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A Brief History of Star War Games, Part 1

The Star Wars games franchise jumped to the next level with the Super Star wars series for the Super NES. Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was the final and best game of the series.

The Star Wars games franchise jumped to the next level with the Super Star wars series for the Super NES. Super Star Wars : Return of the Jedi was the final and best game of the series.

In Super Return of the Jedi, players can play several different characters, including Princess Leia. In this segment of the game, Leia is dressed as Boushh, her bounty hunter alter ego disguise at the beginning of the movie "Return of the Jedi," and she w

In Super Return of the Jedi, players can play several different characters, including Princess Leia. In this segment of the game, Leia is dressed as Boushh, her bounty hunter alter ego disguise at the beginning of the movie "Return of the Jedi," and she w

Super Jedi also mixes different gameplay styles like the NES Star Wars game. Here, the game features 3D Mode 7-style racing with speeder bikes on Endor.

Super Jedi also mixes different gameplay styles like the NES Star Wars game. Here, the game features 3D Mode 7-style racing with speeder bikes on Endor.

The climax of Super Jedi represents some of the best moments of early Star wars titles as Luke battles Emperor Palpatine.

The climax of Super Jedi represents some of the best moments of early Star wars titles as Luke battles Emperor Palpatine.

Just as in the movie "Return of the Jedi," players must pilot the Millennium Falcon out of the exploding Death Star at the end of the game.

Just as in the movie "Return of the Jedi," players must pilot the Millennium Falcon out of the exploding Death Star at the end of the game.

Apparently, George Lucas wasn't able to re-edit Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and stick Hayden Christensen in the final scene.

Apparently, George Lucas wasn’t able to re-edit Super Star Wars : Return of the Jedi and stick Hayden Christensen in the final scene.

The creepy-looking Emperor actually received a decent treatment with the SNES' graphics.

The creepy-looking Emperor actually received a decent treatment with the SNES’ graphics.

Star Wars: Dark Forces marked the first entry of the franchise into the first-person shooter genre.

Star Wars : Dark Forces marked the first entry of the franchise into the first-person shooter genre.

While Dark Forces was accused of being a Doom clone, the game's engine actually improved the FPS genre by adding the ability to look up and down as well as crouch.

While Dark Forces was accused of being a Doom clone, the game’s engine actually improved the FPS genre by adding the ability to look up and down as well as crouch.

In Dark Forces, players control the character of Kyle Katarn, a former Imperial soldier who joins up with the Rebellion and must foil a secret project to create super droids called Dark Troopers.

In Dark Forces, players control the character of Kyle Katarn, a former Imperial soldier who joins up with the Rebellion and must foil a secret project to create super droids called Dark Troopers.