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For the anti-submarine weapon, see depth charge.
For other uses, see Depth charge (disambiguation).
Developer(s) Gremlin Industries
Publisher(s) Sega-Gremlin
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) September 1977[1]
Arcade system Sega VIC Dual

Depthcharge is a single-player arcade game released in 1977 by Gremlin Industries for the Sega VIC Dual system board. Taito licensed the game and released it as Sub Hunter in Japan. The game, which uses a black-and-white CRT display, presents the player with a cut-away view of a section of ocean, on the surface of which is a destroyer with submarines passing beneath it. The player drops depth charges (up to six at a time) to destroy the submarines and moves the ship back and forth in order to avoid the submarines' mines. Up to four submarines may be present at any given time, each of which bears a score for destroying it that increases with its depth. In the late 70's, the game could be started at a local Shaky's pizza parlor, by using static electricity... a common way to do this was to rub feet on carpet to build up the static electricity in the body then touch the machine with a fork... The machine instantly turned on and gave credit to the user...


See also[edit]

  • Deep Scan – A 1979 arcade game with similar gameplay