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Jet Fighter Jet Fighter - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

Jet planes fly around the screen firing missiles at each other.

Jet Fighter was produced by Atari in 1975.

Atari released 136 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Jet Fighter was produced include: Pursuit, World Cup Football, Gran Trak 10, Gran Trak 20, Pin Pong, Goal IV, Shark JAWS, Crash 'N Score, Hi-Way, and Anti-Aircraft II -- aka Anti-Aircraft

Specs

Name Jet Fighter
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1975
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8232
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Patent(s)
  • US D242558 Game Cabinet | filed June 26 1975, granted November 30 1976
Monitor
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Raster: Standard Resolution
  • Color: Black and White
  • a coloured overlay was used to simulate clouds, placed directly over the screen.

Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way with button - Fire
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A black and a white plane fly around the screen shooting at each other with shells, the object being to hit your opponent more times than they hit you in the specified time frame. You get a point every time you hit your opponent and vice versa. When hit, your plane spins around and an explosion noise is heard. After a few seconds, the plane recovers then flies off in another random direction ready to fire again.

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Trivia

Fun Games released Bi-PLANE which is an almost identical copy of this game.

Cabinet Information

This game has the same style of cabinet as Atari's Dominos. The marquee simply has a picture of the back of a pilot in a cockpit, firing a missile at what looks like an exploding Russian Mig. The monitor bezel is mainly decorated with clouds, with the words 'Jet Fighter' at the top of the bezel above the screen. The side art was silk-screened, in big letters below the picture, a mirror of the marquee picture, but with a few extras.

Conversion

The boardset is apparently very similar to Tank with a few exceptions. The gameplay is a lot like Tank too.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Jet Fighter Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,468 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,437 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 16 known instances of this machine owned by Jet Fighter collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 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 Jet Fighter machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Jet Fighter circuit board for sale.

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]

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Technical

Sound POT adjustments for left + right speakers individually, and for Explosion sound.

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 29; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 29; Color photo

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