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Lock-On Lock-On - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Lock-On - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A 3-D air combat shooter where you use "Lock On" missiles or machine guns to destroy air or ground targets.

Lock-On was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1986.

Nihon Bussan/AV Japan released 60 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Nihon Bussan/AV Japan was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan during the time period Lock-On was produced include: Metal Clash, Performan, Ring King, Road Blaster, Cobra Command, Breywood, Last Mission, Ring King II, Shackled, and Kyoukou Toppa


Name Lock-On
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8437
Class Wide Release
Genre Simulator
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Lock-On PCB Image

Lock-On KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Lock-On 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).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Lock-On collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 3 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-On machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Lock-On circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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LOCK-ON Arcade Game Original CONTROL PANEL 1986 Nihon Bussan / AV Japan

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Lock On Karnov Kid Niki Arcade Magazine Print AD Video Games 1987 Vintage

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DATA EAST [Lock-On] Yoke Joystick Metal cover

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original Lock On Data East Arcade Video Game manual

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Lock On Beacon Light

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LOCK-ON wiring harness and audio amp and power supply

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