One of the most cherished games from the 16-bit period of gaming is finally available for Sony’s PlayStation 4. Super Star Wars, the classic LucasArts action side roller, has launched for the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Network. For the decent price of $9.99, you can get the classic SNES title for your PlayStation 4.
The original game was first released back in 1992 to a lot of serious praise and admirable sales. Any gamer who could get their hands on an SNES was talking about it and it was on the wishlist of any gamer who couldn’t.
The game has been revamped for today’s generation of home consoles, and comes on the PlayStation Store just in time for the PlayStation 4 before the December release of Star Wars: Episode VII, which is expected out in theatres soon and surely to move big numbers on day one.
The 16-bit game has been remodeled to support 1080p HD output on the PlayStation 4, as well as other additional trophies, controller options, a new save feature and leaderboards. You will without a doubt require the save feature because the game is ridiculously hard and no matter which character you play, you will die a lot.
Super Star Wars permitted players to take on the roles of Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca or Han Solo. Each character had their own challenges and levels to overcome and vehicles to use.
Users traveled to a few major locations featured in the film series and could use some of the famous weapons in the Star Wars lore, such as the lightsaber, Chewbacca’s bowcaster and Han’s DL-44 blaster pistol.
Compared to the offerings of today’s gaming capabilities, the game isn’t anything too special, but it was commented that some classic Star Wars titles would be released in the fall season for the PlayStation systems. Furthermore, cross-buy is enabled, so if you use your account to purchase the game on the PlayStation Vita, you will be able to access the game on PlayStation 4.
The release of Super Star Wars on Sony’s portable device and home consoles comes right behind DICE and EA’s release of Star Wars: Battlefront.
There are some mixed results for DICE’s game so far. Although it is running some incredible Frostbite 3 technology, it has been continuously praised for its amazing graphics and visual quality, as well as being able to totally capture the audio and sound that assisted in making the Star Wars films stand out. On the other hand, there are several complaints about the game lacking in the content department – not having sufficient depth to its gameplay to justify the $60 dive and not being replayable enough.
Perhaps Super Star Wars is the better deal afterall.