DescriptionDeath Star Battle is loosely based on the events of the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Your task is to destroy the Death Star before its construction is finished. You start the task outside the shield perimeter of the Death Star. There you'll have to combat different imperial vessels and avoid the death ray while waiting for an opportunity to slip through one of the random openings in the energy shield. After reaching the Death Star you must reduce its structure up to the point where you can hit the core. In the following destruction of the station you must avoid collision with Death Star debris.
After completion the game will restart with increased difficulty (faster enemies, faster Death Star build up, etc). Overall difficulty can also be adjusted before starting the game.
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ContestParker Brothers ran a contest in 1984 that if you filled out an entry form and answered 2 questions correctly, you could win a 50" projection TV, upright Star Wars arcade game or one of several other prizes. Strangely, one of the prizes is a Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Ewok Adventure video game cartridge, a game Parker Brothers never released. It is unknown what the prize was substituted with. Here is a poster advertising this contest.
ShipsShips involved in this game are:
- Millenium Falcon (YT-1300 Corellian freighter).
- Tie Interceptor
- Imperial Lambda-Class Shuttle (the 3-winged ship)
- Death Star (not a ship actually, but a location according to the Star Wars database)
Related Web Sites
- Video review of Star Wars games (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews various Stars Wars-based games, including Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle on Atari 2600.)
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