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Port Man Port Man - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Port Man - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Catch the falling luggage and throw it up onto the ship. After that, catch the falling boxes of dynamite for points. The game then repeats the levels with the action becoming faster.

Port Man was produced by Nova Games Ltd. in 1982.

Nova Games Ltd. released 6 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Nova Games Ltd. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nova Games Ltd. during the time period Port Man was produced include: Intrepid, New Multi Game 5, and Street Viper


Name Port Man
Developer Nova Games Ltd. (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9094
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)
  • Buttons: 1 - Catch/Throw
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Catch the luggage that falls from the top conveyer belt and throw it up into one of four berths on the ship. You need to get four in each berth without getting hit by a rock thrown by the man on the ship, getting run over by the luggage cars or before running out of luggage on the conveyer belt. The second level, you throw a rock up at some crates of dynamite, knocking one down. You need to catch it before it hits bottom. When a crate reaches bottom it explodes, removing the lowest level of your playing area. If you are hit by a rock thrown by the man on the conveyer belt or if you are on the same level with the exploding crate, you lose a life. You get points for every crate you catch. Then you return to the ship only this time the speed has inceased.

Port Man KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.31 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire -1.00

Technical Rating: 2.75

Gameplay 2.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 2.00

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 Port Man Census

There are 14,746 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by Port Man collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Port Man circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 3 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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