Space Ace is a laserdisc video game produced by Don Bluth Studios, Cinematronics, and Advanced Microcomputer Systems (later renamed RDI Video Systems). It was unveiled in October 1983, just four months after the Dragon's Lair game, then released in Spring 1984, and like its predecessor featured film-quality animation played back from a laserdisc.
The gameplay too is similar, requiring the player to move the joystick or press the fire button at key moments in the animated sequences to govern the hero's actions. However, the game's action was more varied with the player occasionally given the temporary option to either have the character he is controlling transform back into his adult form, or remain as a boy with different styles of challenges.
Space Ace follows the adventures of the musclebound hero Ace. At
the start of the game, the villainous Commander Borf attacks Ace with
the "Infanto Ray", a weapon that transforms him into an adolescent
version of himself, and kidnaps his girlfriend Kimberly. It is up to the
player to guide Dexter, Ace's younger incarnation, through a series of
obstacles in pursuit of Borf, in order to rescue Kimberly and prevent
Borf using the Infanto Ray to conquer Earth.