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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 8-bit
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3.9
ZX Spectrum
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Atari 2600
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3.0
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Description

Death Star Battle is loosely based on the events of the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Your task is to destroy the Death Star before its construction is finished. You start the task outside the shield perimeter of the Death Star. There you'll have to combat different imperial vessels and avoid the death ray while waiting for an opportunity to slip through one of the random openings in the energy shield. After reaching the Death Star you must reduce its structure up to the point where you can hit the core. In the following destruction of the station you must avoid collision with Death Star debris.

After completion the game will restart with increased difficulty (faster enemies, faster Death Star build up, etc). Overall difficulty can also be adjusted before starting the game.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle Atari 8-bit Warping to fight the Death Star
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle Atari 5200 Warping past the outer shield...
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle Atari 8-bit Multiple enemies attacking!
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle Atari 2600 Battle outside the shield perimeter, beware of the death ray

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User Reviews

The ancestor of modern day Jedi Knights! Atari 2600 Indra is here (19699)
Excellent 2600 sound and great graphics, the best of the first star war games Atari 2600 Todd Marshall (8)

The Press Says

TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 1 out of 6 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 2600 Oct 31, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electric Playground Atari 2600 Mar 12, 1997 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 May 05, 2005 D 25
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 May 13, 2005 F 0
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit May 16, 2008 F 0

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Trivia

Parker Brothers ran a contest in 1984 that if you filled out an entry form and answered 2 questions correctly, you could win a 50" projection TV, upright Star Wars arcade game or one of several other prizes. Strangely, one of the prizes is a Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Ewok Adventure video game cartridge, a game Parker Brothers never released. It is unknown what the prize was substituted with. Here is a poster advertising this contest.

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