Saturday Supercade: Star Trek (1983)

A big thanks as always to The Arcade Flyer Archive for the incredible scanned flyers you see in the gallery below. I spent a bit of money playing this game from Sega, it was a stand up cabinet at one of my local gas stations in my youth. I really wish I would have had the opportunity to play the sit down cabinet in the arcades because it looks absolutely incredible.


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5 thoughts on “Saturday Supercade: Star Trek (1983)

  1. Dax says:

    That sit down IS awfully great looking! Too bad I was totally incapable of playing the game when I was a kid…every time I tried it was like throwing a quarter down the drain.

  2. Perhaps all you needed, Dax, was to play the sit down version? Maybe being in the Captain’s chair would have helped you. ;P

  3. vinvectrex says:

    I found this game nearly impossible as a kid. But now, it’s one of my favorites in my MAME cabinet. Loads of fun. Sadly, my home version doesn’t involve the Captain’s chair. If it did, I’d probably rarely leave it.

  4. @Vinvectrex Does your machine have Nimoy’s voice saying “Welcome aboard, Captain.” like in the YouTube video? Because I’m willing to bet my imaginary Rom NES game that when I played the stand up version it was Sulu saying that, and Spock saying the rest.

  5. Cromemco says:

    That machine in the first photo isn’t complete, though. It’s missing the roof that bridged the seat and display, made from square steel tubing and acrylic. You can see it in the third picture.

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