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Zero Wing Zero Wing - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Zero Wing - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Shoot enemies while scrolling horizontally through different sections and collecting special weapons upgrades. Battle the "Mother Ship" at the end of each level. "All Your Base Are Belong To Us."

Zero Wing was produced by Toaplan in 1989.

Toaplan released 31 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1986. Toaplan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Toaplan during the time period Zero Wing was produced include: Tatsujin, Truxton, Pyros, Twin Cobra, Mahjong Sisters, Horror Story, Demon's World, Same! Same! Same!, TwinHawk, and Hell Fire


Name Zero Wing
Developer Toaplan (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10530
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Shoot|Seizer
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Zero Wing KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.23 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.20

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 2.25

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 1.00
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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NOTE The following information does EMnotEM apply to the arcade version of this game. The all your base are belong to us intro was only on the Sega GenesisMegadrive version. The original arcade game does not have the intro.BLOCKQUOTEThe intro sequence of this game turned into a meme a propagated idea or invention that infected the Internet community in early 2001. This was due, in part, to the unintentional humor of the sequence since it is a perfect example of Engrish i.e. horribly translated Japanese text. A QuickTime video of the introduction sequence see httpwww.overclocked.orgOCzerowing.htm was created that added voices and sound effects. Its more famous cousin was the Flash video entitled Invasion Of The Gabber Robots By The Laziest Men On Mars httpwww.denandenende.dkayb2.swf .PA few other related places to visitULLIEverything2 node for Zero Wing httpwww.everything2.comindex.plnodeZero20Winglastnode_id883446 LIEverything2 node for All Your Base Are Belong To Us httpwww.everything2.comindex.plnode_id883446lastnode_id0 LIOfficial Homepage httpwww.planetstarsiege.comallyourbase LIAn extensive discussion thread in on the Tribalwar message board. Click for great justice httpwww.tribalwar.comforumsshowthread.phpthreadid24539 ULBLOCKQUOTE


This game was licensed to Williams for manufacture and distribution in the United States.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Zero Wing Census

There are 14,906 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 165,176 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 30 known instances of this machine owned by Zero Wing collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 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. 27 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Zero Wing. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Zero Wing circuit board set.

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 3 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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