Formation Z

The Arcade Video Game by Jaleco Co., Ltd.

Formation Z screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Formation Z © 1984 Jaleco.

Taking place in the year 2701, the player controls a robot which can transform into an aero fighter on a mission to stop an alien super weapon from reaching the Earth. The robot may move forwards, backwards and jump, and the aero fighter may travel anywhere on screen but has limited fuel in which to do so. A combination of the two must be used to avoid obstacles, as well as to destroy any on-screen enemies for extra points.


Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.25 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 640 Khz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Formation Z was released in September 1984.

This game is known outside Japan as "Aeroboto" (Licensed to Williams).



Nintendo Famicom japan (apr.4, 1985) [Model JF-02]
Sony PlayStation japan (oct.23, 2003; "Jaleco Collection Vol.1 [Model SLPS-03562]") Famicom version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (feb.2, 2009) Famicom version


MSX japan (1985)

Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.
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