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Star Castle (Arcade)

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In this game you find yourself in a small ship opposed against a Star Castle. This fortress is a powerful turret placed behind three circular protective force fields. You will have to puncture through the force fields and make that demanding shot for the center. Each of the forcefields is made up of eight segments, each such segments take two hits to destroy.

Of course it's not quite that easy... First small sparks will come out of the center trying to hit you. The turret in the center can also launch a very fast, and very accurate, laser at you. On top of that if you destroy a entire circular layer of force field it will regenerate along with another layer! This makes it impossible for you to stay in the same spot, as the layers rotate in opposite directions you will inevitable destroy one before breaching and destroying the center.

Being hit by anything will cause the loss of one of your four lives, however if you hit the Forcefields you'll only bounce off.


Star Castle Arcade Game over (without overlay)
Star Castle Arcade Little is left outer & ring middle half gone & open center ring.  Small stars are mines that attack your ship.  2 mines are in pursuit while the Star Castle launches a torpedo as well.
Star Castle Arcade quarter/token inserted 1 credit
Star Castle Arcade Slip in from the far side and BOOM Star Castle implodes! Extra ship.  Play until all ships destroyed.

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References to the game

  • The original arcade version can be seen in the movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Joysticks (1983), Ghostbusters (1984) and Maximum Overdrive (1986).
  • One level in Angry Birds: Space is a direct homage to this game.

me3D31337 (41545) added Star Castle (Arcade) on Jan 31, 2014
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