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Star Wars (NES)

69
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (23 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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91
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The graphics, considering this is an NES, are completely groovy, with smooth scrolling, top-notch sprites and wonderful backdrops. The cart contains a special music chip which enhances the NES sound capabilities. What this means to you and I is that there are some thumping renditions of the movie themes, as well as brilliant sound effects. The game is huge: you can play for an hour and still only complete five or six percent of the whole thing! Definitely the best film tie-in on the NES and one of the best Nintendo carts for ages!
89
1UP!
Car en même temps, ce Star Wars n'a pas la trempe des chefs-d'oeuvre de la console, il lui manque ces quelques grammes de génie dans des domaines subtils comme le gameplay et le level design qui dans les jeux japonais font toute la différence. On n'est pas passé loin pourtant. Mais de toute façon, que ce soit avec Star Wars ou un autre, les petits Jedi le savent bien: la Force est avec la NES !
80
All Game Guide
But overall, Star Wars should be to the liking of any NES-owning fan of the movies. Who knows? Maybe even a few misguided non-fans might find it enjoyable. The Force is with it.
76
Nintendo Power Magazine
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a great adventure took place. Movie audiences first glimpsed the distant Star Wars galaxy in the 1975 mega box office hit Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope), and have been periodically revisiting it through sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Now the popular Star Wars series is finally being made into an NES game series! With direction for Lucasfilm Games, JVC and programmers Beam have come up with an NES adventure title that follows the first movie in the Star Wars trilogy almost scene to scene!
75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die Grafik und der Sound sind hierbei natürlich nicht ganz so üppig, halt NES-mäßig. Aber ich würde sagen, von der Atmosphäre und vom Spielablauf ist diese Fassung die beste, die bisher rauskam. Wie sollte es auch anders sein, wenn das Kind von Lucasfils selbst geschaukelt wurde? Da bleibt nur noch zu sagen, möge die Macht mir Dir sein.
65
Total! (Germany)
Trotz spielerischer Schwächen kommen nicht nur eingefleischte Jedi-Ritter auf ihre Kosten. Der Aufruf an alle lautet: Bei Sichtkontakt sofort kaufen!
62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Sorry to say that this game isn't as great as the movie it is based on. The graphics are detailed and the space scenes are awesome, but action scenes could have been spiced up lightsaber battles. It is a good cart but lacks elements that would make it a great cart.
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The Video Game Critic
The Sandcrawler and Cantina stages are more interesting visually but just as frustrating to play. A few well-done cut scenes attempt to convey the film's storyline, but the music is awfully generic. There's no score, but there are plenty of continues to extend the agony. Star Wars for the NES is widely detested by most fans of the films, and deservedly so.