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Lock 'N Chase Lock 'N Chase - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Lock 'N Chase - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Maneuver your Lupin character through the maze, dodging the pursuing Super D. Along the pathway, collect as many coins and treasures as possible to earn bonus points. Pressing the lock button opens and closes doorways throughout the maze helping to stall or trap the traveling Super D.

Lock 'N Chase was produced by Data East in 1981.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Lock 'N Chase was produced include: Mad Alien, Nebula, Space Fighter Mark II, Terranean, Tomahawk 777, Ninja, Tornado, DECO Cassette System, Astro Fantasia, and Manhattan


Name Lock 'N Chase
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8436
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 - Lock
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Lock 'N Chase PCB Image

Lock 'N Chase KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.73 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.13

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.67

Technical Rating: 3.31

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.67
Originality 2.33
Sound/Music 2.33

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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This game was originally created by Data East (DECO) for their cassette systems. It was later converted to dedicated hardware and licensed to Taito for manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Lock 'N Chase Census

There are 14,830 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 34 known instances of this machine owned by Lock 'N Chase collectors who are active members. Of these, 30 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Lock 'N Chase machines for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Lock 'N Chase.

This game ranks a 9 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.

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Lock'n Chase Arcade Video Game Flyer Original 1981 Retro Artwork 8.5" x 11"

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