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Sinistar (シニスター)

Released in 1983

Developer: Williams
Manufacturer: Williams
Distributor: Williams

****.5 (3 total votes)

Sinistar marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Space - Mine rocks, kill warriors, destroy Sinistar

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
240 x 292 Resolution
Colors: 16 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6809 cpu @ 1 Mhz
M6808 cpu
DAC audio
HC55516 audio

Hardware Platform

Williams 6809 Rev.1

Mame ROMs

sinistar, Sinistar (revision 3)
sinista1, Sinistar (prototype version)
sinista2, Sinistar (revision 2)

Game Details

Blisteringly fast game - complex gameplay - terrifying speech "Run coward run", "Beware, I Live!" etc. Awesome.

Sinistar control panel
control panel

Sinistar cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Sinistar title screen
title screen
Sinistar gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Sinistar promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Sinistar cabinet photo Member Ratings / Comments

***** by kk. Comment: "I love this game. Sinistar is a hard game, but it takes your quarters from you like nobody's business." 2000-07-25 23:50:44Z

**** by Buster. Comment: "GOOD: No other game at the time had Sinistar's frantic action and head-pounding sound effects. NOT GOOD: The game did suffer from balancing issues. For instance, I could beat level 1 in my sleep, but level 2 was nearly impossible." 2001-03-26 15:00:43Z

**** by erikthe10man. Comment: "This game's sit down version would scare the crap out of me even to this day. My cool uncle Pedro held the national high score on this game - for 2 weeks. This game was WAAAAY too friggin' hard to consider it a great game, but it did get cool points for refreshing the Asteroids theme. Favorite memory: getting to the "warrior zone" - just to get obliterated within 45 seconds." 2004-01-18 15:16:21Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 12/13/2021 6:51:18 AM