The Last Starfighter (NES)

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The Last Starfighter
Platform: NES
Year: 1989
Developer: Eastridge Technology
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The Last Starfighter is a NES game loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game is a port of Uridium (C64) which itself is based off of Shadow Spotter (2600). Though the game was originally designed by UK-based Graftgold, it was ported to the NES by the ghost developer Eastridge Technology and programmed by its operator, Nick Eastridge.

The game has 15 levels. In each level, you must shoot a certain amount of enemies and then land on the landing pad when the game tells you to do so.


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The title screen.

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Playing the first level.


The game uses a song from the movie soundtrack, The Hero's March. Rich Shemaria had to transcribe the song by ear, before sending sheet music of his arrangement to Nick Eastridge, who coded it into the game by hand. To help Nick in implementing the music into his sound driver, Rich wrote the pitch equates for Nick's driver under the notation in the sheet music.


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


(Source: Verification from composer, game's sound driver; Game lacks credits.)

Like the other Eastridge Technology games, this game lacks credits. However, Rich Shemaria, composer for Eastridge Technology at the time has confirmed working on the game. The game uses Nick Eastridge's sound driver.

Game Rip






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.