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Astro Wars Tabletop Game

handheld video game

Manufactured by Grandstand in 1981, Astro Wars is an electronic shoot 'em up tabletop game in which players attempt to destroy a fleet of alien warships while dodging incoming missiles. The game was produced under licence from Epoch, which originally sold the game in Japan as Super Galaxian. The game's graphics use a VFD (vacuum fluorescent display), which allows for bright, multicolored graphics in exchange for a smaller than average screen. The game progresses until the player's ship is destroyed five times, or until the score reaches the max of 9,999 points, at which time the player is rewarded with a special victory tune.

  • Manufacturer: Grandstand Leisure Products
  • Material: printed cardboard | plastic | metal
  • Origin: Japan
  • Licenser: Epoch
  • Object ID: 116.9005
  • Credit Line: Gift of Raiford Guins
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