Visually vibrant, with magnificent SNES S-SMP chiptune renditions of John Williams' classic soundtrack, and challenging side-scrolling run-and-gun gameplay, Super Star Wars represents the brightness of the 1992 16-bit era, before the dark times – before the prequel trilogy made Star Wars fans justifiably cynical.
An SNES classic made more playable than ever. The addition of a new save function alleviates much of the frustration this game caused back on the SNES. It's still a challenging game, but now you don't have to worry about losing everything when you run out of lives or have to leave the game in the middle of playing. Provided you load that save that is.
The movie does a great job of capturing the feel of the movie (A New Hope). Level and enemy design are pulled right from it as it pretty faithfully follows the film's plot. Obviously they had to take a bit from the surrounding lore to expand the number of enemies you'll face, but they fit right into the universe.
Old-school platforming has rarely been better. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that the controls had been improved upon for this release. The graphics and sound transfer over nicely, and have even been touched up a bit to better fit the new hardware. The vehicle levels do a nice job of breaking up the standard action.
If you are looking to play as some of your favorite heroes from a galaxy far, far away this is one of your best choices. Even after all of these years the game still proves to be a huge treat for Star Wars fans. Even better is that the new save system makes it easier for fans to enjoy. It's no longer such a pain to fight through.
It's still among the best Star Wars game out there, and I would be thrilled if it's sequels get the same treatment. The cross-save function is also much appreciated. I love being able to take this gem with me wherever I go. If you haven't played this game now is the time. There's no better way to experience it.
A good port of the SNES classic. Unlike the original release, you can save at anytime. Gameplay is a mix of run n' gun stages and 3D vehicle levels. Simple fun, but frustrating at times. Overall, "Super Star Wars" will appeal to retro fans. Anyone who loved "Contra III: The Alien Worlds" will like this. I would rate it with a 7 out of 10.
SummaryJoin Luke, Han and Chewbacca in their fierce war against the evil Empire. Battle treacherous aliens. Pilot two vehicles in high-speed, first-person, 3-D sequences. Fight your way through the wastelands of Tatooine to the hostile streets of Mos Eisley and beyond. So grab your blaster, strap on your lightsaber, and take on the fight for ga...