This game is mainly based on "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back", which is my most favorite Star Wars movie of all time, and considered the best by many Star Wars fans as well. This game featured Mode 7 graphics, new gameplay mechanics, and quasi-3D sequences shown in some stages.
Plot. Some time has passed since the Battle of Yavin, the Death Star has been destroyed, but the Empire was still very powerful and forced the rebels into hiding, and finally they find a temporary safe haven on the remote ice planet of Hoth. Darth Vader, after his experience, he becomes obsessed in capturing Luke Skywalker as he knows that the Force is strong in him, deploys various probe droids dispatched throughout the galaxy; one of these droids land on Hoth. This leads to an epic battle known as the Battle of Hoth, and Luke flees to the Dagobah system as instructed by Obi-Wan Kenobi, who still guides him even after death. There in the swamp planet, he is to be trained by legendary Jedi Master Yoda.
Vehicle sequences look a lot better than before, and though still excruciating it is fun to play, especially at the Battle of Hoth and the aerial fight over Cloud City in the sky planet of Bespin. Luke Skywalker can collect Force Powers in Dagobah, for future battles, especially against the final boss of the game, Darth Vader.
Concept. Players must guide Luke throughout the Ice planet of Hoth, where Han can also be playable, in order to rescue Luke, and escape with Leia and Chewbacca after the Battle of Hoth. Then with Han, players must pilot the Millennium Falcon into the Asteroid Field, while escaping from the Imperial Fleet. At Dagobah, Luke must collect many Force powers in order to make future battles easier. The concept of the game follows almost the same as the movie.
Design. The previous game was known for it's higher difficulty, and in this game, a password system was included, in case that players ran out of continues, or if they wanted to beat the game using cheat passwords as well. The game had updated graphics, which looked a lot better than Super Star Wars, and Mode 7 graphics made aerial and space battles unique in it's aspects.
Tips and Strategies. Some bosses, especially the final battle will be very difficult. The Habogad boss is very difficult as you have to destroy it's four shells and then attack it's mouth when it comes out. It will hide, and then come out to attack you, and while hiding, he will charge at you quickly, so be careful. The blaster is useless in the fight against Vader himself, so the only thing you have to use is the Lightsaber. Vader will use the Force to throw some debris at you, and you have to watch out.
Rantings. The Asteroid Field was one of the stages I hated due to the asteroids, and it took me many tries to beat it. The Habogad boss was also a pain in the ass, because it will take from six to ten minutes to beat, and it is a long and boring fight, becoming sinisterly tedious. Also, another boss fight I hated was against Darth Vader, he was mad tough to beat, because he constantly used the Force to send some debris to damage you.
Good Aspects. The cutscenes were very well made, almost like the movie. Since Empire Strikes Back is my favorite movie of all time, this has to be my favorite Super Star Wars game in the trilogy. The game is fun to play, and much better than it's predecessor, and the aerial sequences were very well done, for early 3D graphics. You can download this on the Wii for 800 Wii Points in the Shop Channel.
Overall. This is a much better game than the previous one, it has good replay value, gameplay, graphics, and storyline. This game gets a 8.3 out of 10.