Only a true Star Jacker can tackle this mission!
You are the leader of a squadron of space fighters. You have been ordered by your superiors to fly over alien territory and destroy their space bunkers, as well as their fleets of space drones. Destroy a space bunker and you can bypass the rest of the enemy installation and return to your transport ship.
You start with a squadron of four fighters, and each time a fighter is destroyed, your squadron becomes smaller, and your firepower is reduced as a result. How long can you survive against the increasingly aggresive alien forces, in this challenging adaptation of the Sega arcade game?
While I was working on the Budget Series project in 2016 and 2017, I decided to add an 18th game to that series, namely Champion Pro Wrestling. This 18th game was kept a secret and was included in the shipping box as a surprise free gift for everyone who ordered 10 or more budget games. In order to release this 18th game as a fully complete-in-box item, I needed more of the custom styrofoam inserts which I had used for the other 17 budget games. The minimum order quantity required by the styrofoam company was rather high, but it got me thinking: Perhaps I could put all those extra inserts to good use.
I talked to Mystery Man about this, and I suggested that he could port 9 different SG-1000 games to the ColecoVision, and that these ports could be sold exclusively via the AtariAge Store, using the same kind of two-piece boxes that were used for the budget series. After reaching an agreement with Albert over at AtariAge, Mystery Man performed the ports, including this port of Star Jacker.
However, after the ports were beta-tested by trusted collaborators, the project stayed mostly in limbo for the following two years, and after finishing the work on a batch of "standard" Team Pixelboy titles in 2019, I decided to revive the project by taking full control of it, and this game (along with the other 8 games of the Mystery Man Collection) was eventually released in February of 2021.