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Description

The 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.

The PlayStation ports of the SNES version have updated controller and display options, leaderboards, new save options, and Trophies.

Screenshots

Super Star Wars SNES The landspeeder level uses the SNES Mode 7 effect. Soft control and excellent playability!
Super Star Wars SNES An unfriendly droid.
Super Star Wars SNES Chewbacca the jumping wookie!
Super Star Wars SNES The sandcrawler hides many items, fool enemies, traps and... Jawas!!!

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "スーパースターウォーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

It's Star Wars SNES owners, but not as we know it! SNES Retro_Minded (21)
Does This Game Honourably Represent Star Wars? SNES So Hai (371)
A good game that's a must-have to all Star wars fans! SNES darthsith19 (70)
A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away.....Super Star Wars! SNES MegaMegaMan (2287)

Critic Reviews

N-Force SNES Dec, 1992 95 out of 100 95
GameFan Magazine SNES Oct, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Nov, 1992 36 out of 40 90
Total! (Germany) SNES Nov, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Destructoid PlayStation 4 Nov 18, 2015 7.5 out of 10 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Mar, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Video Chums PlayStation 4 Nov 27, 2015 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 11, 2009 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com SNES May 20, 2011 14 out of 20 70
RetroGame Man SNES Dec 14, 2016 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Cancelled PC version

Brain Bug completed a PC port, but ultimately LucasArts decided not to publish the game as it didn’t fit in with the other Star Wars games they were working on.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • November 1992 (Issue 40) - Game of the Month
  • FLUX Magazine
    • 1995 (Issue #4) - #25 in Top 100 Video Games of All-Time
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