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Formation Z Formation Z - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Formation Z - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A side-scrolling shooter.

Formation Z was produced by Jaleco in 1984.

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 Formation Z was produced include: Dingo, Exerion, Chameleon, Saturn, Top Roller, D-Day (Jaleco), Pinbo, Parallel Turn, City Connection, and Field Combat

Formation Z
Formation Z


Name Formation Z
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7843
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Jump|Laser
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Formation Z KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game was also released by Williams as Aeroboto.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Formation Z Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by Formation Z collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

This game ranks a 2 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]



CPU: M6809
SOUND: AY-8910

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