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Star Wars History

Published Sunday 26 Oct 2008 9:54am | 11

Anyone remember the original Star Wars arcade game?

There was nothing like the feeling of blasting tie fighters out of space and sending Darth Vaders ship spiralling out of control.

Star Wars Dogfight

Then you get the rush of speeding through the Death Star's trench to launch your torpedo into the ventilation shaft while lasers are blasting past your ship, dodging barriers and trying to stay calm as you finally take that last shot, the win or lose shot, lol.

Trench Run

I can't remember how many coins i've thrown into that machine, and i'm sure Mr. Lucas made heaps from it, lol.

But now most games released are force related, or fps, and the occasional dogfight doesn't seem to give me that same old adrenaline rush that the old coin-op machine gave me.

For something new, they should create a TIE Fighter pilot working his way up the ranks through flying and battle skills.  Try playing the bad side for a change, and see if blasting X-Wings and Y-Wings into oblivion gives that same rush the old coin-op gave me


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On Monday 27 Oct 2008 1:57 AM Posted by Oliver
Old arcade is better than new arcade. I work at Timezone and all the games are arse.
stupidlikeafox NZGamer.com VIP VIP Gold
On Monday 27 Oct 2008 8:34 AM Posted by stupidlikeafox
i remember the old cabinet. man it was sweet.
Mongrel_Rob NZGamer.com VIP VIP Silver
On Monday 27 Oct 2008 9:16 AM Posted by Mongrel_Rob
*sigh* I miss Wizards.
On Monday 27 Oct 2008 10:30 AM Posted by tim705
Looks oldschool. Too bad I didn't play it. My first game played was Croc.
On Monday 27 Oct 2008 4:59 PM Posted by Stark97
All "old school" arcade games were fun, have not been to an arcade for years.
stungaf NZGamer.com VIP VIP Silver
On Monday 27 Oct 2008 6:17 PM Posted by stungaf
that was sooo hi-tech when it came out.
it was like the future.

there was a PC game called tie fighter that had you play as a tie-fighter pilot, kicking all kinds of rebel scum's arse. it was rad.
i remember playing it online (or x wing v tie) when you had to connect with dos promts. lame.
On Monday 27 Oct 2008 7:42 PM Posted by Ruptunex
Seems like a waste of money. You don't seem to get any kind of reward for completing it. But then again i haven't played it so what do i know?
On Monday 27 Oct 2008 8:26 PM Posted by Bigbcbob
there has been a few fighter games mostly on PC some only worked with the good old PC joy stick
On Tuesday 28 Oct 2008 3:52 PM Posted by iRonic
never seen it in my life O_O but i would still giv it a go ;D
On Thursday 13 Nov 2008 8:44 AM Posted by howzit
Star Wars is gay.
piratemonkey NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Thursday 13 Nov 2008 4:34 PM Posted by piratemonkey
I remember playing a clone of the arcade game on an XT computer with a hercules card ..needless to say the graphics were not even fantastic for the day