Vanguard Free Play and High Score Save Kit

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Need a 6502 processor?:

Need a 40 pin dual wipe socket?:

  Easy install -  No soldering, board modifications or special wiring. Plug... more
Product information "Vanguard Free Play and High Score Save Kit"


  • Easy install - No soldering, board modifications or special wiring. Plug in and go!
  • Save your scores forever -  We use a serial eprom, not failure prone NVRAM or batteries
  • High Score Save - Saves the Top 5 scores with initials for eack life setting!
  • Initial Entry - Able to enter 3 characters like the original game
  • Attract Sounds - Hear what you've been missing!
  • Freeplay - No more coins or opening up the coin door!
  • Coin Up - Still supports coins if wanted (Reset function is still tied to coin drop)
  • Attract Mode - Minimize your screen burn. No more "static" screens! 
  • ROM Saver - You can remove the original program roms if desired to save power!
  • Change copyright screen info - Highscoresaves or Centuri
  • Support - Can be used in an Upright, Cabaret or Cocktail cabinet!


  • Backup and Restore - Able to backup high scores and restore them later! Ideal for before and after game room parties!
  • God Mode - Go man...GO!
  • Able to choose from 1 button or 4 button shooting (Different score tables)




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24 Feb 2024

Tremendously easy installation

Pop out the 6502, put it on the kit and put kit in the same spot. Super easy and saves scores and gives you free play.

23 Jan 2024

Another great save kit!

Bought a few other kits and have enjoyed them. Saw that Vanguard was available and am happy withbit too. Awesome!

7 Jan 2024


Arrived well package 13 days to here. Nice and works good

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Why will the save kit not fit?

I received the kit and tried to install it. The issue I have is height of the chip next to it. It’s just too tall and doesn’t allow board to be pushed in. Here is the picture of what I’m talking about. Any help regarding this issue is greatly appreciated.


That dallas was a cheap replacement in combination with the IC7 rom (on the left side of the pic) to save scores...But, the ram is used for more than the high score run the game program.

I hope this Dallas chip is socketed to make replacement easy.

Best solution would be:
1. Remove and replace with a 2kx8bit ram like:
2. Otherwise a spacer/another 40 pin socket stacked on the cpu socket should work.

The Dallas was added sometime in the last 35 years, it is not a standard RAM for the Vanguard pcb...

What's the difference between a high score save kit and an online high score save kit?

I see there are multiple high score save kits for the same game. What's the difference? Which one should I choose?

Great Question!

While all of the high score save kits save scores, have an on screen menu for difficulty settings and other features like attract sounds (Please see the description under each kit for full details)

There are usually 2 or 3 main types - 

High Score Save kit - This is a great option for anyone wanting to save scores and have free play option on their game with some other cool options! Again, please see the product description page for each kit you are looking at.

Online High Score Save kit - This is next level stuff! You can now save your scores locally on your machine and upload your scores to the Global High Score Save web page! (you even get a customized web site that will have all your games on the page) Here is  a link to the Global High Score page -

Information uploaded is not just your initials and score, but also uploads the day, time, difficulty levels, how many guys used, players name, city and country you are in and the name of your arcade!

Please remember, you need to have internet access and your high score save kit connected to it. As of right now, there are CAT5 modules to plug in or there are WiFi modules available for select high score save kits. This information is on the online high score save description page. Click the LEARN MORE button below for more details!

Braze High Score Save kit - The Braze high score save kits give you features listed under each product and are not capable of uploading scores online.

Hope this helps answer your question!

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