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Destroyer Destroyer - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Destroyer - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A black and white sea battle game where the player moves a destroyer back and forth along the surface of the water. The ship drops depth charges to destroy the submarines that are moving back and forth below.

Destroyer was produced by Atari in 1977.

Atari released 137 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 Destroyer was produced include: Atarians, LeMans, Breakout, Cops 'N Robbers, Indy 4, Airborne Avenger, Pool Shark, Canyon Bomber, Boxing, and Dominos


Name Destroyer
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7568
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Atari B&W Raster
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Destroyer KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The plastic monitor bezel was made in both blue and black colors.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Destroyer Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,161 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 17 known instances of this machine owned by Destroyer collectors who are active members. Of these, 15 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 Destroyer machine for sale.

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

This game ranks a 6 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]



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