Archive for the ‘Star Wars’ Tag

Star Wars action figures   1 comment

R2-D2I had quite a few Star Wars action figures growing up.  I even had two of a few of them – Han Solo in his Endor gear, Darth Vader, and Wicket.  But my favorite figure was R2-D2.  It wasn’t exactly an accurate figure, but there was something about it that seemed almost… friendly.

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Posted December 12, 2012 by darthphilburt in Uncategorized

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Rebel Mouse   Leave a comment

Rebel Mouse

It’s an elaborate ruse!   Leave a comment

It's an elaborate ruse!

I tried to roll down the stairs in a ball   Leave a comment

Haven't you ever just wanted to be a ball?

The Star Wars Office   Leave a comment

Posted November 28, 2012 by darthphilburt in Funny

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Star Wars according to a 3-year-old   Leave a comment

Posted November 27, 2012 by darthphilburt in Funny

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Star Wars   2 comments

Star Wars cabinetStar Wars was designed by Mike Hally and released by Atari in 1983.  The player pilots Luke Skywalker’s X-wing fighter in the final battle from the 1977 film.  First the player must shoot TIE fighters (in later stages including Darth Vader’s) as they fly toward the Death Star.  In the next stage the player shoots towers and turrets on the surface of the Death Star.  In the final stage the player flies down the Death Star trench, avoiding incoming fire and dodging catwalks across the trench, and finally firing the shot into the exhaust port, destroying the Death Star.  Later levels repeat basically the same stages, but add more challenge.

Star Wars uses a vector monitor rather than a raster monitor, meaning that rather than using blocky pixels, the images on the screen are created by drawing lines from point to point.  It uses several digitized voice samples from the movie in addition to the game’s music and sound effects.  The game also uses a unique flight yoke controller with grips on both sides.