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The player has to guide a submarine armed with torpedoes and missiles through five levels while fighting different underwater terrors. The game play is easy during the first five areas but it gets really tough at the later levels where the underwater landscape "grows" and there is not much space left for maneuvering the submarine. At the end of each area the boss-submarine appears and its firepower is not easy to overcome.

Mariner was produced by Amenip in 1981.

Amenip released 3 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1981. Amenip was based in United States.

Other machines made by Amenip during the time period Mariner was produced include: Woodpecker, and Snatcher Naughty mouse

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Name Mariner
Developer Amenip (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8623
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way stick with trigger and one thumb button - Gun|Torpedo
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

In the first area where the player moves the submarine through the underwater fortress, the moving barriers can be shot with the missiles just as they appear on the screen and have a white color.

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

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

In the first area where the player moves the submarine through the underwater fortress, the moving barriers can be shot with the missiles just as they appear on the screen and have a white color.

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800 Fathoms is a another version of this game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mariner Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Mariner collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Mariner circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 3 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]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Pinball Compendium : 1970-1981 Shalhoub (ISBN 0764320742) Page: 27; Color photo

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