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Star Force
Star Force
(スターフォース, Sutā Fōsu), released in North America by Video Ware in the arcades as Mega Force, is a vertically scrolling shooter released in 1984 by Tehkan.

Contents

1 Gameplay 2 Legacy

2.1 Sequels 2.2 Ports and related releases

3 References 4 External links

Gameplay[edit] In the game, the player pilots a starship called the Final Star, while shooting various enemies and destroying enemy structures for points. Unlike later vertical scrolling shooters, like Toaplan's Twin Cobra, the Final Star had only two levels of weapon power, and no secondary weapons like missiles and/or bombs. Each stage in the game was named after a letter of the Greek alphabet. In certain versions of the game, there is an additional level called "Infinity" (represented by the infinity symbol) which occurs after Omega, after which the game repeats indefinitely. In the NES
NES
version, after defeating the Omega target, the player can see a black screen with Tecmo's logo, announcing the future release of the sequel Super Star Force. After that, the infinity target becomes available and the game repeats the same level and boss without increasing the difficulty. Legacy[edit] Sequels[edit]

Super Star Force: Jikūreki no Himitsu, released in 1986 for the Japanese Nintendo Famicom. Final Star Force, released for arcades in 1992.

Ports and related releases[edit] Star Force
Star Force
was ported and published in 1985 by Hudson Soft
Hudson Soft
to both the MSX
MSX
home computer and the Family Computer
Family Computer
(Famicom) in Japan.[1] The North American version for the Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Entertainment System
(NES) was published in 1987 by Tecmo. Although the NES
NES
version is the same Hudson port that had been released for the Famicom in Japan, Temco made alterations to the graphics, music, and control, and increased the difficulty of the game. Also, despite the U.S. arcade version being titled Mega Force, Tecmo
Tecmo
decided to release the NES
NES
version under the original name of Star Force. Star Force
Star Force
was also ported to the SG-1000
SG-1000
by Sega, X68000
X68000
by Dempa Shinbunsha and mobile phones by Tecmo. In 1995, along with two other NES
NES
shooters, the Famicom version of Star Force
Star Force
was remade by Hudson Soft
Hudson Soft
with minimal upgrades for the Super Famicom as part of the Japan-only release of the Caravan Shooting Collection. The same version was also included in Hudson's compilation of NES
NES
shooters in 2006 in Hudson Best Collection Vol. 5. The original arcade version was later added to the compilation titled Tecmo
Tecmo
Classic Arcade, which was released for the Xbox. In 2009, the arcade version was made available for download on the Wii Virtual Console for 500 Wii Points
Wii Points
as one of the four initial offerings for the " Virtual Console
Virtual Console
Arcade" category of the Wii Shop Channel
Wii Shop Channel
(the other three being Gaplus, Mappy, and The Tower of Druaga
The Tower of Druaga
from Namco). References[edit]

^ "Hudson - Shooting game [NES] (Archive)". Hudson. Hudson. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Star Force
Star Force
at the Killer List of Videogames Star Force
Star Force
at MAWS Star Force
Star Force
at arcade-history

Mega Force at arcade-history

Star Force
Star Force
fan page at Galaga Manix (Japanese) Star Force
Star Force
at Arcade Archives Page (Japanese) Star Force
Star Force
by Sega
Sega
Tenkan (1985) (emulation) at

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