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You are flying a modern jet fighter in aerial combat. Sounds include cockpit-ground traffic and many battle sounds. The enemy jets that attack you are good dogfighters.

Full size cockpit and big screen projection TV. 5 Speakers, 2 in front control panel 2 behind head in seat and 1 is a subwofer behind back to give rumbling feeling in seat. Also you can turn up the TV speakers for more sound.

Air Combat was produced by Namco in 1992.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Air Combat was produced include: Winning Run '91, Tank Force, Super World Stadium, Steel Gunner 2, Starblade, Bakuretsu Quiz Ma-Q Dai Bouken, Bubble Trouble: Golly! Ghost! 2, Cosmo Gang The Puzzle, Exbania, and Exvania


Name Air Combat
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 13706
Class Wide Release
Genre Air Combat
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: TV Monitor
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Air Combat Control Panel Image
Side Art Air Combat Side Art Image

Game Introduction

There are three levels of play:

  • CADET: Basic training essentially.
  • CAPTAIN: You will be doing some fancy combat in this mission.
  • ACE: God Bless You! These enemies will try to out-fly you.

When the game is over, rather than you dying you will always eject, giving you a non-violent but stunning ending to a very worthy game.

Game Play

The game is mainly dog fighting so gun the enemies down and do not waste your missiles since you will need them for later targets. BEWARE: the enemy fighter can employ ECM against your missles (too bad you cannot against theirs). Do not fire unless you can spare a miss!

Air Combat KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.58 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.40

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 2.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

This is a cockpit game that simulates an F-16-like aircraft. The monitor display is 52 inches in diameter and there is sharp looking side-art on both sides of the monitor cabinet. The cockpit portion is riddled with various gauges and instrumentation that makes it look like a real flight simulator!

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Air Combat Census

There are 14,754 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Air Combat collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Air Combat machine for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Air Combat.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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