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A shoot-em-up where the player flies over landscapes shooting various formations of planes, UFOs, etc. Avoid the tanks and defeat the end-of-level bosses.

World Wars was produced by SNK in 1987.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period World Wars was produced include: Victory Road, Meijinsen, Athena, Dogosoken, Psycho Soldier, Bermuda Triangle, Guerrilla War, Touchdown Fever, Battle Field, and Guevara

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Name World Wars
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10492
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: Special - 4-way with left/right swivel (to turn gun)
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Select
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

World Wars KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op World Wars Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by World Wars collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 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. There is one active VAPS member looking for a World Wars circuit board set.

This game ranks a 1 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]



The game uses two Z80A CPUs for processing. Two banks


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