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Game #1564
Star Wars  
Action   Space combat

Rating: 8.23 (98 votes)

Star Wars box cover

Star Wars screenshot
The first PC game ever made based on the blockbuster series, Star Wars is a primitive-looking first-person shooter that is nonetheless a very good conversion of the Atari arcade game of the same name. The game puts you in the role of Luke Skywalker, in the X-Wing cockpit, fighting wave after wave of the Empire's TIE Fighters in a dramatic space drama that culminates in the attack on the Death Star itself. The furious, non-stop action, good controls, and just the cool feeling of piloting THE Millennium Falcon makes up for the primitive wireframe-only graphics. Star Wars was great fun for its time, and still stands up well years later with modern shooters in terms of pure mindless fun. Too bad nobody would be able to fly Han Solo's Millennium Falcon in a PC game until LucasArts' expansion pack for TIE Fighter almost a decade later.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Jrgen Friedrich
Developer: Brøderbund
Publisher: Brøderbund
Year: 1986
Software Copyright: Brøderbund
Theme: Licensed
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: The History of Star Wars Video Games, Star Wars Gamer, GameSpot's History of Star Wars Games (PC)
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Super Star Wars, Deep Space: Operation Copernicus, Zaxxon

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