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Blockade Blockade - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Blockade - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Using an arrow, each player draws lines around the screen trying to trap the other player leaving him no room to move. Play stops once the other player crashes into a wall or another line.

Blockade was produced by UPL in 1976.

UPL released 34 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1976. UPL was based in United States.

Other machines made by UPL during the time period Blockade was produced include: Hustle, Depthcharge, Blasto, Carnival, and Space Fire Bird


Name Blockade
Developer UPL (United States)
Year 1976
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7160
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
  • Buttons: Directional (up, down, left, right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Very similar to the Atari 2600 game "Surround" or the Light Cycle board in the game Tron. Also Similar to Intellivision game "Snafu".

Game Play

Trap the other player so he will crash into a wall or line.

Blockade KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.00

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 1.00

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Blockade Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 11 known instances of this machine owned by Blockade collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Blockade machine for sale.

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

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 36; Color photo

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