Star Wars. We’ve probably watched it with our friends and family over a million times, and memorized the script. But back in 1992, JVC decided to try and make what I’d call an upgraded version of the older NES version of the game. Super Star Wars.
Now, I’ve played the NES version ages ago, and it’s been covered by many, in the fact that it’s terrible. Go ahead, look it up; ill wait. But this version, this was an upgrade on a mass scale! Better graphics, sound and….game play? Look I’m not one to bash games, I mean we all have our issues with select titles, but this game is immensely difficult.
After SEVERAL attempts Ill own up to it, I have yet to beat this game. Now of course for the purpose of this review I may have went and used a good ole game genie(bet you haven’t heard of that in awhile) just so I could actually get through the game with my controller still intact and not in a million pieces on my office floor, and my sanity still intact.
The game starts out just like the movie, you start on Tatooine, but instead of buying the droids you’re looking for, you have to scale the Jawas sand crawler? This game must be a director’s cut of the movie or something right? Nope. JVC pushed for action, and you get run and gun action. It only takes one false move from a jump to die swiftly, no less of taking about what seems like 3 to 4 hits before dying. There is literally loads going on with enemies, they just keep gunning for you.
There are a few vehicle levels as well, like driving your land speeder and such, but I found those a bit tougher than I expected too.
This game was definitely meant to be a couch multiplayer style game via you die and it’s your friends turn, and you’ll be passing the controller several times back and forth, trust me. Does it live up to the Star Wars name and world were so fond of? I say yes. It’s so annoyingly difficult that it kept me coming back repeatedly, and you will too. If you can’t find a SNES copy of the game, it’s available on the virtual console via Nintendo Eshop, and in the PSN store respectively. I can’t recommend this game enough. You will definitely want to watch the movie afterwards, so pop some popcorn, give it a whirl, and May the Force be with you!