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Description

The game requires four players. Play consists of a black and a white BiPlane that is steered like a tank. The object is to shoot the other players without crashing into either the ground or the anti-aircraft fire at the top of the screen.

BiPlane 4 was produced by Fun Games Inc. in 1976.

Fun Games Inc. released 9 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Fun Games Inc. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Fun Games Inc. during the time period BiPlane 4 was produced include: Take 7, Tankers, Take 5, Pong Fun Games, BiPlane, Kong, Race, and King

Specs

Name BiPlane 4
Developer Fun Games Inc. (United States)
Year 1976
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7099
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down)
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) with button
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel BiPlane 4 Bezel Image
Side Art BiPlane 4 Side Art Image

Game Introduction

A timed game where four players shoot each other out of the sky as many times as possible before the timer runs out. The left players fly the black BiPlanes and the right players fly the white BiPlanes. Very simple game play, but also very fun!

Game Play

The game screen has a long bar at the bottom with a divider in the middle. That is your takeoff runway. Running into the divider causes you to crash. You must gain speed prior to takeoff then pull the up/down control back to take off. Once in the air a player can slow down if necessary. Anti-aircraft fire rings the outer edges of the screen. If you fly into it, you are shot down and crash. The sounds of the Biplane falling out of the sky and crashing are great. Each player's Biplane has it's own speaker. Once you make it into the air, the object of the game is simple; shoot each other out of the sky before time runs out. Score is kept at the top of the screen. When time is about ready to run out, the scores begin to flash until the end of the game. Each score is the same color as it's Biplane; either black or white. The game is kind of like an air-based version of Space Wars, but this game was released two years earlier and uses a raster monitor.

BiPlane 4 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op BiPlane 4 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).

Very rare - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our active members.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for BiPlane 4.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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