Shack's Arcade Corner: Star Wars Trilogy Arcade

Greg is back with another look at a more recent Star Wars arcade game.

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This week on Shack's Arcade Corner, we take a look at Star Wars Trilogy Arcade. The game hit arcades in 1998 and was developed by SEGA. Star Wars Trilogy Arcade was published by LucasArts and SEGA. The game was an on-rails FPS that put you in the cockpit of an X-Wing, Snow Speeder, and on the seat of a Speeder Bike. The game also did have some ground-based combat and some light saber duels.

There were three core levels. The first tasks players with blowing up the Death Star at the Battle of Yavin from Episode IV. The second level has players taking down AT-ATs in the Battle of Hoth and the third level takes place on the forest moon of Endor. There was a bonus fourth level that was playable after completing the first three where players take on the Imperial fleet in an Endor Space mission.

The cabinet came in several different form factors and configurations, including one model that could seat two people. The game was released just before The Phantom Menace hit theaters, and it was quite popular. It was never ported to any consoles, which is pretty surprising considering how fun it was. Please take a look at this video to find out more about Star Wars Trilogy Arcade.

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