Star Wars Battle Pod

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD with visitors looking on

Be among the first in Singapore to experience the Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade machine at GameStart 2015!

Note: This entry is part of GameStart 2015 coverage.

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / logo close

Star Wars Theme – Overture music please. The Battle Pod is here!

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / just $2 to play!

Here’s how it works. Join the queue and pay a voluntary donation (to help defray transport costs) when it’s your turn, for a chance to conquer the skies space in the Star Wars Universe.

There are 5 levels (and different craft to fly) to choose from, which you can already see from the machine’s exterior. The levels are inspired by the original trilogy.

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / Explore five different locations in the game!

Level 1: Yavin (X-Wing)
Level 2: Hoth (Snowspeeder)
Level 3: Endor (Speederbike)
Level 4: Deathstar (Millennium Falcon)
Level 5: Vader’s Revenge (TIE Advanced)

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / Pod Navigator Panel detail

Even if you’re not playing, the pod alone has design details to admire. Did you know that Bandai Namco is selling home units for US$35,000? And there are even Premium Editions for US$100,000! Shipping and handling not included in the price for these 375kg behemoths.

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / a peek inside

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / 180'degree dome for immersive gameplay

Step inside and you’ll see the projection dome display that will completely surround your field of vision.

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / Feel like a pilot inside the battle pod!

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / Storming the Death Star 1
Storming the First Deathstar

It is definitely exhilarating to zip around space and destroy things, though the controls might take a while to get used to. After all, this is made for the arcades – get those coins ready if this machine turns up permanently somewhere.

Anyway, Geek Culture is running a contest where the top scorers will win Star Wars swag. May the best pilots win!

GameStart 2015 - STAR WARS BATTLE POD / Immersive Gameplay with Scoutrooper
Chasing through Endor

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