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Hey gamers its Kwing here bringing an extra specail Vc Review. The force is strong with Super Star Wars, and this marks the 1st Lucasarts game to appear on the Vc and a whole lot more are coming too. Anyway Super Star Wars story is lossley based after the New Hope. The Empire has tracked down a rebel frigate and attacks it. During the Imperial boarding, an escape pod leaves the rebel ship and crash lands on the planet tatoine. Super Star Wars is a side scrolling Action Adventure game with some mode 7 vhicle stages and even an Impressive Death star flight sim trench run! Each stage has a 3 minute timer too. But no worries the more foes you blast the more likely that they will drop white clocks. I have never lost due to time expiring. This game has a total of 3 chractrers. Luke is the fatest ,Han has a better blaster then Luke and Chewie is the strongest character but also the slowest in the game. The whole point of this game is to run through the 11 levels blasting everything in your path, upgrading you're blaster and defeating bosses.
The Game play is down right fantastic. At the start of game, players guide young skywalker through the deserts of tatoine armed with a blaster. In order to fire hold in the Y button. Much like the Contra games you can shoot in multiple directions as well. Super does have its share of platforming elements as well, players jump with the B button, to perfrom a spin jump hold up and jump at the same time. This will cause your character to jump a little higher. To use a theramle detanator press the X button. Later in the game, players can use Luke's Lightsaber. You bring out the saber with the A Button. While not a storng as an upgraded blaster, its pretty handy. Espeically when performing a spin jump. The mode 7 stages were ahead of thier time for ealry 3D SW dog fights. The controls are the same, Y Buton shoots and you steer with the game pad. This game is back during a time when developers made sure the gameplay was smooth as glass and then worry about the visuals later. How I miss thoughs days.
However; this game does have some minor complaints from my end. 1st and for most I hated the sand speeder levels with a passion. While the may be visually appealing I feel that the controls suffer a lot. This stage rquires you to shoot the Jaw's collect hearts,dodge pits,rocks and pick up gas whenever possible. This stage is also really long and gets rather annoying. What makes the stage of hard is re filling your energy and gas, while duking it out with some nasty hoover bike angy Jaw whas! No thankyou. Even as a kid a possitively hated this stage, and 17 yrs latrer I still hate it. The other thing that annoys me is Luke's Lightsaber you can't use it to deflect lazers! What are you kidding me, up to this point, this was the most accuarte Star Wars game ever! Now it doesn't make this a bad game and like I said this is more of annoyance. This game is also pretty tuff, so it will take a few tries in order to beat the game.
Super Star Wars has a lot of increidable awesome things going for it. First this game had great music by Paul Webb, for an early 90s game this is the closest any SW game has ever come to being a great tribute to John Willams score. His music fit the game so well and it was a beautiful arrangement. The sound effects are spot on as well, to the sounds of blaster,lightsabers and even dying Jaw Yas! Lucastarts and JVC made sure this game was as authentic as possible. While the mode 7 stages where pretty cool The Death star had to be my favorite. If you hated the Sand Speeder then more reason to love flying an Xwing. This paved the way to the futrue Xwing and Tie fighter PC games. But the Super Star Wars blew gamers mind with the early 3D Death Star Trench run! Talk about WOW, considering all the early limitations of early 16 Bit games, this Flight sim was so awesome and really made the gamer feel like we where barreling down the Trench. I can't go any farther without talking about the Debug menu! Infact throughout this review you have seen me using it. Now Players could replay the game using an character they wanted on any stage, Use Luke's lightsaber, Blaster upgrades and skip levels! This was Genius! The game was already wickedly amazing with out this, but this was what made it a most have game. At the title screen input this code AAAA X BBBB Y XXXX A YYYY B. - a sound will play if you did it right. Then press Start to begin the game. You know the code worked when you can choose from three people, Luke, Han, and Chewie. For Stage Select, press Start then press Select on Controller two and you will finish the Stage immediately. Press L and R on Controller two to access the debug mode. How awesome was that, I loved being able to skip levels like the annoying Sand speeder stages to stuff I liked to play. As you can see I mainly played as Luke but occassionly I would switch to Han. Just being able to Debug the game was icing on the cake and made this game a most have.
Now that it is on the Wii's Vc this game you can not offord to be with out! It has soild Gameplay, 11 Levles, Awesome Music and Sound, very challeneging, 3 characters, Debug menu, Mode 7 stages, A Flight Sim and most importantly it is so addicting and wicked fun. That being said Game Knights gives Super Star Wars a 8.5/10, this was the closet thing for gamers to relive Star Wars in a video game 17 yrs ago and even after all this time it is still a great game. But being that its the 1st game in the series there are still 2 more Super Star Wars games to come and I hope you will enjoy those reviews soon. As always thanks so much for watching another of my GK reviews, be sure to keep checking back for my vids, please listen to our radio program every week too. This is Kwing saying God bless and happy gaming, until we meet again gamers.
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