Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
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BBC Micro
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5.0
Arcade
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3.0
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Description

The arcade game from Atari Games based on the second Star Wars movie features four action sequences inspired by the film. The graphical style is similar to the first Star Wars game, using vector graphics with a first-person perspective.

The first sequence takes place on the ice planet Hoth, where the player must destroy Imperial probe droids. The droids send transmissions to the Empire that can also be targeted and destroyed. Once enough transmissions have been sent, the Empire attacks.

In the second sequence, the player has to fend off Imperial walkers, either by shooting a limited number of tow cables at their feet or by targeting a small area at their head with lasers. But sooner or later, the Rebel base's power generator will be destroyed and the evacuation begins.

In the third sequence, the Millennium Falcon has to destroy TIE Fighters in space.

In the fourth and final sequence, the Falcon must navigate through an asteroid field, avoiding collisions.

Once the four sections have been completed, the game restarts at a higher difficulty level.

Screenshots

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Amiga Entering a high score.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Amiga Engaging the Imperial walkers.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Amiga The Rebel hideout on Hoth.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back BBC Micro Title screen.

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Sep, 1988 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Nov, 1988 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1988 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1988 665 out of 1000 66
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Sep, 1988 60 out of 100 60
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC 1988 51 out of 100 51
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 42 out of 100 42

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Trivia

In the Gamecube title Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike, the full version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was an unlockable bonus feature.
Contributed to by Rola (7517) and Terok Nor (20073)