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Zarzon Zarzon - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Zarzon - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You control a space ship that can be moved around the bottom of the screen. You fire at or dodge various things coming at you to progress through different planets.

Zarzon was produced by Taito in 1981.

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 Zarzon was produced include: Tri-Attacker, Speed Race CL-5, Moon Cresta, Defender, Western Gun, Part II, Alpine Ski, Colony 7, Fitter, Frog & Spiders, and Grand Champion


Name Zarzon
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10521
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
  • Cocktail
Control Panel Zarzon Control Panel Image

Zarzon KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.63 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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COPY OF: Satan Of Saturn

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Zarzon Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,348 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by Zarzon collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 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.

This game ranks a 3 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 103; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 103; Color photo

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