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Steal bags of money from the top of the screen and get them to the bottom of the screen without getting caught.

Lupin III was produced by Taito in 1980.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Lupin III was produced include: ZunZun Block, Straight Flush, Lunar Rescue, Galaxy Wars, Galaxy Rescue, Balloon Bomber, Crazy Balloon, Indian Battle, Moon Lander, and Polaris


Name Lupin III
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8467
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Lupin III Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Lupin III Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Teleport
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

You play Lupin, a character who is trying to get money for his sweetheart. You try to take up to two of the six bags from the top and get them to the bottom without getting caught by an enemy. If an enemy gets too close or you are surrounded you can teleport, but there is no telling where you will end up -- you could end up in a worse spot than the one you escaped from!

After you have gotten all six money bags, you go to meet your sweetheart, but she tells you to get her more money and you proceed to the next level. If you lose all your lives you will be shown being dragged off to jail.

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Lupin III Census

There are 14,828 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).

Scarce - There are 5 known instances of this machine owned by Lupin III collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 4 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Lupin III.

This game ranks a 1 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: 8080

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