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Leader Leader - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Similar to video ping pong, but this game allows up to four players to compete at the same time. Two players minimum per game per credit; four players require two credits.

Leader was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1973.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Leader was produced include: Table Tennis, Flash Baseball, Dune Buggy, Golf Champ, Haunted House, Winner IV, Winner II, Winner, Asteroid, and Duck Hunt


Name Leader
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1973
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8401
Class Wide Release
Genre Ball and Paddle
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: TV Monitor
  • Color: Black and White
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Rotary: Analog
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The object of the game is to score 15 points before your opponent. Do this by deflecting the ball with your paddle, trying to score a miss by the other player. A point is scored to the opposite player for every one missed by his opponent until one or the other reaches a score of 15. This is where the similarity to Pong ends. In a two-player game, player one controls the paddles on the left and right side of the screen simultaneously and player two controls the paddles at the top and bottom of the screen at the same time as well. In a four-player game, each player controls one of the four paddles located on the screen, with players one and two being the left and right paddles and players three and four being the top and bottom paddles.

In the middle of the screen there is a wall section that looks like a large plus sign. This is used to deflect the ball randomly around the screen.

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

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I've only seen one of theses games and I was able to purchase it for only $40 back in 1984. Because of the "limited" action and the constant displaying of the game visuals on the screen, the monitor had permanant burn in that was only noticed when the game was off. One sad note: I gave the game away for nothing to an operator who informed me after the game was loaded on his truck that his intentions for the game was a conversion. It was truly a well constucted cabinet as was evident when trying to move it - ugh!

Cabinet Information

The cabinet is quite unique and well constructed, which is evident when trying to move it. The monitor glass and marquee are all one piece.


Because of the limited action and the constant displaying of the game visuals on the screen, the monitor suffers permanant burn-in that is quite noticable when the game is off.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Leader Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Leader collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines.

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

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


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 16; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 16; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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