Super Star Wars(SNES) Review



Super Star Wars is a Super NES game based on the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope which was released in 1992 and re-released on the Virtual Console in 2009. Super Star Wars is essentially a platform game, although it has stages which feature other challenges, such as driving a landspeeder or piloting an X-wing. It also features multiple playable characters with different abilities.


Gameplay
Super Star Wars is a remake of Star Wars, a lesser-known game released in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Game Boy and Game Gear. Originally, the game design was planned to give the characters a dark black outline around their bodies, similar to Ultima VIII: Pagan. However, this idea was abandoned, as it was thought to make the characters too cartoonish-looking. The final boss in the game is Darth Vader in his TIE Advanced x1. There was a trash compactor level that was deleted from the game due to memory constraints. An image was published in an issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly around the time of the game's release.

Plot
Super Star Wars generally follows the plot of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, although some allowances must be made to adapt the story to suit a platform action game. For example, instead of simply buying C-3PO and R2-D2 from the Jawas, Luke Skywalker must fight his way to the top of a Jawa sandcrawler while leaping from a series of moving conveyor belts. Later stages allow the player to control smuggler and pilot Han Solo or Chewbacca the Wookiee in an unusual display of letting you play as a character not named after the game.


The sequels were also released on the SNES and the Virtual Console. Both similar games, but with improved graphics.

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

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