Star Wars Arcade
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|Star Wars Arcade|
North American 32X cover art
|Developer(s)||Sega AM3 R&D|
|Genre(s)||Action, Space simulation|
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
|Cabinet||Deluxe sit down with rear-projection monitor|
|Arcade system||Sega Model 1|
|Sound||Motorola 68000, Sega MultiPCM|
|Display||Raster, medium resolution|
Star Wars Arcade (also known simply as Star Wars) is a video game released in 1993 to arcades. A home port served as a launch title for the Sega 32X in 1994. It is set during the original Star Wars trilogy.
The game has three levels which include intercepting TIE fighters in an asteroid field, destroying a Super Star Destroyer and making an assault run on a Death Star. The arcade cabinet allowed two people to play, with one serving as pilot and the other as gunner.
Sega followed up the game's release with the release of Star Wars Trilogy Arcade in 1998.
Electronic Gaming Monthly scored the 32X version a 6.25/10, describing it as a decent but disappointing launch title for the console. They cited excellent graphics but repetitive gameplay and complained at the limited movement. GamePro similarly accessed that the game is a decent demonstration of the 32X's graphical capabilities but suffers from repetitive gameplay. They also criticized that the controls are convoluted when using a standard three-button gamepad and that in cooperative mode the second player's cursor is difficult to see against certain backgrounds.
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