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Agent X must progress through a series of floors to retrieve a set of stolen plans and destroy Dr. Boom's underground bomb factory. Avoid the explosives, bomb converters, forklifts, robot guards, acid pits, and death-ray shooting eyeballs. The game was featured in the motion picture of the same name.

Cloak & Dagger was produced by Atari in 1983.

Atari released 136 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Cloak & Dagger was produced include: Fast Freddie, Gravitar, Dig Dug, Black Widow, Akka Arrh, Alpha 1, Arabian, Cloud 9, Crystal Castles, and Firebeast aka Dragon Master


Name Cloak & Dagger
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7353
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way - Move
  • Joystick: 8-way - Shoot
  • Buttons: 1 - Igniter
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Cloak & Dagger Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

Agent X, complete with trenchcoat, Bogie hat and briefcase, hurries through a series of floors to retrieve stolen plans and destroy Dr. Boom's underground bomb factory. The hero descends in a special elevator and on each floor he encounters conveyor belts with moving explosives, bomb converters, forklifts, robot guards, acid pits, and death-ray shooting eyeballs. On the final level, Agent X meets the notorious Dr. Boom himself.

At this point, however, the game is only half over. You then must guide Agent X all the way back up to the surface. There are new obstacles and opponents to deal with, and every level has a huge hole in the middle where the bomb exploded. Once the hero has made it all the way out, the screen shows a quick glimpse of the "top secret" plans and the game is over. You also receive 1 free credit after you are finished viewing the plans.

Cloak & Dagger KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.14 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 3.33
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 4.13

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.50

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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The working title for the game was Agent X -- it's silkscreened on the PCB -- but the name was changed to coincide with the release of the film Cloak & Dagger. Scenes from this very game were also featured in the movie of the same name. It is also said that in the game, Agent X's real name is Jack Flack, the same name of the character in the movie played by Dabney Coleman.

Cabinet Information

The cabinet side art shows Agent X jumping into the elevator, narrowly escaping enemy fire and the smoke of exploding bombs.


Atari designed the game as a conversion kit for Williams' games like Defender, Stargate, Joust and Robotron: 2084. The wiring harness supplied with the kit plugs into the existing power supply in these games and reuses the Williams' sound board (without the CPU and ROM) for audio amplification.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Cloak & Dagger Census

There are 14,753 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 54 known instances of this machine owned by Cloak & Dagger collectors who are active members. Of these, 15 of them are original dedicated machines. 27 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 12 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 Cloak & Dagger machine for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 14 active VAPS members currently looking for Cloak & Dagger. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Cloak & Dagger circuit board set.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 22 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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