The game is loosely based on the movie of the same name, and features the same gameplay, password system and Mode 7 graphics from it's predecessors. And this time, players get to face not only Darth Vader, but the Emperor himself.
Plot. Luke Skywalker, after completing his training with Yoda, returns to his home planet of Tatooine to rescue his friend Han Solo, who was frozen in carbonite in Cloud City, and sent to the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba The Hutt. On the other hand, the Galactic Empire has begun construction of a new armored space station, far more powerful than the first Death Star. When completed, the Empire will be greatly feared and the Rebel Alliance will surely fall, but not if the newly christened Jedi, Luke and his friends can stop it.
Players can cruise on vehicles such as the landspeeder, Endor speeder bike, and the Millennium Falcon. Some boss battles are ridiculously easy, and Darth Vader went from impossible, to a cakewalk, but the Emperor is unforgivingly difficult as he hurls lightning all over the place, destroying platforms and walkways. Like Vader said: "The Emperor is not as forgiving, as I am."
Concept. In the beginning, Luke, Leia, and Chewie head to the palace of Jabba the Hutt to rescue the frozen Han Solo. Afterwards, they must fight the Imperial Forces from the forest world of Endor, with the help of Wicket the Ewok, and also battle in the Second Death Star from space, to the inside of the station, and fight against Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.
Design. The graphics in both 2D and vehicle sequences are the same as it's predecessor. In the game, a few additional players talk, meaning that some actors from the movie reprised their roles, while Jabba the Hutt, is played by David Alan Barclay.
Rantings. I have a high rant for the boss battle against Palpatine, he was mad difficult as he hurled Force lightning all over the room, and it highly bothered me, especially when he flies around and even destroying platforms and walkways. The sequence of destroying and the evacuation of the Second Death Star was a pain in the ass, since you only flew in a cockpit perspective. Destroying was a little bothersome, but escaping, now that is just tedious.
Good Aspects. This game is really good, and it follows the movie perfectly. Though some stages are not included in the movie version, they are still a good addition to the game, as of course it is loosely based on the film itself. It has high replay value, and it can be downloaded on the Wii Virtual Console for 800 Wii Points. If you are a fan of Return of the Jedi, then play this game, and you will greatly enjoy it.
Overall. I love this game, but to me, Empire Strikes Back was the best. This game gets an 8 out of 10.