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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Commodore 64 Title screen

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
2.8
Amiga
...
3.4
Commodore 64
64
2.9
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Description

The arcade game from Atari based on the third Star Wars movie features three action sequences inspired by the film.

First, you control Princess Leia on a speeder bike racing through the forests on Endor. You have to evade trees and deal with enemy troopers by shooting at them or luring them into Ewok traps.

In the second sequence, you control Chewbacca who has captured an Imperial AT-ST Walker, evading tree traps and shooting at enemy walkers. In this sequence, the perspective sometimes switches to the Millennium Falcon which you must guide through a fleet of enemy Star Destroyers and TIE Fighters.

In the final sequence, the Millennium Falcon enters the Death Star and has to make its way to the reactor, surviving more TIE Fighters and laser turrets. Once the reactor is destroyed, you have to get out again before the explosion engulfs the ship.

After the Death Star has been destroyed, the game restarts at the first sequence, but with a higher difficulty.

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Amstrad CPC Select your starting level.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Commodore 64 Avoid obstacles in an imperial walker
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi ZX Spectrum Gorgeous Death Star
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Arcade Intro sequence

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 854 out of 1000 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1989 854 out of 1000 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1991 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1989 77 out of 100 77
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 73 out of 100 73
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 71 out of 100 71
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 66 out of 100 66
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1988 70 out of 100 30

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Trivia

In the Gamecube title Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike, the full version of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was an unlockable bonus feature.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (63134) and Terok Nor (19005)