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With an overhead view of the table, you play a billiards variant with just six object balls. Imprecise control over the aim and velocity of your shots.

Video Hustler was produced by Konami in 1981.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Video Hustler was produced include: Space War (Leijac), Space King, Block Game, 600, Amidar, Jungler, Scramble, and Super Cobra

Video Hustler
Video Hustler


Name Video Hustler
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10311
Class Wide Release
Genre Billiards/Pool
Conversion Class Frogger
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Shoot
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

You aim your shots by moving a dot clockwise and counterclockwise around the bumper edge of the table. Your shot speed cycles through three levels, and you choose one by hitting the action button at the correct time. Missing three shots in a row results in losing a player. Scoring is odd, giving you the number on the ball times a multiplier on the pocket, times ten. Multipliers change for each shot.

Video Hustler KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Game's name on documentation and the panel artwork is "Lil' Hustler". The attract mode names Konami/Techstar Inc. as the manufacturer, but the game was constructed and sold by Dynamo.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Video Hustler Census

There are 14,908 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 165,187 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 5 known instances of this machine owned by Video Hustler collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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]



Uses exactly the same hardware as Sega/Gremlin's Frogger. It looks like almost a straight ROM swap for a this boardset.

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