Formation Z

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Formation Z
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Jaleco
Jaleco
Shoot 'em up
ROM Cartridge
Gamepad, Keyboard
Arcade, Family Computer and MSX
Virtual Console
Retail Features
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United Nations International Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
1984
European Union European Release Date(s)
MSX
1985
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
MSX
1985
Family Computer
April 41985
Virtual Console
February 32009
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Formation Z (フォーメーションZ?) is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game initially released in arcades in 1984 by Jaleco. The arcade release was distributed by Williams and known as Aeroboto outside of Japan. It was later ported to the MSX and to the Famicom, the latter being included as part of Jaleco Collection Vol. 1 for the PlayStation. More recently the Famicom version of the game was made downloadable via the Wii's Virtual Console download service in Japan.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Taking place in the year 2701, the player controls a robot which can transform into an aero fighter on a mission to stop an alien super weapon from reaching the Earth. The robot may move forwards, backwards and jump, and the aero fighter may travel anywhere on screen but has limited fuel in which to do so. A combination of the two must be used to avoid obstacles, as well as to destroy any on-screen enemies for extra points.

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