The Death Star was a giant spherical space station created by the Empire, that had the firepower to destroy an entire planet, and later, individual; enemy ships. The Death Star is often used as a final level in flight simulators or as a superweapon for the Empire.
Death Star Game AppearancesEdit
The Death Star has appeared in many Star Wars games. It is often shown in the Trench Run style, with the player having to attack the Death Star through the Equatoral Trench and fire tropedoes down the exhaust chute.
The Death Star in its phase one version, it is capable of destroying the enemy planet and all units on the surface in a single shot, though it can only fire one per battle. The Death Star requires a Level Five Space Station to construct, as well as a 20,000 credit deposite.
In FoC, the Death Star is upgraded to its Phase II version, which is capable of destroying enemy ships, stations, and planets. The Death Star in this incarnation is only destructible if Rogue Squadron survives an engagement that has the DSII in it or IG-88 hacks it. Either way, the planet it is orbiting is destroyed, as is the entire enemy fleet and garrison.
In this incarnation it acts as the final level and a trench run as well.
In this incarnation, the player must navigate the Millenium Falcon through the DSII's infastructure and destroy enemy fighters, eventually reaching the core. The player must then destroy the core and escape the DSII before it explodes.
In this incarnation, the Death Star run is played as the Millenium Falcon similar to its role in X-Wing Alliance. The Trench Run also appears as a multiplayer race to the end of the trench, which is defended by enemy turbolasers and TIE Fighter.
See Death Star: Interior
In this incarnation, units can run around the Death Star capturing command post at ease, but the range of movement is slightly limited due to the bottomless pits and small corridors.
In this incarnation, Galen Marek and Juno Eclipse flew to the Death Star in order to rescue Bail Organa and the other 3 Rebel leaders. Galen fought his way to the Emperor's Observation Dome and fought his former Sith master, Darth Vader. Galen wins the duel, then fights Palpatine and defeats him. Before Galen could kill the Emperor, Rahm Kota warned him that if he struck Palpatine down in anger, Galen will be right back where he began. The Emperor then blasts Rahm Kota with Force lightning, but Galen dives in to protect Kota and the senators. Galen opened his body to the Force and released everything he had within him resulting in an explosive blast that all but destroyed the Emperor's tower, allowing Juno, Kota, and the Senators to escape aboard the Rogue Shadow. The explosion combined with Palpatine's Sith lightning ended Galen's life.