Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

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You are the protector of Luke Skywalker.



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Credited cast:
Leia Organa / Guri (PC version) (voice)
Leebo (PC version) (voice)
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Weena Mercatur ...
The Hopping Woman (N64 version) (voice)


You are the protector of Luke Skywalker.

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20 December 1996 (USA)  »

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WILHELM SCREAM: Often when you kill a storm trooper and they fall off a cliff, they will perform the Wilhelm Scream. See more »

Crazy Credits

If a player's file is renamed "_CREDITS", the game credits will play as usual, but with the addition of strange subtitles that parody the "Swedish" subtitles from the opening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". See more »


Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Halloween (2007) See more »


Excerpts from 'Battle of Hoth'
(from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980))
Written by John Williams
Used for the stage "Battle of Hoth" and Boss Theme
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Based on a novel it doesn't even follow!
3 February 2006 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

Shadows of the empire was originally a novel. I guess it was so damn good they decided to make a Video game out of it.

Anyways, the game follows the beginning of episode 5, all the way to before episode 6 starts. in the game, You are in control of rebel dash rendar, who just happens to have a ship quite similar to Han solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon. Anyways, after the 3rd level, the story starts.

I'm not going to spoil the story, but i can tell you this - don't play this game if you haven't read the novel. because the novel is very different.

But however, this game is for the Experts. It took me a freaking month to pass the levels 5-9. but believe me, level 10 is easy.

Here's another thing. There's several modes you play in. there's fixed camera levels, where the camera follows the person's back. There's Flight simulator mode, and there's also a mode where you shoot at enemy ships from inside your own. the ship moves automatically, courtesy of your robot.

Anyways, this is a game for all star wars fanatics.

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