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Awesome find @kagecom . The amount of money I fed into this in the arcade back in the day was ridiculous.
Loved this on the Amiga with its approximately 50 disks and limited gameplay
State of the art around 1983 believe it was also one of the first video games to be played from a laserdisc.
Edited by: "Broxy" 15th Mar
I remember playing this in the pier at Skegness. It blew me away back then just how good it was.

However, I also remember it being incredibly expensive (50p a game in ‘83) and almost impossible to play. You needed to know which direction to push the controller before the scene ended. Still in awe at the time.
Edited by: "Si1969" 15th Mar
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Awesome find @kagecom . The amount of money I fed into this in the arcade back in the day was ridiculous.
Loved this back in the day, and Space Ace
Love this game which made me poor in my local chippy. Great find.
Thanks for sharing! Just got further than I ever did as a kid!! Heat added!
Loved this on the Amiga with its approximately 50 disks and limited gameplay
I remember playing this on my Atari 1040 STe and being blown away.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 15th Mar
State of the art around 1983 believe it was also one of the first video games to be played from a laserdisc.
Edited by: "Broxy" 15th Mar
Cool OP! Btw is that jack p from tekken 2? Whatever happened to him?
Heat from me!
I have a boule sided dvd with space ace and dragons lair on - think it came on a Xbox mag
Broxy32 m ago

State of the art around 1983 believe it was also one of the first video …State of the art around 1983 believe it was also one of the first video games to be played from a laserdisc.



Earlier than that. '81 as I remember playing it.
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machomansavage32 m ago

Cool OP! Btw is that jack p from tekken 2? Whatever happened to him?


That's a good eye you have Mr Savage! Probably got broke down for parts! He was in tekken tag 2 a few years back, Dig it.
Beautiful artwork from Don Bluth. He had a hand in so many wonderful films from my childhood; Secret of NIMH, American Tail, Land before Time etc
I remember playing this in the pier at Skegness. It blew me away back then just how good it was.

However, I also remember it being incredibly expensive (50p a game in ‘83) and almost impossible to play. You needed to know which direction to push the controller before the scene ended. Still in awe at the time.
Edited by: "Si1969" 15th Mar
andywedge1 h, 45 m ago

Awesome find @kagecom . The amount of money I fed into this in the arcade …Awesome find @kagecom . The amount of money I fed into this in the arcade back in the day was ridiculous.


You bet!

"Insert Coin"

I remember that I couldn't get anywhere with this game. I always kept losing!

GAME OVER

This game drives me up the bloody wall.
I was the person who bought the Phillips CDI just to play games like this:/
andywedge2 h, 20 m ago

Awesome find @kagecom . The amount of money I fed into this in the arcade …Awesome find @kagecom . The amount of money I fed into this in the arcade back in the day was ridiculous.


Me too! This and Pac-Man - the scratch card version!
andywedge3 h, 3 m ago

Awesome find @kagecom . The amount of money I fed into this in the arcade …Awesome find @kagecom . The amount of money I fed into this in the arcade back in the day was ridiculous.



Likewise.

Was a big thing in the 80s,as was the 1st arcade machine to use a laserdisc.Wow!!
Si19691 h, 58 m ago

I remember playing this in the pier at Skegness. It blew me away back then …I remember playing this in the pier at Skegness. It blew me away back then just how good it was.However, I also remember it being incredibly expensive (50p a game in ‘83) and almost impossible to play. You needed to know which direction to push the controller before the scene ended. Still in awe at the time.


Yes the same memories here. 50p, which 35 years on, I still wouldn't put in an arcade machine now, and would probably be fairly close to 2 quid today, always prevented me from playing it just the once. Remember at the local fair always going to watch anyone who dared to play the game as very few got more than several scenes through it.
I remember playing this great arcade game in Southend on sea, money didn't last long on it as it was so hard to play, thanks for the heads up on this, as I had forgotten the title of this game, brings back great memories of my childhood.
Wonky1001 h, 7 m ago

I was the person who bought the Phillips CDI just to play games like this:/


I also bought one
petegaffney3 h, 48 m ago

Loved this back in the day, and Space Ace



Space Ace was the first game in the Arcade I actually manange to complete (on easy) and it cost me most of my summer job wages doing so!
This game scared me as a kid, it felt too realistic for the time
Amazing find! The money I put into this thing back then!
Top spot op
Remember when this game came out ,amazing graphics but a rip off ,Not truly an Arcade game at all ,Star Wars was the big game then ,sit in the cockpit and for the same money far more fun !
mickrick8 h, 7 m ago

Earlier than that. '81 as I remember playing it.


Nope, it was 1983. Google confirms.
deleted5795915th Mar

Lets be honest here though its a bad game, its difficulty is simply …Lets be honest here though its a bad game, its difficulty is simply unfair, unless you memorise the directions then you simply could not play this game and win through pure skill.I think its better left in nostalgia land along with Road Avenger on Sega CD


Yeah, useless game but great to watch. Although Space Ace was even more fun.
“Please save me!”
“The cage is locked with the key, the dragon keeps around his neck, to slay the dragon use the magic sword!”
Edited by: "dazdragon" 16th Mar
As others say, this game was truly mindblowing in 1983 when you first saw it. On it's release, it was unlike anything else around in terms of visuals and sound. Scratch below the surface and it's not much more than a memorising game. Having said that I used to be able to complete this on easy and Space Ace on hard BITD. The first video game to have the audacity to charge 30p a game and I must have spent a fortune learning how to complete it. We were also fortunate enough to have both the Atari and Cinematronics versions to play which were slightly different. Happy days.

"Lead on adventurer, you're quest awaits!"
Basically a quicktime event game without the hints!
deleted5795915th Mar

Lets be honest here though its a bad game, its difficulty is simply …Lets be honest here though its a bad game, its difficulty is simply unfair, unless you memorise the directions then you simply could not play this game and win through pure skill.I think its better left in nostalgia land along with Road Avenger on Sega CD



Most frustrating ‘game’ ever. Made me tear my hair out.

However, those kids on the second season of ‘Stranger Things’ got to the last level...but I call BS on that. Did anybody ever complete it?
Edited by: "alex_dis" 16th Mar
What a classic, fed way too many coins into this back in the 80s! Then bought it for the PC about 20 years later.

I'm feeling all sentimental now, will have to give it a go... thanks, OP.
Godammit! Even with the key hints, I'm still rubbish at it!
Si196919 h, 24 m ago

I remember playing this in the pier at Skegness. It blew me away back then …I remember playing this in the pier at Skegness. It blew me away back then just how good it was.However, I also remember it being incredibly expensive (50p a game in ‘83) and almost impossible to play. You needed to know which direction to push the controller before the scene ended. Still in awe at the time.


I remember it well, the cabinet had an extra screen at the top when it was new so people could watch it
dealpickle12 h, 1 m ago

Nope, it was 1983. Google confirms.



Really? What year was Space Ace then?
mickrick20 h, 26 m ago

Earlier than that. '81 as I remember playing it.


You must have had a time machine, it came out in June 1983.
game is fast.
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