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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 2600
66
3.8
Intellivision
...
4.0
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Description

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back recreates a scene from the movie of the same name. You are on the icy planet of Hoth, and Imperial Walkers are closing in on the rebel power generator. As the pilot of a snowspeeder, you need to take out as many of the walkers as you can. The walkers are heavily armoured, and it will take a lot of fire power to destroy one! The game is played on a large, scrolling screen with a radar screen at the bottom to help keep track of where the enemy is located. If a walker reaches the power generator, or you run out of snowspeeders the game is over. Good luck, and may the force be with you!

Screenshots

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Intellivision Title screen
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Atari 2600 Walkers change color as they take damage
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Atari 2600 A game in progress
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode

Alternate Titles

  • "The Empire Strikes Back" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Forever A Star Wars Classic. Atari 2600 Guy Chapman (1745)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 May 05, 2005 A- 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 2600 Sep 25, 2004 9 out of 10 90
The Atari Times Atari 2600 May 29, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 2000 5.3 out of 10 53
Tilt Atari 2600 Jan, 1983 3 out of 6 50
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Mar, 1983 4 out of 6 40
The Video Game Critic Intellivision Feb 03, 2007 D+ 33

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Fun.. a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away 1 Mindless Automaton
Nov 22, 2012

Trivia

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back holds the Guinness World Record for being the first Star Wars game.

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