Super Return of the Jedi fufills every Star Wars fan's wish by letting them play as Wicket. Well, okay, maybe that's not what you're looking for when it comes to a Star Wars game, but the last installment of the SNES trilogy does deliver a lot of old-school action goodness. But those gamers looking for an easy hop across Tatooine had better go elsewhere.

Like the previous two games, Super Return of the Jedi is primarily a 2D action/platformer with some pseudo-3D levels thrown in for good measure. The 2D boards still look and sound very nice, but the SNES's "mode 7" effects have not aged very well. If you're expecting something up to standard of later entries like the excellent Rogue Squadron series, you're going to be disappointed.

But the core levels are still very solid, though, like the last two games, it's not going to be an easy go. There is a lot of trial and error involved, especially when it comes to the bosses. Each of the five available characters have different abilities, which can make each board be either a cakewalk or a leg in the Bataan death march.

Overall, despite its' problems, if you're a Star Wars fan that likes old-school gaming, Super Return of the Jedi is a very solid Virtual Console release that's well worth your hard-earned Wii points.

Virtual Console & WiiWare Reviews / Video Games Index / Back to Main Page