Jet Fighter (video game)

Jet Fighter is an arcade shooter video game released in 1975 by Atari, Inc.[4] It was distributed in Japan by Nakamura Seisakusho (Namco).

Jet Fighter
Jet Fighter Flyer.png
Poster for Jet Fighter
Developer(s)Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s)
Platform(s)Arcade
Release
Genre(s)Shooter

TechnologyEdit

The game is housed in a custom cabinet that includes two 8-way joysticks (one per player) meant to look like older style flight sticks. Each stick has a fire button mounted on the top.

GameplayEdit

The players fly in simulated jets around the screen, engaging in a dogfight and attempting to score hits on their opponent within a limited amount of time. When a player is hit, their plane spins around and an explosion is heard. After a few seconds, the plane recovers, pointing at a random direction.

LegacyEdit

  • A clone of the game, bearing the same name, was released by Atari subsidiary Kee Games.
  • A home console port was included in the Atari 2600 game cartridge Combat.
  • Dogfight by Microlab for Apple II.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Video Game Flyers: Jet Fighter, Atari, Inc. (Germany)". The Arcade Flyer Archive. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Production Numbers" (PDF). Atari Games. August 31, 1999. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Jet Fighter". Media Arts Database. Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Jet Fighter Killer List of Video Games Entry". Retrieved 2007-07-10.