Museum of the Game ®

International Arcade Museum® — Killer List of Videogames®

Xenophobe Xenophobe - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Xenophobe - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A horizontal monitor is split into three sections, one for each of up to three people. Players wander around a space station shooting as many Ridley-Scott-esque aliens as they can before health or time runs out; then it's off to the next space station. There are multiple weapon types, including a duck gun!

Xenophobe was produced by Bally Midway in 1987.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Xenophobe was produced include: Strange Science, Max RPM, Rampage, Lady Luck, Motordome, Party Animal, City Slicker, Dungeons & Dragons, Heavy Metal Meltdown, and Hardbody


Name Xenophobe
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10503
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Midway Mono Board
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way stick with trigger and two thumb buttons - Fire|Special Function 1|Special Function 2
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 307 lbs
PCB Xenophobe PCB Image

Xenophobe KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.83 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 2.92

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
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.

Log in to rate this game!

Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Cheat - To get an unlimited quantity of grenades, throw one grenade into the next room before you walk in. Some rooms will give you three grenades to pick up when you follow into the room. You then can walk in and out of the room thowing one grenade in and picking three up.

More pictures

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Xenophobe Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 103 known instances of this machine owned by Xenophobe collectors who are active members. Of these, 76 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 24 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 7 active VAPS members with a Xenophobe machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Xenophobe circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 9 active VAPS members currently looking for Xenophobe. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Xenophobe circuit board set.

This game ranks a 22 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 13 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]


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

eBay Listings

Click to search eBay for Xenophobe Videogame machines and related items.

Click to search eBay for Bally Midway for machines and parts.

When you click on links below to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Such revenue helps to fund this site's operations. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


Ebay Compatible Application

Xenophobe Arcade Marquee For Reproduction Header/Backlit Sign

Auction ends in: 2 weeks, 41 minutes


Xenophobe Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

Auction ends in: 8 hours, 36 minutes


Unkown untested xenophobe? rampage ? midway ARCADE GAME PCB board shlf-1

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 2 days


Bally Midway XENOPHOBE Arcade Video Main PCB CPU MPU

Auction ends in: 7 hours, 50 minutes


Xenophobe Arcade Marquee Coin Door accessory Keychain

Auction ends in: 16 hours, 35 minutes


Original Arcade Manual: XENOPHOBE - BALLY - 1987 - Free Shipping!

Auction ends in: 2 days, 4 hours



  1. Log in to contribute content to this page
  2. Please consider donating to the International Arcade Museum Library