DescriptionSet between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire tells the story of Prince Xizor's quest to replace Darth Vader as the leader of the Sith, and wipe out the Rebels' chances of victory. The only man that can stop him is the interstellar bounty hunter Dash Rendar. The game is based on the novel of the same name, with locations including ice planet Hoth, Mos Eisley and the sewers of Imperial City, all in full 3D.
Levels each have very different objectives, ranging from piloting snowspeeders on Hoth and racing speeder bikes on Tatooine to shooting stormtroopers and droids on foot throughout the galaxy. Dash primarily uses a blaster with unlimited ammo, but can also find more powerful weapons with limited ammunition. Each level has optional "challenge points" that are hidden throughout the level, and finding all of them will unlock a cheat dependent on which difficulty setting the save file is on.
- "スター・ウォーズ 帝国の影" -- Japanese spelling
- "Star Wars: Teikoku no Kage" -- Japanese title
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|A guilty pleasure||vedder (20754)|
|The little brother of the series, this game provides a quick blast||RussS (782)|
|Coming Soon Magazine||Sep, 1997||92 out of 100||92|
|Gamezilla||Aug 17, 2000||88 out of 100||88|
|Power Play||Sep, 1997||87 out of 100||87|
|PC Player (Germany)||Oct, 1997||80|
|Gamesmania.de||1997||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Games (Germany)||Oct, 1997||77 out of 100||77|
|Mega Score||Feb, 1998||69 out of 100||69|
|GameSpot||Oct 09, 1997||5.8 out of 10||58|
|Entertainment Weekly||May 17, 1996||C-||42|
|Computer Games Magazine||1997||40|
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TriviaDash Rendar is the only character developed from the Star Wars franchise that actually made it "back" to the movies. You can see his modified starship, the Outrider YT-2400 lifting up and taking off from Mos Eisley as Luke and his gang enter the city in the new revised sequence featured on the Star Wars: Special Edition.
Related Web Sites
- Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (official website)
- Lucas Arts: Shadows of the Empire (Official site.)
- Video review of Star Wars games (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews various Stars Wars-based games, including Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire on Nintendo 64.)