SW Arcade Game--Upright
It is the secret desire of many collectors to someday add a vintage Star Wars arcade machine to their rec rooms. Though expensive and difficult to ship, the games remain eagerly sought after items on the collector market, as twenty-somethings everywhere attempt to somehow win back all the quarters they blew as kids while trying to maneuver through the Death Star's trenches.

Though the first "Star Wars" game is a true arcade classic and, to most eyes, the most familiar of the bunch, "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" games were also created and remain popular with collectors. While most ESB games consisted of new "boards" used within the old "Star Wars" machines, a very few did feature ESB graphics on their outer casings. The ROTJ game, on the other hand, was entirely original, having both a new program and a new outer casing with an original ROTJ design. The unit pictured above is the stand-up version of the original Star Wars game. A sit-down "cockpit" version of this machine was also created which is significantly tougher to find.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Rob Amantea
From the collection of: Rob Amantea
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Games / Arcade


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