Five Star Wars Games That are Out of This Galaxy

Super Star Wars

With the release of Rogue One, Star Wars is on the mind yet again! Though for some of us it never left.. But after I watched (and absolutely loved) the movie, I couldn’t help but think of some of my favorite forays into the Star Wars universe in the video game world. This list wasn’t as easy to put together as I thought it would be because there are an insane amount of Star Wars games and so many of them were beyond good. There were some stinkers in the bunch (maybe we will write an article on that in the future) but the majority were just so good. So after much deliberation, here are my 5 personal favorite Star Wars games, listed from oldest to newest.

Super Star Wars

My first Star Wars game and it’s still one of my favorites. The game is loosely (very, very loosely) based off of A New Hope. Whereas some events are the same, like the trench run and, well that’s pretty much it. There was no scene in the movies where Luke fights a Sarlacc or fights a lava beast in a Sandcrawler. But this outlandishness almost adds to the game.

Out of the SNES trilogy of Star Wars games I can’t even say this one was the best. But for me it’s the most memorable. I’ll never forget the feeling of accomplishment I had when I finally beat the game on Jedi difficulty. Now I can’t even beat it on easy! The game is just fun though. Once you get your lightsaber it’s even more fun! Then you get to play as either Han or Chewie and you’re sold! If you haven’t played it before give it a shot, there’s a lot to love! Just be prepared for some grossly unfair deaths.

Shadows of the Empire

This game…. ooooohhhh, this game. I remember looking at the previews for it in issues of Nintendo Power and being so excited. Then finally it came out, and it didn’t disappoint.

Empire Strikes Back was my favorite of the original trilogy and when Shadows starts off and you get to recreate the Battle of Hoth, that moment completed my childhood. Finding out there was a whole story between Empire and Return was what introduced me to the expanded universe and skyrocketed my already strong love of Star Wars.

Everything about this game from the battle of Hoth, to the swoop bike “race”, to the battle with IG-88 was just beyond memorable. My memories for this game are so fond and because of this game the words “wampa stompa” forever have use in my life.

Jedi Power Battles

Man, this game was fun. I remember going over to Bigfoot’s house when we were kids and playing it for the first time. Hours and hours of fun ensued.

This game taught me who Plo Koon and Adi Gallia were which alone started me down the path of prequel trilogy expanded universe. The games simple hack and slash combat system and basic leveling system leave much to be desired. But being able to play as a Jedi with your friend in tow is a concept that we still very much love to this day. I would kill (not literally) for a sequel today.

Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike

Whereas I wouldn’t say this is my favorite of the Rogue Squadron series this entry had something that put it over the edge for me: Multiplayer.

The first Rogue Squadron was awesome as far as dogfighting in an X-wing and all my other favorite Star Wars vehicles go. It’s sequel, Rogue Leader, was even cooler with the updated graphics of the GameCube. Then came Rebel Strike. Frankly, I wasn’t blown away by this one as much as I was by the other two, until I played the co-op. Being able to play through the campaign of Rogue Leader with a friend was awesome and made for a super good time! It’s one of the many reasons I keep my GameCube hooked up all the time. Now if we could just get a new entry in the Rogue Sqaudron series…

Knights of the Old Republic

When KOTOR was coming out, it almost didn’t seem real. A fully immersive Star Wars RPG where you create your character and get to choose the path he/she goes down? I mean, yes  it was done to an extent in Star Wars: Dark Forces 2 Jedi Knight, but not to this extent.

Being able to become a Jedi/Sith and learn force abilities, get to know your crew and mostly decide your own fate… was just amazing. It still is. The game gave us an amazing story with some plot twists that were very unique for the time and not to mention Darth Revan. It’s sequel was good, but not as good as the original. KOTOR was great in its own right, but a third game in the series would bring joy to the masses.

So there you have it, my favorite Star Wars games. There are many other that I love a ton for their own reason (Kyle Katarn is enough reason to love the Jedi Knight games alone) but these ones just have the best memories for me. Like always I look forward to see what’s on the horizon for Star Was games and hope to see some more enjoyable entries in the future. You love any of these games as well? Want to talk about your favorite Star Wars game? Feel free to let us know in the comments!

From as early as he can remember, Krispy has been a gamer. From the Super Mario Bros 3 on NES to Destiny on PS4 he has been running, jumping, and button smashing across worlds on most major consoles. A few of his favorite games are Super Metroid, Earthbound, and the Uncharted series.

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