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Wild Western Wild Western - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Wild Western - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

A sheriff on horseback must protect a train, located in the center of the screen, from groups of bandits. Players must avoid running into obstacles, getting shot, or allowing three bandits to board the train. A bonus game is played between rounds.

Wild Western was produced by Taito in 1982.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Wild Western was produced include: Janputer, Space Cruiser, Zarzon, T.T Mahjong, Space Seeker, Birdie King, Electric Yo-Yo, Front Line, Jungle Boy, and Jungle Hunt

Specs

Name Wild Western
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10436
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
  • Orientation: Vertical
Conversion Class Taito Classic
Game Specific Wild Western Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Wild Western Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Rotary: 8-position switch with push-down button - F
  • Buttons: 1 - Hop/Duck
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Wild Western KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.17 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.47

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 1.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 1.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 2.00

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 game is housed in a standard Taito-logo cabinet of the early eighties. The design is similar to the cabinets used for Jungle Hunt, Qix and Elevator Action.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Wild Western Census

There are 14,900 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 165,167 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 32 known instances of this machine owned by Wild Western collectors who are active members. Of these, 20 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 11 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 Wild Western circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Wild Western.

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 5 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]

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Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 139; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 139; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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