Lost In Translation/Star Wars Arcade

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Star Wars Arcade
Star Wars Arcade marquee.
No screen shot.
Star Wars Arcade control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1993
Analog joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU V60 (@ 16.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM3438 (@ 8.000 MHz)
(2x) MultiPCM (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
496 x 384 pixels
60.00 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 21 ROMs
29,097,984 bytes (27.75 MiB)

About The Game

Star Wars Arcade is a simultaneous 2-player, 3-D filled-polygon, arcade video game shoot-em-up.

Based on the legendary 1977 movie of the same name. In the two player game, one player takes on the role of the pilot, who controls both the speed and direction of the fighter ship, and who can only shoot at the centre of the screen. The second other player takes on the role of the 'gunner' and can target a much larger area on-screen.

In single player mode, the player can only be the pilot.

Star Wars Arcade consists of four different stages :

  • The first stage takes place in an asteroid field, with players attacked by Star Destroyers and squadrons of TIE Fighters.
  • The second stage has the player piloting their X-Wing through a Super Star Destroyer, before destroying it by blowing up a reactor.
  • In the third stage players must destroy a squadron of TIE Fighters flying over the surface of the Death Star.
  • Finally, fly into the unfinished Death Star and blow it up it by destroying the main reactor.

At the end of the second and fourth stage, a cut-scene is played. Even though the game is called Star Wars Arcade, its setting is actually that of the third film in the series, 1983's "Return of the Jedi". Admiral Ackbar briefs players on the missions leading up to the destruction of the second Death Star.


The attract mode lists a copyright of 1993 for Sega, and a copyright of 1994 for Lucasfilm; the marquee and serial number tag both say 1994.

The sound test mode reveals that the voice samples are available in Japanese as well as English. Allegedly, only about a dozen or so units were imported into the US.


  1. Star Wars Arcade (1993)
  2. Star Wars Trilogy Arcade [Standard model] (1998)
    Star Wars Trilogy Arcade [Deluxe model] (1998)

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega 32X (1994)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.