DescriptionSet between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire tells the story of Prince Xizor's quest to replace Darth Vader as the leader of the Sith, and wipe out the Rebels' chances of victory. The only man that can stop him is the interstellar bounty hunter Dash Rendar. The game is based on the novel of the same name, with locations including ice planet Hoth, Mos Eisley and the sewers of Imperial City, all in full 3D.
Levels each have very different objectives, ranging from piloting snowspeeders on Hoth and racing speeder bikes on Tatooine to shooting stormtroopers and droids on foot throughout the galaxy. Dash primarily uses a blaster with unlimited ammo, but can also find more powerful weapons with limited ammunition. Each level has optional "challenge points" that are hidden throughout the level, and finding all of them will unlock a cheat dependent on which difficulty setting the save file is on.
- "スター・ウォーズ 帝国の影" -- Japanese spelling
- "Star Wars: Teikoku no Kage" -- Japanese title
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The Press Says
|Officiel Nintendo Magazine||Oct, 1997||93 out of 100||93|
|Total! (Germany)||Feb, 1997||2 out of 6||80|
|Electric Playground||Jan 27, 1997||8 out of 10||80|
|The Video Game Critic||May 18, 2005||B||75|
|GameSpot||Dec 04, 1996||7.1 out of 10||71|
|Nintendojo||Nov 11, 1996||7 out of 10||70|
|IGN||Dec 09, 1996||6.5 out of 10||65|
|Nintendo Life||Dec 01, 2009||60|
|Edge||Jan, 1997||6 out of 10||60|
|All Game Guide||1998||60|
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TriviaIn the first level of the game, where you fly a snowspeeder in the Battle of Hoth, was the inspiration for Rogue Squadron.
Related Web Sites
- Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (official website)
- Lucas Arts: Shadows of the Empire (Official site.)
- Video review of Star Wars games (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews various Stars Wars-based games, including Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire on Nintendo 64.)