Star Wars: Yoda Stories
|Star Wars: Yoda Stories|
|Release date(s)||March 1997 (Windows)
1999 (Game Boy)
|Distribution||CD-ROM, Game Pak|
Star Wars: Yoda Stories is a 1997 computer game based on the Star Wars franchise developed by LucasArts. It was preceded by Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures, and no further Desktop Adventures titles were released. In the Star Wars timeline, Yoda Stories is placed between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, where Luke Skywalker is completing his training with Jedi Master Yoda. [Note 1]
Unlike other titles, Yoda Stories has no central plot or definitive goal - it's a collection of games where the player, controlling Luke Skywalker has to complete an objective like rescuing someone, obtaining an object, etc. Each game starts with Luke arriving at Dagobah in an X-Wing. If the player is still a rookie, R2-D2 can be picked up, and dropped anytime for hints. After being found, Yoda gives Luke an assignment and an objective that Luke will be required to complete. Each game world is composed of 100 screens, but the number of active screens can be set in the options menu. To progress in the game, the player must make errands, such as finding a key, or an object, until they reach the final puzzle.
The Game Boy Color version was released in 1999. Like the computer version, the gameplay is a number of simple quests, and the game contains fifteen levels. The graphics are not as detailed or colorful compared to the computer game due to the limitations of the Game Boy Color hardware, and controlling the main character is more difficult and less fluid in this version due to the lack of a mouse.
Notes and References
- The Star Wars wiki has this text.
- Yoda Stories reviews at Game Rankings
- Yoda Stories for Game Boy Color review on Gamespot.com
- Star Wars: Yoda Stories at MobyGames