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Author Topic: "Galaxian≥ : one player version" *PROTO TYPE* !!!  (Read 7331 times)
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« on: November 01, 2009, 09:40:02 AM »

First of all, have a look at this video  shock  arrow

Namco is the god of arcade! Remember, where are in 1990, and did you see what they are able to present at this show!  Shocked Kiss

Ok, this prototype is called : "Galaxian≥ one player version"

In 1990, only the huge GH-28 (for 28 players!) exists... no GT-6 (Galaxian Theater / 6 players) ... no Starblade!

But regarding the video, it's an evidence that prototype game will become Starblade!

Most of the Starblade elements are already there : most of the ships, the launch sequence, some sounds, some sectors, the flight yoke, the cursor...
It's interesting to see some items that have been removed in the final version of the game, for example this big ship :

The final version of Starblade uses a reflexion screen, which is clearly not the same projection system used in that proto video footage... interesting...

It would be awesome to see the hardware used for this proto presentation  Tongue

It would be interesting to know why Namco decided the rename the game from Galaxian≥ into Starblade... I presume it's because the missions are different
? People who played Galaxian≥ in the huge GH-28 wouldn't recognize the plot of that 'one player' version?
Anyway, this PROTO explains why severals ships from Starblade are the same than the ones in Galaxian≥... because it was supposed to be under the name 'Galaxian≥'  Cool

Maybe some of our Japanese friends here have more information about this?  Roll Eyes Kiss

I love history of video game... they are still discoveries to do ...  here's a good proof  Wink  Kiss
« Last Edit: November 01, 2009, 09:56:03 AM by DarthNuno » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 05:59:11 PM »

I think that this prototype may very well use the same mirror as Starblade. If you look at the reflections of what's happening behind the player, you can see that the people walking are upside down, which is the same optical result as with the original mirror.

Interesting to see Starblade in its developement stage. I would like to see the original storyboard and some early cabinet concept.
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