Star Wars Games 04

Star Wars Games 04



For as​ long as​ I​ can remember,​ I​ have always loved Star Wars games .​
I​ think that the​ first Star Wars game that I​ ever played was the​ classic sit down arcade x wing game .​
It is​ extremely old school – from the​ mid-80s,​ I​ think .​
For the​ time,​ it​ is​ very sophisticated .​
Even today,​ the​ graphics are pretty impressive .​
It is​ all done in​ wireframe,​ vector graphics .​
You pilot an​ x-wing fighter,​ fighting against tie fighters that shoot brightly glowing balls of​ energy at​ you .​
Then you have to​ proceed to​ destroy the​ Death Star .​
The first time you do it,​ it​ is​ a​ thrill unlike anything you have ever felt .​
For me,​ the​ Star Wars movies were extremely real when I​ was a​ kid .​
Getting to​ actually play the​ part of​ Luke Skywalker was beyond my wildest dreams!
By the​ time I​ was playing the​ Star Wars PC games,​ my innocent childhood fascination with Star Wars had diminished somewhat .​
Don't get me wrong,​ the​ Star Wars games were still very good .​
There were so many of​ them that I​ can't keep track of​ all of​ them in​ my head,​ but I​ remember that many were first person shooter games .​
I​ liked going around Imperial bases,​ shooting soldiers with laser guns and trying to​ get my secret missions accomplished,​ but to​ me it​ didn't compare to​ the​ thrill of​ piloting a​ rebel fighter .​
In many ways,​ the​ first person style of​ Star Wars game was exactly like Doom,​ Quake,​ and all of​ the​ other first-person shooters that have come out before and since .​
It was much less original,​ and hence less enjoyable .​
Nevertheless,​ it​ also lasted a​ little bit longer .​
There were so many levels that the​ action didn't get monotonous.
Since then,​ there have been many other Star Wars games that have come out .​
I​ remember playing one which tried to​ combine the​ features of​ all the​ Star Wars games that came before it .​
You would get to​ pilot a​ spaceship,​ race through the​ forest on​ one of​ those hovering scooters,​ and even take on​ Darth Vader in​ a​ light saber duel .​
The problem is​ that it​ was the​ most expensive of​ all of​ the​ Star Wars arcade games .​
It cost something like four quarters to​ start,​ and your life wouldn't last very long .​
I​ preferred free Star Wars games that you can play on​ your computer for as​ long as​ you wanted,​ or​ at​ least the​ old style arcade games where each was only a​ quarter.




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