January 21st, 2008


Remember Sinistar?


Sinistar is an arcade game released by Williams in 1982. It belongs to a class of video games from the 1980s called "twitch games". Other "twitch games" include Tempest, Defender, and Robotron: 2084.

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The worker bots must harvest 20 crystals to complete Sinistar. Once it is completely formed, a digitized voice says: "Beware - I live!". While Sinistar is trying to collide with the player's ship in order to eat it, he has seven more sayings: "Beware, I live!", "I am Sinistar!", "Run! Run! Run!", "Beware, coward!", "I hunger!", "Run, coward!" and "RAAAAAAAHR!!!" If the Sinistar succeeds in colliding with the player's ship, the ship spins out of control and Sinistar eats it, causing the ship to explode.


How about a excellent emulation of this classic game, done with Shockwave?


My only complaint is that you can't change the size, so everything is really tiny. Makes me want to set my desktop resolution back to 640x480.

See also, The Philosophical Revelations of Sinistar.