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Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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Title Screen

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Developers: LucasArts, Sculptured Software (Programming)
Publishers: JVC Music (US/EU 1993), THQ (US/EU 1997), Victor Entertainment (JP)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: December 17, 1993
Released in US: October 1993
Released in EU: February 24, 1994

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

The saga continues. In STUNNING 16-BIT!

Debug Mode

At the title screen, enter A, B, Y, X, A, B, Y, X, A, B, A, B, Y, X, X, Y, A, B, Y, X and listen for a sound. Then, while on any side-scrolling level, press one of the following button combinations on Controller 2 for the desired effect:

Debug Menu

Yes, I do believe this is a debug menu

Press L + R.

  • Area - Not to be confused with "Stage", this selects the stage proper.
  • Stage - Select part of the current stage.
  • Lives - Select up to 99 lives.
  • Health - Set and/or refill health.
  • Weapon - Change weapon.

Stage Skip

Press Start.

Invincibility and Player Coordinate Display

Super Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Coordinate Display.png

Press A + B + X + Y + Select.

Sound Test


During the game, hold A + B + X + Y + Down and press Start on Controller 1 to bring up the sound test.

Build Date

To do:
Look into how this is supposed to be accessed.

By having a Super Scope plugged into the second controller port, a build date will be revealed at the bottom of the title screen.

Revisional Differences

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Any other revisions?

The game was rereleased by THQ in 1997 to coincide with the theatrical release of the "Special Edition" of the film. This version removes the JVC logo from the game's intro, as the company was no longer involved in publishing duties at that point.