The Last Starfighter Fans Check this out!

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  1. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm in the right section......Even though the title relates to a movie :) 

    I don't know how many of you guys remember an old 80's movie called The Last Starfighter. Well while it was a cheesy 80's movie, I grew up with it and I still have a soft spot for it.

    Anyway, I always wanted to play the arcade game that the kid plays in the movie, and these fans made that little wish come true. They created the arcade game playable on your PC, and it actually plays and looks (and sounds) just like the Arcade Alex plays in the movie...

    For some interesting Nostalgia, check this out....

    http://www.roguesynapse.com/games/last_starfighter.php
     
  2. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    My mother will have a blast once she sees this!
     
  3. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i <3 last starfighter, its due for a remake.
     
  4. McBradders

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    Welcome Starfighter you have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier from Xur and the Ko Dan armada...


    BYAAAH!

    I need to hook up a gamepad for this bad boyeeee!
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    ok, that was a cool trip.
     
  6. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    how do u play? i cant get past insert coin! are there instructions?
     
  7. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    yes there is a read me in the folder.

    5= insert coin, and the arrow keys control your turret while the mouse controls the target (ie. the double stick control on the arcade).. You can also use a controller for the turret controls and the mouse to shoot. Right button cycles through weapons, and I think button 3 on the mouse is "DEATH BLOSSOM"
     
  8. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    B'dass, i love that movie! shame i have a mac :( 
     
  9. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    thanks! its a neat play.
     
  10. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    No problem man. It's a fun little game. I wish it had support for dual analog control so I could plug in my PS3 or 360 controller, but these guys did it as a labor of love and it's free, so I ain't complaining.
     
  11. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Last Starfighter was the first movie to use CG for the effects was it not?
     
  12. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    sir your forget yourself! it is preceeded by Tron at the very least.
     
  13. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Somebody needs to give the guys that made this a truckload of cash for being so awesome.
     
  14. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I did forget myself.
    (palm to forehead)
     
  15. Prowl

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    Actually you technically didn't. The Last Starfighter isn't really hailed as the first movie to use CG, rather the first movie to use CG to represent real objects, ala Jurassic Park and Star Wars: Special Editions.

    Tron's CG is used to show animated objects inside of a computer (which is why they don't try to pass it off as real).

    TLSF's CG is mimicing real space battles with "real" people in the ships :) 

    So you owe me one Smasher for bailing your ass again, like the days of Halo when I shot a guy that was going to shoot you..... edit: I don't know if that really happened, but somewhere in the chaos I'm sure I saved you from Kickback's wrath.
     
  16. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    ^Good times. :thumb 
     
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    Pretty cool game, however I suck.
     
  18. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    I played the arcade game finally, worst experience ever....

    Some jerk picked me up in his space car. I went to this military base on some big asteroid. Some bald jerk on a hologram was taunting me, I stepped on an aliens foot, I teamed up with another alien in this space fighter.

    He was a jerk too, he wanted to be the pilot and made me sit in the gunnery chair. We blew some guys up, getting shot at sucks balls btw. Then we blew up some V shaped mother ship. The alien joke of a pilot dropped me off back at home, ya know.. EARTH, but he didn't drop me off at my apartment and instead left me in a trailer park. He went back into space with not even a thank you.

    Last time I get suckered into saving the galaxy, ass hats.
     
  19. Prowl

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    Well that sounds exciting. I wasn't good enough at the game to get that type of response. If only Halo was a testing ground for Space Marines...........

    "Son, you need to duck when someone is firing at you!!!!!"
    "What do you mean? Can't I just strafe around and shoot?"
     
  20. Gryph

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    What the hell?! They just made me build pyramids all day!
     

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