Beast Busters

The Arcade Video Game by SNK Corp.

Beast Busters screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Beast Busters © 1989 SNK.

A city has been invaded by the undead, you as any of three soldiers must shoot & blast your way out or you'll become tonight's main course in this frantic first person shooter! Features excellent graphics and lots of challenge! No one knows how it happened but one thing is for sure, we'll risk our lives... and have lots of fun!


Beast Busters the  Arcade Video Game
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Cabinet dimensions : 74'' (187,5cm) high x 35'' (90cm) wide x 47'' (115,5cm) deep.

Top Board Number : A9003-1
Middle Board Number : A9003-2
Bottom Board Number : A9003-3
Prom stickers : BB

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 2048

Players : 3
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 2


Beast Busters was released in November 1989 in Japan.

One famous owner of a Beast Busters cabinet was American pop singer, Michael Jackson (1958-2009), who would often take the cabinet on tour with him via cargo plane.

A Beast Busters unit appears in the 1998 movie 'The Replacement Killers'.

Soundtrack releases:
Beast Busters / SNK [Pony Canyon / Scitron - PCCB-00036 - Jul 21, 1990]


1. Beast Busters (1989)
2. Beast Busters - Second Nightmare (1999)
3. Dark Arms - Beast Busters (1999, SNK Neo-Geo Pocket Color)
4. BEAST BUSTERS - feat.KOF (2014, Google Play)


President: Eikichi Kawasaki
Producer & Director: Hamachi. Papa
Designers: Mitsuzo.I, Ken, Muromoto, Sakai, Mioshi, Maeda, Fujiwara
Main programmer: Mr. SNK 25
Assistant programmer: Murano
Sound creators: Tarkun, Masahiko Hataya (Papaya)
Hard creator: Ebara



Atari ST (1990)
Commodore Amiga (1990)

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