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Starhawk Starhawk - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Starhawk - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You fly your ship above a trench, from a first-person perspective, shooting other ships.

Starhawk was produced by Cinematronics in 1977.

Cinematronics released 33 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1976. Cinematronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Cinematronics during the time period Starhawk was produced include: Flipper Ball, Embargo, Space Wars, Sundance, Tail Gunner, and Rip Off


Name Starhawk
Developer Cinematronics (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9781
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Black and White
Conversion Class Cinematronics B&W Vector
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way with button
  • Buttons: 3 - Slow|Medium|Fast
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Starhawk Control Panel Image

Game Play

A timed game where the player moves a cross hairs around the screen to blast enemy spaceships. The skill level settings affect how quickly the cross hairs move in response to the joystick input. As the game progresses, the speed of the enemy craft increases. If one particular enemy ship is not destroyed quickly enough, it will zap 800 points off of the player's score (the enemy itself is worth 800 points).

Starhawk KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.04 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.07

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 2.67
Fun (Solo) 3.33
Collector Desire 3.33

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.33
Originality 4.50
Sound/Music 2.33

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Starhawk Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Common - There are 34 known instances of this machine owned by Starhawk collectors who are active members. Of these, 32 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Starhawk machines for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Starhawk.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 73; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 73; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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