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Starmaster

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Starmaster is a first-person space shooter for the Atari 2600.

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Starmaster

First release date N/A
Platform PlayStation , Atari 2600 , Xbox 360 Games Store , PC
Developer Activision , Learning Technologies Interactive
Publisher Activision
Genre Action
Theme
Franchises
Aliases

Starmaster puts the player in the cockpit of a fighter in deep space. The object of the game is to warp from area to area and destroy enemy ships while avoiding being destroyed. In a stretch for the processing power of the Atari 2600, the game was played in a first-person perspective.
 
Gameplay  
The player warps from sector to sector of space. Each sector contains a friendly starbase, some enemy fighters, both a starbase and fighters, or nothing. The player shoots enemy ships with their lasers and may either dodge enemy fire or absorb the shots with their shields. Shooting lasers or being hit drains the players' energy, as does warping to another sector, as well as simply flying around. If a players energy reaches zero, the player loses 1 life, out of the 4 given at the start of the game. Players can dock with starbases to recharge their energy. Should all the enemy fighters be destroyed or the player loses all 4 lives, the game ends.
 
Controls  
In addition to having a first-person view, the game had some additional innovative features for its time. The game screen would flash a different color if the player destroyed an enemy ship, destroyed enemy fire, or took some hostile fire. On the game's console, flipping the BW/Color switch would flip the display between the map and the actual gameplay screen. Also, it was possible for enemy fire to damage specific systems of the player's ship, such as the lasers, shields, engines, or radars, crippling the player's abilities.
 
Patches  
As a reward for player's efforts, Activision would send a patch to anyone who sent a picture of their screen displaying certain scores. 
 

  • Ensign: 3800
  • Leader: 5700
  • Wing Commander: 7600
  • StarMaster: 9000

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Specific release details

Starmaster (Game Room)
Starmaster (Game Room)
Platform Xbox 360 Games Store
Region United States
Developer
Publisher
Release date July 07, 2010
Product code None
Company code None
Rating
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
Notes N/A

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