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Players manipulate a blaster weapon around a desert background with dense vegetation. Fend off attacks by giant snakes, pterodactyls and mutant gorillas.

Slither was produced by GDI in 1982.

GDI released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. GDI was based in United States.

Other machines made by GDI during the time period Slither was produced include:


Name Slither
Developer GDI (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9587
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Trackball: Optical
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire Up|Fire Down
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Control Panel Slither Control Panel Image

Game Play

The attack begins with a few snakes as the bonus score winds down. When you blast all the snakes, you get the remaining bonus points. Then, additional snakes attack in waves. Everytime the bonus reaches zero, new snakes of a different color will attack. As the snakes are concentrated on, pterodactyls and mutant gorillas move across the screen to increase the danger and challenge. Additional points are scored by blasting those intruders and the closer they are downed by your blaster, the higher the score.

Mutant gorillas can place additional vegatation on the screen which you will have to blast your way through. As the score increases, the snakes get mad and start to chase your blaster which will then have to be manuevered with great skill to avoid attacks. If mutant gorillas touch any of the snakes, the snakes will be invisible except for the eyes. Whenever you blast the snakes, they will turn into grass and the longer you hold off their attacks, the higher your score will get.

Slither KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.03 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.25

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 2.75
Fun (Solo) 3.25
Collector Desire 3.25

Technical Rating: 2.81

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 2.75
Originality 2.75
Sound/Music 2.75

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 Slither Census

There are 14,836 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,889 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 20 known instances of this machine owned by Slither collectors who are active members. Of these, 17 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Slither. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Slither circuit board set.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 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 main PCB is exactly the same main PCB as is used in Qix. It therefore has the same battery corrosion problem. Many PCBs are now corroded and do not work. You can swap in a working Qix main PCB to get it to work (or swap a working Slither main PCB into a Qix).


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 135; Color photo Price guide: No

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Flyer GDI =SLITHER - Arcade Video Game advertisement original see pic

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