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Nibbler Nibbler - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Nibbler - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A maze game where a snake nibbles pieces of food in its path. The snake grows longer every time it eats and if it runs into itself, it crashes and starts all over again. Eating all the food on the screen moves to the next level.

Nibbler was produced by Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. in 1983.

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 Nibbler was produced include: Survival, QB-3, Pioneer Balloon, Mermaid, Eyes, Levers, Rocket Racer, 490 Supersound, Model 7000-1X Legend SyberSonic Jukebox, and Encore


Name Nibbler
Developer Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8864
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Nibbler Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Nibbler Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# 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

Nibbler KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.57 (13 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.71

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 2.46
Fun (Solo) 4.08
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.42

Gameplay 3.92
Graphics 3.08
Originality 3.92
Sound/Music 2.54

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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Nibbler's score display can show up to 10 digits. Currently, only one player has officially ever made use of that 10th digit - Tim McVey.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Nibbler Census

There are 14,908 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 165,187 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 99 known instances of this machine owned by Nibbler collectors who are active members. Of these, 40 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 54 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 Nibbler circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 6 active VAPS members currently looking for Nibbler.

This game ranks a 20 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 12 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]



The logic board appears to be the same as Rock-Ola's Fantasy.


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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