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Star Jacker
Publisher: Sega, Stern (US)
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 1, SG-1000
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1983-07[1] ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
1983 $?  ?
Arcade
EU
1983 £?  ?


SG-1000
JP
¥4,300 G-1010
SG-1000
EU
€? ?
SG-1000
FR
? ?
SG-1000
IT
? ?
SG-1000
AU
$39.95 SG1010
SG-1000
NZ
$? ?
SG-1000
TW
NT$? ?



Star Jacker (スタージャッカー) is a shoot 'em up video game released for Sega System 1 arcade hardware in 1983. Unlike most shoot 'em ups, the player initially controls three space ships, losing one each time the player dies. This means on the first life you will have three times the amount of firepower than on your last.

Like Xevious there are two types of weapon - forward lasers for flying enemies and bombs for bases.

Similar to how Bally Midway licensed other Sega games for US release at the time, Star Jacker was licensed to Stern Electronics for distribution in the US. This is due to Sega temporarily leaving the American arcade business at the time.

Star Jacker was ported to the SG-1000 in the same year. Due to the limitations of the console there are fewer variations in backgrounds and the graphics are far simpler overall. The player in this version starts with four ships rather than three, however.

Screenshots

Production credits

System 1 version

Magazine articles

Main article: Star Jacker/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Photo gallery

Physical scans

System 1 version

System 1, US

SG-1000 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №1983-11, p23[2]
SG-1000
80
Based on
1 review

SG-1000, JP (Type A)
StarJacker SG1000 JP Box Back Alt.jpgNospine.pngStarJacker SG1000 JP Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover
Star Jacker A SG1000 JP Cart.jpg
Cart
SG-1000, JP (Type B)
Star Jacker B1 SG1000 JP Top.jpg
StarJacker SG1000 JP Box Back.jpgStar Jacker B1 SG1000 JP Spine.jpgStarJacker SG1000 JP Box Front.jpgStar Jacker B1 SG1000 JP Spine2.jpg
Cover
Star Jacker B SG1000 JP Carttop.jpg
Star Jacker B SG1000 JP Cart.jpg
Cart
SG-1000, JP (Type C)
Star Jacker C SG1000 JP Top.jpg
StarJacker-SG-JP-A-Back.jpgStar Jacker C SG1000 JP Spine.jpgStarJacker-SG-JP-A-Front.jpgStar Jacker C SG1000 JP Spine2.jpg
Cover
Star Jacker C SG1000 JP Carttop.jpg
Star Jacker C SG1000 JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Star Jacker C SG1000 JP Manual.pdf
Manual
SG-1000, EU

SG-1000, AU
Star Jacker SG1000 AU Back.jpgStar Jacker SG1000 AU Spine2.jpgStarJacker SG1000 AU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Star Jacker SG1000 AU Carttop.jpg
Star Jacker SG1000 AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Star Jacker SG1000 AU Manual.PDF
Manual
Star Jacker SG1000 AU Inside.jpg
Inside
SG-1000, NZ

SG-1000, FR
StarJacker SG1000 FR backcover.jpgStarJacker SG1000 FR spine.jpgStarJacker SG1000 FR cover.jpg
Cover
StarJacker SG1000 FR cart.jpg
Cart
SG-1000, IT
Star Jacker SG1000 IT Back.jpgStar Jacker SG1000 IT Spine.jpgStar Jacker SG1000 IT Front.jpgStar Jacker SG1000 IT Spine2.jpg
Cover
Star Jacker SG1000 IT Carttop.jpg
Star Jacker SG1000 IT Cart.jpg
Cart
Star Jacker SG1000 IT Manual.pdf
Manual
Star Jacker SG1000 IT Inside.pdf
Inside
SG-1000, TW

References

  1. http://sega-interactive.co.jp/special/history/title/starjacker.html
  2. File:ComputerInput NZ 1983-11.pdf, page 25