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Star Wars: The Arcade Game

Average Rating: 6.53/10
Video Game Rank: 2902
Amiga Rank: 171
Atari 2600 Rank: 46
Atari 5200 Rank: 21
ColecoVision Rank: 19
Commodore 64 Rank: 118
DOS Rank: 342
Macintosh Rank: 570
Arcade Rank: 114
ZX Spectrum Rank: 65
Atari ST Rank: 79
BBC Micro Rank: 18
Amstrad CPC Rank: 76
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Star Wars
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European Amstrad CPC re-release
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: The Hit Squad
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Star Wars
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European Commodore 64 re-release
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: The Hit Squad
Commodore 64
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Star Wars
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European ZX Spectrum re-release
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: The Hit Squad
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Star Wars
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US Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Broderbund
Amiga
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
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Star Wars
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US DOS edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Broderbund
DOS
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk, 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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Star Wars
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North American Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Broderbund
Macintosh
Developer: Domark
Media: 3.5" Disk
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Star Wars
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UK Amstrad edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Domark
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: 3" Floppy Disk
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Star Wars
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UK BBC Micro edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Domark
BBC Micro
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Star Wars
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UK ZXS edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Domark
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: 3" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Star Wars
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US Atari ST edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Domark
Atari ST
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

Star Wars is an arcade game produced by Atari Inc. and released in 1983. The game is a first person space simulator, simulating the attack on the Death Star from the 1977 film Star Wars. The game is composed of 3D color vector graphics. This game was developed during the Golden Age of Arcade Games and is considered the #4 most popular game of all time according to the readers of Killer List of Videogames.

The player assumes the role of Luke Skywalker ("Red Five"), as he pilots an X-wing fighter from a first-person perspective. The player's ultimate goal is to destroy the Death Star through three attack phases.

In the first phase of the game, the player begins in outer space above the Death Star. He must engage in a dog fight with Darth Vader and enemy TIE fighters.

In the second phase (occurring beginning with the second wave), the player reaches the Death Star's surface as laser turrets on towers rise to confront the player. If the player manages to destroy a certain number of turrets, he will receive a sizable point bonus.

In the final phase, the player finds himself speeding through the trench of the Death Star, avoiding obstacles and blasting gun turrets until finally firing a proton torpedo at the correct time for a direct hit on the exhaust port target. What follows, if the player is successful, is the Death Star exploding in a multitude of different colors, plus the awarding of one bonus shield (on factory settings). If the player manages to destroy the Death Star without firing at anything but the exhaust port, he will receive a sizable point bonus for "using the Force."

The game then resets to the first phase. Each successive Death Star run greatly increases in difficulty; TIE Fighters shoot more often, there are more Laser towers and batteries in the second round, and there are many more obstacles and laser fire during the trench run. Unlike the movie, where the units shoot beams similar to lasers, the enemy units in this game shoot projectiles resembling fireballs, in order to give the player a chance to destroy the fired shots.

Source: Wikipedia, "Star Wars (1983 video game)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 2902
Amiga Rank: 171
Atari 2600 Rank: 46
Atari 5200 Rank: 21
ColecoVision Rank: 19
Commodore 64 Rank: 118
DOS Rank: 342
Macintosh Rank: 570
Arcade Rank: 114
ZX Spectrum Rank: 65
Atari ST Rank: 79
BBC Micro Rank: 18
Amstrad CPC Rank: 76
Num Ratings: 23
Average Rating: 6.53
Standard Deviation: 1.88
Num Views: 1043
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 6
Users Owning: 19
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1
Plays This Month: 0
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