Space Harrier (スペースハリアー)

Released in 1986

Developer: Sega
Manufacturer: Sega
Distributor: Sega

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Space Harrier marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Space - battle with evil fantasy creatures

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
320 x 224 Resolution
Colors: 2080 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

68000 cpu @ 10 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
68000 cpu @ 10 Mhz
YM-2203 audio @ 4 Mhz
Sega_PCM audio

Hardware Platform

Space Harrier hw

Mame ROMs

sharrier, Space Harrier

Game Details

Incredible graphics - boasted 32,000 colours and 1.2 Megabytes of graphic capacity! - 18 surreal levels with stone heads, dragons, mammoths etc. - rolling cabinet


Space Harrier control panel
control panel


Space Harrier cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Space Harrier title screen
title screen
Space Harrier gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Space Harrier promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Space Harrier title screenSpace Harrier screen shot #1Space Harrier screen shot #2Space Harrier not-so-good cabinet photoSpace Harrier side art

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***** by Weekender. Comment: "This is the first arcade game that really got to me big time. It's was (is) so fast and frantic it's really hypnotising. When you want to progress in the game you should be so focussed and persisent, because it's has a steep learning curve. But once you've got the hang of it (keep moving in cicular motion), it's THE most intensly and rewarding adranaline game ever !!" 2003-01-07 06:22:50Z

***** by nwhutt. Comment: "This game has to be my all time favourite game ever, when it came out it was groundbreaking this was the first game to feature a motorised moving seat and had mind blowing graphics and sound. Back in the day I used to play this at the Palace of fun on Brighton Pier, they had 2 machines right at the front of the arcade and people just used to crowd around both machines and watch in amazement. The game still looks good today, the deluxe full motion cab looks awesome and still has better motion than most modern games I've played today. It's a damned shame there are not more of them around as finding one to play in an arcade now is near impossible and if you do chances are it's unplayable so I had no choice but to find and buy my own deluxe sitdown machine just so I could still play it in a proper cab. Playing this game on an emulator just doesn't cut it. I hold the current world record of for this game of 35774740 on the Twin Galaxies score board and it's a game I will never sell from my collection." 2006-02-25 16:45:33Z

***** by brooko. Comment: "the best game to hit the arcade!!!" 2004-04-18 08:48:11Z

**** by BlaineC. Comment: "This game really got the adrenaline pumping... so fast, and so colorful... too bad I was to young at the time to have money to play lol (one of the first games I saw that took 2 quarters to play." 2005-01-05 02:40:39Z

***** by ufox. Comment: "Used to pump all my money in to this GREAT shooter! Thanks SEGA.." 2005-02-02 16:40:25Z

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