(SNES / Super Nintendo)

Super Star Wars (SNES / Super Nintendo)

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The first chapter of the epic Super Star Wars trilogy blasts on to Virtual Console, combining classic action gaming with high-octane vehicle levels!

Luke's journey takes him from the desert wastelands of Tatooine to the hostile streets of Mos Eisley and beyond, into the stars. Along the way he partners up with Han Solo and Chewbacca, both formidable blaster wielders. The three heroes will have to face bizarre aliens, Imperial stormtroopers, TIE fighters and much more in their war to take down the evil Empire and its terrible Death Star.

So grab your blaster, strap on your lightsaber and take on the fight for galactic freedom!

Game Review


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Posted by Spencer McIlvaine

Is the force strong with this one?

When Super Star Wars was released in 1992, it was an instant success. Offering old-school platforming but set in the Star Wars universe and culminating in the destruction of the Death Star, the video game format fit the movies like Harrison Ford fits the...

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User Comments (26)



KnucklesSonic8 said:

This release really does have me more hopeful in the next updates to follow but for now, this is a great release. No doubt about it. Looking forward to reading a review of this.



Jeph said:

this game was good and I'll get it, but it really makes me hope for SUPER EMPIRE STRIKES BACK... One of the best games on the SNES in my eyes... I hope it comes soon!



Pj1 said:

I'm Loving these posts, just want wanted to post that! I'm not a big Star Wars fan but I will download one of these! (Well only one of them is available at the moment)

Maybe the future is OK for VC! and long may it last!



Don said:

"All three games will be released during August."

What makes you so sure Bass X0?



deggs said:

super empire strikes back is the one i always to play. i had this one and super return of the jedi. this one was super hard and jedi was super easy. honestly, this one was too difficult to be fun at times. took me a long time to defeat it but i finally beat it on every difficulty i think... get jedi. despite being the easiest of the 3, it was sooo super fun. this one kinda bogs down in some of the mos eisley stages. still, these games and the indiana jones trilogy were a real blast. i also never got a chance to play shadows of the empire for n64. i hope they release that one as well...



Ausden said:

What a great way to start the work week. Now lets hope the other Super Star Wars games get released!



Bass_X0 said:

@ Don
The press release: "Nintendo will be releasing multiple LucasArts favorites for Virtual Console™, starting today with Super Star Wars®. In the coming weeks, both Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back® and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi® will be added to the Virtual Console"



evilralfwiggum said:

Ahhh I was just playing Return of the Jedi for the SNES yesterday! It was the one of the three I owned, I never owned the other two. Totally going to pick this one up when I get some Wii Points, they are a challenge.



retro_player_22 said:

So August is surprisingly a "Super Star Wars Trilogy" month for VC. This is awesome, I always wanted to play all three games. I owned the original Star Wars Trilogy movie on DVD so I'm definitely looking forward to these.



Kevin said:

I can only hope this means we will be getting Zombies ate My Neighbors and Maniac Mansion now.



apocalypse217 said:

I remember borrowing this off my cousin as a kid. I had Super Empire Strikes Back. They were pretty good games for the time.



Capt_N said:

The only thing that bothers me is if these releases are just to hype up any SW related things coming soon, such as the mmo, multiplatform Clone Wars game, Clone Wars season 2, etc. I really hope LucasArts will continue allowing their games from the consoles available on VC, to be released after Jedi. Even though I personally just would d/l the SW related games, as I'm not interested in the others, I still hope this happens for those that want any of the LucasArts games. If LucasArts continues supporting the VC beyond SW, then more than likely Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Maniac Mansion, & others will come eventually.

Ohh wow, I just had a thought,... Pipe Dream(actually Pipe Mania w/ a name change) for the Nes(as LucasFilm games was responsible for it's distribution here in the States). then again, Empire interactive, I think, just recently purchased/gained rights to it(Pipe Mania).



Capt_N said:

The only thing that really ever annoyed me about the SSW trilogy of games were the code input methods. I'm currently trying to enter the debugger, & as I recall, only lightning fast button-mashing got it done. I believe that even on SSW, much like it's sequels, a tone/sfx would sound at the proper input. Btw, for anyone who plays w/ the codes, use a Classic controller for player 1, & plug a Gamecube controller in to become the player 2 controller. A player 2 controller is needed for some of the codes in the game.



Capt_N said:

Gamecube controller in Cube controller port 2 I forgot to say. Sorry!



Trikeboy said:

Excellent, this is a great game from the era. Now all I want from Lucasarts is Rogue Squadron.



Willybomb said:

The SSW series on the SNES were great fun. Bloody hard to beat and could be very frustrating at times. I have never beaten this game can never beat the boss on the Escape From Mos Eisley level. This one is let down due to no password system meaning completing this game will have to be done in one sitting, not easy. The music on this game is great and really shows of the power of the sound chip and shows why the SNES was better than the MD.



Mario_34 said:

I never got the chance to play them when they first came out, I had a blast playing though this one expect those two sandcawler levels that made me almost throw my classic controller into the screen during those two levels. I can tell how to beat that boss if you want to know.

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