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Double Dribble - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A marvel in early competitive sports gaming, this basketball game offers both artificially intelligent computer opponents and player versus player competition. This was the first game to incorporate the national anthem in pre-game introductions.

Double Dribble was produced by Konami in 1986.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Double Dribble was produced include: Ping Pong, Scooter Shooter, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Twin Bee, Shao-lin's Road, Bass Angler, Castlevania, Goonies, The, Gradius (PlayChoice), and Iron Horse


Name Double Dribble
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7624
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Shoot/Block|Dribble|Pass/Steal
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Double Dribble Control Panel Image

Double Dribble KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.08 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 3.50
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 2.75

Gameplay 2.50
Graphics 2.00
Originality 3.00
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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Cabinet Information

The original kits for this game were designed for mini or cabaret cabinets. The regular upright cabinets of today will not house the graphics or marquee properly.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Double Dribble Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 66 known instances of this machine owned by Double Dribble collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 54 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Double Dribble machines for sale. There are 6 active VAPS members with a Double Dribble circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Double Dribble.

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

This game ranks a 2 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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