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Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back - Nintendo Entertainment SystemStar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a video game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992. The N.E.S. version is the second of three video games released under the Empire Strikes Back title for home video game systems. A version for the Atari 2600 came before it and was succeeded by Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for the Super Nintendo.

The object of the game is to destroy an Imperial Probe Droid, escape a Wampa-infested ice cavern, fight during the Battle of Hoth, meet Master Yoda on Dagobah to train with him and attempt to rescue your friends in Cloud City from Darth Vader.

Playing as Luke Skywalker, you can fight with a blaster pistol or a lightsaber and even ride a tauntaun. You can also board a snowspeeder during the Battle of Hoth. As you learn about the Force throughout the game, Luke develops multiple Force Powers to help during the mission.

Because Empire Strikes Back was released towards the end of the NES's lifecycle, a corresponding N.E.S sequel to the film Return of the Jedi was never developed or released, despite being hinted at in the text at the end of the game.... or was it? .............. Nope.... It never was!

Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back - Front

Proto - Front

Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back - PCB

Proto - PCB

Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back - Back

Proto - Back