Star Wars just seems like it would be the perfect series to make video games for yet for some reason there have been many failures along the way. While this game is far from a failure, I still can‟t help but be a little disappointed by it. One of the problems that the original Star Wars movie has is that there actually isn’t a whole lot of action that can be translated into a video game, particularly if you choose to focus the game solely on Luke Skywalker. In the first half of the movie Luke buys some droids, loses some droids and meets up with Obi-Wan Kenobi. After that they meet up with Han Solo in the Cantina, save Princess Leia and then Luke attempts to blow up the Death Star.

Many people complain that the NES version of Star Wars isn‟t very faithful to the movie because the first part of the game features Luke running around in caves looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2 and shields for the Millennium Falcon. While none of this happens in the film, I find it very much in the spirit of the movie because by the time Luke meets up with Han Solo in the Cantina he has accrued the same things he did in the movie, two droids, a lightsaber an old Jedi sage and a mission to save the Princess.

Read the rest of this article and check out this full issue of a classic video game magazine at OldSchoolGamer.Com.  Check out the whole magazine at https://www.oldschoolgamermagazine.com/osgdigital/vgt12/mobile/. Be sure to sign up to get Old School Gamer Magazine Digitally for free by clicking here!

Also make sure to check out information about how to subscribe to the print version of Old School Gamer magazine – subscription details are at https://www.oldschoolgamermagazine.com/product/old-school-gamer-1-year-subscription/

Magazine Writer Magazine Writer (233 Posts)

This is the general profile for any writers not currently writing for Old School Gamer, or any of the other retro gaming magazines that we don't have a profile for 🙂