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Warrior Warrior - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Warrior - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This game consists of a top, or bird's eye view, of two knights fighting around two square pits. The game must have two players. Each player controls both the movement and sword of their knight with a single joystick. The object is to kill the opposing knight by hitting him with your sword or by forcing him to fall into one of the pits.

Warrior was produced by Vectorbeam in 1979.

Vectorbeam released 5 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Vectorbeam was based in United States.

Other machines made by Vectorbeam during the time period Warrior was produced include: Barrier, Speed Freak, Scramble, and Space War


Name Warrior
Developer Vectorbeam (United States)
Year 1979
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10408
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Black and White
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Warrior Control Panel Image
Side Art Warrior Side Art Image

Game Introduction

"The first one-on-one fighting game, Warrior was a 2-player overhead sword-fighting contest. Brilliant vector graphics and incredibly beautful backdrop and internal cabinet artwork made the game enthralling to watch, producing more complex images than Atari's vector hardware was capable of. Unfortunately, the Cinematronics vector system was also far less reliable. Most Cinematronics vector games are rare, and Warrior is rare among them." -- A quote from The Electronics Conservatory's Videotopia.

Warrior KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.44 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.18

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 2.25
Collector Desire 4.50

Technical Rating: 3.35

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 4.25
Originality 4.50
Sound/Music 3.50

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.

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Cabinet Information

The backdrop artwork comprises the playing field. Only the score and the two knights are displayed on the monitor using vector graphics. The rest of the environment is provided by backdrop and cabinet artwork.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Warrior Census

There are 14,945 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,544 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,331 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 25 known instances of this machine owned by Warrior collectors who are active members. Of these, 24 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Warrior machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Warrior.

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.

This game ranks a 15 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: C1; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 69; Color photo Price guide: No
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 69; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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