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A helicopter rescue simulation with polygon-based graphics.

Air Inferno was produced by Taito in 1990.

Taito released 487 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Air Inferno was produced include: Twin Hawk, Flipull, Asuka Asuka, Nastar, WGP, Aa Eikou No Koushien, American Horseshoes, Aqua Jack, Double Axle, and Euro Football Champ


Name Air Inferno
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6831
Class Wide Release
Genre Aviation
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down)
  • Joystick: Analog with one button - Fire Extinguisher
  • Steering: Rudder Pedals
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

The pilot will have to fly his helicopter through different missions, playing firemen by dropping water on burning houses and landing to rescue people. Missions include landing on ships, houses, skycrapers and flying through sandstorms.

In the first mission, you fly the chopper to a burning skyscraper. A voice will cry out, "Operate the fire extinguisher NOW!" and you point toward the flaming window and press the extinguisher. Then with the fire out, you fly and land on the building to pick up survivors. Later missions include flying in the desert to rescue lost persons, but hazardous tornadoes can quickly bring you grief.

The graphics are polygon-based and were quite good considering the time when the game was released. The complex steering made it quite a challenge to fly, even though it is not realistic.

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is a large simulator housing that contains electromechanial left and right movement controls.

The moving platform features a 27" monitor while the non-moving platform has a 20".

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Air Inferno Census

There are 14,748 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,472 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,455 machines (6,894 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by Air Inferno collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Air Inferno circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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

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



The game uses Taito's Air System hardware.


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