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The arcade game from Atari based on the third Star Wars movie features three action sequences inspired by the film.

First, you control Princess Leia on a speeder bike racing through the forests on Endor. You have to evade trees and deal with enemy troopers by shooting at them or luring them into Ewok traps.

In the second sequence, you control Chewbacca who has captured an Imperial AT-ST Walker, evading tree traps and shooting at enemy walkers. In this sequence, the perspective sometimes switches to the Millennium Falcon which you must guide through a fleet of enemy Star Destroyers and TIE Fighters.

In the final sequence, the Millennium Falcon enters the Death Star and has to make its way to the reactor, surviving more TIE Fighters and laser turrets. Once the reactor is destroyed, you have to get out again before the explosion engulfs the ship.

After the Death Star has been destroyed, the game restarts at the first sequence, but with a higher difficulty.


Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Atari ST Try to avoid the trees and the storm troopers
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Atari ST Maneuver the Falcon in the Death star
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Atari ST The title screen
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Atari ST You are now safe in the village after the first level

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Alternate Titles

  • "Star Wars: Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1989 854 out of 1000 85
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1989 77 out of 100 77
ST/Amiga Format Jan, 1989 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1988 8.2 out of 12 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1988 67 out of 100 67
The One Dec, 1988 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Nov, 1988 70 out of 100 30


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In the Gamecube title Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike, the full version of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was an unlockable bonus feature.
Terok Nor (27771) added Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Atari ST) on Apr 25, 2005
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