Battle Beyond The Stars the arcade game

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Battle Beyond The Stars the arcade game

Post by BeeJay » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:58 pm

Does anyone else remember playing an arcade game called Battle Beyond the Stars?

It was probably loosely based on the movie of the same name as it had a button for the Stellar Converter, as well as a mega-blaster button and a standard fire button. I remember playing it a few times, but I only ever saw it briefly in one arcade game establishment at the New Brighton Mall here in Christchurch. It may well have been a prototype game that never saw large or general world wide release, especially if it did poorly during test placement. I think I only saw it during that one visit as it was gone the next time I went to look for the game. I do remember it was quite a fun game to play, and quite different to the other games available at that time. It was definitely a shoot-em-up style of game but that's about the limit of my memory.

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Re: Battle Beyond The Stars the arcade game

Post by The TJT » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:05 pm

Why would they drag the game all the way to downunder for prototype test?

In any case I just wanted to say that it can't be much worse than the movie which was pretty terrible Star Wars ripoff (despite cool promo poster)...

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Wikipedia says they used footage from the film for Laser Disc game Astron Belt, but that's no shmup.

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Re: Battle Beyond The Stars the arcade game

Post by BeeJay » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:19 pm

I believe someone like Taito had an office here in Christchurch, NZ in the arcade 'hey-days', so it may well have been a one-off prototype created here and play tested here, before being sent anywhere else. Or maybe it was one of the other local arcade game manufacturers testing a prototype.

Seems likely given that it doesn't appear to be mentioned anywhere else.

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