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Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge

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An interactive sea fishing game from Konami.

Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge was produced by Konami in 1999.

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 Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge was produced include: NBA Play by Play, Battle Tryst, Dark Horse Legend, Winning Spike, Teraburst, Hiphopmania Complete Mix 2, Beatmania 3rd Mix, Beatmania 4th Mix ~Time To Get Down~, Beatmania 5th Mix: The Beat Goes On, and Beatmania IIDX


Name Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1999
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7818
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: Special - Reel handle and cast button located on the 8-way joystick
  • Buttons: 1 - Select
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge Side Art Image

Game Introduction

The game has three selectable modes of play: Beginner, All Fish Challenge and Billfish Challenge. Some of the fish that appear in the game are blue marlin, swordfish, striped marlin and tarpon.

Game Play

During the play, you must watch the radar to help you detect where the fish are located and then cast your reel. After you have caught a fish, pull the reel towards you until the rod mark bends to the max. The tension gauge will decrease if you push the reel forward quickly. You must try to reel the line in quickly.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge Census

There are 14,965 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,552 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,380 machines (6,942 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 11 known instances of this machine owned by Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 4 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge machines for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Fisherman's Bait: Marlin Challenge.

This game ranks a 3 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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