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The story of this game is based on Episode IV: A New Hope, the first of the original Star Wars movie trilogy. The player initially controls the movie's main hero, Luke Skywalker, but two more controllable characters join later: the careless captain Han Solo and his Wookie side-kick, Chewbacca. The game generally follows the movie plot, allowing the player to experience some of the most important sequences, such as the search for Obi-Wan Kenobi, rescuing princess Leia, and the final confrontation against Death Star and its TIE Fighters, led by the mysterious Darth Vader.

Most of the game levels follow traditional platform gameplay style. As Luke, Han, or Chewbacca, the player makes his way through the linear levels, fighting enemies, jumping over obstacles, and collecting power-ups. The power-ups include standard health-restoring items, upgrades for the blaster gun (up to five different upgrade levels), as well as special items that can be used for massive destruction of the enemies. Luke uses a weak blaster gun, but later gains access to a lightsaber, being able to fight enemies melee-style. Han and Chewbacca use stronger flame guns, but cannot upgrade to better weapons.

Some of the levels are dedicated to familiar Star Wars vehicles (such as a land speeder). Controlling the vehicle from a third-person view, the player has to navigate it through the pseudo-3D environments, avoiding obstacles and shooting at enemies on the way.

The PlayStation ports of the SNES version have updated controller and display options, leaderboards, new save options, and Trophies.


Super Star Wars SNES The sandcrawler hides many items, fool enemies, traps and... Jawas!!!
Super Star Wars SNES Chewbacca the jumping wookie!
Super Star Wars SNES Use your experience: the mouse hunting season is opened!
Super Star Wars SNES This monster is the first boss. Very easy! Only shoot and shoot.

Promo Images

Super Star Wars Screenshot
Super Star Wars Screenshot
Super Star Wars Screenshot
Super Star Wars Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパースターウォーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Does This Game Honourably Represent Star Wars? So Hai (371) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
It's Star Wars SNES owners, but not as we know it! Retro_Minded (21) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
A good game that's a must-have to all Star wars fans! darthsith19 (70) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away.....Super Star Wars! MegaMegaMan (2285) unrated

Critic Reviews

Defunct Games Nov 14, 2013 A 100
Nintendo Magazine System UK Feb, 1993 93 out of 100 93
1UP! Oct 22, 2005 92 out of 100 92
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1992 36 out of 40 90
Mega Fun Jan, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Jan, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro Dec 03, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Megablast 1993 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic May 18, 2005 B- 67


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Cancelled PC version

Brain Bug completed a PC port, but ultimately LucasArts decided not to publish the game as it didn’t fit in with the other Star Wars games they were working on.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • November 1992 (Issue 40) - Game of the Month
  • FLUX Magazine
    • 1995 (Issue #4) - #25 in Top 100 Video Games of All-Time
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Mullet of Death (653) added Super Star Wars (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002
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