The Last Starfighter

After Atari acquired the rights to The Last Starfighter (convinced it would be a hit), they set to work on developing games based on the movie for the 5200, 400/800, and 2600. The problem was that the game Alex played in the movie was impossible to...

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Name The Last Starfighter
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Platform Atari 2600
Release Date 1984
Game Type Unreleased
ESRB Not Rated
Developers Douglas Neubauer
Publishers Atari Corporation
Genres Shooter
Max Players 1
Cooperative No
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After Atari acquired the rights to The Last Starfighter (convinced it would be a hit), they set to work on developing games based on the movie for the 5200, 400/800, and 2600. The problem was that the game Alex played in the movie was impossible to reproduce on any home console of the time (in fact it was impossible to make a game like that at all in 1984, the one in the movie was just computer generated graphics), so programmers had to be creative in their approach. Although both games were finished in time for the movie, Atari canceled The Last Starfighter due to the collapsing market.
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