G-LOC: Air Battle
is a 1990 air combat arcade game
. The title refers to "G-force induced Loss Of Consciousness
The game puts the player in a fighter plane, dog fighting
other planes. Once the player takes too many hits or the game-timer runs out the game is over. The player earns more time and advances stages by achieving goals that are set each stage. The player initially starts with limited armament which is replenished by completing missions.
Players choose what targets to destroy, like ships, jet fighters, or tanks. Eventually, players will attack bosses such as War Balloon, the Bomber, and the final adversary, an enemy ace who uses the same plane as the player, except with enhanced durability and strength.
The player controls an experimental aircraft (referred as A8M5 which upgraded over time, and finally, the A8M6) in a mission to eliminate enemy planes. During the game the player is attacked from the front and back. The game is played most of the time in a first person
perspective, however once locked by an enemy missile the perspective changes to third person
behind the player's plane to allow the player to perform evasive manoeuvers.The plane is controlled by joystick and has two weapons: a cannon and missiles. The player can either try to gun enemy planes down or target them by moving the crosshair over them and launch missiles at targeted planes to destroy them.
The game was released in three arcade cabinet
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