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Based on the movie, so the storyline is basically the same. You play as Luke Skywalker, and using your blaster, lightsaber and force power skills, you must journey through Hoth, Echo Base, Dagobah, Bespin and Cloud City. Enemies such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett will appear along the way, while R2, Yoda and Obi-Wan appear to give you tips on enemy weakness. Also keep an eye out for things you won't see in the movie, such as trying to beat Slave 1 (Boba Fett's ship) and fighting Cloud Cars.


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back NES Yep, Star Wars begins
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back NES Jumping, shooting flying bots and gathering hearts
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back NES Ok, I have a lightsaber.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back NES I found lightsaber! But weapon has guardian

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Alternate Titles

  • "Star Wars: Teikoku no Gyakushuu" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 11, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Magazine System UK Nov, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Video Games Apr, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic May 18, 2005 C+ 58 Jul, 2013 C 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1992 19 out of 40 48


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