|Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Intellivision, 1983)|
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Amherst, NH, USA
|Intellivision 9Game Lot Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Donkey Kong, NBA ETC|
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Manchester, MD, USA
|Game||Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back|
|Number of Players||1|
Average review score based on 2 user reviews
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Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back for the Intellivision
Empire Strikes Back was created and released for the Intellivision
in 1983. It was created and released by Parker brothers.
This was the first Star Wars Game that I ever purchased. I was
9 years old when it was released and I still have it today! :)
The game is based on the Battle of HOth. THe game is a side
scrolling game where you have to destroy ATAT's before they reach
your base. You get a small status bar on the bottom of the screen
that shows how far the ATAT's (small dot) have progressed towards your
base. They start on the left and move to the right. YOu have to fly a small
snowspeeder and shoot at them. The most interesting thing that I
remember from the game is you can flight left or right at the speeders. You
are not stuck in a side scrolling functions. The walkers can only walk
left to right, but they can shoot backwards at you!
You have to shoot the walkers down by holding your buttons on the
controller down. If you shoot at the main walker it takes forever to
destroy the ATAT's. However, at times a small glowing rectangle appears
in the back of the walker and as you shoot that hole it speeds up your
destruction of the ATAT. The hole was supposed to signify the release
port for Stormtroopers. At times you can pick up invulnerability for your
speeder and crash into the walkers to damage them!
The best part of the game was the cover art. I found it really impressive!
The game play was the same thing over and over. As you play it on different
levels the walkers just speed up. The game graphics were blocky and the
background never really changed. The walkers were black and your speeder was
a greeny black colour.
Overall, as a 9 year old kid I really enjoyed this game. It had Star Wars
music and a theme to it. Now I can see it was basically the same thing
over and over. But for the pure nostalgic feeling I rate it a 3/5. :)
Play it if you can get an old intellivision working. :)
I bought the collection because I'm doing the Intellivision. I played just to test the game, so he is kept in his box. I say that the game is not as interesting as I imagined.