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Domark Ltd
Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K

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Nick Roberts
Chris Bourne

Take command of Luke Skywalker's snowspeeder vehicle and Han Solo's Millenium Falcon in the game of many fans' favourite movie.

There are four levels of play. First engage in battle on the surface of the Rebel hideout: in a zippy snowspeeder shoot all the probots and stop them from sending messages to your deadly enemy, Darth Vader. Next, you take on imperial walkers, the AT-ST's and AT-AT's. The first are small and don't take much to destroy, but the second provide a much better challenge. Other levels include a space battle against deadly ships and a journey through an asteroid field. On each level you have to hit a set number of targets. Get them all and you'll be rewarded with a letter: you have to make up the word JEDI.

Empire Strikes Back is one of the best 'Star Wars' games. The vector graphics give an excellent feeling of being out in deep space. The Darth Vader graphics used between levels aren't up to much though. A great game for all fans of 'Star Wars' and blasting games, if a bit easy.