by shooting down enemies.

Varth: Operation Thunderstorm was produced by Capcom in 1992.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Varth: Operation Thunderstorm was produced include: Quiz Sangokushi - Chiryaku No Hasha, King Of Dragons, The, Captain Commando, Capcom Golf, Block Block, Cadillacs And Dinosaurs, Adventure Quiz Capcom World 2, Quiz & Dragons, Knights Of The Round, and Sangokushi II


Name Varth: Operation Thunderstorm
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10297
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Capcom CPS JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Varth: Operation Thunderstorm Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireBomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Varth: Operation Thunderstorm Bezel Image
Control Panel Varth: Operation Thunderstorm Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

The game is similar to 1942, 1943, or Raiden.

Game Play

There are approximately 29 levels in the game.

There are 2 pods that protect your plane from most bullets and bombs. There are 3 different firepowers: a laser, bullets that can shoot straight up, and bullets that spread at a wide angle. Also, when you pick up your pods, you get missiles or bombs depending on what you choose. You can powerup your weapons several levels. You also get 3 types of bombs depending your choice of weapons.

Varth: Operation Thunderstorm KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Licenced to ROMSTAR for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Varth: Operation Thunderstorm 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 53 known instances of this machine owned by Varth: Operation Thunderstorm collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 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. 48 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Varth: Operation Thunderstorm circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 10 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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