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Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

"Try before you buy. It all adds up to a pretty dull, unexciting fare."
Electron User


At last the most famous coin-op Arcade Game and one of the most successful films of our era come together in this Domark publication!

Faithful to the original, the home computer version of Star Wars should win first place in any game player's collection and will always be the one you go back to time after time.

The first scene is the Space Attack, with waves of hostile space-craft attacking your lonely but powerful ship. You battle to the Death Star, and once there fly close to the ground in a daring attempt to blast the space towers and flying stars, steering your way through the barrage.

Finally, you emerge in the trench, jumping and ducking the stretch barriers and shooting the missile emplacements fastened to each side of the death defying walls. There are many levels to the game with stirring music and fast and furious action is guaranteed throughout.

Choosing The Level Of Difficulty

At the very start of each new game, you have the possibility to choose between starting at wave 1, 3 or 5 with a different starting score of 0, 400,000 or 800,000 points. (Beginners are recommended to start at wave 1)

To choose the starting wave, you simply point with your cursor at the appropriate icon and press the FIRE button.

The Game Structure

You take the place of Luke Skywalker, steering your X-fighter space ship from one attack wave to another, in order to eliminate the Death Star.

Each attack wave consists of three sequences:

Sequence 1 - Dogfight In Deep Space
Approaching the Death Star, you must shoot down the defending Empire's Tie-Fighters, while avoiding their deadly missiles.

Sequence 2 - Through The Towers
After reaching the Death Star's surface, you have to survive the attack of various laser towers, which grow up from the ground.

Sequence 3 - Down The Trench
At last, you dive down into the trench searching for your final aim: the exhaust port. Hitting the exhaust port causes the Death Star to explode and your mission has ended successfully.

At the beginning, you start out with a number of sheild points. Each hit by an enemy missile, or collision with a Tie-Fighter, Laser Tower or Laser Barrier will decrement the shield strength by one point. At the end of each wave, you will get extra shield points, and bonus points for each remaining shield.

If you lose all of your shield points, your X-Fighter explodes and the game finished.

Game Controls

Your spaceship will be steered by moving the joystick; the lasers of your X-Fighter are fired by pressing the FIRE button. See keyboard control instructions on the screen.


Hitting and destroying the various targets increments your score during the play. Here is a list of the different values:

Missiles 33 Points
Tie-Fighter 1,000 Points
Laser Tower 200 Points
Trench Turret 100 Points
Exhaust Port 25,000 Points

The ten best players are recorded in the highscore list.

Good Luck, and may the Force be with you! Always.


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st Feb 1988
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Star Wars (Cassette)
Star Wars (5.25" Disc)
Star Wars (3.5" Disc)