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Zwackery Zwackery - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Zwackery - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

A fantasy-type game with all the fairy tale elements. Jump around and preserve all the pages of Zak's "Book of Life" from the Gholum.

Zwackery was produced by Bally Midway in 1986.

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 Zwackery was produced include: Turbo Tag, Eight Ball Champ, Fireball! Classic, Sarge, Shoot The Bull, Motordome, Lady Luck, Strange Science, Max RPM, and Rampage

Specs

Name Zwackery
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10546
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Monitor
Conversion Class Midway Mono Board
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Rotary: Optical with pull-up and push-down buttons - Pick-up Item|Use Item
  • Joystick: 8-way stick with trigger and one thumb button - Swing Sword|Shield
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Zwackery Control Panel Image

Zwackery KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.40 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.16

Overall Like 3.25
Fun (Social) 1.75
Fun (Solo) 3.25
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.65

Gameplay 4.25
Graphics 3.50
Originality 4.00
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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Trivia

The game was quite a flop due to its quirky controls, which are identical to Discs Of Tron. Do not be surprised if it takes some time to learn how to operate this platform game using these controls.

Cabinet Information

The cabinet is similar to Tapper's, only with generic Midway sideart.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Zwackery Census

There are 14,845 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 19 known instances of this machine owned by Zwackery collectors who are active members. Of these, 17 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Zwackery machines for sale.

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

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 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]

Manuals

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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