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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

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Released: 1996

Genre: Adventure

Format reviewed: Nintendo 64

Publisher: LucasArts

Developer: LucasArts

Submitted by: Maarten de Koning

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was one of the most acclaimed N64-titles in that period. Of course, this isn't a suprise as it was also one of the first that came with the system.

In the game, the player controls the mercenary Dash Rendar in his efforts to help Luke Skywalker and rescue Princess Leia from Prince Xizor's hands. It is based on the Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire multimedia project and takes place as a backstory between Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

The game got mediocre ratings, but was well received by the mass.