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Super Star Wars (SNES)

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Title Screen

Super Star Wars

Developers: LucasArts, Sculptured Software (programming)
Publishers: JVC Music (US 1992/EU), Victor Musical Industries (JP), Nintendo (US 1996)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: December 18, 1992
Released in US: November 1992 (original), 1996 (Players Choice)
Released in EU: April 22, 1993

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.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

To do:
Prototypes, including the US one this build date image comes from.

Star Wars, now in STUNNING 16-BIT!


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Debug Mode

Press A (×4), X, B (×4), Y, X (×4), A, Y (×4), B on the title screen. A sound will confirm correct entry.

Now, while on any side-scrolling level, press one of the following button combinations on Controller 2 for the desired effect:

Debug Menu

No doubt about it, that's 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.
  • Actor - Select active player, but only from those available for the current stage.
  • Weapon - Change weapon.

Stage Skip

Press Start.

Invincibility and Player Coordinate Display

Super Star Wars Coordinate Display.png

Press A + B + X + Y + Select.

Sound Test

What? Can't hear you...

During the game, hold A + B + X + Y and press Start on Controller 1.

Build Info

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

Plugging a Super Scope into the second controller port will reveal the build date during the splash sequence.

Version Image Date
US (Rev 0) Snesstarwars-build.png
VER. USA JULY 31 5:00 PM
Europe Super Star Wars EU Build Date.png
VER. PAL SEPT 01 1992
Japan Super Star Wars JP Build Date.png
VER. JAP SEPT 14 1992
US (Rev 1) Super Star Wars Rev 1 Build Date.png
VER. USA AUG 31 1996

Revisional Differences

The game was rereleased by Nintendo of America in 1996 as part of their "Players Choice" series. As JVC was no longer involved in publishing duties, a few changes were made.

1992 1996
Super Star Wars JVC Presents.png Super Star Wars Nintendo Presents.png

The very first screen changed "JVC" to "NINTENDO".

1992 1996
Super Star Wars Licensed By Nintendo.png Super Star Wars Licensed To Nintendo.png

The copyright info on the main menu was also altered: "LICENSED BY NINTENDO" became "LICENSED TO NINTENDO", and "LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT" was changed to "LUCASFILM LTD."