North American Flyer
|16 color, 256x240 over LaserDisc background|
|Joystick with Trigger, two thumb buttons|
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M.A.C.H. 3 was a laserdisc video game created by Gottlieb and released in the U.S. in 1983 under their Mylstar brand. The title refers both to the speed of sound, and is an acronym for "Military Air Command Hunter". It was released in Japan by Taito.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The player controls a high-speed fighter aircraft, the "Military Air Command Hunter", in one of two missions, either a "Fighter Raid" seen flying forward at low altitude, or the "Bombing Run" seen in a top-down mode at higher altitude. In both cases, video backgrounds on the laserdisc were overlaid by computer graphics generated by additional hardware in the machine. It was one of only a few laserdisc games that achieved a #1 position in sales, reaching that in rankings in both M.A.C.H. 3 was one of the few laser disc games that made its way to the number one position in RePlay Magazine's "Player's Choice", and Play Meter's "Equipment Poll".