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Description

The player has to guide a submarine armed with torpedoes and missiles through five levels while fighting different underwater terrors. The game play is easy during the first five areas but it gets really tough at the later levels where the underwater landscape "grows" and there is not much space left for maneuvering the submarine. At the end of each area the boss-submarine appears and its firepower is not easy to overcome.

800 Fathoms was produced by US Billiards in 1981.

US Billiards released 20 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1973. US Billiards was based in United States.

Other machines made by US Billiards during the time period 800 Fathoms was produced include: Variety, Space Battle, US Billiards, Shark, Video Pool, and Ab$cam

Specs

Name 800 Fathoms
Developer US Billiards (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6793
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way stick with trigger and one thumb button - Gun|Torpedo
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

800 Fathoms KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.33 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.40

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

In the first area where the player moves the submarine through the underwater fortress, the moving barriers can be shot with the missiles just as they appear on the screen and have a white color.

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Miscellaneous

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op 800 Fathoms Census

There are 14,745 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by 800 Fathoms collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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