Anti-Aircraft (video game)

Anti-Aircraft is a two-player fixed shooter released in arcades by Atari, Inc in 1975. The game was also released as Anti-Aircraft II, denoting the two-player aspect of the game.[2]

Anti-Aircraft 1975 arcade flyer.jpg
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc
Genre(s)Fixed shooter


Planes fly overhead, either singly or in pairs, in random directions in the aircraft flight area. The object is to shoot down more planes than the player's opponent during the time limit.[3]

Each player controls an anti-aircraft gun located in the lower left and right corners of the screen, respectively. A player's gun is controlled by three buttons located in each player's control station, which consists of a button for moving up, down, and firing. The up and down buttons move the gun to any one of three predefined positions.



A home console port was included in the game cartridge, Air-Sea Battle,[4] one of the launch titles for the Atari VCS in 1977.[5]


  1. ^ Anti-Aircraft II at GameFAQs
  2. ^ "Jet Fighter Killer List of Video Games Entry". Retrieved 2007-09-05.
  3. ^ Atari, Inc, Anti-Aircraft Operation, Maintenance, and Service Information Manual, Atari, Inc
  4. ^ Smith, Alexander (19 November 2019). They Create Worlds: The Story of the People and Companies That Shaped the Video Game Industry, Vol. I: 1971-1982. ISBN 9780429752612.
  5. ^ "DP Interviews".