DescriptionSet 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.
- "スター・ウォーズ 帝国の影" -- Japanese spelling
- "Star Wars: Teikoku no Kage" -- Japanese title
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|A guilty pleasure||Windows||vedder (20533)|
|The little brother of the series, this game provides a quick blast||Windows||RussS (781)|
|Solid Star Wars action, and the game that spawned Rogue Squadron||Nintendo 64||Shadowcaster (237)|
|The game now lives in shadows||Nintendo 64||Sam Hardy (76)|
|The Force is strong with this one…for the first level.||Nintendo 64||PCGamer77 (3013)|
|A long time ago in a store not so far away, this might have been worth it.||Nintendo 64||Matt Neuteboom (941)|
|Enjoyable but flawed gaming experience||Nintendo 64||Simoneer (30)|
|Great game that follows the novel||Nintendo 64||darthsith19 (64)|
|Christ Centered Game Reviews||Nintendo 64||Jun 01, 2005||91 out of 100||91|
|PC Zone||Windows||Aug 13, 2001||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Power Play||Windows||Sep, 1997||87 out of 100||87|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Nov, 1997||84 out of 100||84|
|GameStar (Germany)||Windows||Oct, 1997||79 out of 100||79|
|X64||Nintendo 64||Oct, 1997||78 out of 100||78|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Oct, 1997||77 out of 100||77|
|GameSpot||Nintendo 64||Dec 04, 1996||7.1 out of 10||71|
|All Game Guide||Nintendo 64||1998||60|
|Entertainment Weekly||Windows||May 17, 1996||C-||42|
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TriviaDash Rendar is the only character developed from the Star Wars franchise that actually made it "back" to the movies. You can see his modified starship, the Outrider YT-2400 lifting up and taking off from Mos Eisley as Luke and his gang enter the city in the new revised sequence featured on the Star Wars: Special Edition.
Related Web Sites
- Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (official website)
- Lucas Arts: Shadows of the Empire (Official site.)
- Video review of Star Wars games (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews various Stars Wars-based games, including Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire on Nintendo 64.)