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Star Wars

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari 2600 - Atari 8-bit - Atari ST - BBC Micro - ColecoVision - Commodore 64 - Electron

Alt name Star Wars: The Arcade Game
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, FPS, Licensed Title, Movies, Rail Shooter, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter, Space Flight
Publisher Brøderbund Software, Inc., Domark Limited
Developer Atari, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
4.42 / 5 - 45 votes

Description of Star Wars

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.

Review By HOTUD

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DR.X 2018-12-18 1 point DOS version

Tip: The DOS version will run smoothly in DOSBox v0.74 at reduced cycles if STARWARS.EXE is loaded and run using Turbo Debugger (TD.EXE).

raffi 2018-05-14 1 point

you are amazing

Jenn Dolari 2016-09-08 6 points DOS version

@spcwest - That's a "panic" button. If your playing this at work, and your boss walks in, hit F4 an you get a computer screen that shows you're doing work, not playing Star Wars. ;)

SpcWest 2016-07-15 0 point DOS version

Pressing 'F4' will bring it some weird menu with a bunch of sales data, a spread sheet, and a mass mailing utility. What the hell?

ArcaderGenesis 2016-05-26 -10 points DOS version

I have downloaded it to my Windows 10 Laptop, but the .EXE file will not play, how would I fix that?

FOXY FOX 2015-12-15 2 points DOS version

Really fun game, pretty easy to play when configured with the mouse.

Knights1941 2015-09-29 0 point

how are the controls configured? i haven't quite fiqured it out yet...

deltadax 2015-04-21 -1 point Mac version

How do you execute this game on OSX 10.x?

Odd24/7 2014-12-24 -7 points DOS version

Does this game only use joystick? Can I use a mouse? How are controls configured? And also, what keyboards are used?
Thanks for any info!

Sherbert T Cat 2014-07-05 1 point DOS version

It lacks music and digitized audio, but its a VERY pretty and well playing port.

Jegas 2014-01-01 2 points DOS version

DosBox 0.74 + Win7 (64bit) - works Great

Game didn't like when I tried to slow it down using the DosBox CNTL+F11 keypress - locked up the game.

Game is especially fun for me because I used to dump quarters in this game when I was young - but I think the game gets more fun when you are on the death star avoiding hitting beams that cross your flight path and shooting at the same time - very cool.

Back in the day this was the FIRST WOW 3-D anything in the arcades - so for me anyway - it's earned a place in my own mental digital hall of fame!

(Joystick was a bit oversensitive - but I could just need practice)

collector rob 2008-07-07 0 point DOS version

this game dont look that fun lol but if your older it might and if your younger younger it might but not to me. ill download it though for my collection. so i recommend it to any collectors out there cause one day it will be removed by the entertainment software protection people. ive seen it done on other sites. this one is kool though they havent found u guys yet xP. cause i got duck tales the gold one and its removed from other sites and also another game the xwing lol.

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