Up until the time of this game's release, most entries based on the Star Wars franchise were not very good, especially on the console side. But with its' graphics and sound, Super Star Wars became a huge hit and is considered a benchmark for movie-based games. It is still a pretty fun game, but really only for those gamers with a tolerance for high difficulty.

Most of the game is comprised of platforming levels, with a few flying/shooting boards mixed in. Starting out as Luke, who is armed with only a puny blaster, the game slams its' difficulty at the player right away, most notably on the third level. Trying to traverse the outside of a sandcrawler via a series of small moving platforms while regenerating enemies shoot at you is not exactly most people's idea of fun.

Super Star Wars does improve as you get further in the game, as Luke gains a lightsaber which makes taking care of most enemies much easier, and you can also use Han Solo and Chewbacca, who each have their own advatages. And the final level, the attack on the Death Star, still delivers thrills, even if it does come off as a bit dated compared to more modern entries like Rebel Assault.

Overall, if you're a Star Wars fan, this game is worth checking out -- though you might want to keep a bottle of aspirin nearby just in case.

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