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Marine Date Marine Date - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Guide a male octopus through a maze in order to meet a female octopus who is waiting for him. Avoid the jagged coral and attacking sharks. Catch the mermaid to be transported to your date and advance to the next level.

Marine Date was produced by Taito in 1981.

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 Marine Date was produced include: Tri-Attacker, Speed Race CL-5, Moon Cresta, Defender, Western Gun, Part II, Alpine Ski, Colony 7, Fitter, Frog & Spiders, and Grand Champion


Name Marine Date
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8622
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Trackball: Optical
  • Buttons: 1 - Ink
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Marine Date Instructions Image
PCB Marine Date PCB Image

Game Play

Players help a male octopus bounce through a stationary maze so that he can meet a female octopus. The octopus is only allowed so many jets before he runs out of energy and fails the level. To help the octopus make his date, players aim and move him with the trackball. The trajectories must be chosen properly so that he ricochets off walls and bounces to his rendezvous.

The perils to be avoided include sharp coral and sharks. The octopus does have a few shots of ink, which will allow him to disable and eat the attacking sharks.

The octopus's only friend is a mermaid who passes by. If you can catch her, the octopus can hitch a free ride to his date and skip to the next level.

Marine Date KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Marine Date Census

There are 14,827 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 164,880 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Marine Date collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Marine Date circuit board for sale.

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

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.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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