Air Combat

The Arcade Video Game by NAMCO, Ltd.

Air Combat screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Air Combat © 1992 Namco.


A cockpit flying game from Namco that tries to simulate an F-16 like aircraft. The game mainly involves dog fighting and has three levels of play; Cadet, Captain and Ace.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Air Combat the  Arcade Video Game
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Dimensions :
77,12in. (195,5cm) High
110,62in. (279,4cm) Deep
42,81in. (106,6cm) Wide

Weight : 1041 lbs (471.5 kg)

Namco System 21 hardware
Game ID : AC

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz), (2x) TMS32025 (@ 24 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C140 (@ 32 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 496 x 480 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 32768

Players : 2
Control : Throttle lever, 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Even if titlescreen says 1992, Air Combat was released in June 1993 in Japan.

Note : You never die in this game! Instead you eject from the aircraft giving you a non-violent ending.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.10 - VICL-40097, 40098) on 16/12/1993.

SERIES

1. Air Combat (1992, Arcade)
2. Air Combat 22 (1995, Arcade)
3. Ace Combat (1996, PlayStation)
4. Ace Combat 2 (1997, PlayStation)
5. Ace Combat 3 - Electrosphere (2000, PlayStation)
6. Ace Combat 04 - Shattered Skies (2001, PS2)
7. Ace Combat 5 - The Unsung War (2004, PS2)
8. Ace Combat Advance (2005, GBA)
9. Ace Combat Zero - The Belkan War (2006, PS2)
10. Ace Combat X - Skies of Deception (2006, PSP)
11. Ace Combat 6 - Fires of Liberation (2007, XBOX 360)
12. Ace Combat XI - Skies of Incursion (2009, Apple Store)

STAFF

Music composition by : Hiroyuki Kawada

PORTS

Consoles:


Sony PlayStation (1995)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on March 26, 2010