My calculations tell me that 22 (almost 23 now) years have passed since 1984. I'm definitely shocked. And feeling old. Without a cat also. Then again, people still remember The Last Starfighter (IMDb entry, Wikipedia entry), a movie that had deeply impressed my apparently impressionable kid's psyche back in 1984. A movie featuring an amazing arcade game, that was in reality a cunningly disguised recruitment tool for intergalactic fighter pilots.
Said arcade game has also been arcade gamers' (them with a less than average capacity for realistic thought) Holy Grail of sorts. Good news is some rather interesting people are trying to recreate the movie's cabinet, while also making it a working one. Better news is that the same rather interesting and also rather talented people have already created a fully working Starfighter game. And released it for free. HERE. Bad news is it still is a Monday.
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