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Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« on: September 07, 2012, 23:44:53 PM »


I usually love all of these but this one was a real disappointment as its missing loads of versions such as the BBC Micro, Amiga, Amstrad, Enterprise, Electron, PC, Apple II and the great ST version:


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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 01:32:52 AM »
Star Wars The Arcade Game was a tough one to port to home systems.  I was impressed with what was accomplished with the 2600 but a bit disappointed with the 5200 and ColecoVision versions.  I would have expected better sound for the systems.  The 32X is another game altogether since it doesn't even try to do the vector graphics.  That Atari ST version is fantastic, though! Wow!

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 01:54:20 AM »
When I was a kid I had the Spectrum version which was damn good actually for what it was and my neighbour had the BBC Micro version which wasn't bad but played far too slowy. I later got that ST version and was blown away by it, arcade perfect in every way right down to the brilliant speech!  8)

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 05:32:28 AM »
Thumbs up for the Atari ST version.

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 10:38:54 AM »
No idea why the guy chose to music over part of part of this video but here is the excellent Spectrum version:


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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 15:08:19 PM »
That also looks great!  I wish he had left the music from the game because it sounded like it was very good on the intro.

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 16:25:56 PM »
It was a very nice opening!

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 16:51:31 PM »
Here is the BBC Micro version my neighbour had:



Not bad for an old 32k computer

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2012, 18:13:02 PM »
That does look pretty good as well!

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 22:13:02 PM »
Really good version!

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 12:25:38 PM »
The folks from RetroCollect have posted an article about the game:  Arcade Memories: Remembering Star Wars The Arcade Game.

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 23:35:24 PM »
Well, this thread is getting revived.  The folks from Gaming History Source have now created a comparison video of Star Wars: The Arcade game.  There are 17 different versions that are compared and the video is an hour long. Given all the hype about Episode VII, seems quite appropriate! 

[align=center:2vagrdi9]Let's Compare (Star Wars) The Arcade Game[/align:2vagrdi9]

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2015, 01:20:18 AM »
I kinda like the 68000 version :)
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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2015, 18:19:15 PM »
Quote from: "Willie!"
I kinda like the 68000 version :113:

Maybe because it is 2015 and I only hear good out of one ear but some of these although impressive in the graphics department; were a let down with the sound effects. Laser noise was better muted in several versions.

The 2600 and 5200 were both amazing but trying to play the Atari 5200 with a standard joystick would be tough. 32X has to be my favorite but if they included the GameCube versions I would nod towards those.

Last one the Sega Model 3, that looked nice! I will have to check for more information on that one.

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Re: Let's Compare - Star Wars: The Arcade Game
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2015, 00:22:21 AM »
The SM3 is they not arcade hardware?
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