Lost games of yesteryear – Air Race and The Last Starfighter

The subject of arcade prototype games is an interesting one as it’s amazing to look at what arcade companies were trying to cook up. Lately footage from a couple of lost prototypes has been uncovered including The Last Starfighter and now Air Race.atari_air_race.jpg Both games were in development by Atari around 1984-85 and they really would have pushed the envelope of 3D graphics had they been released. Youtube has a video of The Last Starfighter footage (see below) and Digital Press just released a video of a long lost game called Air Race. The file is somewhat large, 51 MB but it offers an interesting look at what could have been. Hit the link below to watch the movie (or right-click and choose save as). Air Race video credit, Digital Press. Last Starfighter footage credit: youtube user Wolfmanjm.
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