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The player pilots a ship whose mission is to liberate eight cities which have been conquered by evil aliens. Fight off three attack waves of defending enemy ships and moboids and fire through rotating rings at the alien to gain ships.

Zektor was produced by Sega in 1982.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Zektor was produced include: Turpin, Turbo, Star Laker, K.O. Punch, Borderline, 005, Ali Baba And 40 Thieves, Buck Rogers - Planet Of Zoom, Guttang Gottong, and Monster Bash


Name Zektor
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10524
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Color
  • 19-inch Electrohome G08

Conversion Class Sega G80 System - Vector
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Rotary: Optical
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Thrust
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Fight off three waves of ships then reach the city to attempt to shoot the alien for a bonus ship. The eighth wave repeats indefinitely once you beat it.

Zektor KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 3.50
Originality 2.00
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.

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There are hidden letters in each city that you reach. I'm not sure of the significance of these letter (designers initials? Secret code?). The last alien is the alien from Space Fury.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Zektor Census

There are 14,826 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,880 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 16 known instances of this machine owned by Zektor collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 6 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 8 active VAPS members currently looking for Zektor.

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.

This game ranks a 15 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]



The game's sound board is the same as Eliminator except for some differences in resistor values. It also requires the AY-3-8912 chip socket to be populated whereas Eliminator does not.


As with all of Sega's vector games, the Electrohome color vector monitor used for this game has a notorious tendency to catch fire. It is unknown what to do to prevent this.


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 175; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 175; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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