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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle is a game released for the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200. It was originally intended to be one of two games based on Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi—the other being Ewok Adventure, which was worked on but never released.


Your task is to destroy the Death Star before its construction is finished. You start the task outside the shield perimeter of the Death Star. There you'll have to combat different imperial vessels and avoid the death ray while waiting for an opportunity to slip through one of the random openings in the energy shield. After reaching the Death Star you must reduce its structure up to the point where you can hit the core. In the following blow up of the station you must avoid collision with Death Star debris.

After successful destruction the game will restart with increased difficulty (faster enemies, faster Death Star build up, etc.).

Overall difficulty can also be adjusted before starting the game.