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Star Wars Trilogy Arcade Game - Gatwick Airport - Crawley, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 51° 09.408 W 000° 09.726
30U E 698445 N 5671091
Quick Description: This Star Wars Trilogy Arcade Game is situated inside London Gatwick Airport, the world’s busiest single runway airport and the second largest airport in the United Kingdom. It is located about 29 miles (47 km) south of central London.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/24/2013 3:32:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ4YY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Elwood
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Long Description:

"Star Wars Trilogy Arcade Description

A 3-D shooter that combines several modes - flight in several different vehicle types; first-person shooting; and a unique lightsaber mode. It uses several pieces of the original film scores. Some of the dialogue is from the films, but most of it is re-recorded with impersonations of the original voices. Sega, the Star Wars Trilogy Arcade maker, released 526 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Star Wars Trilogy Arcade was produced include Daytona USA 2: Battle On The Edge, Dirt Devils, Dynamite Cop, Fighting Dragon Legend Elan Doree, Get Bass, Zen Nihon Pro Wrestling Virtua, Udderly Tickets, Starship Troopers, Virtua Striker 2, and Dynamite Baseball '97.

Cabinet Information

This game was released in either an upright cabinet (LX) or a deluxe sit-down model (DX). The DX machine uses a projection TV instead of a monitor.

Conversion

This game uses a Sega Model 3 board, which can be converted into other Sega games like Virtua Fighter 3 and Top Skater.

Game Introduction

At the start of the game, you choose one of three different missions, each from a different film in the original trilogy. Each selectable mission consists of a few stages; after you finish all stages, you may choose another mission. After you finish two missions, you enter a bonus round of lightsaber combat. After you finish the third mission, you enter another lightsaber combat round, and then you take on a fourth two-stage mission from Return of the Jedi.

In several of the modes, the red Event buttons will light briefly; pressing the button will provide the opportunity for a bonus.

Game Play

The Star Wars mission, Yavin, is all space combat, with you piloting an X-Wing. In the first stage, you confront a multitude of TIE Fighters; in the second stage, you must destroy the first Death Star.

The Empire Strikes Back mission, Hoth, begins with you piloting a snowspeeder; you must shoot down AT-STs and Probe Droids, and assist your squadron to destroy AT-ATs. The second stage is a first-person shooter; you move through the Rebel Base, defending against snowtroopers and Wampa until you reach the Millenium Falcon.

The Retrun of the Jedi mission begins with a Speeder Bike sequence; you must attempt to destroy the Imperial bikes that you encounter. The second stage is a first-person shooter; make your way to the Imperial Bunker to destroy it. In a third stage, you take on an AT-ST with nothing but a blaster.

The first bonus stage, after your second mission, is a lightsaber phase where you must block blaster shots from Boba Fett.

The second bonus stage, after your second mission, is a lightsaber battle against Darth Vader.

After the Darth Vader duel, you enter a space combat mode, again flying an X-Wing to destroy the second Death Star." SOURCE

"London Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world.

We serve around 200 destinations (more than any other UK airport) in 90 countries for 34 million passengers a year on short and long haul point-to-point services. The airport is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 23,000 on-airport jobs and a further 13,000 jobs through related activities.

London Gatwick is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links into the heart of London and elsewhere. It's quicker to get from Gatwick to central London than from other London airports taking just 28 minutes from the airport direct to the financial district in London or 30 minutes to key tourist attractions." SOURCE

"Gatwick Airport began life in 1930 as a small enthusiast flying club (Surrey Aero Club) and was issued with its first public licence in 1934, which allowed the airport to be used by commercial aircraft.

Originally, Gatwick had only one passenger terminal, the South Terminal and in 1962, the terminal doubled in size with the construction of two new piers.

In 1952, the Government approved the development of Gatwick into a direct alternative airport to Heathrow with a significant investment programme and in 1956 Gatwick closed as building began on ‘the new London Airport.’ The airport cost £7.8 million to build and was officially opened by HM The Queen on 9 June 1958. The ‘new’ Gatwick was the world’s first single facility airport accessible by all modes of transport – air, rail and road." SOURCE

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