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Munchyman Munchyman - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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This game plays exactly the same as the classic dot-munching maze game. The coffee break screens look identical to the original.

Munchyman was produced by Gayton Games in 1981.

Gayton Games released 4 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1906. Gayton Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Gayton Games during the time period Munchyman was produced include: Space Echo, Invasion Army, and Penny Drop


Name Munchyman
Developer Gayton Games (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8792
Class Bootleg
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Nichibutsu
# 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
PCB Munchyman PCB Image

Game Play

Eat the dots, then the power pills, then the ghosts, preferably in that order, or you are history!

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

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One of the few bootlegs to use its own generic cabinet. The original cash box is huge, being able to carry well over 10,000 10p peices!

Cabinet Information

The bezel has a nice mirror effect and the marquee is back-lit. The wood cabinet is smaller than the Namco's Puckman.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Munchyman 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 165,180 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Munchyman collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines.

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]


The PCB was made by Nichibutsu and identifies itself as "Puckman 3." However, "Namco" is missing from the title screen -- only "(c) 1980" is displayed -- as if the original manufacturer has been erased from the program.


Monitors (Electrohome G07) tend to show a distorted screen over the years. Replacing all the electrolytic capacitors in the line drive usually cures this.

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