Star Jacker [Model 834-5191]
A 35-year-old Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): starjack starjacks
Star Jacker © 1983 Sega.
Star Jacker is an early vertical scrolling shooter with some interesting characteristics. The player starts out with three fighters with all of the fighters moving and shooting at the same time. Two fighters trail the lead fighter. Star Jacker features a similar scheme with the Namco game Xevious in that the fighters shoot at enemy fighters in the air while dropping bombs on enemies and targets on the ground level.
When any of the fighters is killed, the game momentarily pauses and re-centers the player fighters before continuing at the same point. The game is over when all of the player's fighters are destroyed. Star Jacker allows no continues.
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Game ID : 834-5191
Runs on the Sega "System 1" hardware.
Control: 8-way joystick
Star Jacker was released during July 1983.
Also licensed to Stern.
The initials on the high score screen spell out 'Star Jacker' (5x2 letters).
[JP] Sega SG-1000 (1983) [Model G-1010]
[JP] Sega Saturn (nov.27, 1997; "Sega Memorial Selection Vol.2 [Model GS-9163]")