C&VG


Star Wars Trilogy

Author: Julian Rignall
Publisher: Domark
Machine: Amstrad CPC464

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #97

Contents

  1. Star Wars
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Return Of The Jedi

Spectrum

The first two vector graphic Star Wars games are nicely executed, and contain all the features of the original, the third one is a bit of a disappointment. One for the collectors... 78%

Amstrad

The vector games are both excellent renditions of the arcade originals, and Return Of The Jedi, although juddery is colourful and playable. Recommended. 80%

C64

The C64 isn't much cop at doing vector graphics, and the version of Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back suffer as a consequence, with slow frame update making the game jerky to look at and tricky to play. The Return Of The Jedi is blocky and doesn't really capture the atmosphere of the arcade original. 63%

Atari ST

Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back are both virtually indistinguishable from the arcade versions. Return Of The Jedi packs all the features of the coin-op, but is let down by poor graphics and occasionally quirky gameplay. Still, this is a superb package for Star Wars fans. 81%

Amiga

Exactly the same criticisms as the ST package - the only differences is the clearer sampled speech on the games. Star Wars fans shouldn't miss this. 81%

Julian Rignall

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