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M.A.C.H. 3 M.A.C.H. 3 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

M.A.C.H. 3 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You are the pilot of a fighter or a bomber and you fly over real video landscape blowing up things.

M.A.C.H. 3 was produced by Mylstar in 1983.

Mylstar released 18 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1983. Mylstar was based in United States.

Other machines made by Mylstar during the time period M.A.C.H. 3 was produced include: Hill Climb, Faster Harder More Challenging Q*bert, Q*bert Qubes, Screw Loose, and Games I, The


Name M.A.C.H. 3
Developer Mylstar (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8471
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Gottlieb
Game Specific M.A.C.H. 3 Pinout
External Device LDP - Pioneer 8210
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way stick with trigger and one thumb button - FireBomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Environmental/Cockpit
Control Panel M.A.C.H. 3 Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

There are two modes of play: fighter or bomber. You fly along moving a computer generated airplane and shoot at computer drawn target boxes superimposed over real laser disk images filmed over some desert and other real objects. You have a gun and a bomb button. Target data was stripped from the right audio track on the disk so the game was prone to disk errors as soon as the player got slightly out of adjustment.

Game Play

Gamers have the choice to face off against enemy planes and ground targets as a fighter, or to fly at high altitude over arial targets as a bomber. Using an elaborate flight stick, they can fire a machine gun at the targets as well as launch missiles as they infiltrate the enemy landscape. Targets to be destroyed are surrounded by a computer generated yellow box.

The fighter sequences are generally low-flying affairs as the player must avoid the scenery while blowing up ground targets and shooting oncoming enemy planes and missiles. Taking the other choice, the bomber drops its payload on ground targets and destroys enemy fighters with its machine gun fire. Players are warned of approaching planes by a red warning signal at the top of the screen.

Since the enemy country seems to have had some kind of nuclear mishap, the game later provides radioactive clouds for players to avoid. If they can survive till the end, the game takes 15 minutes to complete with a finale airport landing.

M.A.C.H. 3 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.06 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 2.88

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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All of the footage was filmed by a special aerobatic plane with cameras in its nose and belly.

Cabinet Information

Available in a sit down cockpit and stand-up version.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op M.A.C.H. 3 Census

There are 14,945 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,544 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,331 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 73 known instances of this machine owned by M.A.C.H. 3 collectors who are active members. Of these, 67 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a M.A.C.H. 3 machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for M.A.C.H. 3.

This game ranks a 23 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 163; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 163; Color photo

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