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Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire tells the story of Prince Xizor's quest to replace Darth Vader as the leader of the Sith, and wipe out the Rebels' chances of victory. The only man that can stop him is the interstellar bounty hunter Dash Rendar. The game is based on the novel of the same name, with locations including ice planet Hoth, Mos Eisley and the sewers of Imperial City, all in full 3D.

Levels each have very different objectives, ranging from piloting snowspeeders on Hoth and racing speeder bikes on Tatooine to shooting stormtroopers and droids on foot throughout the galaxy. Dash primarily uses a blaster with unlimited ammo, but can also find more powerful weapons with limited ammunition. Each level has optional "challenge points" that are hidden throughout the level, and finding all of them will unlock a cheat dependent on which difficulty setting the save file is on.

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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows You can even ride a motor-floating-bike.
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows AT-ST
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows You can use your jetpack.
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Rear view

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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Screenshot
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "スター・ウォーズ 帝国の影" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Star Wars: Teikoku no Kage" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A guilty pleasure Windows vedder (25184)
The little brother of the series, this game provides a quick blast Windows RussS (821)
Solid Star Wars action, and the game that spawned Rogue Squadron Nintendo 64 Shadowcaster (255)
The game now lives in shadows Nintendo 64 Sam Hardy (82)
The Force is strong with this one…for the first level. Nintendo 64 PCGamer77 (3237)
A long time ago in a store not so far away, this might have been worth it. Nintendo 64 Matt Neuteboom (989)
Enjoyable but flawed gaming experience Nintendo 64 Simoneer (33)
Great game that follows the novel Nintendo 64 darthsith19 (70)

Critic Reviews

Officiel Nintendo Magazine Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 93 out of 100 93
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Sep, 1997 92 out of 100 92
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Mar, 1997 88 out of 100 88
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Feb, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania.de Windows 1997 80 out of 100 80
Bravo Screenfun Nintendo 64 Mar, 1997 2 out of 6 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Edge Nintendo 64 Jan, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Nintendo Life Nintendo 64 Dec 01, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60

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Trivia

A revised edition of the N64 title (the major difference between the two versions being 3D cutscenes for the PC)

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