Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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1 Player Start                              1
2 Players Start                            2
Coin 1                                        5
Coin 2                                        6
Service 1                                    9
Tilt                                             T
P1 Up                                      UP
P1 Down                                 DOWN
P1 Left                                    LEFT
P1 Right                                 RIGHT
P1 Button 1             LCONTROL or Mouse B1
P1 Button 2                 LALT or Mouse B3
Aim Down                    SPACE or Mouse B2
Aim Up                               LSHIFT
Dial Analog                         Mouse X
Dial Analog Dec                    LEFT
Dial Analog Inc                      RIGHT
Track Y Analog                     Mouse Y
Track Y Analog Dec                  UP
Track Y Analog Inc                DOWN

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Description: 

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the vector graphics Star Wars arcade game. It was released by Atari Games in 1985. As in Star Wars, the player takes the role of Luke Skywalker in a set of familiar battle sequences in a first-person perspective. Specifically, the arcade features the Battle of Hoth and the subsequent escape of the Millennium Falcon through an asteroid field.

The game takes the original gameplay, graphics, sounds, from the first arcade game and updates them to fit the new movie. Vector objects are now much more noticeably detailed, and the asterisk-particle shots from Star Wars (arcade game) are replaced with vector versions. The game was the third Star Wars arcade game; Return of the Jedi came out the previous year. It was sold only as a conversion kit to the original Star Wars.

Gameplay

The main deviation from the first arcade game is the introduction of the "JEDI" bonus. If the player collects the letters of the word, all enemy shots will be instantly eliminated for a short time period and the player will receive military-style stripes next to their name if they make it to the high score list.

During the Battle of Hoth sequences, the player is flying a Rebel snowspeeder. The first section has the player patrolling Hoth in a search and destroy mission for Probots (Imperial Probe Droids). Imperial transmissions emanating from the Probots can be shot to prolong the stage. Once the transmission does end up fully transmitted, the player advances. To earn a Jedi letter, the player must eradicate the specified number of probots.

The second snowspeeder sequence involves the assault of AT-AT and AT-ST walkers against the Rebel shield generator. The walkers have to be either destroyed or avoided, as collisions will damage the aircraft. The player has three tow-cables which can be used to take down the AT-AT walkers instantly if fired at the walker's legs. Otherwise, the player has to aim for the red cockpits in order to destroy the walkers. To earn a Jedi letter, the player must eradicate the specified number of walkers.

The second half of the player takes the role of Han Solo piloting at the head of a convoy trying to escape the Imperial onslaught. First, the player encounters a swath of TIE fighters. To earn a Jedi letter, the player must eradicate the specified number of TIE fighters. When enough time expires, the player moves on to an asteroid field, where the goal is simply to survive. To earn a Jedi letter, the player must make it through the field and not lose the game. Once finishing the fourth stage, the game starts back at the beginning of the Battle of Hoth on a higher difficulty level.

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Platform: 
Arcade
Genre: 
Action
Game year: 
1985
Publisher: 
Atari Games Corporation
Developed by: 
Atari Games Corporation

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