M.A.C.H. 3 [Cockpit model]

A 35-year-old Arcade Video Game by Mylstar Electronics, Inc.

M.A.C.H. 3 [Cockpit model] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): mach3 mach3a mach3b


M.A.C.H. 3 © 1983 Mylstar Electronics.

You pilot either a Fighter plane or a Bomber plane and must fly around hitting targets on the ground or in the air while avoiding enemy fire. M.A.C.H. 3 used video footage from the laser disc and overlaid computer graphics for your ship and the enemy ships.


M.A.C.H. 3 [Cockpit model] the Arcade Video Game
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[Cockpit model]

Game ID : GV-109

Main CPU : I8086 (@ 5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : (2x) M6502 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) DAC, (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz), SP0250 (@ 3.12 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Players : 1
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Released in September 1983. Approximately 5,600 units were produced (for both Upright and Sit-down versions)

Japanese sales by Taito corp.

M.A.C.H. stands for 'Military Air Command Hunter'.

In order to record the video footage for the game, a specially designed plane was used that had cameras mounted on the nose and in the belly. To keep the video from the laser disc player and computer graphics in sync, target data had to be entered by hand one frame at a time on the right audio track of the laser disc. This was a very time consuming process but was worth the effort, as M.A.C.H. 3 was one of the most successful laser disc games of all time.

King Brown holds the official record for this game with 348,800 points.


Programmed by : Chris Brewer, Fred Darmstadt
Video graphics by : Jeff Lee
Video footage by : Clay Lacey
Sound by : David D. Thiel
Cabinet graphics by : Terry Doerzaph

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.