Armed Formation

Arcade Video game published 36 years ago by Nichibutsu

Listed in MAME

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Armed Formation © 1988 Nichibutsu.

A vertically scrolling shoot'em up.

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Main CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips: YM3812 (@ 4 Mhz), (2x) DAC (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen Orientation: Vertical
Video Resolution: 256 x 224 Pixels
Screen Refresh: 57.00 Hz
Palette Colors: 2048

Players: 2
Control: 8-Way Joystick
Buttons: 2
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Armed Formation was released in August 1988.

Also licensed to Fillmore.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Armed F, Crazy Climber 2 - PCCB-00020) on February 21, 1990.


Director: Takanori Tanaka
Planner: Tomoaki Kabayashi
Main Programmer: Shinya Okuda
Programmers: Osamu Tomiyama, Satoshi Fujiwara
Main Designers: Hisaya Tsutsui, Shinji Kubota
Designer: Takanori Tanaka
Musician: Takeshi Yoshida
Hard Enginner: Isao Shiki
Special Thanks: Hiroshi Kitabata


japan NEC PC-Engine (mar.23, 1990) "Armed Formation F [Model PV2004]"
japan Sony PS4 [PSN] (may.27, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Armed F [Model CUSA-04469]"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] usa (may.26, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Formation Armed F [Model CUSA-05184]"


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