(Web version is experimental and runs a bit slow, downloadable versions are nicer!)

Lead the STARBUSTERS sisters Sweet and Sour through three intensely easy missions of tactical combat against the evil ENEMY FORCES. Includes two unique* endings. Presented in glorious 4 colour CGA Palette 1.

Delivered fresh from 1983 for the first time in the west or post-80s era comes this badly fan-translated masterpiece of turn based tactical gameplay**.

Audio goodness provided by @tijn

Some notes:

  • Attacks from the front are most easily evaded. Side attacks have an even chance of connecting. Rear attacks rarely miss.
  • The Missile barrage is a 5 missile spread across 5 tiles, always.
  • The AI is preeeety bad and will sometimes try and drive a ship into a rock, repeatedly. It will give up after a few tries though.

* Almost identical

** Not really, my time machine is broken. I made this for CGA Jam this week.

v1.1 2017-06-16

  • Fixed AI getting stuck
  • Slightly reduced probability of AI shooting eachother
  • MacOS window size halved to avoid hidpi scaling bug
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Made withOpenFL


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StarBusters3 Windows 7 MB
StarBusters 3 MacOS 8 MB
StarBusters3 Linux64 10 MB

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Star Busters 3 [Windows PC]

haha thanks for playing this old thing! you were only one move from winning - you had to fly a fighter into the battleship to destroy it!

And also i love the music. The composer really did a great job mimicking the ibm pc speaker music


Excellent game! one of the more polished game i've played in this jam. good work!


I can confirm the Linux build works like a charm. Errr, wait no I mean, I only use Linux at work, there's no way I can test that version.

I should hope it works on linux since I wrote the game in linux ;)