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Formation Armed F is a vertically scrolling shooter. The basic gameplay principle offers no surprises: shooting a lot of aliens without getting hit by their attacks. Additionally there are environmental obstacles like poisonous gas or walls. Of course the player can collect power ups to upgrade the ship, e.g. speed-ups or a large variation of weaponry. Each of the seven levels has its own set of weaponry which suits the enemies. The big exception are smaller ships which stay near to the main ship. By pressing a second fire button, the formation can be changed. There are no continues.


Formation Armed F TurboGrafx-16 Space tentacles
Formation Armed F TurboGrafx-16 First level
Formation Armed F TurboGrafx-16 With all those enemies on the walls, the side shots come in really handy.
Formation Armed F TurboGrafx-16 The second level has asteroids

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Alternate Titles

  • "アーケードアーカイブス アームドF" -- Japanese PS4 spelling
  • "フォーメーション アームドF" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Arcade Archives: Armed F" -- PS4 title

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Power Play Jun, 1990 76 out of 100 76
The Video Game Critic May 12, 2013 C+ 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 6.6 out of 12 55
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 26 out of 100 26


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Patrick Bregger (263603) added Formation Armed F (TurboGrafx-16) on Jan 05, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Rik Hideto (406699), Jo ST (24065) and Sciere (739337)