Thursday, 16 June 2011
Super Star Wars (SNES)
Wow, I just noticed the face in the top left.
You know, I have no idea what I'm even doing here. I don't remember Luke ever wandering off into the desert on foot and blowing up scorpions in the movie.
ONE DEATH AND A LEVEL REPLAY LATER.
ANOTHER LEVEL REPLAY LATER.
Well that's gonna screw up Super Return of the Jedi a little. Unless Sarlacc's got a twin brother.
It seems we're going off to rescue R2D2 from the Jawas then. Wait, this never happened in the movie! Though this does work out as a better deal, as he doesn't have to buy them this way.
Oh right, Luke climbs into his landspeeder and then drives around for a bit aimlessly because I have no clue where I'm supposed to be going. These little Jawa things keep throwing grenades at me so my first plan is to blow them to up. And then eat their hearts to steal their vitality.
These hatches on the side can be destroyed with gunfire, but they seem to repair themselves off screen if I leave them and come back. Which is annoying.
But then I collected the seeker power up, which means I have infinite homing missiles! Look at them arc gracefully across the screen, wiping out every annoying turret, flame hatch, and Jawa automatically.
Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against run and gun gameplay, it's just that I'm kind of in the middle of a tricky platforming bit here and I could do with less things shooting at me while I'm trying to land my jumps.
(Though I didn't actually screw this jump up, I'm falling onto a platform just off screen.)
Damn, I can't seem to cycle back through the weapons I've collected.
Sadly this lightsaber actually just extends my health bar. Though that might actually be more useful than an actual lightsaber now that I think about it.
And then a robot shot me! Not just any robot, one of those bloody walking boxes. The ultimate humiliation.
I could continue playing from the forcefield bit, but I think I'm done with the game now. It seemed to want to throw a screenful of hazards at me every chance it got, so that I'd have to constantly grab hearts from enemies to survive. It's not a terrible game, I just didn't find it very satisfying to play.