Friday Flyers: The Empire Strikes Back (1984)

Sadly I’ve never had the pleasure of playing the Empire Strikes Back arcade game. I remember hearing about it from a fellow student in my youth and since I had never actually seen one in the wilds of the arcades I firmly believed the person telling me about the game was just full of it. It wasn’t until many years later that I learned this was a real product, a conversion kit, to the original Star Wars arcade game.

As always a Huge thanks to the Arcade Flyer Archive for the scanned flyer you see below.

Another thanks goes out to rmueller1492 for his awesome YouTube video of the game in action. Lots and lots of wonderful dialogue and great music!


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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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