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Based on the movie, so the storyline is basically the same. You play as Luke Skywalker, and using your blaster, lightsaber and force power skills, you must journey through Hoth, Echo Base, Dagobah, Bespin and Cloud City. Enemies such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett will appear along the way, while R2, Yoda and Obi-Wan appear to give you tips on enemy weakness. Also keep an eye out for things you won't see in the movie, such as trying to beat Slave 1 (Boba Fett's ship) and fighting Cloud Cars.


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Game Boy Continue screen. Remember: a Jedi never gives up its objectives!
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back NES Small graphic glitch
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back NES Title
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Game Boy The next mission: destroy all AT-AT walkers in your snowspeeder.

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Magazine Advertisement Inside back cover

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Wars: Teikoku no Gyakushuu" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Luke! Use the Joystick NES ETJB (473)

Critic Reviews

Joypad Game Boy Sep, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Jan 11, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Game Boy Jul, 1993 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Magazine System UK NES Nov, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Game Boy Jul, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 NES Mar 26, 2018 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Feb, 1992 19 out of 40 48
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Apr, 1994 3.75 out of 6 45
Video Games Game Boy Apr, 1993 37 out of 100 37


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