You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada. If you got the reference than this post is for you. Just the other night I popped in The Last Starfighter and was amazed at how well it held up in both story and effects. I always wanted to play the video game (in hopes that The Music Man might show up and take me to the stars, too). Discovering someone actually made the game as freeware (using the original look and music of the film) and posted it online gave me a happy which I’m more than willing to share.
The controls take some getting used to, and, if you happen to beat the high score and Robert Preston actually shows up remember you’re more than likely having a psychotic break (as he’s been dead for over 20 years), but, on the off-chance you’re not, let me know if there’s room in the space-car for me.