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Loco-Motion Loco-Motion - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Loco-Motion - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A game where players control a train on railroad tracks.

Loco-Motion was produced by Centuri in 1982.

Centuri released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Centuri was based in United States.

Other machines made by Centuri during the time period Loco-Motion was produced include: Challenger, Pit, The, Pleiades, Route 16, Vanguard, Time Pilot, Tunnel Hunt, Aztarac, and Munch Mobile


Name Loco-Motion
Developer Centuri (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8439
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Konami Classic
Game Specific Loco-Motion Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Speed
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Players manipulate a four-way joystick and a Speed button to control the direction and acceleration of their train as it rumbles down the track to the tune of "I've Been Working On The Railroad". The basic idea is to keep from running off the track. To get really big scores, though, players must drive locomotives into the passenger stations and pick up the waiting strap-hangers. There is even a bonus station that can only be reached during a limited time period. The faster the player gets to the special station, the more bonus points he or she collects from 1000 to 5000.

Loco-Motion KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Loco-Motion Census

There are 14,899 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 17 known instances of this machine owned by Loco-Motion collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 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. 10 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Loco-Motion. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Loco-Motion circuit board set.

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.

This game ranks a 2 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]



CPU: Z80
SOUND: AY-8910


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 144; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 144; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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