In a galaxy far, far away in 1992, I rented a game from Blockbuster called Super Star Wars for the SNES. And it was one of the best games I played during my childhood. Hopefully, it was also one of your best memories. This game seemed to have it all, and more. In fact, it had more than I remembered because when I looked up some game play to remind myself what the game was all about, there were levels I didn’t remember playing. The ones I do remember, though, brought back all those feelings of fun, excitement, and utter frustration. Feelings I can’t wait to relive when the games gets re-released this week on PS4 and PS Vita.
Alright, it’s time to go back in time. In case you may have forgotten or don’t know what I’m talking about, here are some photos of the the different levels from the game. First up are the sands of Tatooine. This is where you started the game.
I must have been really bad at the game, because I really only remember three levels from the game. There’s the first level, of course, who could forget the landspeeder level.
Then you had the infamous Sandcrawler level that seemed impossible to navigate through. After a few sessions of throwing the controller, I think I eventually defeated it…I think.
Finally, the best part of the game was flying the X-Wing through the trenches of the Death Star. Your eventual goal was to make your way through, just like in the movie, and destroy it.
Now, there is a lot I don’t remember from the game for some reason. Some of the reasons I’ve come up with this is because I either cheated at the game some how, or there were codes I inputed to skip levels. There’s always the possibility that I actually made it through the game and just don’t remember it well because it was so long ago. Can you believe that 1992 was 23 years ago? Eesh.
When the game does come out for the PS4 and PS Vita, players can expect a few “updates and enhancements.” Here’s the official description from Sony.
“Enhanced for PS4 with new save features, leaderboards, Trophies, and updated display and controller options. Risk your life as a Jedi Knight! Join Luke, Han, and Chewbacca in their fierce war against the evil Empire.”
Super Star Wars will be released on the PS4 and PS Vita tomorrow, November 17th.
Anyways, that does it for this trip down memory lane. Any of you remember playing this game? If so, what was your favorite part about it?