Thursday, February 12, 2015

Extra Bytes: StarLuster (X68000)

The amazing Sharp X68000 remake of the Famicom original StarLuster, better looking than even the later PlayStation remake.  StarLuster is widely considered to be the "first" true UGSF game as it takes place after the Bosconian War, although the UGSF really doesn't get widely mentioned until Star Ixiom, itself a sequel to StarLuster.  Star Ixiom of course featuring enemies and ships from Galaxian, Galaga, Bosconian, StarBlade and StarLuster.

For the couple bucks it will run you, StarLuster is one of the most addictive and enjoyable quick-play games you can get on the Famicom.  Shame it never had an NES release.