Atari released 139 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972.
Other machines made by Atari during the time period Jet Fighter was produced include Highway, Hi-Way, Steeplechase, Shark JAWS, Crash 'N Score, Trak 10, Rebound, Gran Trak 10, Superpong, and Puppy Pong.
Jet planes fly around the screen firing missiles at each other.
Cabinet InformationThis game has the same style of cabinet as Atari's Dominos. The marquee simply has a picture of the back of a pilot in a cockpit, firing a missile at what looks like an exploding Russian Mig. The monitor bezel is mainly decorated with clouds, with the words 'Jet Fighter' at the top of the bezel above the screen. The side art was silk-screened, in big letters below the picture, a mirror of the marquee picture, but with a few extras.Cabinet Style Weights and MeasuresTypeUpright/Standard
ConversionThe boardset is apparently very similar to Tank with a few exceptions. The gameplay is a lot like Tank too.Game IntroductionA black and a white plane fly around the screen shooting at each other with shells, the object being to hit your opponent more times than they hit you in the specified time frame. You get a point every time you hit your opponent and vice versa. When hit, your plane spins around and an explosion noise is heard. After a few seconds, the plane recovers then flies off in another random direction ready to fire again.
Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Jet Fighter collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines, and 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic
This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.
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