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June 07, 2011, 08:39:21 PM

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

That is the beginning line to every Star Wars film, a movie franchise that has made billions worldwide. Star Wars is loved by thousands, most likely millions of people of all ages worldwide. It's a pseudo-mythology that is sorely lacking in today's high speed information age; a pseudo-mythology because the series is based on the amalgamation of many myths of the past. Though Star Wars does deal partly with a new mythology: man and machine. With Darth Vader the question is where does the man stop and the machine start?

Enough introspection though, Star Wars is an immensely popular series and when anything gets enough steam behind it, the inevitable arcade/video game will only provide more fuel. So it was on the the heels of Return of the Jedi in 1983 that Atari released the Star Wars arcade game. In it, you pilot an X-Wing star fighter as Luke Skywalker, future Jedi Master, and the one to bring balance to the Force. It'll take all your experience from Beggar's Canyon back home to make the assault on the Death Star. The Rebellion is counting on you.

In Star Wars, you fight your way through three stages. The first being a dogfight with TIE fighters, the next maneuvering across the surface of the Death Star, and the last making your final run along the trench to fire your torpedoes down the exhaust port, creating a chain reaction and destroying the Death Star once and for all. It should be noted that Star Wars used state of the art, for 1983, color vectors for it's graphics, as well as voice captures of Han, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader, R2-D2, and Luke. This game is a must have for any Star Wars fan.

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