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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

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The arcade game from Atari based on the third Star Wars movie features three action sequences inspired by the film.

First, you control Princess Leia on a speeder bike racing through the forests on Endor. You have to evade trees and deal with enemy troopers by shooting at them or luring them into Ewok traps.

In the second sequence, you control Chewbacca who has captured an Imperial AT-ST Walker, evading tree traps and shooting at enemy walkers. In this sequence, the perspective sometimes switches to the Millennium Falcon which you must guide through a fleet of enemy Star Destroyers and TIE Fighters.

In the final sequence, the Millennium Falcon enters the Death Star and has to make its way to the reactor, surviving more TIE Fighters and laser turrets. Once the reactor is destroyed, you have to get out again before the explosion engulfs the ship.

After the Death Star has been destroyed, the game restarts at the first sequence, but with a higher difficulty.


Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Atari ST Maneuver the Falcon in the Death star
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Commodore 64 Enemy walkers attacking...
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Amstrad CPC Sometimes an Ewok will help.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Arcade Chain trap

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Wars: Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter" -- German 16-bit title

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Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1989 854 out of 1000 85
The Atari Times Arcade Nov 19, 2004 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1989 75 out of 100 75
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jan, 1989 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 58 out of 100 58
Power Play Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 49 out of 100 49


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In the Gamecube title Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike, the full version of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was an unlockable bonus feature.
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