Formation Armed F

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Formation Armed F
Armed Formation F PC Engine box art.jpg
Box art for the NEC PC Engine release of Formation Armed F
Developer(s) Manjyudo
Takanori Tanaka and team
Publisher(s) Nichibutsu
Designer(s) Takanori Tanaka
Platform(s) Arcade Game, NEC PC Engine
Release August 1988 (Arcade)[1]
1990 (NEC PC Engine)
Genre(s) Shooter game
Mode(s) Single player, 2 player co-op
Cabinet Vertical
Arcade system Armed Formation[2]
CPU Main: 68000 @ 8 MHz
Sound: Z80 @ 4 MHz[2]
Sound YM3812 @ 4 MHz,
DAC @ 4 MHz[1]
Display Raster,
240×320 resolution,
60 Hz refresh rate,
2048 out of 4096 colors[2]

Formation Armed F (フォーメーション アームドF) is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by Nichibutsu in 1988. The player controls a spacecraft called the Vowger and shoots enemies, collects power-ups and attempts to defeat bosses to advance levels. The Vowger can be changed to shoot in a multitude of formations and directions.


Screenshot of the arcade version.

Taking place in the future of the space pioneering era, a mysterious point in the galaxy known as Point X1Y7Z94 is accidentally discovered, suddenly opens up and engulfs the stations nearby. All radio transmissions are silenced by the unknown, but violent forces on the other side as the point shows the energy capable of opening a black hole. The Milky Way Federation sends the latest developed star fighter in their fleet, the Vowger RC30, to Point X1Y7Z94 to investigate the area and eliminate the forces responsible for the events.


  1. ^ a b "Armed Formation". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Archived from the original on October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]