Excuse me?? And exactly where is this game? Oh well.


Even the DVD box still credits Atari with the video game. Whoops.


Enjoy the pics. It's as close as you'll ever get to actually playing the arcade game.


It's just as well. It probably would have cost 50 cents anyway.

The Last Starfighter FAQ has a lot of information about what happened to the video games that were supposed to be produced, including first-hand accounts from Atari employees.

Here are a couple of additional notes, not covered in the FAQ:

Programmer Doug Neubauer was working on a new game for the Atari 2600, that Atari planned to release as The Last Starfighter. However, within days of Doug being shown the film at a special screening, Jack Tramiel bought Atari and cancelled that project (and many others). Eventually, the game was finished by Doug, and released as Solaris.

Also, some of the work that went into the Last Starfighter arcade game (that was abandoned by Atari) eventually wound up being used in I, Robot - the first shaded polygon video game. I've lost the source on where I picked up that bit of info, but a note in the FAQ from Nolan Bushnell confirms the technology was used later, and I, Robot is the most likely candidate.

Lastly, you can download the Atari 5200 prototype version of the game, which should be playable on Atari 5200 emulators. This is probably as close as anything is going to get to an official Last Starfighter game.