Retro Sci-Fi Games: Star Wars (Arcade)


1983 saw an explosion of Star Wars video games across the board, but few would argue against the original arcade "cockpit" style cabinet being the best. First of all, the second you crawled in and sat down, you became Luke Skywalker. Visually cut off from the outside world, it was suddenly long ago and far away and you are flying around in space. Shot from a first person perspective, you could just see your X-Wing’s blasters pointing in from the edges of the screen. TIE fighters screamed toward you from all angles. The yoke controller was a dream to use and soon disappeared in your hands. And that wasn't even the best part.