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Mermaid Mermaid - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Navigate your sailboat across the ocean while avoiding a wide variety of obstacles.

Mermaid was produced by Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. in 1982.

Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. released 259 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1928. Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. during the time period Mermaid was produced include: Warp Warp, Jump Bug, Fantasy, 480 techna jukebox, 464, Demon, Eyes, Pioneer Balloon, QB-3, and Survival


Name Mermaid
Developer Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8669
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
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 Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A sail-powered version of River Patrol.

Game Play

Nosing your tiny one-master out of the harbor, you are instantly in a race for the next berth. Along the way, you must change headings and tack, hook up with fast breezes and currents that will help your race time. Avoid land masses, choppy seas and overly-friendly dolphins that can capsize your sailboat and turn it into shark bait.

Mermaid KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 1.32 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 1.50

Overall Like 0.00
Fun (Social) 0.00
Fun (Solo) 1.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 1.25

Gameplay 1.00
Graphics 1.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 1.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mermaid Census

There are 14,955 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Mermaid collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only 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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