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Name That Tune Name That Tune - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Name That Tune - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The game mimics the television program of the same name. Synthesized instrumental excerpts are played from popular hit-songs and players must choose the correct song title from the four possibilities displayed on screen. The only animated graphic consists of a hand picking out notes on a piano.

Name That Tune was produced by Bally Sente in 1986.

Bally Sente released 23 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Bally Sente was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Sente during the time period Name That Tune was produced include: Gimme A Break, Toggle, Street Football, Mini Golf, Mini Golf Deluxe, Night Stocker, Shrike Avenger, Spiker, Stompin', and Moon Quake


Name Name That Tune
Developer Bally Sente (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8828
Class Wide Release
Genre Trivia/Quiz
Conversion Class Bally Sente
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: 4 - Select 1Select 2Select 3Select 4
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Control Panel Name That Tune Control Panel Image

Name That Tune KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.80 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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ROMs upgrades are said to exist for this game.

Cabinet Information

The game is often found in the large, white hooded Bally/Sente system cabinets.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Name That Tune Census

There are 14,909 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by Name That Tune collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 5 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 Name That Tune.

This game ranks a 2 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]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 193; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 193; Color photo

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