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Gold Bug Gold Bug - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Dig soil to fill the trucks at the bottom. Collect treasures and gold for more points. When monsters are white you can kill them for points or let a bug do it. If you release a bug it will kill whatever it touches: them or you.

Gold Bug was produced by Century Electronics in 1982.

Century Electronics released 19 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Century Electronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Century Electronics during the time period Gold Bug was produced include: Cosmos, Dark Warrior, Space Fortress, Video 8 Ball (Eight Ball), El Grande, Dazzler, Delete, Radar Zone, Logger, and Out Line

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Name Gold Bug
Developer Century Electronics (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7963
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Read Instructions
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game is reminiscent of Dig Dug, both in looks and a little in gameplay.

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gold Bug Census

There are 14,836 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 164,889 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very rare - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Gold Bug collector. It is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

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The game has voice simulation. As it was created in 1982, the quality of the voice is not all that great but for the time it was an inovative attempt to stand out.

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