Lost In Translation/Air Combat

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Air Combat
Air Combat marquee.
Air Combat title screen.
Air Combat control panel.
Manufacturer Namco
Released 1992
Analog joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 12.288 MHz)
M6809 (@ 3.072 MHz)
HD63705 (@ 2.048 MHz)
TMS32025 (@ 24.000 MHz)
TMS32025 (@ 96.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
C140 (@ 21.390 kHz)
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
496 x 480 pixels
60.00 Hz
32,768 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 31 ROMs
11,461,545 bytes (10.93 MiB)
MAME ID aircombj · aircombu

About The Game

Air Combat is a cockpit flying game from Namco that tries to simulate an F-16-like aircraft. The game mainly involves dog fighting and has three levels of play; Cadet, Captain and Ace.


Even if titlescreen says 1992, Air Combat was released in June 1993 in Japan.

Note : You never die in this game! Instead you eject from the aircraft giving you a non-violent ending.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.10 - VICL-40097, 40098) on 16/12/1993.


1. Air Combat (1992)

2. Air Combat 22 (1995)

3. Ace Combat (1996, Sony PlayStation)

4. Ace Combat 2 (1997, Sony PlayStation)

5. Ace Combat 3 - Electrosphere (2000, Sony PlayStation)

6. Ace Combat 04 - Shattered Skies (2001, Sony PlayStation 2)

7. Ace Combat 5 (Sony PlayStation 2)


Music Composition By
Hiroyuki Kawada

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1995)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Daisenryaku III '90 / Imperial Force / Air Combat TOCT-5932[1] 1990-12-05 Toshiba EMI CD version.
Namco Video Game Graffiti Volume 10 VICL-40097~8[2] 1993-12-19 Victor 2 CD version.
Namco Graffiti Collection Best 10 VICL-8102[3] 1994-04-21 Victor Entertainment CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.