Atari Arcadespiele: Star Wars

Veröffentlicht Mai 1983
Entwicklerfirma Atari, Inc.
Vertriebsfirma Atari, Inc.
Code 279
Designer Mike Hally
Musik Earl Vickers
Genre Shooter
Steuerung X/Y-Steuerhorn mit Buttons
Spieler 1
Prozessor Motorola 6809, 1,512 MHz
Audio Stereo
Motorola 6809, 1,512 MHz
4× Atari Pokey, 1,512 MHz
Texas Instruments TMS5220
Video 19″- (Upright) bzw. 25″- (Cockpit) Vektorbildschirm QuadraScan, horizontal
Bauformen Upright (#27900/ESTW)
Cockpit (#27903/EDST)
Arcadesystem
Schwierigkeitsstufen (einstellbar) 4: Easy, Moderate, Hard, Hardest
Leben 6, 7, 8 oder 9 Schutzschilde (=Leben; einstellbar)
Bonusleben 1, 2 oder 3 zusätzliche Schutzschilde können als Bonus eingestellt werden, oder kein Bonus
Münzen 16 verschiedene Modi
Abmessungen H×B×T Upright: 182,9 × 64,1 × 83,2 cm
Gewicht 145,6 kg

Cockpit: 141 × 64,1 × 186,7 cm
Gewict 194 kg
Produktion 10245 Upright-Geräte
2450 Cockpit-Geräte
Wertung KLOV/IAM 4.35/5
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Atari: Star Wars

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Beschreibung / Werbetext (englisch)
Now coin video game players can plinge head-on into the world of LUKE SKYWALKER in the ultimate fantasy …STAR WARS! The biggest entertainment phenomenon of our time is exploding onto the coin video scene. Operators and players alike will feel the power of THE FORCE. The force of a powerful new video game with graphic simulation that visually assaults the imagination. And special features that include music and dialogue created from the movie. And option switches which can be adjusted in self-test – entirely from the front of the game!

The player becomes LUKE SKYWALKER at the controls of his X-WING fighter and enters into the epic confrontation with DARTH VADER and the other agents of the GALACTIC EMPIRE. He begins his battle by selecting a DEATH STAR level raging from Easy to Hard.

"Gold Leader, this is Red 5. I'm going in!"
Once the player has rid himself of Empire fighters, the DEATH STAR suddenly looms ahead on the screen. He flies in towards the surface of the planet, discovering a battlefield of laser towers and bunkers.

"R2, try to increase the power!"
After manoeuvering through this heavily armed field, the player can begin his attack run to blow up the DEATH STAR by firing one shot into a tiny exhaust port. In order to hit the opening, he must first fly through a trench bristling with laser cannons on either side.

"Use the Force, Luke."
Finally, at the end of the trench, the exhaust port comes into sight – but only fleetingly. The player must react quickly to fire a proton torpedo. If his aim is good, he is hurled back into space before the explosion of the DEATH STAR consumes the screen.

"The Force will be with you. Always."
Controls: The new, super-realistic flight control is the latest, most responsive game control ever devised. Lasers can be fired either by using the trigger buttons or by using the thumb buttons on the top of the controller.

Galactic Bonus: When the player makes his DEATH STAR selection at the beginning of the game, he also selects his bonus. Destruction of the Medium DEATH STAR awards 400,000 points, while destruction of the Hard DEATH STAR awards 800,000 points.
Trivia
Star Wars ist die Umsetzung des gleichnamigen Kinohits von 1977 (dt.: Krieg der Sterne, späterer Alternativtitel: Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope) von George Lucas mit Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher und Harrison Ford in den Hauptrollen.
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Star Wars (Atari 2600, Parker Brothers)
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Star Wars (ColecoVision, Parker Brothers)
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Star Wars (Nintendo GameCube, LucasArts)
Star Wars (PC: MS-DOS, Brøderbund Software)
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Star Wars (Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Domark)
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