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A miner has to find the exit to a world of wonders that is deep in the ground. During his journey he has to collect bombs to destroy rocks in his way, collect keys to open doors and pick up little potions that refresh his timer. Treasure chests can be opened for bonus items.

Spelunker was produced by Irem in 1985.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period Spelunker was produced include: Battle-Road, Spartan X, Kung Fu, Lode Runner, Lode Runner - The Bungeling Strikes Back, Lode Runner - Majin No Fukkatsu, Spelunker II, Lot Lot, Atomic Boy, and Lode Runner - Golden Labyrinth



Name Spelunker
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9715
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Irem
Game Specific Spelunker Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Spelunker Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - ShootJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Spelunker KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 1.97 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.25

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 1.67

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 1.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music -1.00

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 Spelunker Census

There are 14,906 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 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Spelunker collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Spelunker.

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.

This game ranks a 3 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]



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