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Description

As 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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Star Raiders Atari ST Fighting a battle
Star Raiders Atari ST Docking at a space station for repairs
Star Raiders Atari ST Entering hyperspace!
Star Raiders Atari ST Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "ST Star Raiders" -- Atari ST Title

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Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Feb 22, 2005 90 out of 100 90
ST Action Aug, 1988 53 out of 100 53

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Trivia

Development

Star 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.

Extras

The 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.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге
Servo (55747) added Star Raiders (Atari ST) on Aug 19, 2003
Other platforms contributed by RKL (5605), Terok Nor (23171) and Servo (55747)