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)
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade, Sega 32X
Release Arcade
  • WW: 1993
Sega 32X
  • EU: November 14, 1994
  • NA: November 21, 1994
  • JP: December 3, 1994
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 as Star Wars[1]) 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 features gameplay similar to that of Atari's Star Wars game with players piloting an X-wing or a Y-wing in first or third person perspective and battling 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 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.[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]


  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. 

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