Last Starfighter clip

Greetings, Starfighter.  You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada

It’s no secret that we at borg.com are fans of sci-fi videogames–especially if they are part of a classic sci-fi movie like Tron or The Last Starfighter.  Thanks to the freeware programmers over at RogueSynapse you can download a freeware version of a brilliant, true looking version of The Last Starfighter as seen in the movie right now, and spend the rest of the weekend mastering your Starfighter skills.

Grig and Centauri would be proud.  Our apologies to your spouse.  The picnic will probably get rained out anyway.

Oh, and you’re welcome.

Starfighter video game screen freeware

Those from the generation that lived through these early video games recall keying in entire games like this that were included in Games or Compute! magazine.  It looked just like this, only it went on for dozens of pages:

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I once spent an entire day while a teenager in junior high keying in the code for a game like this on my Commodore 64, only to lose the game when I switched off the power to go to bed that night.  Think in terms of a time before a cassette tape storage drive and you’ll recall the real good ol’ days of video game programming.

If you want to see a preview of the freeware game check out this video (start about halfway through to see the game play in action):

Mosey on over to RogueSynapse to download and play this classic arcade game at this link now.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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