The Last (And First) Starfighter Arcade Game


Anyone who watched the movie, “The Last Starfighter,” probably wondered if they’d ever be whisked away to save the galaxy from an evil alien race with their mad gaming skills. Me, I anxiously awaited the day when a race of semi-intelligent frogs would call on me to lead them through the perils of highway traffic and bobbing crocodiles. Unfortunately, despite the possibility of being one of the greatest movie tie-ins ever, an actual “Starfighter” arcade machine was never produced. Thankfully, Rogue Synapse decided to take things into their own hands and constructed their own fully functional Starfighter arcade machine, modeled after the one in the film. The machine plays a fan-made version of the game, also available for download, which looks just like the one in the movie. If you’re interested in building you’re own version of the game, you can check out the site below for diagrams and such.

Via Rogue Synapse

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On November 6, 2007 at 6:33 am

If I win the lotto, I am SO buying this. You weren’t alone in those young man fantasies about being that heroe. I’m afraid to ever watch that movie again, as I know it’s probably not half as good as my memory tells me it is, and the kids today would think the effects are cheasy and lame, but I loved it at the time.

Shawn Sines

On November 6, 2007 at 8:36 am

I guess I let it stand, I’ve watched it a few times and been pleased by the nostalgia I was shocked by how quickly the pace of the film moved at times and how little actual starfighter combat there really was in the film. The Last Starfighter is one of those films crying out for a remake or sequel in my mind. What happened to Alex after the war? Were the Kodan Armada truly defeated? I could easily see an updating of this film, too bad its somewhat of a cult classic and did poorly at the box office. The lack of Robert Preston however would mean they’d have to find someone equally as charming/flim-flam to play Centauri.

used cisco

On November 6, 2007 at 8:40 am

“The Last Starfighter is one of those films crying out for a remake or sequel in my mind.”

Thats a fantastic idea!