Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (SNES)

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Description

The sequel to Super Star Wars is, as the name implies, based on Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the second of the original Star Wars movie trilogy. The game features familiar locations and events from the film, such as the ice planet Hoth, the search for Yoda on the jungle planet Dagobah, and the fight against Darth Vader. Several locations are expanded, adding places and boss enemies that did not exist in the movie, and certain key events in the story are omitted or changed.

As in the previous game, the player is able to control three characters: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. Unlike the first, each character has been given a distinct special move. Chewie spins a path of destruction through enemies, Han has grenades and a powerful slide, and Luke can switch to his lightsaber and block oncoming fire. Gameplay is very similar to the first game, mostly focusing on platforming elements. As before, there are Mode-7 vehicle levels, during which the player is able to pilot a snowspeeder against encroaching Imperial walkers, pilot the Millennium Falcon through the asteroid field, and break through Cloud City's defenses in Luke's X-Wing fighter.

The game's other major addition is the inclusion of a suite of Force powers for Luke. They are learned by collecting hidden orbs on the Dagobah level, and add a second special bar that depletes with each usage of a Force power. Power-ups include health items, weapon upgrades, screen-clearing detonators, and orbs that restore Luke's Force power. Passwords have also been added, and are given upon completion of each of the game's 25 stages.

Screenshots

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back SNES Boss battle in Dagobah
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back SNES Exterior of the AT-AT (2)
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back SNES The following stage takes us to the Millennium Falcon
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back SNES Cloud City is full of dangers! Now Chewbacca needs to find C3PO

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパースターウォーズ帝国の逆襲" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Super Star Wars: Teikoku no Gyakushuu" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far away.....Super Empire Strikes Back! MegaMegaMan (2260) unrated

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited Feb, 1994 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Zero Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Game Players Dec, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine May, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Lens of Truth Sep 02, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Megablast Dec, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Edge Dec, 1993 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

It was named Super Nintendo Game of the Year in the 1993 GamePro Editors' Choice Awards (Vol. 6, Issue 2)

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