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Game Giveaway of the day — Star Fighter

3D scroll shooter. Features: action gameplay; 12 missions; dozens of enemies; cool graphics.
$9 EXPIRED
User rating: 128 (27%) 340 (73%) 39 comments

Star Fighter was available as a giveaway on May 4, 2008!

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Every second counts in this breathtaking paranormal adventure!

3D scroll shooter.

Features:

  • Action gameplay
  • 12 missions
  • Dozens of enemies
  • Cool graphics

Controls:

  • Cursor keys, A/W/S/D and mouse - movement
  • Ctrl, Alt and left mouse button - fire
  • Esc - exit

System Requirements:

CPU 1 GHz; RAM 512 MB; Direct3D-compatible video with 64 MB aboard; DirectSound-compatible sound; DirectX 9.0.

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/star-fighter/

File Size:

23.9 MB

Price:

$9

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#39

This game isn`t even close to Astromenous.I can`t stand that you don`t keep the weapons.I could make this into a way better game if I was the Creator.It needs to save all weapons and give you the choice to pick the one you want to use and needs more power-ups for the weapons.Since it is free it will be OK I guess.Thanks for a space shooter any-way.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry Arnold  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

I just cannot wait til something is new, bloody, and violent come through here. That'll makes GGOTHD popular

Reply   |   Comment by guitarzan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

#19 Perfect statement to an unperfect game. Give game a -1

Reply   |   Comment by Esther  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

so many comments. all of them bad. this one too. waste of life.

Reply   |   Comment by Oy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Downloaded and installed without a problem. The problem came when I played it. VERY disappointing gameplay and graphics. Instead of transporting me to my youth, it just made me feel old and grumpy. Thanks as always GOTD - I guess we'll just have to wait another week.

Reply   |   Comment by merrysea  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Who is "some company"? What is the url for the website of this game's developer?

I personally like being able to go to the developer's sites and check out their software more thoroughly, also with some progs, there will be helpful FAQs or other info on the site.

Interesting too, to note that this developer's page on GGAOTD only shows two games, both having received many more thumbs down than thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

THIS GAME IS GREAT!!! It is like Galaga on steroids. Very good gameplay, you should get this game. The kids love it too! Aye yi yi yi yi! Lucy, play dis' game now! BabbaLooooooooooo

Reply   |   Comment by RickyRicardoMagillacuttiMertz  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Not too shabby, I still have other arkanoid type games I like better than this one. however it is worth a play or two. Waiting patiently for Magic Farm to make it's way back.

Reply   |   Comment by melissa  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Publisher : CCCP Games

Reply   |   Comment by Unicorn2  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

What's the site of the software, did GAOTD make this? I googled it and couldn't find it.

Reply   |   Comment by guest  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

#22 i totally agree... it been a month or so since i got software of this site that ive kept... except the ggotd.. kept most of the games =)

Reply   |   Comment by seth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

comment # 18 if you are refering to packshooter i loved it!!!!! play it all the time, and what is amazing by that? i have a ps3 and a wii!!! lol not to say i dont play those, but it is lots of fun when im just board and my little bro playing the big game systems.. =)

ooh and ps... i uninstalled saga in the first 5 minutes i had it... to put it blatently it sucked >.< kinda a cheep combination between runescape and age of the empires.... but that is ok that i didnt like it... different people like different things.. and that is ok.. i for one kinda like this game =) i mean it dosent compare to games similar on my ps3 (which totaly rocks my socks by the way) =) but i love the variety ggotd has! yay for variety gaaotd!!!! =) keep it commin!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by seth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

This is *NOT* the PC port of the 3DO Star Fighter. That game was LIGHTYEARS better than this snoozefest...

Reply   |   Comment by Marshall  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Not my type of game, screenshots look crummy, and comments are not at all encouraging. Thanks GGOTD but I'll pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Buckleysmom  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

What a wasted game-giveaway-day...

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

#6 Some Company resolves in the actual URL is cccp-games. Google it and the first one to come up is Alwar. I agree though that GOTD seems to be doing their part to recycle used electrons.

Reply   |   Comment by Nulear Ants  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

i think after reading these i will pass too.. but thanks for trying you guys... do appreciate the work you put into giving us free games..
:)

Reply   |   Comment by Raylene  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Been visiting this site daily for years. Ever since the games went to weekends only the giveaways have all been "repeats or deletes". Guess I'm visiting today out of habit, but habits can be broken. I can only hope that the situation gets better. I do thank the G.G.O.T.D and G.A.O.T.D team for the past but am hoping for a better future.
David

Reply   |   Comment by David S.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

It does remind me of the early days of video gaming too, as some have stated, but I don't consider that a flaw automatically. The game play is not terrible (nothing stellar - it is adequate) as some have said, but it won't knock your socks of either. The graphics are actually pretty good for this kind of game, but again don't expect the game to win any "Best Graphics" awards. The sound... I can't really say much about this, it's typical scrolling-shooter video game sound, a little more advanced and cleaner sounding than the old Galaga, Raiden, et al of the old arcade fame - it's simply the newer generation of the genre.

All in all the game was entertaining in the same way those classic games were back in the day. If nothing else you can enjoy the sense of nostalgia that comes with playing an obvious clone of a classic arcade/video game model. Maybe then you can run over to the MAME (Multi-Arcade Machine Emulator) site and pick up the emulator to play some of those old arcade games themselves - it's wholly worth it IMO.

Reply   |   Comment by WeyrleaderZor  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Thanks, WhiteRabbit! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jean-Luc  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

download 23 seconds
activation 6 seconds
unzip and install 23 seconds
Play first level 3 minutes.
It seems when you hit an enemy ship, you can't fire again until the ship is done exploding which gives the other ships time to get you.
uninstall about 14 seconds.
thats 4 minutes of my life that I lost.
I'm sure some will like it
just wasn't for me.

Reply   |   Comment by me again  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

lol wow first pac man (i guess its ok to kill time) and now this? its like that game where we blast asteroids all day... i wished more games like Saga came out

Reply   |   Comment by little timmy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Hmmm........ after reading this lot think I will pass on this one..thanks guys...

Reply   |   Comment by Misty  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I agree with #12 those are also my kind of games anything related with Dash is great too.
Thanks GOTD as always I'm very thankful for the free Games & software :)
Canada....

Reply   |   Comment by GODSPEEDHEROS  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

(unimaginable in 1996 of course )

Reply   |   Comment by tsssssssssss  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

tsssssssssss this is not a 1996 game.
why? because the system requirements (CPU 1 GHz; RAM 512 MB; Direct3D-compatible video with 64 MB aboard; DirectSound-compatible sound; DirectX 9.0.) where simply UNIMAGINALE ;)

Reply   |   Comment by tsssssssssss  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

lol try out the mouse ingame, thats like cheating xD
well i pay on with keys :)

Reply   |   Comment by or4ng3  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Sorry, those kind of games I don't like.
I'm still waiting on a game like "chocolatier" or "build-a-lot" ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Alicias  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

:oops: sorry I forgot to post the link to the forums:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/2724

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Thanks for the review Cali, that’s saved me a couple of hours writing one up. On the question of consoles v PC I agree with you wholeheartedly. The only console that will see the light of day in my home is the Wii. :) (unless I bow down to the pressure I’ll no doubt get from my kids when they are a little older, lol)

The only thing I can add to today’s comments is get over to the forums and check out the following thread, that is if you haven’t already, because it’s packed with freeware, abandonware, online games and other stuff all to do with space shooters. Some of the titles I would recommend:

Forbidden Galaxy, Galaxy Strike, Star Rage, Star Shooter, Galaxy Invader, Alien Wars, Deadly Stars, (all commercial games that are free from Gametop), the abandonware title Universal Combat, which until January of this year was a commercial CD copy game and a couple of freeware alternatives such as Realms, Fraxy and Orbiter.

The game reminds me a lot of Astro Avenger, though Astr Avenger was only released in 2007, so is an obvious copy of this game.

It is slow, and very dated, but still playable in my opinion so give it a reasonable 6 out of 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

This was originally out in 1996? Who had 512 MB of RAM in 1996?
I think I must needs pass on this one. Thanks anyway?

Reply   |   Comment by Hoss  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

A game from 1996??? Wow.....this just keeps getting better and better. Maybe next week we'll get Pong!

Reply   |   Comment by CreamyPretzel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

i think this is the right game review is from 1996.

Even though I've always been a real champion of PC games, loquaciously proclaiming their superiority over games designed for console systems, I've always been ready to admit that some types of games are just better on consoles. Fighting games? Consoles rule. Platform games? It's getting closer, but consoles still have the edge. But when it comes to flying, nothing matches a PC - and if you want proof, just load up Star Fighter, a PC translation of a game obviously designed for the 3DO system.

The storyline in Star Fighter is hackneyed, but that's not a unique gripe when it comes to flyin'-and-shootin' games: As a pilot for the "Federation" (God, don't you just love the Federation!), you fly from planet to planet and basically shoot everything in sight. Just about any object - be it animal, vegetable, or mineral - yields up "energy crystals" when destroyed, and you earn various power-ups by grabbing certain colored crystals; there are also parachute drops you can snatch that upgrade your ship in various ways. (Unfortunately, reaching a parachute before it hits the ground is a dubious proposition at best, thanks to one of the most user-unfriendly navigational maps ever created for a simple arcade-style game.) It seems kind of anachronistic to have to grab parachutes in mid-air to replenish a spaceship that can fly in the atmosphere or outer space, but that's the least of Star Fighter's problems.

And believe me, Star Fighter has plenty of problems - the biggest being the way it looks and flies. The graphics are big and blocky, especially when you get close to an object; swoop near the ground or water and you can see the terrain warp and bend in ways that might earn accolades in an art film, but only shatter your sense of disbelief in a computer game. With no throttle per se - you either fly at minimum speed, top speed, or coast in between - trying to line up a target can be maddening. Guided missiles, whether air-to-air or air-to-ground, can only be locked on to a target by pointing the ship directly at them - now there's something you'd expect from technology in the distant future, eh? And even though I tried three different controllers - CH F-16 Combat Stick, Microsoft Sidewinder 3-D Pro, and Gravis Gamepad - the ship still handled like a winged cow.

Because there's no HUD to speak of, you're forced to switch constantly between the cockpit view, a strategic map, and a ship status screen, slowing gameplay to a crawl. And even if you don't switch to the map, the pace of the game still feels slow. If you've just come off the adrenaline rush of a game of Magic Carpet II, Fury3, or Hellbender, you'll feel like you've entered the Geritol Zone when you climb in the cockpit of Star Fighter. This game just isn't fast enough to satisfy a real (or aspiring) action-hound, and I'm not talking about frame rate, either (though that drops into single digits even on a high-end machine whenever there's an explosion of multicolored polygons signifying the destruction of a target).

Thankfully, we now live in an age where you can try out a game to see if the writer who panned it was right or not - or, more appropriately, to see whether or not you agree with his or her tastes. Go ahead, try the demo for Star Fighter - but once you've banished it from your system, don't blame me for the time you spent downloading it, or for the hard drive space that was fragmented during its short and unwelcome stay.
By Stephen Poole, GameSpot
Posted Nov 15, 1996 11:42 am PT

Reply   |   Comment by cali  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I Love this publisher: Some Company!!!!!

Suki

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

wow some company as a devloper. must have been the one that we all dont like. i can't rember the name. if you download this beware..
if they do not want to let us know who done this, stay away from it. beside the screen shots dont look to hot.

Reply   |   Comment by cali  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Not wanting my comment deleted again, I will say this: This game is not the best. It is the exact opposite of the best. This would have been okay on GOTD back in the 80s. Maybe.

Reply   |   Comment by CreamyPretzel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

wow, this is just like a regular online game...don't see the point, also it looks worse...

Reply   |   Comment by Dude  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Very simple game but fun ....the graphics are ok....playability is ok......kind of challenging at times....its fun for a few plays but will not last long on you hard drive....installation is strange....just copies the game files to a folder ...no options......i would give it a 4 out of 10... worth a play or 2 but not a keeper..

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Szarka  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Sucks. Boring, repetitive, reminds me of some of the crap from the early days of video games.

Reply   |   Comment by TI Master  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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