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Star Battle

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Title Screen

Star Battle

Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Commodore
Platform: Commodore VIC-20
Released internationally: 1981


CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.


Star Battle is based on Galaxian, which Commodore did have the license to, but only for Japan. It was taken off the market because of this, so it's a little tough to find.

Developer Credit

Immediately after Commodore Japan's copyright is a programmer credit for Satoru Iwata, hidden between 0x29A and 0x2F6:

THIS PROGRAM WAS
WRITTEN BY
- SATORU  IWATA -
APR.19.1981
HAL LABORATORY
AKIHABARA
TOKYO JAPAN

If the name "Satoru Iwata" sounds familiar, it's because he was the CEO of Nintendo of Japan and Nintendo of America from 2002 to 2015.


(Source: Ward Shrake)