Arcade Game: Berzerk (1980 Stern) -

Arcade Game: Berzerk (1980 Stern)

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A Maze Shooting Game where you controls the ‘Humanoid’ (colored green for player 1 and purple for player 2) and must negotiate a number of robot-filled rooms; each with up to as many as eleven, laser-firing enemy robots. The Humanoid can be killed either by a single shot from a robot, by running into a robot, by running into a wall of the maze, or by being touched by the player’s nemesis, ‘Evil Otto’.

To advance through the game, players must fight their way through each room to an opening at one of the far walls. Each robot destroyed is worth 50 points and while it’s possible to progress without killing every robot in each room; destroying all of them will earn the player a per-maze bonus (worth ten points per robot). The game has an impressive 64,000 mazes, with each level designed to be more difficult than the last. The game crashes after 64,000 levels.

However, I found a link from someone playing up to 64,000 levels and reached a kill screen. If anyone is interested, you may watch below.


  1. There is one arcade machine I want. This is the one.

  2. ๖ۣۜGrenka - Однако дратути says:

    Такие нормальные комменты…
    У нас в России эта игра крипипаста. Типа 2 тестера сдохли в одно и то же время, а у них было на экране, что игра пройдена. потом сдох еще один чувак.

  3. I never understood why enemies, walls and lasers close to the player partially changed to his color, as if the screen had to render colors in regions.

  4. How is this working? I see plenty of laser bolts and Evil Otto colliding with the "humanoid", but it doesn't die.

  5. Это типо он ее прошел.

  6. Invincibilty cheats….really?


  7. uses invincibility cheat
    "Chicken, come fight like a Robot!"

  8. Oh em gee….I really miss growing up in the 1980's!!! During that time, we had awesome arcades with bright lights, pinball, drive-in theaters, awesome music of the day, MTV, and some remnants of roller skating rinks around town!! This was one of my favorites besides Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Red Alert, Spy Hunter, Missile Command, Burgertime, Donkey Kong, Contra, Zaxxon, etc. You name it, we had the games from all genres that made our lives so much easier than it is today!! Pixelated animated violence was king back in the days of retro video gaming!!

  9. I blew my summer lawn mowing money $30 playing this game is one sitting. It had to be 1980. I was 12 years old. Good memories!

  10. Aphex sampled some of these sounds for 54 Cymru Beats and Humanoid Must Not Escape.

  11. this is basically sheriff and pac-man combined

  12. I thing this game can kill your life i guess.

  13. It sounds crazy but these 40 year old digitized speech sounds still sound fresh and new to me! Great game.

  14. Advertising people are morons. Shoving an ad into the middle of this video isn't going to sell anything, no matter the product.

  15. Wow, just realized how similar this game is to Hotline Miami. lol

  16. Can someone tell me where I can download the arcade version of this game? All the downloads I found are for the Atari version.

  17. Whatever happened to the humanoid? Was he got or was he shot?

  18. I was the kid who shot at evil otto..he blew up..and the game shorted out..what a jip!!…lmao


    "Good luck bitch! I'm using the cheat code!!

  20. Ah yes the Billie Mitchell High Score method.

  21. Huh, turning on the invincibility cheat also made the robots mostly invincible to everything but the humanoid's shot. They shouldn't be able to walk through walls or each other. (When playing the right way, tricking them into killing each other or running into walls is part of the game's strategy)

  22. OMG I spent enough quarters on this game that I could buy one.

  23. I was lucky enough to have experienced the golden age of arcade games

  24. i remember that in version of this game for atari console you could steer the man towards the wall behind which was one or more robots and just start shooting into the wall and all robots will approach it and die.

  25. Me playing this in the arcade circa 1982 🤣🤣🤣 this was state of the art tech back then

  26. I was so addicted to this game as a if my all time favorite Atari Classics!

  27. Berzerk! Gorf! Scramble! Those were the days! Loved them. I was wondering why he was getting shot all the time but not dying. Then I read in the comments that the MAME emulator has a cheat file you can use. That's naughty. Takes the fun out of it.

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