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Destroy enemy tanks before they get you. Some enemies are active, some are dormant waiting for an active one to be killed so they can take its place. Dormant tanks worth 2x. Quirky tune and tanks speed up as game progresses.

No Man's Land was produced by Gottlieb, D. & Co. in 1980.

Gottlieb, D. & Co. released 632 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1929. Gottlieb, D. & Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Gottlieb, D. & Co. during the time period No Man's Land was produced include: Totem, Pinball Pool, Incredible Hulk, Genie, Countdown, Amazing Spider-man, Buck Rogers, Circus, James Bond, and Panthera


Name No Man's Land
Developer Gottlieb, D. & Co. (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8898
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific No Man's Land Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

No Man's Land Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: Hall Effect
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail

Game Play

You control a tank with a hall effect joystick. The tank can move in 8 directions. The fire button causes the tank to shoot in the direction it is moving. On each screen, there are active and dormant enemy tanks. As the screens progress, the tanks are worth more and more, but the dormant tanks are always worth twice as much as the active ones. Of course they are well guarded! The scenery consists of a few trees and a river which you can only cross by bridge. If you shoot an active tank, one of the dormant tanks will spring to life and come after you. The object of the game is to clear the level and go on to the next one before they kill you. Each succeeding level has more enemies, and moves faster and faster. The game plays a tune at the start of each level, and then there is a JAWS-like tune that it plays as you play. As the battle gets more and more frantic, so does the music. The tank makes a simple but interesting sound that is unique to this game. It is a sort of rumbling sound that you'd expect, but it has a squeaky sound like metal or ball-bearings grinding.

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Cabinet Information

The marquee shows four tanks battling it out, complete with fiery explosions. The monitor bezel glass is black with orange fiery explosions around the screen area. The cabinet side art is black with an orange burst that says "GOTTLIEB".


This game was licensed to D. Gottlieb Co. for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op No Man's Land Census

There are 14,958 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 165,366 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by No Man's Land collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a No Man's Land machines for sale.

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]



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  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 91; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 91; Color photo

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