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The arcade game from Atari Games based on the second Star Wars movie features four action sequences inspired by the film. The graphical style is similar to the first Star Wars game, using vector graphics with a first-person perspective.

The first sequence takes place on the ice planet Hoth, where the player must destroy Imperial probe droids. The droids send transmissions to the Empire that can also be targeted and destroyed. Once enough transmissions have been sent, the Empire attacks.

In the second sequence, the player has to fend off Imperial walkers, either by shooting a limited number of tow cables at their feet or by targeting a small area at their head with lasers. But sooner or later, the Rebel base's power generator will be destroyed and the evacuation begins.

In the third sequence, the Millennium Falcon has to destroy TIE Fighters in space.

In the fourth and final sequence, the Falcon must navigate through an asteroid field, avoiding collisions.

Once the four sections have been completed, the game restarts at a higher difficulty level.


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Amiga Prepare to start
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Amiga Title screen
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Amiga The Empire invades with Scout Walkers and ATATs. You have four tow cables you can use to take down the ATATs.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Amiga Defeated by Tie Fighters while escaping Hoth in the Millennium Falcon.

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The Games Machine (UK) Nov, 1988 89 out of 100 89
Zzap! Nov, 1988 82 out of 100 82


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In the Gamecube title Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike, the full version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was an unlockable bonus feature.
Terok Nor (29433) added Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Amiga) on Feb 17, 2006
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