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Subs Subs - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Subs - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You are piloting a sub and trying to torpedo your enemy as many times as you can in the time allowed. You do not see your enemy nor does he see you except in the sonar, in fleeting occasional glances and in seeing where a torpedo came from.

Subs was produced by Atari in 1977.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Subs was produced include: Atarians, LeMans, Breakout, Cops 'N Robbers, Indy 4, Airborne Avenger, Dominos, Canyon Bomber, Boxing, and Destroyer


Name Subs
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9858
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Atari B&W Raster
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Buttons: 1 - Launch Torpedo
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Subs Control Panel Image

Subs KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.30 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.55

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 1.00
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.13

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 2.50

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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Cabinet Information

The front of the cabinet is blue with the word "Subs" at the top with a white submarine just below that and the coin door below that. At a 45 degree angle to the left and right are the monitors and controls for each player.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Subs Census

There are 14,965 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,552 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,380 machines (6,942 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 20 known instances of this machine owned by Subs collectors who are active members. Of these, 18 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 is one active VAPS member with an extra Subs circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 72; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 72; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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