(Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Empire Strikes Back (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

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Will You Accept the Challenge as a Jedi Knight?

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space…

Pursued across the galaxy, you and your Rebel Forces now marshall new strength on the remote ice world of Hoth. Although tracked by probe droids, attacked by ice monsters, and confronted by an army of gigantic Imperial Walkers, you must not give in. You are the Alliance's only hope. Learn the ways of the Force, then test your skills in this fast-paced, action-packed sequel to the hit game Super Star Wars.

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Posted by Spencer McIlvaine

Do or do not: there is no try.

Following up on the success of Super Star Wars, LucasArts released Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back (a.k.a. Super Empire Strikes Back) to an audience already hyped and waiting. As we discussed in our previous review, the story barely paid lip...

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User Comments (10)

Kobayashi

#2

Kobayashi said:

This games is hard, but is fantastic too.
I´m very happy for Super Star Wars games on VC !! :-)

Capt_N

#3

Capt_N said:

These games are just awesome! I used to own all 3 on the SNes! The addition of the password system was great, as all 3 are hard, even though SSW didn't have the password system.

BananaJane

#4

BananaJane said:

Oh god not these! They're HORRIBLE Dx
I guarantee nobody will ever beat this game on hard.
EVER.

Steviis_Father

#6

Steviis_Father said:

This game was the best of the three...and all three have been the best renditions of the SW movies since the rather lacking JVC NES version, and the weird NAMCOT (NAMCO) Jap Famicom version before it. And that had Vader turn into a scorpion in the 1st level! tsk, tsk, tsk.

Seriously, when you think about it, there hasn't been a game on ANY CONSOLE, that has since given you the chance to play-out the movies from beginning to end, with mixing play styles, and close to original music (and before you throw Lego Star Wars at me, does Luke really look like a blocky figure in the movies?! Did he really take structures apart and come up with other stuff in the movies?). Rogue Squadron II and III each were awesome, but only offered portions of the movies...in separate games. Plus they were really better as flying games.

This SNES game, Empire Strikes Back, offers great sprites, cool graphic effects (mode-7, scaling and paralax), stellar music in JVC surround, the ability to play through stages with different characters, each with their own abilities (and idle animations), a nice password system, creative gameplay, and all at an awesome value of 800 points! If you're not getting the game for the visuals, get it for this reason: This is the ONLY game that lets you play The Empire Strikes Back in totality.

This game is more of a gem among Star Wars games. :)

warioswoods

#7

warioswoods said:

I agree with Bass X0 on this one; the title is clearly "Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back." Just look at the title screen:

Untitled

It can only be read as "Super Empire Strikes Back" if you ignore the definite article as well as the frame around the inner title (which has been colored the same as the word "super" to indicate its order / priority). The game is just a "Super Star Wars" sequel with an additional subtitle, best represented with a colon.

Besides, "Super Empire Strikes Back" just sounds absurd. The "super" empire is striking once more?

fco

#8

fco said:

Other than the totally non-canon ending, this is an awesome game.

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