Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle – Atari 2600 Commercial

A couple of weeks back at the arcade we fortunate enough to have one of our regular Players gift us a Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle cartridge for the Atari 2600. I knew of the game back in my youth of course but hadn’t ever been able to actually play it and I wasted no time in giving it a spin…on a live feed for the arcade even!

The results of my heroic actions were legendary…
Return of the Jedi - A Wing Pilot
Star Wars Explosion
…or maybe not.

I had a lot of fun playing the game however and while looking some stuff up I stumbled upon this commercial for it. Man, I would love to have owned that Rebel flight suit.

[Via] Dig That Box RETRO

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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2 thoughts on “Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle – Atari 2600 Commercial

  1. vinvectrex says:

    My desire for that game would have only been eclipsed by my desire for that kid’s bedroom.

  2. Vinvectrex, I won’t lie…until you mentioned it I totally didn’t see how:

    A) Spacious that kid’s bedroom was!
    B) Filled with lovely, lovely 80s electronic treasure. :D

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