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You control a mobile base on the front-line of a zoned combat arena. Shoot missiles at a variety of attacking enemies or capture them using your tractor beam. Deploy five kinds of reserve forces to help you fight against your foes.

Field Combat was produced by Jaleco in 1985.

Jaleco released 98 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Jaleco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Jaleco during the time period Field Combat was produced include: D-Day (Jaleco), Formation Z, Pinbo, Parallel Turn, Dingo, City Connection, Valtric, Argus, Momoko 120, and Butasan

Field Combat
Field Combat


Name Field Combat
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7773
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Missile/Deploy|Capture/Deploy
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Inside a walled-off arena, move your radar-equipped base around the play field to either shoot enemies with missiles or capture the attacking ground forces using your tractor beam. Enemies include infantry, mobile cannons, tanks, UFOs, and helicopters.

Shooting enemies awards points, but capturing them increases your supply of reserve forces. The capture beam takes longer to deploy, however, and makes your base vulnerable to attack.

Deploy your reserves by pressing both buttons at the same time. You can select which team you'd like by nudging the joystick either left or right. The quantity of reserves are shown in a table at the bottom of the screen. After about 30 seconds, if the reserves have not been destroyed or captured by the UFOs, they will return to base at the bottom of the screen.

Once all the enemies have been defeated or captured on a level, your base is moved on to the next. Fields vary in complexity and add more obstacles as the levels increase. The quantity and sophistication of enemies becomes greater the longer you are able to survive.

Field Combat KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The game plays Wagner's "Flight of the Valkries" throughout the various stages.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Field Combat Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,527 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,094 machines (6,926 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Field Combat collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 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 an extra Field Combat circuit board for sale.

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

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