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Gridlee Gridlee - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A 2.5-D game in which you exist on a plane that disappears into the horizon. You move on a small grid, catching balls, avoiding the grid squares that have been touched by the bad guys, and shooting the bad guys when they are in the air.

Gridlee was produced by Videa in 1983.

Videa released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Videa was based in United States.

Other machines made by Videa during the time period Gridlee was produced include:


Name Gridlee
Developer Videa (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8013
Class Prototype
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
  • Trackball: Optical
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

You are in control of snooty character on a grid in a 3-D world track ball moves character left right, forward and back to catch some bouncing balls on the grid. Use the fire button to blast bad guys coming towards you and entering the grid

Gridlee KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.80 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 3.50
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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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Only one actual working Gridlee machine was ever produced and it is currently owned by Dale Luck. To preserve this piece of gaming history, the three co-founders of Videa (Howard Delman, Ed Rotberg, and Roger Hector) have provided images of the game's PROMs free for noncommercial use.

Videa was acquired by Pizza Time Theater and used to form Sente Technologies.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gridlee Census

There are 14,769 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,481 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,607 machines (6,903 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Gridlee collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). One 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.

This game ranks a 1 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]


Gridlee runs on a 1.25MHz M6809 CPU and used analog circuitry for its sound. The board design for Gridlee would later be refined into the cartridge-based Bally/Sente SAC-I system.

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