DescriptionAs the pilot of an interstellar starship, your mission is to destroy all enemy spacecraft on the galactic chart and prevent them from destroying your starbases. There are three different types of fighters roaming throughout the galaxy; cruisers, fighters, and basestars. With the help of your galactic map, you can find the sectors of the galaxy where these fighters are located and then warp there to destroy them. When all of the fighters in a sector are destroyed, you can warp to a new location for the next battle. Be sure to keep an eye on your starship's energy level; warping to new locations, being hit by enemy fire, or colliding with an asteroid will drain your energy. If you completely run out of energy, your starship will be destroyed, however you can warp back to a starbase to refuel at any time. Returning to a starbase will also repair other types of damage your starship can receive, such as faulty engines, loss of your shields, and faulty photon torpedoes. When all of the enemy ships have been destroyed, you win the game and receive a rank.
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- "ST Star Raiders" -- Atari ST Title
Part of the Following Groups
|Original pseudo-3D space shooter||JSV (22)|
|Mindblowing for its time!||TroyW (21)|
|Electronic Fun with Computers & Games||Dec, 1982||4 out of 4||100|
|The Atari Times||Mar 30, 2009||100 out of 100||100|
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DevelopmentStar Raiders was one of the absolutely first titles for Atari's 400/800 line of computer. It was in fact programmed by one of the chip designers as a side project, and he never received any royalties for his work.
ExtrasThe Atari 2600 version of Star Raiders was packaged with the Atari Video Touch Pad. Here is a picture of the Video Touch Pad at AtariAge.com. It also came with a comic book of Atari Force #3. Here is that comic at AtariAge.com.
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