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Tank Tank - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Tank - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Two Tanks white and black face off in a maze of blocks. Small X's denote mines. Player with the highest score achieved by blasting the opponent, or him running into mines, after the allotted time, wins.

Tank was produced by Kee Games in 1974.

Kee Games released 16 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Kee Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Kee Games during the time period Tank was produced include: Elimination, Twin Racer, Tank II, Spike, and Formula K


Name Tank
Developer Kee Games (United States)
Year 1974
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 12989
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Tank Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Tank Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail

Tank KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.13 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.00

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 3.50
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.50
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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This was the first game to have solid, contiguous characters. This was made possible by the first-ever use of ROM chips to store graphic data in a production videogame.

Tank was released by Kee Games and became so popular that distributors no longer demanded exclusivity, and Atari and Kee were free to publicly become the single entity that they always had been. Atari created Kee in order to form its own competition and to get around the exclusivity demanded by distributors at the time a legacy of Pinball.

Cabinet Information

The first 50 or so cabinets have a protruding wooden coin box area, between the two speaker grills and above the footpad.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tank Census

There are 14,769 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,481 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,607 machines (6,903 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 64 known instances of this machine owned by Tank collectors who are active members. Of these, 56 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Tank machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Tank circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Tank.

This game ranks a 18 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]



  1. Tank
  2. Tank II
  3. Tank III
  4. Tank 8
  5. Ultra Tank


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 100; Color photo
  2. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 25; Color photo Price guide: No
  3. Arcade Fever Sellers (ISBN 0762409371) Page: 20; Color photo
  4. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 25; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): cocktail

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