Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

User Reviews

Not the best of the Super Star wars series but still good SNES darthsith19 (64)
A long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far away.....Super Return Of The Jedi! SNES MegaMegaMan (2260)
About as interesting as the "Star Wars (Tm) Official Toilet Paper" Game Boy Zovni (9330)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Game Boy 14 3.5
Game Gear 7 4.3
SNES 26 3.9
Wii 3 4.4
Combined User Score 50 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
SNESThe Video Game Critic
The stage backdrops, particularly those set in the lush forests of Endor, look gorgeous. One major gameplay innovation is a new defensive move for Luke: the lightsaber block. This plays an instrumental role in defeating Vader, and ultimately the Emperor. Another new element, floating icons, will earn you a bonus life should you collect 100 of them. These add a fun, Super Mario Bros. flavor to the game. The 3D speeder bike stage isn't as impressive as I remember, but it's not so bad. The Millennium Falcon shooting stage is probably the weakest part of the game. Jedi does a nice job of following the storyline of the film, skillfully building to the exciting finale. With the same action-packed gameplay as its predecessors but lacking the frustration factor, Super Return of the Jedi is a fitting conclusion to an excellent series.
100
Game GearGamePro (US)
It's up to you to save the galaxy from Darth Vader and the Emperor and it won't be easy. But Game Gear owners everywhere will love trying. Are you up to the challenge? If so, the Force is with you, young Jedi.
91
Game GearThe Video Game Critic
You'll face some huge bosses including the Rancor, but some bosses take far too long to defeat. I really enjoyed Jedi until I reached the speeder bike chase sequence in the woods of Endor. Yikes - those pseudo 3D graphics look awful and you can't even tell what's going on! Other than that aberration, Return of the Jedi is pure gold for your Game Gear. A password feature is also included.
90
SNESVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
The Mode 7 levels are just incredible. You'll pilot a new-fangled landspeeder, a speeder-bike on Endor and finally the Millennium Falcon itself as you make your way down the depths of the Death Star. Super Return of the Jedi is a blast even if you're not a fan of the Star Wars series. A guaranteed hit.
90
SNESGamePro (US)
While fans of the movie may think the Jedi juice is still there, serious side-scrollers who expect the excitement of the game to match the movie may think about turning to the dark side of the Force.
90
SNESJust Games Retro
It had to happen eventually. The only thing LucasArts loved more than pimping out its Star Wars franchise, was finishing a lucrative trilogy. So when Super Empire Strikes Back became the new buzzword, you could have bet dollars to doughnuts that you'd be seeing a final Super Star Wars game. This is that game.
82
Game BoyConsoles Plus
La maniabilité est un peu hasardeuse - un temps d'adaptation sera nécessaire pour être précis -, mais la durée de vie est au rendez-vous ainsi qu'un appréciable système de mots de passe.
82
SNESPower Unlimited
Het spel is qua gameplay identiek aan zijn voorganger, behalve dan dat het moeilijker is. Ondanks dit gebrek aan originaliteit blijven de spellen uit de Star Wars serie top-platforms.
80
WiiNintendo Life
Super Return of the Jedi is the best looking, most balanced, and all-around complete package of the three games in the Super Star Wars series. Although not significantly different in gameplay than Super Empire Strikes Back, the attention to detail and variety of level designs and character options makes this release a worthy successor. Not only should those who enjoyed the previous release pick this one up, but those who have not played any game in the series are advised to play this one first because of its more forgiving difficulty curve.
80
SNESLens of Truth
For the final entry in the SSW trilogy, developers almost gave us the perfect 2D Star Wars game. Controls are tight, graphics are fantastic and the minor gameplay tweaks really add a nice polish to the series. The only thing holding this one back from being the best in the series are some of the most repetitive, longest, and annoying levels in the entire trilogy. This doesn’t mean SRotJ isn’t a fun game – if you’re a Star Wars fan you’ll have a good time.
80
Game GearAll Game Guide
All in all, you might compare the Super Return of the Jedi experience to that of Luke's Jedi training -- hard, but definitely worthwhile.
80
Game BoyGamePro (US)
Although slightly flawed, this is still one of the year's most fun and challenging handheld games. May Super Return of the Jedi be with you this holiday.
80
SNESElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
The latest installment in the Star Wars saga is more like Jedi in that you can't just run through the levels: You will definitely have to take your time and carefully move through the levels. Excellent graphics and nice Mode 7.
78
SNESGame Players
If you loved the two Super Star Wars games, then this one's a no-brainer; buy it. However, if you like me, were disappointed by the first two, then you're better off renting this one first. The decision is yours, young Jedi. May the Force be with you!
76
SNESMega Fun
Viel zu lange habe ich auf den abschließenden Teil der Star Wars-Trilogie gewartet, nun endlich halte ich das Spiel in den Händen und freue mich wie ein kleines Kind auf diese Testsession. Die Grafik und der Sound wurden im Vergleich zu den beiden Vorgängern nicht verändert, was natürlich kein Nachteil ist, soll heißen: Orchestrale Musik aus den Kinofilmen sowie abwechslungsreiche Levelgrafiken. In diesem Teil bekommt Ihr außerdem die umfangreichste Sammlung an 3D-Runden aller Versionen zu Gesicht (insgesamt sechs). Trotzdem hat mich Return Of The Jedi nicht mehr so begeistert wie die beiden Vorgänger, und das weil sich wirklich gar nichts, aber auch überhaupt nichts geändert hat, vom Levelaufbau und Schwierigkeitsgrad ganz zu schweigen. Echte Star Wars-Fans lassen sich aber deshalb noch lange nicht vergraulen und werden das Spiel so verschlingen wie die anderen Teile zuvor.
75
SNESVicioJuegos.com
La principal pega de Return of the Jedi es que se antoja demasiado similar a los otros dos Super Star Wars, es más de lo mismo, sin novedades de gran relevancia ni extras desbloqueables como podían ser armas o trajes alternativos. No obstante éste es un buen juego de acción y plataformas en 2D que gustará a los seguidores de la saga por su desarrollo variado, sus grandes dosis de acción y su estilo fiel a la película. La serie Super Star Wars está disponible al completo en la consola virtual de Wii por un precio de 8€ cada episodio y quienes decidáis darle una oportunidad debéis saber que os enfrentáis a tres de los títulos más difíciles de todo el catálogo de Super Nintendo. Que la fuerza os acompañe.
75
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Im Vergleich zu den beiden Vorläufern hat sich das Spiel kaum verändert. Einzelheiten wie das Laserschwert von Luke wurden nochmal aufpoliert. Ansonsten könnte man die drei Module glatt miteinander verwechseln, wenn man mal davon absieht, daß es ein paar Charaktere mehr gibt und die Grafik, außer in den 3-D-Sequenzen, etwas stimmungsvoller geraten ist. Die Musik ist aufgrund der Vorlage aus dem Filmen fantastisch, und zudem auch technisch sehr gut gelungen. Fazit: Wer eines der beiden ersten Modulen besitzt, braucht sich „Super Return of the Jedi“ nur dann zuzulegen, wenn er ein absoluter Star-Wars-Fan ist.
70
Game BoyElectric Playground
THQ, Black Pearl and, obviously, LucasArts have constructed a fine addition to your Gameboy cannon. Super Return of the Jedi doesn't provide the absolute best gaming that your little mighty mite offers but it does present you the fantastic story of Star Wars in one more addictive package. For that fact alone, it's worth the price of admission.
65
Game BoyTotal! (Germany)
Mit „Super Return of the Jedi“ sind nicht nur SW-Fans gut beraten, auch J&R-Profis treffen hier auf eine neue Herausforderung.
65
Game BoyNintendojo
A decent hack-n-slash game that will neither impress nor disgrace. Gameplay is repetitive, but it is a fun side-scroller for a lazy Sunday afternoon. While it wouldn't be worth a full price tag of $29, the $9 price tag makes it affordable. Recommended if you're bored.
60
Game BoyAll Game Guide
Overall, Super Return of the Jedi is a worthy purchase only if you're prepared for a challenge. If you prefer games which at least allow you to get through the first level with a modicum of damage, then this one isn't for you.