Star Wars Arcade

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  • Model 1
  • Sega 32X
    NTSC-U/NTSC-J
  • Sega 32X
    PAL

StarWarsArcade Model1 TitleScreen.png

StarWarsArcade 32X TitleScreen.png

StarWarsArcade 32X EU TitleScreen.png

Star Wars Arcade
System(s): Sega Model 1, Sega 32X
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega 32X
Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Shooting[2][3]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 1)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Model 1)
US
$? ?
Arcade (Model 1)
UK
£6,000[4] ?
























Sega 32X
JP
¥8,8008,800 GM-4002
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega 32X
US
$59.9959.99[5][6] 84508
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega 32X
EU
84508-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
PT
MD32X84508
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
UK
£59.9959.99[8] 84508-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
AU
$109.95109.95[9] FSTA06SXC
OFLC: G
Sega 32X
BR
152080
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega 32X
AS
84508

Star Wars Arcade (スターウォーズ・アーケード) is a Sega Model 1 arcade game developed by Sega AM3 and LucasArts, and published by Sega in 1993. It was also brought to the Sega 32X in 1994 and sold as a launch title for the system. During development the Model 1 version was known as Virtua Star Wars.

Like all Model 1 games, Star Wars Arcade is presented in 3D perspective. The player pilots various ships from the Star Wars universe including the X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters through various missions.

Star Wars Arcade was followed by Star Wars Trilogy Arcade in 1998.

Versions

When brought to the 32X, Star Wars Arcade saw a significant downgrade in polygon counts alongside the expected drop in resolution. All scenery, effects and spacecraft in the game are affected, with the 32X also struggling to keep a locked frame rate when faced with busy scenes, resulting in noticeable slowdown, particularly in indoor areas (as opposed to the Model 1's, rarely-wavering 60FPS). These cuts can drastically change the feel of certain levels; for example, a lack of asteroids in the opening stage means the 32X version is more empty than its arcade counterpart.

The 3D layer of graphics targets 30FPS, which it usually hits when flying through space. Most of the time, however, the game operates closer to 20FPS, though will drop lower in certain circumstances (such as when flying on the surface of the death star).

Cinematics are generally shorter on the 32X as well. To partially make up for the omissions, there is a special "32X mode" which extends the levels and offers more challenge than the base "arcade" mode.

Production credits

Model 1 version

Source:
In-game credits [10]

32X version

Source:
In-game credits
Star Wars Arcade 32X credits.pdf
[11]


Source:
US manual
Swarcade 32x us manual.pdf
[12]

Magazine articles

Main article: Star Wars Arcade/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

StarWarsArcade Model1 JP Flyer.jpg
Model 1 JP flyer
StarWarsArcade Model1 JP Flyer.jpg
Keep Devilishly Warm This Winter flyer back NL.png
NL flyer
Keep Devilishly Warm This Winter flyer back NL.png
Suuri lelukirja FI 1995 Sega.jpg
FI advert (1995)
Suuri lelukirja FI 1995 Sega.jpg
Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in (NL) #17: "Numer 17, Januari 1995" (1994-12-xx)
also published in:
  • (NL) #20: "Nummer 20, April 1995" (1995-03-22)[13]
Logo-pdf.svg
Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in (ES) #33: "Enero 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
Logo-pdf.svg

Photo gallery

Artwork

Physical scans

Model 1 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(UK)
80
[14]
Arcade (Model 1)
80
Based on
1 review

Star Wars Arcade

Model 1, US
Model 1, JP

32X version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 №38
93 №24, p36-38
Sega 32X
86
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(JP) NTSC-J
65
[15]
(FR)
32
[16]
(UK)
90
[17]
(UK)
60
[18]
(US) NTSC-U
63
[19]
(JP) NTSC-J
53
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[20]
(US) NTSC-U
75
[21]
(US) NTSC-U
87
[22]
(US)
88
[23]
(US) NTSC-U
75
[24]
(GR)
72
[25]
(DE) PAL
40
[26]
(UK) PAL
85
[27]
(UK) PAL
79
[28]
(DE) PAL
74
[29]
(UK) PAL
91
[6]
(FR) PAL
94
[30]
(DE) NTSC-U
74
[31]
(UK) PAL
92
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[32]
(ES)
90
[33]
(UK) PAL
90
[4]
(US) NTSC-U
50
[34]
(FR)
71
[35]
(DE) PAL
77
[36]
(NL)
59
[37]
(JP) NTSC-J
69
[38]
(UK) PAL
90
[39]
(UK) PAL
86
[40]
(UK) PAL
87
[41]
(UK) PAL
86
[42]
(SE)
46
[43]
(JP) NTSC-J
59
[44]
(ES)
89
[45]
(UK)
80
[46]
(DE) PAL
75
[47]
(US)
90
[48]
Sega 32X
74
Based on
36 reviews

Star Wars Arcade

32X, JP
StarWarsArcade 32X JP Box Back.jpgStarWarsArcade MD JP BoxSpine.jpgStarWarsArcade 32X JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
StarWarsArcade MD JP CartTop.jpg
StarWarsArcade 32X JP Cart Back.jpgStar Wars Arcade 32X JP cart.jpg
Cart
Swarcade 32x jp manual.pdf
Manual
32X, US
StarWarsArcade 32X US Box Back.jpgStarWarsArcade 32X US Box Front.jpg
Cover
StarWarsArcade 32X US Cart.jpg
Cart
Swarcade 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, US (Not For Resale Cart)

StarWarsArcade 32X US NFR Cart.jpg
Cart
32X, EU
StarWarsArcade 32X EU Box Back.jpgStarWarsArcade 32X EU Box Spine.jpgStarWarsArcade 32X EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
StarWarsArcade 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Star Wars Arcade 32X EU Manual.jpg
Manual
32X, FR (Blister Pack)
StarWarsArcade 32X FR Blister Back.jpgNospine.pngStarWarsArcade 32X FR Blister Front.jpg
Cover
32X, PT

32X, AU
StarWarsArcade 32X AU Box Front.jpg
Cover
32X, BR
Starwarsarcade 32x br cover.jpg
Cover
StarWarsArcade 32X BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Swarcade 32x br manual.pdf
Manual
32X, Asia (PAL)
Star Wars Arcade 32X AS Box Back.jpgStarWarsArcade 32X AS Box Spine.jpgStarWarsArcade 32X Asia Box Front.jpg
Cover
Star Wars Arcade 32X AS Cart.jpg
Cart
Star Wars Arcade 32X AS Manual.jpg
Manual
32X, Asia (NTSC)
StarWarsArcade 32X Asia NTSC Box Back.jpgNospine.pngStarWarsArcade 32X Asia NTSC Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

Main article: Star Wars Arcade/Technical information.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain, page 131
  2. File:StarWarsArcade 32X JP Box Front.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/32x/soft.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-06-19 13:31)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mean Machines Sega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 18
  5. GamePro, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 76
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-30), page 24
  7. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1994-11-14), page 5
  8. Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 72
  9. Sega Megazone, "December 1994" (AU; 1994-1x-xx), page 22
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vthjcZKi6-U
  11. File:Star Wars Arcade 32X credits.pdf
  12. File:Swarcade 32x us manual.pdf, page 17
  13. Power Unlimited, "Nummer 20, April 1995" (NL; 1995-03-22), page 76
  14. Computer & Video Games, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-15), page 64
  15. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1995" (JP; 1994-12-08), page 26
  16. CD Consoles, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 124
  17. Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 136
  18. Edge, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-24), page 90
  19. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 40
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 39
  21. FLUX, "Issue #4" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 82
  22. GameFan, "Volume 2, Issue 12: December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 28
  23. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 12 December 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 44
  24. GamePro, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 72
  25. Gamer, "Ianouários 1995" (GR; 1995-xx-xx), page 1
  26. Gamers, "Januar 1995" (DE; 1995-01-08), page 34
  27. (UK) "Series 4, episode 11" (1994-11-29, 24:00) (+7:08)
  28. Games World: The Magazine, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-xx), page 15
  29. MAN!AC, "01/95" (DE; 1994-12-07), page 52
  30. Mega Force, "Megadrive 32X elle est là!" (FR; 1994-12-02), page 16
  31. Mega Fun, "01/95" (DE; 1994-12-21), page 29
  32. Mega Fun, "01/95" (DE; 1994-12-21), page 4
  33. Micromanía (segunda época), "Diciembre 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 23
  34. Next Generation, "Premiere Issue 1995" (US; 1994-12-08), page 99
  35. Player One, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-1x-xx), page 66
  36. Play Time, "2/95" (DE; 1995-01-04), page 100
  37. Power Unlimited, "Nummer 18, Februari 1995" (NL; 1995-01-25), page 42
  38. Saturn Fan, "1995 February" (JP; 1995-01-07), page 34
  39. Sega Magazine, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 72
  40. Sega Power, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-17), page 40
  41. Sega Pro, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-01), page 46
  42. Sega Pro, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-02-28), page 24
  43. Sega Force, "2/95" (SE; 1995-04-19), page 6
  44. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  45. Todo Sega, "Diciembre 1994" (ES; 1994-1x-xx), page 36
  46. Ultimate Future Games, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-12-01), page 96
  47. Video Games, "3/95" (DE; 1995-02-23), page 83
  48. VideoGames, "December 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 73


Star Wars Arcade

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Audiobooks:
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