Super Star Wars is the first of a series of three Super Nintendo games based on the original three films of the Star Wars series. The term Super Star Wars can refer to the first game or to all three games collectively. All three are essentially platform games, although they all have stages which feature other challenges, such as driving a landspeeder or piloting an X-wing. All three games also feature multiple playable characters with different abilities.
Super Star Wars is a remake of Star Wars, a lesser-known game released in 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Master System.
Originally, the game design was planned to give the characters a dark black outline around their bodies, similar to Ultima VIII: Pagan. However, this idea was abandoned, as it was thought to make the characters too cartoonish-looking.
Super Star Wars generally follows the plot of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, although some allowances are made to adapt the story to suit a platform action game. For example, instead of simply buying C-3PO and R2-D2 from the Jawas, Luke Skywalker must fight his way to the top of a Jawa sandcrawler while leaping from a series of moving conveyor belts. Later stages allow the player to control smuggler and pilot Han Solo or Chewbacca the Wookiee.
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