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Old 08-01-03, 11:29 PM
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Star Wars info for GC owners

http://cube.ign.com/articles/431/431711p1.html

August 01, 2003 - Publisher LucasArts Entertainment today confirmed reports that those who pre-order Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike would receive an extra bonus disc with special features and demos on it.
The Bonus disc will include all of the following, according to LucasArts:


A one-level demo of Hoth from Rebel Strike
A playable demo of the gladiator-RPG Gladius
A Rogue Leader II demo
A Rogue Leader II trailer
And best of all, the entire 1982 arcade game Star Wars in fully emulated glory
Developer Factor 5 demoed the emulated 1982 Star Wars game running on GameCube to IGNcube a couple of weeks ago and it looked perfect. No doubt, Star Wars fanatics are in for a treat.

IGNcube will post first footage of the emulated game soon. Stay tuned.
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Great news. I hope this becomes a trend.
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I wonder how far in advance you get this. Most of it's blah, but the SW arcade is just too sweet.
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Why do you want a playable demo of a game you have?
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Originally posted by Skank
Why do you want a playable demo of a game you have?
I assume you are looking for a better answer than, "You'll have the demo to play if you pre-order early".
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when does RS come out anyway?
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Me likey. When?
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awesome!!! I was looking forward to this game but didn't plan on pre ordering it or picking it up on release, but now i'll have to. I love the original star wars arcade game
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Hella cool!

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Old 08-02-03, 08:40 PM
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Yes! Factor 5 rocks! I love bonus discs .

People have raved about this 1982 star wars game if its the one I'm thinking of, finallly I'll be able to play it.
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Originally posted by Aghama
I wonder how far in advance you get this. Most of it's blah, but the SW arcade is just too sweet.
Exactly what I thought.
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I wasn't going to get Rebel Strike since RS2 was just a rehash of RS1, and I was disappointed to find that it seemed RS3 would be another one. This bonus disc is forcing me to get it now heh, SW arcade emulation is enough to warrant the purchase.
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Is that the one where everything was just made up of colored lines?
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Originally posted by V-ism
Is that the one where everything was just made up of colored lines?
Yup.
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Originally posted by Outlaw
Yes! Factor 5 rocks! I love bonus discs .

People have raved about this 1982 star wars game if its the one I'm thinking of, finallly I'll be able to play it.
You can check out the original Star Wars arcade game in MAME via emulation if you want a sneak preview.

Too bad F5 couldn't get Sega to let them emulate the Star Wars Trilogy arcade game.
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Looks like ill be pre-ordering
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Next question is where to pre-order from.
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Originally posted by Galanthas
I wasn't going to get Rebel Strike since RS2 was just a rehash of RS1, and I was disappointed to find that it seemed RS3 would be another one.
Rebel Strike should be a good deal different from the first two games.

For instance, there's third person on foot levels, speeder bikes and Taun Tauns.
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Originally posted by trigun
Too bad F5 couldn't get Sega to let them emulate the Star Wars Trilogy arcade game.
Yeah that would've been cool, the one with the joystick was nice. Love that game.
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Anyone know a date when this demo disc will be released?
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Gimme one!
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According to epigamer, the arcade game didn't come out until 1983, the Atari 2600 Empire game was the only Star Wars game that came out in 1982.



The Empire Strikes Back
First Released: 1982
Systems: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Released closer to the screening of Return of the Jedi than The Empire Strikes Back the Star Wars marketing machine clearly wasnít fully geared up for the release of the first ever Star Wars computer game.

And what a start, placing players at the controls of a snow speeder battling AT-ATs. A radar allowed you to keep track of the AT-ATs which you could destroy by either hitting them 48 times or hitting an open bomb port. As you progressed the Walkers became faster and faster until you were finally defeated by running out of lives or the walkers reaching your base. The Empire Strikes back was not only a great film but also, in short doses, a fun game for the Atari 2600.


Star Wars
First Released: 1983
Systems: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Colecovision

One of the most fondly remembered Star Wars games. In 1983 there was a dearth of high quality arcade games, this arcade game stood alone as the sole truly great game of the year, unless you happen to like the father of interactive movies ĎDragonís Lairí. The Star Wars arcade cabinet which recreates a cockpit is a sight to behold and is one of the most collectable arcade machines.

Pitting you as Luke Skywalker the game featured colour-vector graphics and digitised sound, a first for Atari. The game recreated the Death Star run from A New Hope, in their X-wing players had to first fight Tie Fighters and Vaderís Tie Advanced before flying over the Death Star surface and into the trench in order to get a couple of torpedoes down the exhaust port to the cry of "Great shot kid! That was one in a million!"

The home conversions of the arcade game were less spectacular but remained enjoyable.
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I asked at EB today, and they showed a release date of 9/24 for the demo disc, and 10/15 for Rebel Strike.

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