Star Wars Arcade

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Star Wars Arcade
Star Wars Arcade for Sega 32X.jpg
North American 32X cover art
Developer(s)Sega AM3 R&D
Sega Interactive (32X version)
Platform(s)Arcade, Sega 32X
  • WW: August 1993
  • JP: August 1993
  • NA: 1993
  • EU: April 1994
Sega 32X
  • EU: November 14, 1994
  • NA: November 21, 1994
  • JP: December 3, 1994
Genre(s)Action, Space simulation
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
CabinetDeluxe sit down with rear-projection monitor
Arcade systemSega Model 1
SoundMotorola 68000, Sega MultiPCM
DisplayRaster, medium resolution

Star Wars Arcade (also known as Star Wars[1]) is a video game developed by Sega and released in 1993 in Japan and USA and 1994 in Europe 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.


Gameplay is similar to that of Atari's 1983 Star Wars arcade game. Players pilot an X-wing or a Y-wing in first or third person perspective and battle Imperial forces.

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 allows two people to play, with one serving as pilot and the other as gunner.

Sega followed this with the release of Star Wars Trilogy Arcade in 1998.


Electronic Gaming Monthly scored the 32X version at 6.25/10, describing it as a decent but disappointing launch title for the console. They cited excellent graphics but repetitive gameplay and complained about the limited movement.[2] GamePro similarly assessed 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.[3] Next Generation rated the 32X version of the game at three stars out of five, calling it "An excellent translation of a good game, and a good hint of what to expect from 32X."[4]

Review scores
EGM32X: 6.25/10
Next Generation32X: 3/5 stars


  1. ^ "Star Wars Arcade - Videogame by Sega". Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Star Wars Arcade Review". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 66. Sendai Publishing. January 1995. p. 40.
  3. ^ "ProReview: Star Wars Arcade". GamePro. No. 66. IDG. January 1995. p. 62.
  4. ^ "Finals". Next Generation. No. 1. Imagine Media. January 1995. p. 93.

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