The lights are on
Long before Knights of the Old Republic, long before Battlefront, and long before Rogue Squadron, there was Super Star Wars. This first entry in the 2D Star Wars action titles on the SNES was a take no prisoners affair that liberally altered the events of the classic trilogy. Only pure fans with freshly washed Ewok bedsheets, a replica lightsaber at their side, and a well-worn Yoda plushie could possibly endure such punishing gameplay. Asking who is the biggest Star Wars fan in the Game Informer office is kind of like asking which prequel is the worst, but how long do we last with Super Star Wars?
UPDATE: Here's the link to the funny video we mention in the Replay
Join Jeff Cork, Ben Reeves, Andrew Reiner, and myself as we voyage from Tatooine (so much Tatooine!) to the Death Star. We encounter tons of recognizable foes, and even more menaces that never graced the films. Why do sarlacs change so much, and since when are Jawas so aggressive? Thankfully, we've got a set of trusty codes to keep things moving this time as we marvel at this piece of 16-bit Star Wars history.
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Haha, I remember Maui Mallard. That game was super tough, but it controlled well-enough, and was ultimately pretty fun. Never could beat it, but I enjoyed my time as a Duck Ninja.
On the subject of Disney games, Disney's Aladdin for the Genesis or Mickey Mania would make pretty decent Replay Roulettes, even if they're INCREDIBLY difficult (maybe for the next David Jaffe game; one of his first projects was Mickey Mania). Also, a Top Ten Disney Games list would be a great feature in the magazine (if it's not already done, that it).
Great replay as per usual. I owned all the super star wars games, but of all of them I could never beat vader at the end of this one. I should go back and see if I could now...
I love Star Wars. A lot. And this game is actually a good representation, albeit difficult.
Ah, the roulette game i couldnt wait for you guys to finish. lol
How the heck are they able to play as Han Solo and Chewie in this game??? I own this game for the SNES and the only character you can play in the first level is Luke.
im so glad im going through the old replays. cold shadow was an awesome game. im sure if dan was there you guys would be doing a super replay of it. it seems like something he would fall in love with.
great replay and great replay roulette and that video was hilarious
I remember playing all of the STAR WARS SNES games. Empire Strikes Back was my favorite. I loved taking down that huge Dagobah monster.
Star Wars was a little iffy. For a bit in the cantina it looked like Luke had 2 lightsabers. I love "make bullets go" buttons.
Thanks for another fun replay, guys.
I hated this game with a passion. It was probably because I sucked.
that was bad