Star Wars Trilogy Arcade

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Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
Star Wars Trilogy arcade flyer.jpg
Arcade flyer featuring the sit-down variation of the arcade cabinet.
Developer(s) Sega-AM5
Distributor(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Rail shooter
Mode(s) Single player
Cabinet Stand-up, deluxe sit-down
Arcade system Sega Model 3
CPU 32bits RISC PowerPC 603ev 166 MHz
Display Horizontal, Raster, 496x384

Star Wars Trilogy Arcade is an arcade game first released in 1998. The game is a 3-D rail shooter based on the original trilogy of Star Wars films and was released along with the special editions of these films. Sega also released an accompanying pinball game. It is the second Star Wars arcade game released by Sega, following 1993's Star Wars Arcade.


The player battles TIE fighters in the mission recalling the final battle from Return of the Jedi.

Normal gameplay involves the player moving a crosshair around the screen using a joystick and pressing the fire button atop the joystick to shoot. A "special event" button lights at certain points of the game and when pressed, triggers an event to happen onscreen. The game puts the player in several key battles of the Star Wars films with one mission for each original Star Wars film. The player selects which film's mission to play first and each mission has two parts.

The Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope mission has the player reenacting the final space battle at Yavin as an X-wing fighter confronting TIE fighters. The second part of the mission involves flying along the Death Star's surface, shooting TIE fighters and XX-9 heavy turbolaser turret guns, and confronting Darth Vader's TIE fighter. The third part of the mission has the player flying down the battle station's trench using photon torpedoes aimed at the exhaust port to destroy the Death Star.

In the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back mission, the player reenacts the film's opening battle on Hoth. The first part of the mission involves shooting AT-ST walkers and probe droids, and helping other snowspeeders to take down the giant AT-AT walkers. The second part of the mission has the player reenact the escape from Hoth, running through corridors of the rebel base, shooting snowtroopers and wampas while trying to get to the Millennium Falcon. The third part of the mission takes place in the hangar, again shooting snowtroopers and one last wampa before escaping.

The Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi mission begins with a reenactment of the speeder bike sequence on Endor from the film, where the player must shoot scout troopers on their own speeder bikes. The second part of the stage has the player moving towards the Empire's base on Endor, shooting any enemies on the way. In the third part of the mission, the player must shoot rapidly at an AT-ST walker with a blaster.

The game's final mission has the player destroying the second Death Star in an X-Wing.

The game also features two bonus stages that become available only once after completion of both conventional stages. The first has the player deflecting blaster shots from Boba Fett back at him with a lightsaber in order to knock him into the Sarlacc pit behind him. The second involves the player dueling Darth Vader on the second Death Star.


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