With the franchise running at full steam again, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to top-notch Star Wars games; EA’s Battlefront series now going strong and a host of other impressive-looking titles are waiting in the wings.
But back in the days of the SNES, pickings were a bit slimmer. The “Super” Star Wars series (including entries for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) was as good as it got in the 90s.
Working many elements of the films into a side scrolling platformer / shooter, as well as inventing new scenarios for Luke and the gang (‘member A New Hope’s giant sandworm? Yeah, neither do we), they were bold, colorful and fun takes on the source material. The first title, Super Star Wars, is our personal favorite of the three. There were even some vehicular missions that made use of the console’s state-of-the-art Mode 7 graphics chip.