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Star Wars Arcade Game (1983)

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The Star Wars Arcade Game was produced by Atari and released in 1983. The game is a first person space simulator, based around Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’s Battle of Yavin. The game is considered the #4 most popular video games of all time! It was very successful in its day, being it was released the year Return of the Jedi hit theaters. You have to be an older Star Wars fan to have had the opportunity to originally play this game in either the traditional stand-up model or the sit-down model. (Sitting felt like a cockpit. My favorite!) To see more great videos and Star Wars content, be sure to visit Galactic Voyage at .

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41 Comments

  1. Game was great back in its time. But now its just stick figures and i dont know why i spent so much money on it back then. They should mack a modern version of this game, I think it would really be great.

  2. Used to ride my bike across West Palm to play at the Stand Up console and drink Dr. Peppers with my buddies at the old Stop 'N Go on Northshore near 45th street. God, those were the days… oh to be 12 again…

  3. Why hasn't there been a good remake of this game?!

  4. I use to be able to spend 10 pence and be on this for hours.. Best score ever was 25 million, I had to leave it for the toilet..

  5. I used to play this in the arcade, it was very bright colorful and smooth game with great sound in the sit-in cabinet. The controller was great fun, a yoke with double triggers that let you swing the targeting cursor about quite quickly and accurately while still giving you that physical air/spacecraft controller feel. Cool game.

  6. 33 now. played this upnorth at the roller rink near our cabin. I was under 10. Born in 1984, this starwars game always stood out and was great years later as a teen or college student when i came across the arcade game again.

  7. I love this game Star Wars , I play this game at the arcade rooms at the out door mall …1980s … awesome From Victor Trejo Jr Cyclone loc's

  8. I loved this game, I used to play it when I was in 9th grade. What memories!

  9. Were they making DeathStars in an assembly line or something???🤔

  10. I loved this game and played it almost all day at a arcade when they had a free games on every second Saturday. I only put 50 cents in and lasted me for four hours!! Miss that game.

  11. They need to make a remake of this game for phones and other systems.

  12. You can still play this game in it's original form on a PC or a phone by googling MAME ( Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) and then Starwars ROM. Follow online instructions for putting the ROM into the ROM folder on your PC or phone ( if using the android app for phone or chrome book ). The MAME program supports PC controllers, and other game ROM's as well. Happy retro gaming 🙂

  13. my favorite kwanza memory is me and my dad playing this until 4 am. hes bonkers about star wars. allah.

  14. I have this arcade game in my living room. How much is it worth and would anyone like to buy it?

  15. Walmart and several other places are currently selling the full cabinet with this and the other two Atari Star Wars games 🙂

  16. I remember this well. "Use the force" meant go through the trench without firing until you hear Han. There was a point bonus for doing it.

  17. I loved this game as a kid in the 80s – it was my life every weekend!

  18. looks like this was recorded from the Mame arcade emulator. the orginal arcade was a vector based arcade and the lines where very crisp. you can see the aliasing in this which is why i think its mame based. none the less very cool to see this game. I too spent allot of time at the arcade at birdcage walk in Sacramento Ca playing this. it was my favorite game there

  19. Imagine they remade this at the arcade with better graphics, voices, and overall better gameplay. That would be like the budget version of battle front 2 Vr.

  20. Hell yea i remember playing this when i was in Junction City KS back in the day .

  21. Man great memories playing this at the arcade in Charlottesville, VA back in the 1980s

  22. I LOVVEEEDDDDD this game as a kid!!! Used to play the upright original arcade. Pumped many a quarter into that machine at the local grocery store. Would love to find a working one!!!

  23. Youtube is not capable of presenting low-detail graphics, it is distorted. Is it possible to change the encoding?
    Is there a site with authentic presentation of gameplay of old games?

  24. My favourite! Played it many times in Whitley Bay, UK. 20p per go.

  25. I spent all my money on this.. What a game!

  26. Takes me back. I can remember sitting inside this game. Walmart sells a version without the enclosed seating.

  27. Weirdly, I had no idea this was an arcade game until way later, but I played the crap out of a really good port of this game on my old Tandy 1000SX. So many memories.

  28. This person is a LOT better at this than I ever was…..

  29. 11 years old, greasy Pizza Fingers, Amp'd up on Mountain Dew, Show Biz Pizza Birthday Party.

  30. This was AWESOME in the eighties. I stood in line waiting for the cockpit version in Ocean City NJ back in the day. The line was LONG!!

  31. ATARI has a new console coming in November and it includes all the classic Atari games as well as whatever else they're gonna release.

    Can't wait for 4K Pong.

  32. o man i remember playing this when i was little at the corner store…

  33. We had this game in our junior high cafeteria! Used to steal quarters from my dad's piggybank and got "corporal punishment" for it. Loved this game.

  34. Aw crap. Seeing this is bringing back the voice that's telling me I have to take a multimeter to the test points and find out which caps have gone bad on my board. I miss late night shooting Tie fighters after a night of drinking…

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