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Western Express Western Express - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Travel along a train punching, kicking, and jumping over various opponents. Stages vary between running on top of a moving train or riding a horse and shooting things for points.

Western Express was produced by Data East in 1986.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Western Express was produced include: Competition Golf, Boulder Dash DECO, B-Wings, Zero Target, Shootout, Baby In The Hole, Express Raider, Fire Trap, Break Thru, and Darwin 4078


Name Western Express
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10419
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Data East Classic
Game Specific Western Express Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - PunchKick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Western Express KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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COPY OF: Express Raider

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Western Express Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Western Express collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 12 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.

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]

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