Author: Novara Skuara

Let’s Play: The Empire Strikes Back Arcade ( ATARI -1985)

Let’s Play: The Empire Strikes Back Arcade ( ATARI -1985)

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a video game that was released in 1985 by Atari Inc. for the Atari 2600 console. It is based on the 1980 film of the same name, which is the second installment in the Star Wars trilogy. The game follows the plot of the film, with the player taking control of the main character, Luke Skywalker, as he fights against the Galactic Empire and Darth Vader. The game starts off with Luke training on the icy planet of Hoth, where the Rebel Alliance has set up a base. The Empire has found the base and is attacking it with AT-AT walkers. The player has to navigate through the snowy terrain and avoid the walkers while also fighting off stormtroopers. The objective is to reach the Echo Base, where the player must defeat the AT-AT walkers to complete the level. The second level takes…

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Let’s Play: Star Wars Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy

Let’s Play: Star Wars Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a 2003 first- and third-person shooter action video game set in the Star Wars universe. It was developed by Raven Software and published by LucasArts, and released for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Xbox. The game is the fourth and final entry in the Star Wars: Jedi Knight series, and features a single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. The game’s story follows the player character, Jaden Korr, a student at the Jedi Academy on the planet Yavin 4. As a member of the New Jedi Order, Jaden is tasked with stopping the evil Sith Lord Tavion Axmis from unleashing an ancient Sith weapon and conquering the galaxy. Along the way, Jaden encounters a variety of characters from the Star Wars universe, including Kyle Katarn, Luke Skywalker, and Mara Jade. One of the key features of Jedi Academy is its character creation system, which…

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Let’s Play: Star Wars Episode I: Racer (1999)

Star Wars Episode I: Racer (1999)

Star Wars Episode I: Racer is a racing video game based on the podracing sequence featured in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The game was developed and published by LucasArts for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Macintosh, and Dreamcast platforms. It was released on May 19, 1999, coinciding with the release of the film. In the game, players control podracers as they compete in races across various planets. The game features a variety of tracks and a roster of characters from the Star Wars universe, including Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and Ratts Tyerell. Players can earn credits by winning races, which can be used to upgrade their podracers or unlock new tracks and characters. The gameplay in Star Wars Episode I: Racer is fast-paced and requires quick reflexes. Players must navigate their podracers through tight turns and obstacles, avoiding crashes and other hazards along the way….

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Let’s Play: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Death Star Battle (1983/84) – Atari 2600

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Death Star Battle (1983/84) – Atari 2600

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Death Star Battle is a classic retro game that was released for the Atari 2600 in 1983/84, based on the events of the popular Star Wars movie, Return of the Jedi. As a shooting ’em up game, the main goal is to destroy the death star before it finishes its construction. As soon as the game starts, you find yourself outside the perimeter of the death star, ready to take on the challenge. The first thing you’ll notice is the enemy vessels that are flying around, trying to stop you from reaching your goal. You’ll have to use your skill and quick reflexes to avoid their attacks and return fire to take them down. As you fly around the death star, you’ll also have to be careful of the death ray that is constantly firing from the surface. It’s a formidable weapon that…

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The rise and fall of Star Wars: Galaxies

Star Wars: Galaxies was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the Star Wars universe. It was developed by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and was released in 2003. The game was set in the Star Wars universe during the time period of the original trilogy, and allowed players to create their own character and explore the galaxy as a member of various species, professions, and factions. For many fans of the Star Wars franchise, the prospect of being able to live out their own Star Wars adventure was incredibly exciting. Players could choose to be a Jedi, a smuggler, a bounty hunter, or any number of other professions, and could even take on quests and missions to further their character’s progress and reputation. The game was praised for its immersive world and its attention to detail, as well as its expansive content and player freedom. However, despite its…

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Let’s play: Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back (1992) – NES

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1992) – NES, Game Boy

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is a classic video game that was released in 1992. Based on the iconic film of the same name, the game puts players in the shoes of legendary characters like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo as they battle against the evil Empire in a galaxy far, far away. The game features a number of different levels, each with its own unique challenges and enemies. Players start off on the ice planet Hoth, where they must defend the rebel base from waves of Imperial AT-ATs and Snowtroopers. From there, they travel to the swamps of Dagobah to train with the wise Jedi Master Yoda, before finally taking on the Empire in a showdown on the Cloud City of Bespin. One of the standout features of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for the NES is its gameplay. The game…

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Let’s play: Star Wars Force Commander

star wars force commander

Star Wars: Force Commander is a real-time strategy game set in the Star Wars universe that was released in 2000 by LucasArts. The game is set during the original trilogy and follows the Galactic Civil War between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. Players can choose to play as either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, with each side having unique units, structures, and abilities. One of the unique features of Force Commander is its use of 3D terrain, which allows players to take advantage of different elevations and cover to their advantage in combat. The game also features a variety of units from the Star Wars universe, including stormtroopers, X-wings, AT-ATs, and more. In addition to its single-player campaign, the game also has a multiplayer mode that allows players to battle each other online. The single-player campaign of Force Commander follows the story of a young Imperial…

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Let’s play: Star Wars: Jedi Arena (1983) – Atari 2600

Atari 2600 Game: Star Wars - Jedi Arena

Star Wars: Jedi Arena was a video game released for the Atari 2600 console in 1983. Developed by Parker Brothers and Lucasfilm Games (now known as LucasArts), the game was based on the popular Star Wars franchise and was designed to be a simple and accessible arcade-style experience for players. In the game, players control a Jedi Knight armed with a lightsaber, who must face off against a rival Jedi Knight in a duel to the death. The two Jedi knights are positioned on opposite ends of the arena, and the goal is to strike the other Jedi with your lightsaber while avoiding their attacks. Players can move their Jedi knight left and right along the bottom of the screen, and can also deflect incoming blaster bolts by pressing the fire button. One unique feature of Jedi Arena was the “force field” that surrounded the arena. This force field would…

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Let’s Play Star Wars: Rebel Assault (1993)

Star Wars: Rebel Assault

Star Wars: Rebel Assault is a 1993 rail shooter video game developed and published by LucasArts. It was released for the PC and Sega CD platforms, and is the first Star Wars video game to use full motion video (FMV) to present its story and gameplay. The game’s story follows the journey of a young pilot named Rookie One, who becomes a member of the Rebel Alliance and fights against the Galactic Empire. Players control Rookie One through various missions, including dogfights in space, ground battles, and trench runs, as they progress through the story. The game also features live-action cutscenes with actors portraying the main characters. Star Wars: Rebel Assault was well-received upon release for its immersive story, high-quality FMV, and challenging gameplay. It was also praised for its use of the Star Wars universe and its faithfulness to the source material. One of the standout features of Rebel…

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Let’s play: Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1994) – SNES

Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is a 1994 video game developed by Sculptured Software and published by LucasArts for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Game Boy, and Game Gear. It is the third and final installment in the Super Star Wars trilogy, following Super Star Wars and Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The game follows the story of the original Star Wars trilogy, with the player controlling characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as they fight against the Galactic Empire and Darth Vader. The gameplay consists of a combination of platforming, shooting, and puzzle-solving, with players using a variety of weapons and abilities to defeat enemies and progress through the levels. One of the standout features of Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is its detailed and faithful depiction of the film it is based on. The game features high-quality…

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Let’s play: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is a video game that was released in 1999 for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. It was developed and published by LucasArts, and was the first Star Wars game to be released after the movie came out. The game is based on the film of the same name, and follows the story of the film closely, with some additional elements and missions. In the game, players take control of either Obi-Wan Kenobi or Qui-Gon Jinn, and follow the story of the film as they try to protect Queen Amidala and help defeat the Trade Federation. Players will travel to a variety of locations, including the planet Naboo, the starship Queen’s Royal Starship, and the city of Mos Espa. Along the way, they will encounter a variety of enemies, including battle droids, force users, and other dangers. The gameplay in The Phantom Menace…

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Let’s play: Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back (1982 – Atari 2600)

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (1982 - Atari 2600)

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back for the Atari 2600 was a video game adaptation of the 1980 film of the same name, developed by Rex Bradford and published by Parker Brothers in 1982. Despite being released for a console with relatively limited technical capabilities, the game managed to capture the essence of the film and provide an enjoyable gaming experience for fans of the Star Wars franchise. The game consists of three main levels, each representing a different location from the film: Hoth, the asteroid field, and the planet of Dagobah. In the Hoth level, the player controls a snowspeeder as they try to defend their base from attacking AT-AT walkers. The asteroid field level tasks the player with navigating their ship through a field of asteroids while avoiding enemy TIE fighters. The Dagobah level sees the player taking control of Luke Skywalker as he trains with Yoda, using…

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Let’s play: Ewoks – Wicket and the Dandelion Warriors (1987) – MSX

Ewoks - Wicket and the Dandelion Warriors (1987) - MSX

Ewoks – Wicket and the Dandelion Warriors (1987) was a video game developed by Lucasfilm Games (now known as LucasArts) and released for the MSX computer platform. The game was based on the popular Star Wars franchise and focused on the adventures of the adorable Ewok character Wicket and his group of warrior friends, known as the Dandelion Warriors. The game was set on the forest moon of Endor, where Wicket and the Dandelion Warriors lived and protected their village from the dangers of the forest. Players took control of Wicket as he navigated through various levels and encountered various enemies, including stormtroopers, scout troopers, and other dangers. One of the unique features of the game was its use of the MSX’s “Graphic Data Transfer System,” which allowed for detailed and colorful graphics to be displayed on the screen. The game’s characters and environments were all beautifully designed, and the…

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SWTOR enters the world of eSports: What this means for competitive gaming

SWTOR enters the world of eSports: What this means for competitive gaming

The world of eSports has exploded in recent years, with professional gaming tournaments now boasting million dollar prizes and attracting huge crowds of spectators. While many traditional sports franchises have jumped on the eSports bandwagon, it’s not every day that a massive video game franchise enters the fray. That’s exactly what’s happening with Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), a popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by BioWare. SWTOR has announced that it will be entering the world of eSports with the launch of the SWTOR Galactic Championships, a competitive gaming tournament featuring both solo and team-based gameplay. This move has sparked a lot of excitement among fans of the game, as well as the wider eSports community. But what does this mean for the future of competitive gaming, and how will it impact the already-established landscape of eSports? First, let’s take a look at what SWTOR has…

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Let’s play: Super Star Wars (1992) – SNES

Super Star Wars is a 1992 SNES game that is part of the Star Wars franchise. The game is a side-scrolling action-adventure game that follows the events of the original Star Wars trilogy. Players control one of three characters: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, or Chewbacca, as they fight their way through various levels, battling enemies and completing missions. The game features a unique blend of combat and platforming elements, as players must navigate through levels while also battling enemies. Each character has their own unique abilities, such as Luke’s ability to use the force and Han’s ability to use a blaster. Players can also collect power-ups, such as health-restoring items and weapons, to help them on their journey. The game is divided into three separate stories, each one corresponding to a different film in the trilogy. In the first story, players control Luke as he trains with Yoda and fights…

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Let’s play: Star Wars (1991–93) – NES, Game Boy, Master System, Game Gear

Star Wars (1991–93) – NES, Game Boy, Master System, Game Gear

The Star Wars franchise has been a cultural phenomenon since its inception in the 1970s, captivating audiences with its epic space battles and iconic characters. In 1991, the franchise made its way onto the gaming scene with the release of several video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Game Boy, Master System, and Game Gear. The first Star Wars game to be released on the NES was “Super Star Wars,” a side-scrolling action-adventure game that followed the events of the first film in the franchise. Players could control Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, or Chewbacca as they fought their way through various levels, battling Stormtroopers and other enemies. The game featured a number of iconic moments from the film, such as the Battle of Yavin and the rescue of Princess Leia. The Game Boy also saw the release of “Super Star Wars” in 1991, as well as the game “Star…

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Let’s play: Star Wars Attack on the Death Star (1991) – PC-9801, X68000

Star Wars: Attack on the Death Star (1991) – PC-9801, X68000

Star Wars: Attack on the Death Star was a video game released in 1991 for the PC-9801 and X68000 computer systems. The game was developed by LucasArts and published by JVC Musical Industries. It was based on the popular Star Wars franchise and was set during the events of the first film, A New Hope. The game follows the story of Luke Skywalker as he attempts to destroy the Death Star. Players control Luke as he fights through various levels and battles various enemies, including stormtroopers, TIE fighters, and Darth Vader himself. One of the standout features of the game was its use of 3D graphics, which was a relatively new technology at the time. This allowed for a more immersive and engaging experience, as players could see their surroundings in greater detail. The game also featured full-motion video sequences, which added to the overall atmosphere of the game. The…

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Let’s play Star Wars (1987) – Famicom

Let’s play Star Wars (1987) – Famicom

Star Wars, the iconic sci-fi franchise that has captivated audiences for decades, has had a long history of successful video game adaptations. One of the earliest entries in this realm is the 1987 Famicom/NES game, simply titled “Star Wars.” Developed by Lucasfilm Games and published by Namco, this game was released in North America and Europe as “The Empire Strikes Back” to tie in with the then-recently released film of the same name. The game’s story follows the events of the second Star Wars film, with players taking on the role of Luke Skywalker as he battles against the evil Empire. The game features a number of levels set on different planets, each with their own unique challenges and enemies. The first level takes place on the ice planet of Hoth, where players must navigate treacherous ice fields and avoid being attacked by Imperial AT-AT walkers. The gameplay in “Star…

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Re-Watching: Star Wars Droids – 1985

Re-Watching: Star Wars Droids - 1985

Star Wars droids have been a beloved part of the franchise since they were first introduced in the original trilogy. These intelligent and often quirky robots have played important roles in the Star Wars universe, providing both comedic relief and valuable assistance to the human and alien characters they interact with. One of the most iconic Star Wars droids is C-3PO, a protocol droid designed to assist with diplomatic missions. C-3PO, also known as Threepio, is known for his nervous personality and tendency to panic in dangerous situations. Despite this, he is a loyal companion to his human friend, Luke Skywalker, and plays a crucial role in the Rebel Alliance’s fight against the Empire. Another well-known Star Wars droid is R2-D2, a small astromech droid that is often seen alongside Threepio. R2-D2, also known as Artoo, is known for his resourcefulness and bravery. He is able to repair ships, hack…

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Let’s play Star Wars (Atari 1983 arcade video game)

Let's play Star Wars (Atari 1983 acade video game)

The first ever Star Wars game, simply titled “Star Wars,” was released in 1983 for the Atari 2600 console. Developed and published by Atari, the game was based on the iconic 1977 film of the same name and was met with mixed reviews upon its release. The game featured three levels, each with its own unique objective and gameplay. In the first level, players controlled Luke Skywalker as he navigated the treacherous trenches of the Death Star. The objective was to destroy the station’s main reactor by shooting at it with the X-Wing fighter’s lasers. The second level placed players in the role of Han Solo, piloting the Millennium Falcon through an asteroid field. The objective was to avoid obstacles and shoot at enemy TIE fighters while also collecting power-ups and bonus points. The final level had players control the Rebel Alliance’s Y-Wing fighters as they attempted to destroy the…

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Addictive Fighting Games like Warriors of the Universe

So you’ve played Warriors of the Universe on your Android phone and loved the gameplay. After months of playing it, you’re probably looking for more games like it.  Well, you’re in luck because there are a lot of similar fast-paced fighting games online and on multiple platforms. The exact gameplay may differ, but the adrenaline rush you get is pretty much the same for all.  Here are some games like Warriors of the Universe: Clash Royale Clash Royale, as you can probably guess by the name, comes from Clash of Clans creators. This means the game has the same characters as the original Clash of Clans.  It’s a cards game where you can collect and upgrade cards of the troops in the Clan. The cards have characters like Knights, Princes, and Baby Dragons. As you play and defeat the enemy, you win trophies and crowns.  You can form a clan…

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Star Wars: Darkness Rising: The Threat Within Chapter 25 and Epilogues

Chapter 25 “Well, young lady, you are quite lucky,” Doctor Tutt said while she examined the readouts.  The medical droid scanned the stump of her leg taking measurements.  It looked at Rae and its photo receptors blinked.  “Yeah, real lucky,” it said with a slight hint of sarcasm in its voice.   Rae bit her lip at the tone of the droid, not knowing if she wanted to laugh or cry at the comment.   “Pay him no mind,” the doctor said not looking away from the scans.  “We can fit you with a prosthetic leg within a day if you want something to match your skin tone and texture, or a few hours if you aren’t that picky.”  “Prosthetic?” Rae asked.  “It is the least difficult way to get you your mobility back.”  She looked up from her tablet.  “I mean we could try to regrow your leg.  But that would…

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Star Wars: Darkness Rising: The Threat Within Chapter 24

Chapter 24“And we repeat,” Holdo said.  “All ships focus your shields to port and fire as soon as you have a solution.  We will only be on station fifteen seconds.”  She leaned against the railing, her fingers tight around the foam guard.   If the Brightsong and Tarkin’s folley could not manage to take out the corvettes creating the interdiction field then they would have to jump into the middle of the fight on their next pass.    She held her breath as they came out of hyperspace, this time behind the fleet.   The Imperial fleet immediately opened fire on them but thankfully most of their weapons were not able to target to their aft.   Her fleet began pouring fire out at the ships.  Ion bolts, turbo laser fire, and proton torpedoes hit the Imperial ships.   The few smaller ships that were targeted sustained severe damage, the Star Destroyers were holding…

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Star Wars: Darkness Rising: The Threat Within Chapter 23

Chapter 23Poe couldn’t believe the firepower that he saw the Star Destroyers unleash.  They had not needed to destroy the task force with turbolaser fire, the weapon could have done that.   BB8 whistled over the comm.  Poe looked down at the scanner.   Over one hundred Tie-Fighters were heading toward them.   He had no doubt that they were the new ones that they had been fighting.   BB8 gave a low tone of dismay.  “What do you mean?”  Poe asked as he adjusted the sensors.   The gravity field was wrong.   “There are interdiction fields.”  He slammed his fist on the arm rest  “Rogue Leader, Arclight.”  “I read you Archlight.”  “We have to buy the ships time to get away,” Wedge said.  “They have interdiction fields,” Poe said.  “I know.  We will figure something out.” “Where is our backup?” Poe asked.  “I don’t know, they will be here soon.”  Poe cursed and rolled…

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