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.
2016-06-08 Star Wars Arcade game added.