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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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 »


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Main Title/The Ice Planet Of Hoth
(from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980))
Written by John Williams
Used in opening cinematic and main title screen
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Not bad, for a Star Wars game.
1 May 1999 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I liked Shadows of the Empire. The gameplay and storyline are very well used. The story came from Steve Perry's Star Wars novel released by Bantam Books. I liked to see a story explaining the events between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

This game couldn't be played by anyone other than Dash Rendar. Leia hired him to protect Luke. That was the goal. The graphics aren't that great in the N64, but the PC version is very good. The sound and music are excellent, but Rogue Squadron is already my new favorite Star Wars N64 title. Shadows got old quickly. That doesn't make the game bad. I like it. Getting all the Challenge points is a real challenge worth seeking.

And it's definitely a Star Wars worth playing, even with grand games like X-Wing vs Tie Fighter or Jedi Knight.

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