This is actually going to be the first post where I add embeds. I
actually didn't expect that.
Ah, the Last Starfighter. A sci-fi getaway movie about a certain
Alex Rogan who's an arcade prodigy, who finds an arcade machine
that's actually a recruitment system made by the Star League.
Atari was actually making a tie-in arcade game at the time, but
costs to mass produce the unique cabinet and system driving said
game was too much back then.
Remember, 100,000 USD a unit was truly
nothing to scoff at back in the 90s. It was 75% complete when they
dediced to kill it before it actually released. However, despite this,
WE ONLY HAVE A PROTOTYPE ROM OF IT FOR MAME! WHAT THE HECK! FIND THAT
75% BUILD AND DUMP IT ALREADY! IT'S A PIECE OF HISTORY AFTER ALL!
However, there is some good news to be had. Rogue Synapse, the minds
behind games like Polybius, recreated The Last Starfighter's original
incarnation the best they could. This game is a beaut, but it was
written in DarkBasic, so expect some compatibility trouble, and MAKE SURE
to keep the game in a 4:3 resolution. Here's the game on their website,
and some blueprint stuff to make your own cab.
Windows XP is recommended for this. Rogue Synapse's The Last Starfighter