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typh0id 23-03-2019 11:23 AM

Trying to Remember a Super Old Star Wars Game
Hey guys,

This may be useless since I probably don't have enough info to go off of, but I have, for some time now, been trying to track down a game I used to have when I was a little kid. It was a Star Wars game but I think it is unlikely that it was officially licensed. I don't even remember if it was called Star Wars.

The graphics were very simple (this would have been very early 80s). They may have even been text-character-based. I remember that the screen was black and the characters were red. The game simulated the final Death Star battle from A New Hope. You played as the rebel X-Wings, which I believe were just little x's and the Tie Fighters were little h's. I think there were like three stages and the final one had the Death Star.

I can't remember much else about it, save for that I loved playing it as a small boy. Also, we switched from a Tandy to an IBM-Compatible in the 80's as well so it could have been on either, but I seem to recall it being on the IBM.

One thing I know for sure though, is that it was NOT a Star Wars Arcade Game port.

I don't know if this rings any bells for anyone but myself, but if it does, please give me a shout here. I'd love to find it again.


Smiling Spectre 23-03-2019 09:10 PM

Slightly reminded me Death Star Interceptor. Something like that?

typh0id 23-03-2019 11:58 PM

That's definitely not it, exactly. But it's possible what I played was a port of that. What I played didn't have as many different modes as those screenshots would suggest, but the ones showing the Death Star in the corner DO remind me a lot of what I'm remembering. I don't think the graphics in mine were as good but we may be on the right track.

Thank you so much for showing me that. It gives me another direction to look.

UPDATE: I can't find any reference to that game existing outside of Commodore64 and ZX Spectrum. I'm wondering if what I had was some kind of homebrew PC port.

Smiling Spectre 26-03-2019 08:00 PM

Let's try it from the different side. What existed on Tandy? How about The Force?

typh0id 30-03-2019 05:30 PM

Definitely not that. There weren't any "3D" elements to it.:lol:

Smiling Spectre 01-04-2019 11:27 AM

Aw. Well, I can remember also Ad Astra on Speccy, but I don't remember any Death Star in it.

twillight 06-04-2019 12:26 PM

I remember a game on PC where you first flied through a Death Star Tunnel, pretty much justa left-right scenario, which went for like 20 minutes, then you got maybe 3 shots on a Death Star. This part was made by the owner of the game/computer so not sure, and was done super-fast, like entering Z00l in Ghostbusters.Maybe the game had only 2 Death Stars in it, then an end card?

It looked a bit like Elite (white lines on black background).

typh0id 21-10-2019 06:02 PM

Ah! I finally found it!

It's called XWing Fighter and it's an unofficial Star Wars game by a company called International PC Owners.

Mystvan 21-10-2019 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by typh0id (Post 484225)

Ah! I finally found it!

It's called XWing Fighter and it's an unofficial Star Wars game by a company called International PC Owners.

Glad you could remember the name of the game! :OK:

I know it is very, really frustrating that you cannot remember or find something memorable from the past... be it game, cartoon, movie, comics, etc. Well, in my case, unfortunately, no one remembered titles of some Comics series... :sick: Well... There is nothing I can do... *shrug*

And may the Force be with you! :lightsaber:

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