From the Atari System

Star Wars and video games have rolled together ever since the 80’s, so combining the franchise with some iconic classic games is a no-brainer. Even makes you wonder what the heck they were thinking not making these versions back then.

Seems like it would’ve been easy money.

Anyway, in honor of May the 4th being just behind us and the holy marriage of Star Wars and video games, let’s look back at some iconic Star Wars games.

Star Wars: Yoda Stories: Luke lands on Dagobah, and Yoda makes him do repetitive busywork that now you, the player, get to enjoy firsthand. The GameBoy Color port has achieved the lowest IGN review rating for a GameBoy Color game ever, and the Windows version doesn’t rate any better. Incredible game.

Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing: You may be wondering what “Bombad” means, but I’m not going to tell you. The mystery of it is much more interesting than the truth. In Super Bombad Racing, the cast of Episode I turn into bobbleheads and race around locations in the movie. They even used the original voice of Jar Jar for it! LucasArts really capitalizing on that star power to sell Super Bombad Racing.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Vader’s secret apprentice Starkiller flies the Rogue Shadow around the galaxy killing Jedi, accompanied by Juno Eclipse and a training droid programmed to kill him, and then he kickstarts the Rebellion under Vader’s orders. Look, I know his name is a reference to Luke’s original name, but this guy is just a lot. He uses the Force to crash a Star Destroyer at one point. From the ground.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunter: Did you ever want to feel more attachment/interest in the guy who gets his head unceremoniously cut off (and the bounty hunter who didn’t get much exposition before she was darted) than you did for the guy who did the cutting after two movies? This game kind of does that.

We salute you, Star Wars video games, for reminding us why we care about the franchise, despite its… missteps.

More Great Designs!

THX-2600 by Demonigote

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, a little demon makes shirts and eats chocolate. Well, perhaps not that long ago or far away, but the second part is true, I think. And they’re pretty dang good at it too. The shirts part, I mean. There’s not that much documentation on the chocolate thing. Take a look!

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From the Atari System

Star Wars and video games have rolled together ever since the 80’s, so combining the franchise with some iconic classic games is a no-brainer. Even makes you wonder what the heck they were thinking not making these versions back then.

Seems like it would’ve been easy money.

Anyway, in honor of May the 4th being just behind us and the holy marriage of Star Wars and video games, let’s look back at some iconic Star Wars games.

Star Wars: Yoda Stories: Luke lands on Dagobah, and Yoda makes him do repetitive busywork that now you, the player, get to enjoy firsthand. The GameBoy Color port has achieved the lowest IGN review rating for a GameBoy Color game ever, and the Windows version doesn’t rate any better. Incredible game.

Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing: You may be wondering what “Bombad” means, but I’m not going to tell you. The mystery of it is much more interesting than the truth. In Super Bombad Racing, the cast of Episode I turn into bobbleheads and race around locations in the movie. They even used the original voice of Jar Jar for it! LucasArts really capitalizing on that star power to sell Super Bombad Racing.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Vader’s secret apprentice Starkiller flies the Rogue Shadow around the galaxy killing Jedi, accompanied by Juno Eclipse and a training droid programmed to kill him, and then he kickstarts the Rebellion under Vader’s orders. Look, I know his name is a reference to Luke’s original name, but this guy is just a lot. He uses the Force to crash a Star Destroyer at one point. From the ground.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunter: Did you ever want to feel more attachment/interest in the guy who gets his head unceremoniously cut off (and the bounty hunter who didn’t get much exposition before she was darted) than you did for the guy who did the cutting after two movies? This game kind of does that.

We salute you, Star Wars video games, for reminding us why we care about the franchise, despite its… missteps.

More Great Designs!

Favorite of the Atari 2600 games?

  • Pac-Man
    Pac-Man
  • Space Invaders
    Space Invaders
  • Asteroids
    Asteroids
  • Frogger
    Frogger
  • Pitfall!
    Pitfall!
  • Donkey Kong
    Donkey Kong
  • E.T.
    E.T.
  • Defender
    Defender
  • Other (comment in the discussion)
    Other (comment in the discussion)
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