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Super Star Wars (SNES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Does This Game Honourably Represent Star Wars? So Hai (338) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A good game that's a must-have to all Star wars fans! darthsith19 (64) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away.....Super Star Wars! MegaMegaMan (1886) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (37 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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One of the best games ever, not particularly for originality but for the masterly way so many gamestyles have been forged into a thoroughly playable whole.
GameFan Magazine
What a completely awesome game! JVC/LucasArts sure know how to program. This game lives up to its expectations all the way. Just wait till you see the incredible mode 7 scenes, they'll make you dizzy. And, you'll be blown away by the music. Super Star Wars is awesome.
Nintendo Magazine System UK
Super Star Wars makes full potential of its licence and the end result is the best-looking, most impressive sounding and playable movie tie-ins ever seen on the Super NES.
A coup sûr, Super Star Wars n'est pas l'une des meilleures adaptations de l'univers Star Wars, ce serait peut-être même l'une des plus fantaisistes sur certains points tels que les ennemis (le robot géant de Death Star Hangar Bay... Robocop ou Aliens ?), en revanche, c'est bien l'un des jeux portant la mention Star Was les plus fun qui soit, et cela bien entendu, ça compte plus que tout. D'autant plus qu'il repose finalement assez peu sur les batailles dans les étoiles, le thème facile, préférant à cela de bonnes phases plates-formes comme on les aime et comme on les recherche désespérément de nos jours. Grâce à une réalisation aux petits oignons, le résultat est impeccable et avant même qu'on n'ait pu en redemander, JVC, Lucasarts et Sculptured Software eurent la bonne idée de donner à la Super Nintendo, comme pour son modèle de cinéma, une trilogie de cette Super Guerre des Etoiles.
Power Play
Wenn Ihr im Landspeeder über den glühenden Sandboden von Tatooine düst und im Hintergrund der Soundtrack den Soundchip des Super Nintendo zum Glühen bringt, werdet Ihr alle weltlichen Verpflichtungen vergessen. Gefühlskalte Star-Wars-Hasser mögen das simple Baller-Spielprinzip ankreiden, alle anderen werden garantiert vom Skywalker-Fieber angesteckt und von der Atmosphäre dieses Moduls verschluckt.
Total! (Germany)
‚Super Star Wars‘ ist eine gut gelungene Umsetzung, mit tollen 3-D-Sequenzen. Die Begleitmusik sowie die Sounds sind einfach spitzenmäßig.
Lens of Truth
Super Star Wars is still one of the better games to bare the name. Good graphics and surprisingly tight control make for a quality gaming experience. The levels do get a bit repetitive but it never really seems to take away from the game. SSW does have a darkside, such as bad vehicle levels and somewhat odd bosses popping up at the end of certain stages. All in all SSW was a step in the right direction, putting Lucas Arts as a game developer on the map. JVC also published the two sequels as well as putting Indiana Jones into the mix using the same style that made SSW a success.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
If you grew up in the 16-bit era, this was one of those titles you just had to have. It really is a classic, though I'm sure the carts will become quite rare in a few years as more are smashed against walls in fits of anger. If that special edition ever does happen, it needs to made easier and Han should always shoot first.
Just Games Retro
It had to happen eventually. The only thing LucasArts loved more than pimping out its Star Wars franchise was staying on the cutting edge of technology. So when scrolling action platformers became the new buzzword, you could have bet dollars to doughnuts that you'd be seeing a scrolling action platformer Star Wars title. This is that game.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Gegen die technische Gestaltung des Games ist also nicht viel zu sagen, am Spielwitz hapert es jedoch stellenweise, und das hat das Programm letztendlich seinen Hitstern gekostet: An die fiesen Stellen im Gameplay hat man sich schnell gewöhnt, sonderlich originell werden die Level dadurch aber nicht, denn irgendwie war alles eigentlich schon mal da. Und warum man kein Paßwortsystem eingebaut hat, wird wohl auch ewig in Geheimnis der Programmierer bleiben. Drückt man diesbezüglich aber mal ein Auge zu, so erhält man dennoch ein ganz passables Modul, an dem man einigen Spaß haben kann. Möge die Macht mit Euch sein...
Super Star Wars est un bon run and gun, certes bien en deçà d’un Super Probotector en termes de rythme et de mise en scène, mais qui témoigne de bonnes intentions envers les passionnés de l’univers Star Wars. Agréable à jouer, beau et globalement fidèle à la mythologie, ce remake vidéoludique d’Un Nouvel Espoir est à conseiller aux nostalgiques, même si un meilleur soin au niveau du level design et la possibilité de contrôler maître Kenobi n’auraient pas été de trop.
The Video Game Critic
The controls are tight, but I must admit you're too often asked to make "leaps of faith". Some of the platform jumping can be downright tedious, with the hellacious Java sandcrawler stage serving as a prime example. The stage difficulty uneven, and cheap hits are also a problem. The only way I've managed to finish the game is to locate the "secret cave" containing 99 extra lives. Since there's no save or password feature, you may find yourself playing into the wee hours of the morning, and by then the jumping and shooting will have gotten pretty old. A better option is to obtain the cheat code, which lets you select your stage. It's not perfect, but Super Star Wars is a quality title, and it's the main reason at least one of my friends purchased their SNES system.