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F/A F/A - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

The player flies over a vertically scrolling landscape firing a main gun and dropping bombs to destroy enemies. Blowing up enemies liberates people to be rescued. Multiple, sequential levels are provided, each terminating in a "boss" that must be defeated before progressing to the next.

F/A 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 F/A 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

Specs

Name F/A
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7748
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Bomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB F/A PCB Image

Game Play

Players pick from sixteen different fighter jets, each of which has its own shooting pattern and special 'bomb' attack. Different shooting patterns include rapid-fire, spread, and more. Each plane is from a different "country," i.e. the USA, Japan, England, etc. The selection of jets is not unlike that of Aero Fighters, a very similar game.

The game plays more or less like any other vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up; simply shoot everything in your way, and try not to die. However, this is a particularily good example of the genre, probably due to the fact that it is by Namco.

F/A KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The game is housed in a standard upright cabinet. The marquee shows a black jet flying through the blue sky. The control panel is similar with two black jets flying outward at a 45 degree angle from the center. Cutouts for two speakers are provided but only one speaker is installed.

Miscellaneous

Japanese version of Fighter & Attacker.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op F/A Census

There are 14,825 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by F/A collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a F/A machine for sale.

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

This game ranks a 3 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]

Technical

The JAMMA PCB is 68K based and appears to contain four (4) custom ASICs and a number of PALs. The program memory is contained on a daughter board which is affixed to the top of the motherboard via a 64 pin connector. The sound chip appears to be made be Sanyo.

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