Field Combat is a 1985 arcade video game by Jaleco Company in which the player fights as a single commanding officer in a futuristic battlefield. The object of the game is to make it all the way to the end of the battlefield using the Genesis: a warship that can fire off missiles. While the player controls the blue forces, the player must defeat the Red forces without dying in the process by either avoiding or shooting helicopters, infantrymen, and tanks. An interesting characteristic of the game is that it is possible to ask for reinforcements from an army which the player possesses by pressing both the A and B buttons at the same time. Whenever the player runs out of units to aid him in battle, he can use his special weapon to "absorb" the enemies and add them to his army.
The game used Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries as its background music. There is also an enemy UFO like spaceship that, when in battlefield, attempts to grab and escape with a player friendly unit. It will also engage into air-to-air battle with a friendly helicopter.
Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 3.333333 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (3x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
Field Combat was released in May 1985.
The game plays Wagner's 'Flight of the Valkyries' throughout the various stages.
Nintendo Famicom (jul.9, 1985) [Model JF-04]
Sony PlayStation (oct.23, 2003; "Jaleco Collection Vol.1 [Model SLPS-03562]") Famicom version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] (june.12, 2007) Famicom version