DescriptionThe story of this game is based on Episode IV: A New Hope, the first of the original Star Wars movie trilogy. The player initially controls the movie's main hero, Luke Skywalker, but two more controllable characters join later: the careless captain Han Solo and his Wookie side-kick, Chewbacca. The game generally follows the movie plot, allowing the player to experience some of the most important sequences, such as the search for Obi-Wan Kenobi, rescuing princess Leia, and the final confrontation against Death Star and its TIE Fighters, led by the mysterious Darth Vader.
Most of the game levels follow traditional platform gameplay style. As Luke, Han, or Chewbacca, the player makes his way through the linear levels, fighting enemies, jumping over obstacles, and collecting power-ups. The power-ups include standard health-restoring items, upgrades for the blaster gun (up to five different upgrade levels), as well as special items that can be used for massive destruction of the enemies. Luke uses a weak blaster gun, but later gains access to a lightsaber, being able to fight enemies melee-style. Han and Chewbacca use stronger flame guns, but cannot upgrade to better weapons.
Some of the levels are dedicated to familiar Star Wars vehicles (such as a land speeder). Controlling the vehicle from a third-person view, the player has to navigate it through the pseudo-3D environments, avoiding obstacles and shooting at enemies on the way.
- "スーパースターウォーズ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|Does This Game Honourably Represent Star Wars?||SNES||So Hai (338)|
|A good game that's a must-have to all Star wars fans!||SNES||darthsith19 (64)|
|A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away.....Super Star Wars!||SNES||MegaMegaMan (2216)|
The Press Says
|GameFan Magazine||SNES||Oct, 1992||94 out of 100||94|
|Nintendo Magazine System UK||SNES||Feb, 1993||93 out of 100||93|
|Power Play||SNES||Jan, 1993||80 out of 100||80|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||SNES||Oct 31, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|Total! (Germany)||SNES||Nov, 1994||2 out of 6||80|
|Lens of Truth||SNES||May 12, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||SNES||Mar, 1993||9 out of 12||75|
|Jeuxvideo.com||SNES||May 20, 2011||14 out of 20||70|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Wii||May 20, 2011||14 out of 20||70|
|The Video Game Critic||SNES||May 18, 2005||B-||67|
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TriviaIt was #25 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 100 Video Games of All-Time.
Related Web Sites
- PC Games That Weren't: Super Star Wars (archived) (History about the work on the PC port that was ultimately never released.)
- Video review of Star Wars games (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews various Stars Wars-based games, including Super Star Wars on SNES.)
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