Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle

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Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle
Star Wars - Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle cover.png
ZX Spectrum cover art
Developer(s) Parker Brothers
Publisher(s) Parker Brothers
Sinclair Research
Distributor(s) Parker Brothers
Series Star Wars
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 8-bit
ZX Spectrum
Release 1983 (Atari Versions)
1984 (Spectrum Version)
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single player only

Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle is a shoot 'em up video game published by Parker Brothers in 1983 for various Atari platforms and in 1984 for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It was the first released video game to be based on the film Return of the Jedi.


ZX Spectrum screenshot

In the game, the player controls the Millennium Falcon with the aim of destroying the second Death Star. The game is split into two stages. In the first, the player must shoot enemy TIE fighters while waiting for an opportunity to pass through an energy shield.

In the second stage, the player must shoot at parts of the Death Star until there is a clear path to the reactor. Once the reactor has been destroyed, the player must survive the resultant explosion.

Once these objectives are completed, the game begins again in a new round with greater difficulty.

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