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Starhawk
Box artwork for Starhawk.
Developer(s)Cinematronics, GCE
Publisher(s)Cinematronics, GCE
Designer(s)Tim Skelly
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Arcade
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Vectrex
Genre(s)Shooter
System(s)Vectrex
Mode(s)Single player, Co-op
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This guide is for the arcade and Vectrex game. For the Game Boy game, see StarHawk (Game Boy). For the PS3 game, see Starhawk (2012).
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Starhawk is a 1977 vector arcade game by Cinematronics. Starhawk is a shoot 'em up with a fixed environment. The game was unique at the time as it presented the graphics in a pseudo-three dimensional way. Essentially, the game is a simple video game version of the Star Wars: Episode IV trench run. The game was later ported to the Vectrex video game console in 1982. The game is remembered as having quite advanced graphics for the time and being the first video game based upon or to have noticeable references to Star Wars.

According to the Vectrex manual, the story involves "protecting your comrades from alien ships trying to infiltrate your culture" and "defending the sovereignty of your planet".

Table of Contents

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