The Last Starfighter (NES)

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The Last Starfighter
Platform: NES
Year: 1989
Developer: Graftgold Ltd.
Buy: Amazon

The Last Starfighter is a NES game loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game is a recycled version of Uridium (C64) which is a recycled version of Shadow Spotter (2600). The game is way too difficult to play, so most players can't complete even the first level. There are 15 levels in the game. The player must kill a certain amount of enemies and then land their ship. Then the level ends with the starship exploding and your ship making an escape. After that, you can play a bonus round, but it's only good for racking up your score so you can get extra lives. This game is without a shadow of a doubt one of the worst games ever put out for the NES; the controls are terrible, the game is too hard, the graphics are atrocious (even for a game in 1989), and there's only one song in the entire game, though knowing the game was developed by Mindscape, it's no surprise that the game is terrible since all of their NES titles lacked good quality.


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The title screen.

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Now those are some high quality graphics for 1989!

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There is only one song in the entire game and it plays throughout the entire game. The developers made a wise decision to use the theme song from the movie. Nick Eastridge provided a less-than-perfect of Craig Safan's "The Hero's March" from the movie's soundtrack. The music was composed as a MIDI file and converted to the NES by Nick, but it is unknown which program he used to make the music.


# Title ComposerArrangerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 The Hero's March Craig SafanNick EastridgeNick Eastridge 1:42


(No Source; Game lacks credits.)

The game lacks credits, like all of the other NES games developed by Mindscape. This was probably because of the lack of quality their games possessed. The game uses Nick Eastridge's sound driver. Eastridge didn't compose music and only worked on music arrangements and sound programming, so he has been attributed as the arranger.

Game Rip

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The NSF only contains the one song. The recording was made in VirtuaNSF.


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Title: The Last Starfighter
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-06-??
Publisher: Mindscape Inc.