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005 Sega arcade game screenshot.png
Screenshot of 005
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade game
Release 1981
Genre(s) Stealth game
Maze game
Mode(s) Up to 2 players

Upright: 71.25" high x 26" deep x 25" wide. Weight: 330 lb.

Cocktail: 25.25" high x 35.5" deep x 27.5" wide. Weight: 170 lb.
Arcade system Sega G80
CPU Z80 (@ 3.86712 MHz)
Sound Samples (@ 3.86712 MHz)
Display Sega G80 Raster, 224 x 256 pixels (Vertical), 65 colors

005 is a 1981 arcade game by Sega. It is one of the earliest games the company made after their foray into electronic games, having previously made electro-mechanical games.[1] Sega advertised it as the first of their RasterScan Convert-a-Game series, designed so that it could be changed into another game in minutes "at a substantial savings".[2] It is one of the first examples of a stealth game.[3][4][5] In this "James Bond-inspired" game,[6] the player's mission is to take a briefcase of secret documents to a waiting helicopter. The player controls a spy who must avoid the enemies as he makes his way through buildings and warehouses, where he will have to dodge the enemies' flashlights and use boxes as hiding spots.[7]

Arcade cabinet[edit]

The game came in a generic wood-grain panel cabinet. The sticker sideart was optional, which made it easy to change the games around when necessary. The game boards were Sega G80 compatible, and will work in any such cabinet. As with most early Sega titles, the monitor is vertically mounted. The bezel around the monitor sported the standard instructions; the marquee showed a "005" logo and a flashlight.[citation needed]

High score[edit]

Dwayne Richard holds the Guinness World Records high score for this game with a maximum possible 1,500,000 points.[8]


  1. ^ Wolf, Mark J. P. (2012). "Encyclopedia of Video Games: M-Z". Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. 2. ABC-CLIO. Sega; p. 553. ISBN 978-03-133-7936-9. 
  2. ^ Kurtz, Bill (2004). The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games. Schiffer Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-7643-1925-9. 005 was advertised as the first of Sega's Convert-A-Game series. This 1981 video game was designed so that it could be easily changed into another game in minutes. [Ad copy:] And 005 is a RasterScan Convert-a-Game, which can later be converted to a brand new top earning game at a substantial savings. 
  3. ^ "005 from Sega". Popularplay. Archived from the original on 14 July 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  4. ^ 005 at Arcade History
  5. ^ Guinness World Records: First console game to use stealth
  6. ^ Retro Gamer #118
  7. ^ 005 at AllGame
  8. ^ "Highest score on 005 (SEGA, 1981)". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 17 September 2017.