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The player controls a caterpillar that crawls along the branches of a maze-like tree eating nuts and strawberries while avoiding deadly bugs and a hungry bird. The caterpillar changes into a butterfly after everything has been eaten.

Looper was produced by Orca in 1982.

Orca released 15 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1981. Orca was based in United States.

Other machines made by Orca during the time period Looper was produced include: Congorilla, Percussor, The, River Patrol, Bounty, Changes, Funky Bee, Marine Boy, and Moguchan


Name Looper
Developer Orca (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8451
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)
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game is quite similar to Pac-Man.

Game Play

The caterpillar must eat all the nuts and strawberries in order to become a butterfly. Eating a strawberry temporarily makes the caterpillar invincible allowing it to kill the deadly bugs and score bonus points. The caterpillar can only run away from the hungry bird when it appears on the screen. Whenever the caterpillar leaves a turning branch, all the turning branches will rotate at once, and any bugs that are on those branches will fall off and score 400, 800, 1600 and even 3200 points. The caterpillar can also eat the beautiful flowers to score bonus points.

After you have clear the entire screen of all the nuts and strawberries, the caterpillar will change into a colorful butterfly. Afterwards, the game will begin again but with increased difficulty.

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COPY OF: Changes

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Looper Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Very rare - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Looper collector. It is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

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CPU: Z80
SOUND: AY-8910

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