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A Long Time Ago...In A Nintendo Far, Far Away ETJB (480) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (30 votes) 3.5

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The graphics, considering this is an NES, are completely groovy, with smooth scrolling, top-notch sprites and wonderful backdrops. The cart contains a special music chip which enhances the NES sound capabilities. What this means to you and I is that there are some thumping renditions of the movie themes, as well as brilliant sound effects. The game is huge: you can play for an hour and still only complete five or six percent of the whole thing! Definitely the best film tie-in on the NES and one of the best Nintendo carts for ages!
1UP! (May 03, 2013)
Car en même temps, ce Star Wars n'a pas la trempe des chefs-d'oeuvre de la console, il lui manque ces quelques grammes de génie dans des domaines subtils comme le gameplay et le level design qui dans les jeux japonais font toute la différence. On n'est pas passé loin pourtant. Mais de toute façon, que ce soit avec Star Wars ou un autre, les petits Jedi le savent bien: la Force est avec la NES !
No doubt you'll play it again and again (it's a superb game after all) but Star Wars is an expensive cart for only a 'few weeks' play - beware!
Det här är ett bra spel. Och med betydligt mindre konkurrens denna månad (än förra gången vi berättade om det) är det definitivt värt att titta närmare på. Star Wars är nåt att spela länge!
But overall, Star Wars should be to the liking of any NES-owning fan of the movies. Who knows? Maybe even a few misguided non-fans might find it enjoyable. The Force is with it.
Video Games (Dec, 1991)
Man merkt, dass die Lucasfilm Games Leute ihr Handwerk verstehen. Vor allem grafisch ist das Spiel ein absoluter Genuß. Selten habe ich so schöne Bilder auf dem NES gesehen. Man meint geradezu, das Gerät hätte mehr Farben bekommen. Der Sound ist zwar überdurchschnittlich, kommt aber an echte Knaller von Musikprofi Konami nicht heran. Die ansonsten immer problematische Mixtur aus Action und Filmadaption klappt bei Star Wars sehr gut.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a great adventure took place. Movie audiences first glimpsed the distant Star Wars galaxy in the 1975 mega box office hit Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope), and have been periodically revisiting it through sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Now the popular Star Wars series is finally being made into an NES game series! With direction for Lucasfilm Games, JVC and programmers Beam have come up with an NES adventure title that follows the first movie in the Star Wars trilogy almost scene to scene!
Die Grafik und der Sound sind hierbei natürlich nicht ganz so üppig, halt NES-mäßig. Aber ich würde sagen, von der Atmosphäre und vom Spielablauf ist diese Fassung die beste, die bisher rauskam. Wie sollte es auch anders sein, wenn das Kind von Lucasfils selbst geschaukelt wurde? Da bleibt nur noch zu sagen, möge die Macht mir Dir sein.
Total! (Germany) (May, 1996)
Trotz spielerischer Schwächen kommen nicht nur eingefleischte Jedi-Ritter auf ihre Kosten. Der Aufruf an alle lautet: Bei Sichtkontakt sofort kaufen!
Sorry to say that this game isn't as great as the movie it is based on. The graphics are detailed and the space scenes are awesome, but action scenes could have been spiced up lightsaber battles. It is a good cart but lacks elements that would make it a great cart.
Classic-games.net (Aug 02, 2017)
In spite of all of its problems I liked what Lucas Arts tried to do with Star Wars. But that doesn’t mean that I would recommend it to anyone. You’ll have to deal with far too much frustration to appreciate the game’s good points and it isn’t worth it. The Sega Master System game is definitely superior and what this should have been.
There’s much to admire: the controls are very sound, with the ability to run and jump longer distances, nice graphics, and the soundtrack from the film is recreated. It’s just a shame that the action elements of the platforming stages are unfairly balanced and not very fun.
Questicle.net (Jul, 2013)
After many deaths, I stopped caring. Leia, the Death Star, and I’d imagine, unprecedented amounts of rage await players who soldier forth through Star Wars. Much like “Attack of the Clones,” the Star Wars Christmas Special, and Jar Jar Binks, it’s not worth it.
The Video Game Critic (May 18, 2005)
The Sandcrawler and Cantina stages are more interesting visually but just as frustrating to play. A few well-done cut scenes attempt to convey the film's storyline, but the music is awfully generic. There's no score, but there are plenty of continues to extend the agony. Star Wars for the NES is widely detested by most fans of the films, and deservedly so.

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