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RE: [midatlanticretro] First Star Wars game: Death Star

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  • Evan
    I don t know the answer. But The Empire Strikes Back was and still is my favorite Atari 2600 game. You fly around in snowspeeders and shoot down AT-ATs.
    Message 1 of 2 , May 15, 2005
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      I don't know the answer.  But "The Empire Strikes Back" was and still is my favorite Atari 2600 game.  You fly around in snowspeeders and shoot down AT-ATs.  There's no way to win; the AT-ATs just keep coming at you faster and faster until you can't defend your base anymore.  It's really a challenging and fast-paced game.  Even has some nice Jedi music and a feature where you get The Force (you're invincible) for short periods.
      Dan, I assume you're referring to the AP article last week about the history of Star Wars videogames?  I emailed the reporter because they missed a lot of stuff from the early days.  Didn't hear back.  :(

      From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dan
      Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 11:03 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] First Star Wars game: Death Star

      Hi everybody,

      Since we approaching the last episode of Star Wars and almost it's 30th
      anniv., something came up the other day about an old Star Wars game I
      saw way back in the 70's. I thought maybe somebody here might recall
      this too.This happened to be the first Star Wars game after the movie
      came out then ('77).
      The game was played using Death Stars. I saw this at an computer
      convention in NYC during the 70's. It was a 4player game with analog
      joysticks where you could fly the Death Stars across the screen and
      shoot at each other. I've been trying to remember which machine this was
      played on and I recall standing in front of the Heath H-8 booth for some
      reason. If this is correct, I'll have to get back to restoring my H-8
      and find a copy of the game. Anyone else remember this game ?


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