Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, sometimes called Super The Empire Strikes Back or simply Super Empire Strikes Back is a platform game for the Super Nintendo (Super Famicom in Japan) which follows Super Star Wars and precedes Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It is largely based on the second film of the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Plot and gameplayEdit

Several contradictions to the movie's storyline slightly change the plot from usual. For instance, Han Solo is carbon-frozen while searching for C-3PO, rather than captured.

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back follows closely the standard set by Super Star Wars, with multiple playable characters and Mode 7 quasi-3D vehicle sequences. Controls are very similar to the first game, but with an enhanced double-jump. Unlike its predecessor, the player is able to use Force powers. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca are all playable characters. Darth Vader and a "Wampa King" appear as bosses.


  • Released on June 1st, 1993, exactly one year after Super Star Wars and one year before Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
  • Advertised as a 12 megabyte game. For a relatively brief period in gaming history, some particularly large games were advertised based on their contents in megabytes, some of which required special cartridges to hold. Other games advertised in this manner included Strider, Streets of Rage, and Final Fantasy III. Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the next in the series, was advertised as 16 megabytes.
  • Like Super Star Wars, Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back also had an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System version, without the Super in the title.
  • Included a password system so users could effectively save games without needing any onboard cartridge memory.
  • Released in Japan by Victor Interactive Software as Super Star Wars: Teikoku no Gyakushuu.


  • Echo speeder bike (not an enemy)
  • Hoth bears
  • Hoth hogs
  • Arctic bats
  • Ice
  • Ice cats
  • Arctic plants
  • Icy jellyfish
  • Snowballs
  • Viper probe droids
  • Ice-breathing Wampas
  • Mini-bats
  • Hoth electric eels
  • Hoth piranha
  • Flying droid
  • Imperial spider droids
  • Echo speeder bike Snowtroopers
  • Mini Bombs
  • AT-ST walkers
  • AT-AT walkers
  • Stormtroopers with jetpacks
  • Snowtroopers with E-Web blasters
  • Snowtroopers
  • Snowtroopers with shields & grenades
  • Wheel droids
  • Turrets
  • Spinners
  • Droid Guards
  • TIE Fighters
  • Dagobian scorpions
  • Dagobian deadly plants
  • helios
  • dagles
  • Dagobian jumping stars
  • igua-jaw
  • Gundarks
  • Rolling creatures(Maggots)
  • Dagobian centipedes
  • Dagobian caterpillars
  • Bomb-throwing droids
  • Cloud Cars
  • Balloon droids
  • 4-LOM Protocol Bounty Hunter Droids
  • Giant balloon droids
  • Trandoshans
  • Dengar look-alikes
  • Gands
  • IG-series Assassin Droids
  • Ugnaughts
  • Purple probes
  • Mechanical Claws
  • Red Snowtroopers
  • Red Snowtroopers with E-Web blaster
  • Red Snowtroopers with shield & grenades


  • Wampa King
  • Giant Probe Droid
  • AT-AT head
  • Combat Attack Transport
  • AT-ST that can jump
  • Habogad
  • Bespin hovercraft
  • Ugharro mining crusher
  • Bespin Gapage Cockpit
  • Carbon-freezing chamber Generator
  • Boba Fett
  • Slave I
  • Darth Vader

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