It’s hard to believe, but video games have been around as long as Star Wars has. While video games are generally considered more playable than collectable, there’s a long history of games out there. As is often the case with older electronics, sometimes the aesthetic value becomes greater than the play value. The earliest Star Wars games are the classic arcade games and pinball machines. There were four arcade games produced by Atari: an upright arcade for each movie (SW, ESB, and ROTJ), plus a cockpit-style sit-down version of Star Wars. The ESB also came as an upgrade kit that could be used to replace an existing SW arcade. Data East produced a Star Wars Pinball machine in the US, while an Australian company (A Hankin and Co) released an ESB pinball game. Modern games include a Star Wars: Special Edition pinball game (by SEGA), an Episode I pinball machine, and the popular Star Wars Trilogy arcade game. I memory serves, a Podrace game was created an actual sit-in pod, although I’ve only seen a picture. It’s possible this was a promotion to go along with the Nintendo Podracer game. Vintage and Modern arcades and pinballs are quite expensive, and quite rare to obtain. However, vintage arcade collecting is a surprisingly organized field. If one were interested in tracking down an old arcade game, the first step would be to sign up on one of the online web groups devoted to arcade collecting.