Formation Z

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Formation Z
Formation Z (NES).jpg
Developer(s) Jaleco Entertainment
Publisher(s) Jaleco Entertainment
Platform(s) Virtual Console, NES
Release date(s) Famicom
JP April 4, 1985
Virtual Console
JP February 3, 2009
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods Wii Remote, GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Formation Z
Perfect
GameIDs FA3J01
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Formation Z, in the year 2701, the player controls a robot which can transform into an aero fighter on a mission to stop an alien super weapon from reaching the Earth. The robot may move forwards, backwards and jump, and the aero fighter may travel anywhere on screen but has limited fuel in which to do so. A combination of the two must be used to avoid obstacles, as well as to destroy any on-screen enemies for extra points.

NES Global Problems

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Problems that may occur with any NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

DirectX with NES Games

Most NES games suffer strange graphical issues when using the DirectX backend with some graphics drivers; notably NVIDIA. This is a driver bug.

As of 5.0-4869, the D3D driver bugs can be worked around by setting Ubershaders to Exclusive. It's unknown what exactly is going on with the driver that's causing Exclusive Ubershaders to work properly.

Problems

This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.

Configuration

This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Formation Z since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-8445 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.8GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Works OK. Requires EFB2RAM. JMC47

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