Lost In Translation/Formation Z

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Formation Z
No screen shot.
Formation Z control panel.
Manufacturer Jaleco
Released 1984
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU M6809 (@ 1.250 MHz)
M6809 (@ 640.000 kHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.500 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
248 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 12 ROMs
82,688 bytes (80.75 KiB)
MAME ID formatz · aeroboto

About The Game

Formation Z is an arcade video game.

The player as Aeroboto can transform into a 'Mobile robot' or an 'Aero-fighter' to complete this marathon shoot-'em-up.


This game is known outside Japan as "Aeroboto" (Licensed to Williams).

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom (1985)
MSX (1985)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Moero! Jaleco Audio Collection VGCD-0090[1] 2007-05-25 5pb. Records 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.