M.A.C.H. 3 was a laserdisc game created by Mylstar / Gottlieb in 1983.   In M.A.C.H. 3, you pilot either a "Fighter" plane or a "Bomber" plane and must fly around hitting targets on the ground or in the air while avoiding enemy fire.  M.A.C.H. 3 used video footage from the laserdisc and  overlaid computer graphics for your ship and the enemy ships.  

In order to record the video footage for the game, a specially designed plane was used that had cameras mounted on the nose and in the belly.  To keep the video from the laserdisc player and computer graphics in sync, target data had to be entered by hand one frame at a time on the right audio track of the laserdisc.  This was a very time consuming process but was worth the effort, as M.A.C.H. 3 was one of the most successful laserdisc games of all time.

   

   

Audio & Video files - Samples of the laserdisc content.
Cabinet Images - Pictures of the arcade game.
Flyer Images - Promotional material provided to game operators.
Wall Posters - Pictures of laserdisc game wall posters.
Tech Center - Information on the technical aspects of the game.

How successful was M.A.C.H. 3 in the arcades after its release?


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