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Re: [vox] [OT] LED arcade game resembling "Braid" screensaver
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Re: [vox] [OT] LED arcade game resembling "Braid" screensaver



On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 01:19:53PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 03:35:18PM -0400, David Hummel wrote:
> > Very OT (my apologies), but I know there are some gamers on the list.
> > 
> > I'm trying to remember the name of an arcade game that was popular in
> > the early to mid 80's.  You are in a small ship and the goal was to
> > shoot at and penetrate a multi-layered (round, I think) energy shield in
> > the middle of the screen, while dodging other hostile ships and
> > projectiles.  Everything was LED-like (ala Star Wars and Asteroids).
> 
> I'm _pretty_ sure what you've described is "Star Castle."
> 
> It was actually vector-based, not LCD.  (As opposed to a normal CRT
> which displayed rasterized images using pixels, like a TV screen.  Other
> famous vector arcade games included BattleZone, Asteroids, Lunar Lander,
> and the original Star Wars arcade game.)

I had a couple of LCD-based games when I was a kid. My favorite was a
battery-operated PacMan game; but I also remember some baseball game.

-Micah
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