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Venus Venus - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

A shoot-em-up through the Earth's solar system where the player's ship moves in a circular orbit around the outer edge of the screen while shooting at enemies in the center. Excellent synthesizer music score of Bach's "Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor".

Venus was produced by Konami in 1983.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Venus was produced include: Jackler, Video Hustler, Tactician, Super Cobra, Scramble, Gyruss, Hyper Olympic, Juno First, Mega Zone, and Roc'n Rope

Specs

Name Venus
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10302
Class Bootleg
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class Konami Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The planets that you must warp to before you can reach Earth are Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars. It only takes two warps to arrive at Neptune, but all others including Earth take three warps to get to. Each time you reach a planet, there is a Challenge Stage where you try to destroy as many enemies as possible. After reaching Earth, there is a Challenge Stage followed by a very fast "three warps to Neptune" stage. After this, the levels and the background music start over.

This game has often been described as a cross between Galaga and Tempest.

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Trivia

Although many players believe it's impossible to actually reach Earth, it is possible. Several people on rec.games.video.arcade.collecting have completed the task. Earth is also seen on the title screen during the demo play.

Miscellaneous

BOOTLEG OF: Gyruss

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Venus Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by Venus collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 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 an extra Venus circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 3 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]

Technical

The games uses two Z80 microprocessors, one 6809 microprocessor, and one 8039 microprocessor. For sound it uses five AY-3-8910 PSGs and a DAC.

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