Super Star Wars is mainly based on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and it is the first of three SNES games based on the trilogy that was made by George Lucas. The SNES version of the Star Wars games is considered to be superior to the NES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, and Game Gear versions, and guess what gamers? That is so true. Though the game can be tough, it is a fun game to play for you Star Wars fanboys and fangirls out there.
Plot. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the galaxy is in the state of civil war. The spies of the Rebel Alliance has stolen the plans of the Death Star, a powerful weapon built by the Empire that is capable of destroying an entire planet. Rebel leader, Princess Leia Organa is in hold of the plans, but her ship is captured by a Star Destroyer, and by Darth Vader himself. Luckily before her capture, she hid the plans with two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. The droids land on Tatooine, and a moisture farmer named Luke Skywalker purchases them. One day, his uncle and aunt are murdered while searching for the droids, and that's when his destiny is decided, he goes with a former Jedi Knight named Obi-Wan Kenobi, a bounty hunter named Han Solo with his Wookie partner Chewbacca, to save Princess Leia and put a stop to the Empire once and for all.
Concept. In the beginning, Luke must rescue 3PO and R2 from the Jawas in their sandcrawler while leaping a series of conveyor belts. Later stages allow players to play as Han Solo and his Wookie partner Chewbacca. In some stages of Tatooine, players must drive a landspeeder, while in the Battle of Yavin, they get to pilot the X-Wing destroying many TIE Fighters and laser turrets, and then get through the trench, fighting against Darth Vader's own personal TIE, and then destroy the Death Star.
Design. Originally, the game's design was planned to give characters a dark black outline around their bodies, just like Ultima VIII: Pagan. But the idea was scrapped, as they discovered that the characters would be looking too cartoony, and come to think of it, it was a very wise decision. The Death Star Trench designs were very similar to the movie, and developers did a great job, and it was much better than the NES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, and Game Gear versions.
History. The Star Wars movie saga began in 1977, and it left a great legacy. Star Wars became a potential rival of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek, in which most fanboys and Trekkies would feud in some conventions in the future. Star Wars was so successful that it spawned two sequels, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Star Wars spawned live action TV Shows like Ewoks, and also cartoons. It also spawned toys, comic books, novels, video games, and so on. The three prequels started to be written by Lucas in 1994, and they were not as successful as the original trilogy. Star Wars had an expanded universe since it's release, creating new stories in books, TV Shows, cartoons, toys, video games, comic books, and more.
Rantings. Now for one thing, the game is pretty hard. Some boss battles tend to get on my nerves at times. The driving mechanics of the landspeeder and the X-Wing were very excruciating, but all of that is fixed in the next two games. The final boss battle was really a pain in the ass.
Good Aspects. The game has many great qualities, and it has a lot of replay value. You can download this game on the Wii Virtual Console for no more than 800 Wii Points. The music stuck a lot to the movie, and it was great. John Williams is like a god in movie music. Star Wars has to be my favorite saga of all time, and though I like Star Trek, I am more of a Star Wars guy than a Trekkie.
Overall. This game is real good, and has it's good and bad aspects as well. I give this game a 7 out of 10.