Episode 374 – Starcade Star Wars Superstars

This week we’re taking it back to the summer of 1983 when ROTJ wasn’t the only Star Wars thing blowing minds as the classic Star Wars arcade game made it’s electrifying debut on the video gameshow STARCADE!  We’re talking about the simultaneous rise of video game and Star Wars mania in the early 1980s, why Starcade is the most soothing show to ever air on television and then we’re watching the episode where the only game the contestants could play was the legendary Atari Star Wars game!  Who wins and what child is maybe going to Hawaii?  

So look out for more fighters and fireballs, celebrate the love and listen today!

Starcade website : https://www.starcade.tv/starcade/games/index.html

All Star Wars episode of Starcade : https://youtu.be/xhmTALoXdd4?si=QEfDYCrhy2q5V1NC

Starcade history : https://theretronetwork.com/this-is-starcade/

We support the SAG-AFTRA / WGA strike! We love this stuff and we want our favorite who make our favorite things people to be treated fairly!

Episode 122 – The Star Wars Arcade Game Story

This week Jason and Gabe look at the history of the first great Star Wars video games, 1983’s Atari Star Wars : The Arcade Game.   Made in a time when the arcade market was dwindling and Atari desperately needed a hit, this Star Wars game was one of their only hopes.  Take a trip back into the world of vector graphics as Blast Points explores how the awesome game got made and how it helped usher in a new era of Star Wars games all while home video games crumbled around it.

PLUS :  Star Wars Resistance!  Forces of Destiny featuring The Gorax! YES, THE GORAX!

We are just weeks from Solo  : A Star Wars Story and SoloMania is running wild with clips, giant worms, 360 videos and more!!  Can Blast Points survive SoloMania?!

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