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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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Crash! (90 out of 100) (90%)

Domark go from strength to strength. The Empire Strikes Back has all the speed, playability and graphics of the arcade machine. A must for all fans of the trilogy.

Jul 1988 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Sinclair User (88 out of 100) (88%)

Empire, whilst remarkably simple and maybe even a little bit tired as a formula, is simply the best of its ilk. It's fast, easy to play and doesn't require a great deal of thought. In short, it's just a great deal of fun.

Aug 1988 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Games Machine, The (UK) (87 out of 100) (87%)

The vector graphics features in Star Wars are very much in evidence, their standard competes against the best of the genre: 3-D Starstrike and Starglider. Fast moving and colourful sprites scroll smoothly around the screen. Animation is good, especially of the AT-ATs.

Aug 1988 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Your Sinclair (8 out of 10) (80%)

In the words of the immortal Yoda: "Adventure, excitement - a Jedi craves not these things" but he or she is certainly going to get them from this blaster. However. If i have one reservation about The Empire Strikes Back it's about the game's lastability. The problem is that the gameplay is just a touch too easy and therefore most experienced gamesplayers will lose interest relatively quickly (or maybe I've just learned to use the force but I doubt it). It's good. But a little more work and it may have been a classic.

Sep 1988 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Computer and Video Games (CVG) (8 out of 10) (80%)

The only thing that lets it down is it occasionally slow screen update, but other than that the game is excellent and well worth looking up.

Aug 1988 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Crash! (78 out of 100) (78%)

[Budget re-release] Empire Strikes Back is one of the best of the 'Star Wars' games. The vector graphics give an excellent feeling of being out in deep space. The Darth Vader graphics used between levels aren't up to much though. A great game for all fans of 'Star Wars' and blasting games, if a bit easy.

Jan 1991 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Your Sinclair (76 out of 100) (76%)

[Budget re-release] The graphics are pretty smooth and fast, but the main problem lies with the difficulty – there simply isn't any. I don't like to boast or anything but I quite happily completed the thing on my second go ever (in easy mode, of course), so goodness knows how much of a pushover you guys'll find it. Still, it's fun 'til the novelty wears off.

Jan 1991 · ZX Spectrum · read review

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Critic reviews added by S Olafsson, lights out party, Jo ST, piltdown_man.