Jet Fighter

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Jet Fighter
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Atari
Atari
Shooter
Arcade
Retail Features
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Play Information
2
Arcade Specifications
Unique
Discrete
Horizontal orientation, raster (black and white), Standard Resolution, colored overlay with clouds
2 8-way joysticks, 2 fire buttons
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
1975
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Jet Fighter is a 2-player arcade game by Atari, originally released in 1975.[1]

Technology[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

  • 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.

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