Star Wars Arcade
When I first played this game, I was wowed by how smoothly the polygons scaled in and out. The game is sluggish to control vertically and over-responsive when trying to go left and right. The difficulty is way up there. Don't even think of playing this one alone. The audio is very good except for Akbar’s voice, which doesn't sound like the character at all. It's a good game, but I'd like to see what else is on the 32X first.
As a Star Wars fan, I was depressed to see how this one turned out. Oh sure, the movement of the ships is smooth and pretty cool, but you are extremely limited in where you can fly, you can't perform 360 degree loops to avoid enemy fire, and the game is just plain repetitive. I'll give the game credit because it is one of the first out for the 32X, but as it stands, Star Wars Arcade doesn't live up to my high expectations.
Star Wars for the 32X is nearly identical to the arcade original--a big plus! There's a special 32X version not in the arcade--another big plus! So why am I giving this a six? Because more could have been done with the game. I really would have loved to see 360 degree loops and barrel rolls. It still really isn't a virtual world where you can fly anywhere. Nonetheless, it's not a bad space flight sim.
Being a big fan of the movies and action games, I was expecting a little bit more. The scrolling is really good, but the missions just got too repetitive and boring. The Two-player Simultaneous Mode is a great addition, but there wasn't enough to do--just shoot TIE Fighters over and over. The graphics are decent but could have used a bit more texture mapping. Star Wars fans may get into it, but I don't enjoy flight sims.
The Legend Liues On
Star Wars Arcade 32X gives one or two players the power of the Rebel Alliance and the Force in an all-out battle against Darth Vader and the evil Empire.
The game couldn't have a better heritage. It's based on one of the most exciting stories of all time and includes major characters like Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and the master of the dark side himself, Darth Vader.
Remember the explosive X-wing combat scenes with Luke and R2-D2? Now experience the same action as the pilot of your own X-wing with R2-D2 in your backseat, or with a friend manning the second laser cannon in a Y-wing for two-player action.
You are armed with laser cannons. The behind-the-vehicle view gives you an entirely different game feel. You engage in combat that's more on the edge.
Since you have no radar to give you advance warning of incoming enemies, you have to rely on sound, enemy laser bursts singing past your wings, and onscreen messages that leave you little time to react and get clear.
Each mission pits you against larger squadrons of TIE fighters, Star Destroyers, and finally the Death Star itself.
If you think you're a hot fighter jock in the arcades, try your skill on real arcade action at home with 32X and Star Wars Arcade.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
There! We had to say it!
Everybody knows Star Wats, the coolest movie series and video-game world ever created.
Star Was coinop gives sit-down gamers the power to feel the Force behind the stick of an X-wing fighter in super-realistic, polygonbased space combat.
Now the massive processing power of the 32X is allowing Sega to bring the arcade version to you complete with all the color, speed, and excitement.
At last, a port of an arcade game that delivers the entire original, plus an all-new 32X exclusive game.
2016-06-08 Star Wars Arcade game added.