Gremlin was founded in 1973 as a manufacturer of coin-operated wall games. Gremlin's first wall game, Play Ball, was fairly successful. Gremlin joined the video game market in 1977 by releasing its first video arcade game entitled Blockade.
In 1979, Gremlin merged its operations with Sega and, from then on, all new video games by Gremlin were labelled either under the Gremlin/Sega or Sega/Gremlin brand names. Some of Gremlin's output, both before and after the marriage with Sega, were titles originally created by Japanese companies. Among theses video games were Namco's Gee Bee and Konami's Frogger.
Gremlin became one of the many victims of the video game crash of 1983 and closed in 1984 after being acquired by Bally with all operations moved from San Diego to Chicago. Some of Gremlin's original wall games have since been re-released under different names.
- Blockade (Gremlin's first released video game)
- Gee Bee (licensed from Namco; the Gremlin version replaces the "N-A-M-C-O" letters on the bumpers with the company's distinctive "G" logo.)
- Astro Fighter
- Monaco GP
- Moon Cresta (licensed from Nichibutsu)
- Space Firebird (licensed from Nintendo)
- Super Moon Cresta (licensed from Nichibutsu)