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Hook Hook - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Hook - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Based upon the movie of the same name. Play as either Peter Pan or one of The Lost Boys Ace, Pockets, Thudbutt or Rufio, either together or alone. Journey through Neverland and fight against a variety of attacking enemies in your quest to rescue Peter Pan's children from Captain Hook and his pirates.

Hook was produced by Irem in 1992.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period Hook was produced include: Bomber Man, Atomic Punk, Gallop Armed Police Unit, Dynablaster, Blade Master, Dynablaster Global Conquest, Major Title Tournament Leader, Atomic Punk Global Quest, Bomber Man World, and Mahou Keibitai Ganhooki


Name Hook
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8134
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Hook Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - AttackJump
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Hook KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.23 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Hook 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).

Common - There are 33 known instances of this machine owned by Hook collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 28 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Hook. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Hook circuit board set.

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.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Pinball Compendium : 1982 to Present Shalhoub (ISBN 0764323008) Page: 145; Color photo

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