inside the lair
- soon -
Dragon's Lair 2
Emulate the Lair
the utlimate Namco shooter...
A mechanized planet named "Redeye" has
reached the Federation of Planets and is heading towards your mother
planet. Redeye must be neutralized by destroying its power source
located in the center of the planet. You are a star fighter named
Geosword and your mission, Operation Starblade, will be to reach Redeye
and destroy the Octopus power reactor that controls the defence
systems of Redeye. The mother ship is under attack and is unable to
navigate. You are instructed to pursue the fighters.
Starting your mission 508 km from
Redeye, the team leader will be instructing you on where you should be
concentrating your fight. Flying about in space on autopilot, shooting
everything in sight and trying to keep the energy shields up is what
Starblade is all about. You point using the flight yoke and
shoot everything in sight aiming for the red areas. Each ship or laser
defence system has one or more red areas which indicate where you
should shoot. Some of them will be firing back at you and you'll have
to shoot them to avoid being hit.
Once you have broken through the
enemy's last defenses you will descend to the planet Redeye and
enter through the enemy access passages. Your shooting skills will
be put to a test while you navigate through different ravines and
passages avoiding the many defence systems. If you are successful,
you will be given a chance to destroy the Octopus power reactor.
Once destroyed, planet Redeye will crack up and disintegrate.
Receiving orders to head back to
the mother ship, more enemy ships are detected and you are asked to
eliminate them. You discover a battleship and must penetrate to its
center to destroy a crystal like object. Once that is done, the game
is almost over.
I remember became
crazy the first time that I saw this game, at the annual local
kermess in my small village, here in Belgium.
It was in 92 or 93, and that game was the first one to give players such
great space shooter experience. The previous great shooter was Star
Wars with vector graphics... but StarBlade give full solid 3D
graphics at 60 frames per secs, inside an huge cockpit with total
sound immersion. The seat vibrates at each enemy missile hit.
I would never have thought at that
time that I was going to buy that full size arcade game twelve years
In april 2005 -thanks to ebay-
i found a full european Starblade cockpit in france, close to the
german border, not so far from my home ( 350 km ) for a decent price
& very nice condition.
This is my chance, StarBlade arcade game is not common here in
europe. This is the second time I see it for sale on ebay. The first
time was an auction on ebay UK.
Now have a look to the 'roadtrip' done for that game.
The game is now in my house, and it's pleasure to play it time to
time, the challenge is to go as far as possible with a small amount
of credit (no continue is possible). Once my gaming room build,
StarBlade will be one of my major games inside... a true piece of
Take a ride with
me on this video ( use divx 6.0 codec )
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Starblade Mania ;-)