classic arcade games Star Wars by Atari - Classic Arcade Games Played & Reviewed

by:BLEE     2019-07-01
In the world.There has never been a film that captures the public imagination in such a way that brings science fiction into the mainstream and tells stories of good and evil in distant galaxies.Every little boy, including me, wants to be Luke Skywalker or Han Solo and has to have the latest Star Wars toys and costumes.George Lucas somehow knew it was going to happen and made sure he had the right to sell, not the studio, which was considered "just T-Shirt, no big deal.
Talking about the impact of Star Wars on its game demographic, and decided to release a street cabinet based on the first Star Wars movie.Every action movie released these days will have a console-based game to accompany it, but in 1983, it's still rare, so, star Wars has actually become one of the world's first movie-based video games.Despite all kinds of difficulties, and the technical challenges of converting such a complex movie into an arcade, Atari did it, in the process, created one of the most playable and memorable arcade games ever.
Yali spent their time playing the game and wanted to make sure that the cabinets evoke the memories of the movie as much as possible and make it a representation of the image and image of the movie.To this end, the cabinet side art fand marquee provides detailed images in the movie, including X-Classic Star Wars logo, wing and TIE fighter.The voices created by the cabinet in the "attraction" mode include an exciting lotThe channel reproduction of the John Williams Star Wars theme, along with the sound sample in the movie, quotes Obi's classic linesWan and Luke.
To increase the appeal, these controls are not just any old joystick and buttons, but can be directly from Luke's X-Wing with double trigger buttons on the handle.For any Star Wars fan, it's impossible to walk through this cabinet.If the standard upright cabinet is not attractive enough, the cockpit version that sits down will definitely have fans dribbling excitedly, and it's hard to describe the feeling of actually sitting in one.
Let's say this is the closest thing to Luke Skywalker, not Mark Hamir.The cabinets add to the feeling of being immersed in the movie and are completely surrounded by familiar Star Wars scenes and sounds.When it comes to actual display, the features of the game are manyColor vector graphics, the same technique used when early Atari hit an asteroid.
Vector display is different from the "raster" graphics that are common in modern screens, because they directly emit electron streams on the surface of the screen to draw different shapes, instead of building a shape by turning on and off individual screen pixels in a horizontal scan line.This gives the game a very unique look and all the characters on the screen are built from wireframe 3D images instead of solid color blocks.Looks and sounds great, but how does it feel to play Star Wars?Players start the game by selecting the difficulty level, shooting one of the 3 death stars on the open screen.
Your view is from the cockpit of x.
Wing, a laser at the tip of the wing can be seen around the display, overlooking space.The first part of the game starts with your race towards the distant Death Star and fights with the waves that attack the Tie fighter.Your ship is "on the rails" and moving the flying yoke will move the target line of sight accordingly to track and shoot down the enemy's ship.
Tie fighters are equipped with missiles that look like glowing stars, and the closer they get, the bigger they get and can be avoided or shot down with a laser.Being hit can cause your shield to lose its power, and your shield can hit 5 times directly before leaving you completely exposed.If you survive the first wave, you will reach the surface of the Death Star and need to fly between rows of laser turrets that can be destroyed by shooting at the top of the tower.
In addition to the risk of hitting the tower, they also fired missiles that needed to be evaded or destroyed.When you hit a tower, you will run out of a shield and temporarily bump your boat.Currently the highest score in Star Wars arcade cabinets is David Palmer, who scored 31,660,314 points in 1986.
The last wave is the ultimate-Death Star trench runYour ship stops at the end of the trench, with gunshots on both sides of the trench, firing missiles at you like flying along the trench.Trenches have many obstacles in the form of gantries that go through the trenches and ask you to fly under or above the gantry to avoid collisions.These gantries can be placed in very tricky formations, asking you to fly below one while taking out the Gunners and avoiding incoming missiles, and then immediately on the other.
If you can reach the end of the trench with the shield intact, the turret will become thinner and you can see the upcoming exhaust port at the bottom of the trench, and in order to destroy the dead star you need to ignite it.Missed the port and you repeated the trench run, but if you click on it you'll see one of the most iconic attractions in the video game --The explosion of the dead star.This is something every Star Wars fan has to go through and it's really good.
Before you get a chance to land in your X.Wing, get a hug from chebaka and you are brought back to the first wave, this time with angry Tie fighters and more missiles to avoid.Given the power of the arcade created by Atari, the difficulty of copying vector displays, and the combined use of the voice sampled in the movie, this will never be a simple game created on home hardware.
Machines of different degrees of success.
Given the limited display capabilities of Atari \'s first console, version 2600 really has a hard time matching the look of arcade games, and if it's not a game, it's still impressive as a programming exercise.The graphics for version 5200 have been greatly improved, but the game is disappointing, not the patch for the arcade version.A version was released on coolecovision, and while it had some great graphics like Atari 5200, it had a game problem, mainly due to the inability of control to effectively replicate the original flying shackles.
This is much more playable than the console version in the UK.In my opinion, the best conversion for PC is an excellent DOS reproduction with excellent graphics and mouse-driven crossoverBetter copy the control of the original arcade cabinet.For anyone who wants to buy the original cabinets, you need both luck and some very deep pockets.
Anything related to Star Wars is well worth collecting, and since these cabinets are popular in the arcade, they are well used.What makes things complicated is that rare vector screens and custom controls make it difficult to fix them.It will be very difficult to find one in mint condition today, and when you find one, it will be very expensive.
According to the situation, the starting price of the upright cabinet is about 3,000/USD, especially the cockpit style cabinet.Due to the value of the game, few arcades will have this cabinet version still working and most will be snapped up by private collectors.The best opportunity you can see today is to be part of a museum tour, such as "game on" showing all the old cabinets and allowing you to play them as well.
The trip has been traveling around the world since 2002 and is still strong.When the tour visited the UK in 2007, I played in the Star Wars cockpit.Let me know if anyone has a sale!Look at today's game, it doesn't compare well with the graphics capabilities or gameplay of modern consoles, and the youngest generation of players may not understand what all the fuss is.
However, if, like me, you grew up with this movie, this game is a wonderful childhood memory, and this game reproduces the excitement of a unique movie that will change the film industry forever.Play this game today and get all the floods back, it's 1983 and I'm Luke Skywalker
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