Watch dude lose his mind over a Star Wars video game in odd '80s ad

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Jul 16, 2013

Here's a crazy commercial for Parker Brothers' 1983 release of LucasArts' Star Wars: The Arcade Game, adapted for the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 Supersystem in full 8-bit glory.  

The totally rad arcade game it was based on was a first-person space simulator recreating the final desperate attack on the dreaded Death Star from the climax of Star Wars: Episode IV.  Many stacks of quarters were consumed by this standup version and the hysteria for its home console release had fanboys in a frenzy.  

Have a look and stay on target!

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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