Super Star Wars

Critic Score User Score
SNES
82
3.7
PS Vita
...
3.5
PlayStation 4
...
3.5
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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 "Stay on target...."
Super Star Wars SNES Use your experience: the mouse hunting season is opened!
Super Star Wars SNES Swinging a lightsaber.
Super Star Wars SNES The sandcrawler hides many items, fool enemies, traps and... Jawas!!!

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Does This Game Honourably Represent Star Wars? SNES So Hai (345)
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 (2260)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Feb, 1993 93 out of 100 93
1UP! SNES Oct 22, 2005 92 out of 100 92
Total! (Germany) SNES Nov, 1994 2 out of 6 80
IGN Wii Aug 11, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SNES Oct 31, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Lens of Truth SNES May 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Power Play SNES Jan, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Video Games SNES Jan, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Megablast SNES 1993 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Wii May 20, 2011 14 out of 20 70

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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

  • FLUX Magazine
    • 1995 (Issue #4) - #25 in Top 100 Video Games of All-Time
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