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.
Part of the Following Groups
|The ancestor of modern day Jedi Knights!||Indra was here (20853)||unrated|
|Excellent 2600 sound and great graphics, the best of the first star war games||Todd Marshall (8)||unrated|
|TeleMatch||Nov, 1983||1 out of 6||100|
|Electronic Fun with Computers & Games||Mar, 1984||4 out of 4||100|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Oct 31, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|Electric Playground||Mar 12, 1997||5 out of 10||50|
|The Video Game Critic||May 05, 2005||D||25|
|Woodgrain Wonderland||Apr 02, 2018||D-||16|
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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.
Error on the boxThe cover of the U.S. Atari 2600 release erroneously says "1 - 2 players". In fact, the Atari 2600 version (unlike the 5200 and Atari 8-bit ports) is a one-player game only.
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.)
Rebound Boy (19579) added Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle (Atari 2600) on Apr 02, 2003