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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

Man the torpedoes! Dodge depth charges! Great submarine action.

Sub HuntGraphics: 4
Sound: 4
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 1-player; Easter Egg
Screen Shots

Sub Hunt is a pretty solid submarine game. You play a sub out to sink the enemy fleet. Dodge depth charges, et. al. and fire torpedoes! You will be handsomely rewarded with "The Flight of the Valkyries" if you win–a beautifully rendered piece using the 3-part harmony capabilities of the sound chip quite well.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, six variations have been found.
Manual Ten variants have been identified.
Overlays Three different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, five labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs An animated title screen Easter egg exists. It's pretty cool.




A total of six Sub Hunt box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Sub Hunt Box (Mattel Electronics 3408-0910) Mattel Electronics 3408-0910 1981 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 3408-0910 1981 Hong Kong Plastic Tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Sub Hunt Box (Mattel Electronics 3408-0510) Mattel Electronics 3408-0510 1981 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Sub Hunt Box (Mattel Electronics 3408-0410) Mattel Electronics 3408-0410 1981 Hong Kong International version with slots in back for localized manual; submitted by Moonbeam
Sub Hunt Box (Intellivision Inc. 3408) Intellivision Inc. 3408 1981 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
Sub Hunt Box (Sears 3872-0910) Sears 3872-0910 1981 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; blue game title on top and back; game title on top of box rotated 180 deg. compared to the standard case




A total of ten Sub Hunt manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Sub Hunt Manual (Mattel Electronics 3408-0920) Mattel Electronics 3408-0920 1981 U.S.A. Erroneously states FOR 1 OR 2 PLAYERS on front cover
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 3408-0920-G1 1981 U.S.A. NEED CONFIRMATION; Correctly states FOR 1 PLAYER on front cover; submitted by Hankster
Sub Hunt Manual (Mattel Electronics 3408-0920-G1) Mattel Electronics 3408-0920-G1 1981 Hong Kong Correctly states FOR 1 PLAYER on front cover
Sub Hunt Manual (Mattel Electronics 3408-0720) Mattel Electronics 3408-0720 1981 Hong Kong French-Canadian; erroneously states FOR 1 OR 2 PLAYERS on front cover; is there a corrected version?
Sub Hunt Manual (Mattel Electronics 3408-0161) Mattel Electronics 3408-0161 1981 Hong Kong Dutch; noted, and image contributed by cmart; need confirmation of part number, other appearance details
Sub Hunt Manual (Mattel Electronics 3408-0111) Mattel Electronics 3408-0111 1981 Hong Kong French version from Mattel Electronics France; erroneously states FOR 1 OR 2 PLAYERS on front cover; submitted by Moonbeam
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 3408-0131 1981 Hong Kong Italian; need confirmation of part number
Sub Hunt Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-3408-0820) Mattel Electronics PC-3408-0820 1981 U.S.A. PlayCable version; submitted by Hankster; also courtesy of Hankster, the back cover; note what appears to be a U.K. part number (0820); FWIW my PlayCable set contains a copy of the Sears manual
Sub Hunt Manual (Intellivision Inc. 3408-0920-G1) Intellivision Inc. 3408-0920-G1 None U.S.A. Stapled along top edge
Sub Hunt Manual (Sears 3872-0920-G1) Sears 3872-0920-G1 1981 U.S.A. Is there a prior version that has the 'FOR 1 OR 2 PLAYERS' error as there was from Mattel?




A total of four Sub Hunt overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Sub Hunt Overlay (Mattel Electronics 3408-4289) Mattel Electronics 3408-4289 1981 U.S.A.  
Sub Hunt Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75225) Phil Boland 49 75225 1981 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A None   Part of the bonus overlays included with the Sam's Club edition of the 2014 Intellivision Flashback; copyright information has been removed
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A 2014 U.S.A. Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback




A total of five Sub Hunt label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. Mattel Electronics N/A None U.S.A. Origin lower left; &trade upper right; small label, rounded corners; submitted by Hankster
Sub Hunt Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None U.S.A. Origin lower left; ™ upper right; large label, slightly rounded corners
Sub Hunt Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin lower left; ™ upper right
Sub Hunt Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1981 U.S.A. Origin lower right; © I.I. 1981 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners
Sub Hunt Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for Sub Hunt.
Long-Range View Reminiscent of Sea Battle in some ways, what with the harbors and all.
Closing in on the Battle Group As your vessel nears range of the enemy task force, the tactical screen goes in for a close-up view.
Battle Engaged! When you engage the enemy, you'll need your periscope up enough to see them and ... Launch Torpedos!





Sub Hunt Title Screen Easter Egg

Credit: Joe Zbiciak's post to the intvprog group on Yahoo on 23. March, 2001

Right Controller: Press and hold: [Clear], [0] (zero), [Enter] and disk location WNW (position 7)
Press Reset
Easter Egg: The title screen shakes and the crowd cheers until all of the letters and color bars fall off the screen. To download an MPEG1 movie of this Easter Egg, click on the image.




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