When Bandai Namco, creators of some of the most popular arcade games of all time speak of a game that "you don't just play, you experience" - then you know it's time to pay attention.
Star Wars has a long history in the arcades, and this latest installment could quite possibly be the best one ever!
Put simply this game allows you to take the controls of various Star Wars vehicles (X-Wing, Snow Speeder, Speederbike and last but certainly not least the Millennium Falcon). However this isn't any ordinary simulator. The domed screen stretches for an incredible 180 degrees in front of the player giving full visual immersion.
However where most games would end on the experience front, this is where Battle Pod is just getting started. The seat uses low-frequency vibrations to truly make you feel every bump, scrape and explosion. To really feel the acceleration there are special fans installed to literally blow you away, the controls feature full force feedback and there is 5.1 surround sound.
The action takes place across four distinct stages:
Yavin - your mission is to destroy the death star by firing proton torpedoes into the thermal exhaust port.
Hoth - you must buy the rebels some time from the approaching empire.
Endor - battle Storm Troopers as you race through the forrest moon.
Death Star II - under Admiral Ackbar's command lead the rebels in their final battle against the empire.
Exclusive Special Editions
Everything we've mentioned above comes as standard with your new Star Wars Battle Pod arcade machine. However for the true fan Bandai Namco have created two exclusive special editions, and which one suits you best depends on which side of the force you feel most drawn to - we have the Rebel Alliance and Darth Vader models.
Both of these come with genuine leather seats, as well as the unique limited design and best of all - your name in the game's credits! It really doesn't get much better than that. On top you'll also have your name and serial number engraved onto a plate on the machine, a specially bound owners manual and the machine will be fitted with exclusive carpeting just for you.
Part of our range of Bandai Namco Video Arcade Machines