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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back recreates a scene from the movie of the same name. You are on the icy planet of Hoth, and Imperial Walkers are closing in on the rebel power generator. As the pilot of a snowspeeder, you need to take out as many of the walkers as you can. The walkers are heavily armoured, and it will take a lot of fire power to destroy one! The game is played on a large, scrolling screen with a radar screen at the bottom to help keep track of where the enemy is located. If a walker reaches the power generator, or you run out of snowspeeders the game is over. Good luck, and may the force be with you!


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Atari 2600 A game in progress
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Intellivision Your ship and the Imperial walkers both change color as they take damage
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Intellivision A game in progress

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Empire Strikes Back" -- In-game title

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Forever A Star Wars Classic. Atari 2600 Guy Chapman (1999)

Critic Reviews

Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 2600 Nov, 1982 4 out of 4 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 May 05, 2005 A- 91
The Atari Times Atari 2600 May 29, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2002 8 out of 10 80
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Apr 02, 2018 B 75
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 2000 5.3 out of 10 53
Tilt Atari 2600 Jan, 1983 3 out of 6 50
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Mar, 1983 4 out of 6 40
The Video Game Critic Intellivision Feb 03, 2007 D+ 33
Defunct Games Intellivision Jul 31, 2015 D- 16


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Fun.. a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away 1 Mindless Automaton
Nov 22, 2012



Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back holds the Guinness World Record for being the first Star Wars game.

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