Spacewar! – The Oldest of Old School Space Games

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10 Responses

  1. Nikolaj says:

    Yay! I'm glad to see the first in what is hopefully a long line of articles on old space games. Although, to be honest, I think I'll skip this one myself (the game, not the article). :)

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Yay, glad you liked it. :) This is totally the first in what should be a VERY long line of articles on old space games. :)

  2. Dennis Harper says:

    As an arcade game, my first introduction to it, Spacewar! had a lot more appeal to me than the other early graphics games. The clean simplicity, and physics-based tactical depth really drew you in. And playing around the gravity well was as much fun as shooting at the other ship, so I didn't always need a partner to drop a few coins in the slot. It kind of brought the sci-fi I got from books to life.

  3. Pogue Mahone says:

    I never played Space War, but reading it makes it sound a lot like Combat on the old Atari 2600. I played the hell out of that with my cousins, and it was just one-on-one local deathmatch, and that's it. But man did we kill some hours with it.

  4. Marcin says:

    You're off to a great start, Brian. There was seriously a version that had a cockpit? o_O

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