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Astron Belt - DaphneX Arcade Laserdisc Emulator for Xbox

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Astron Belt is an early laserdisc video game and third-person space combat rail shooter, released in 1983 by Sega in Japan and licensed to Bally Midway for release in the United States.

Developed in 1982, it is commonly cited as the first laserdisc game. The game's unveiling at the 1982 AMOA show in Chicago marked the beginning of laserdisc fever in the videogame industry, and its release in Japan the following year marked the first commercial release of a laserdisc game. However, its release in the United States was delayed due to several hardware and software bugs, by which time Dragon's Lair had beaten it to public release there.

However, both games may possibly be predated by Electro-Sport's Quarter Horse, which may have been designed in 1981 and released in 1982.