Jet Fighter (video game)

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Jet Fighter
Jet Fighter Flyer.png
Developer(s) Atari
Distributor(s) Atari
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
Genre(s) military, shooter
Cabinet unique
CPU discrete
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Display Horizontal orientation, raster (black and white), Standard Resolution, colored overlay with clouds

Jet Fighter is a 2 player arcade game by Atari, originally released in 1975.[1]

Technology[edit]

The game is housed in a custom cabinet that includes two 8-way joysticks (one per player) meant to look like older style flight sticks. Each stick has a fire button mounted on the top.

Gameplay[edit]

The players fly in simulated jets around the screen, engaging in an dogfight and attempting to score hits on their opponent within a limited amount of time. When a player is hit, their plane spins around and an explosion is heard. After a few seconds, the plane recovers, pointing at a random direction.

Legacy[edit]

  • A clone of the game, bearing the same name, was released by Atari subsidiary Kee Games.
  • A home console port was included in the Atari 2600 game cartridge Combat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jet Fighter Killer List of Video Games Entry". Retrieved 2007-07-10.