Atari Games
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Ankündigung August 1984
Veröffentlichung September 1984
Vertrieb Atari Games
Atari Games, Inc.
790 Sycamore Dr
Milpitas, CA 95035
Entwicklung Atari, Inc.
790 Sycamore Dr
Milpitas, CA 95035
Produktcodes 38800 (Upright)
38803 (Sitdown)
Gestaltung Dennis Harper
Programmierung Dennis Harper
Grafik Susan G. McBride
Audio Synthia Petroka
Genre Shooter
Steuerung Steuerhorn mit Buttons
Spieler 1
Tonausgabe Stereo
Bildschirm Electrohome G07 (19″, Raster)
Bildausrichtung horizontal
Bauformen Standgerät
Einstell- möglichkeiten Schwierigkeitsgrad (3 Stufen)
Spieler-Leben (3–6)
Arcadesystem JAMMA
Abmessungen H×B×T Stand: 174 × 64,1 × 91,4 cm
Gewicht Stand: 145 kg
Produktion 800 Geräte
Wertung ✰✰✰✰✰

Atari Games: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Werbetext (englisch)
The Adventure Returns
  • • Simulated 3-D raster animation provides startling visual effects.
  • • Fast play action design follows key sequences from the movie.
  • • 4 different action scenes offer challenging strategy opportunities
  • • 8 levels of increasing difficulty stimulate more repeat play
  • • New "Split-Wave" movie technique quick-cuts between 2 simultaneously occuring action scenes on ENDOR and in space to offer more depth and variety.
  • • Dramtic stereo sound effects, original music, and actual character voices (including EWOKS) from the movie enhance the pace and realism.
  • • Players can select Easy, Medium, or Hard difficulty levels.
Operators and players alike will feel the return of THE FORCE once again in this action-packed video recreation of one of the world's biggest entertainment phenomenons.
The player becomes PRINCESS LEIA rocketing through the forest on her SPEEDER BIKE, CHEWBACCA in his SCOUT WALKER, and the heroic LANDO CALRISSIAN in the awesome MILLENIUM FALCON.
As in the movie, the object of the game is to destroy the IMPERIAL DEATH STAR.

Scene 1
The adventure begins as the player guides LEIA through a forest on ENDOR toward the EWOK VILLAGE. During the chase, she must "bump" or shoot pursuing STORMTROOPERS out of her way. Meanwhile, the mischievous EWOKS have set traps to help her – ropes stretched between trees, and logs that can be pushed together to stop the enemy SPEEDER BIKES.

Scene 2
After LEIA reaches the EWOK VILLAGE and joins C-3PO and R2-D2, the player moves to another part of the forest to maneuver CHEWBACCA'S SCOUT WALKER through dangerous rolling logs, catapulted rocks, and relentless enemy SCOUT WALKERS. His objective is to reach the bunker, so that the waiting HAN SOLO can explode it and deactivate the protective shield surrounding the DEATH STAR.

"Split-Wave" Scene 2 and 3
At the same time that CHEWIE is trying for the bunker, LANDO CALRISSIAN is flying the MILLENIUM FALCON towards the DEATH STAR. The "Split-Wave" feature automatically switches back and forth between these two scenes. The player controls CHEWIE in the SCOUT WALKER and LANDO in space – in the same wave!

Scene 3
With the shield down, LANDO can begin his attack run into the DEATH STAR for a shot at the central reactor… but not without dealing first with marauding TIE-FIGHTERS and shuttles.

Scene 4
It's not over yet. Once inside the DEATH STAR, LANDO mus dodge or destroy the TIE-FIGHTERS and other obstacles as he flies through a narrowing tube leading to the reactor. When the target is finally in his sights, the player shoots, turns and flies back out of the tube as quickly as possible to escape the pursuing explosion that can destroy his ship. Then… final victory for the REBEL FORCES as the DEATH STAR explodes into infinity.

After achieving victory in a complete game wave, the player begins a new complete game sequence at the next higher level of play difficulty.

High-Score Tables
"Today's REBEL FORCES" lists the top 10 scores and player intials for the day.
"All-Time JEDI KNIGHTS" lists the overall top 10 scores and player initials in nonvolatile memory.
In addition, if a player completes all 8 levels in the game, he will receive a special bonus of 100,000 points, plus a message reading "You have completed your JEDI training", and a star will appear next to the player's initials.

Operator Options
Operators may select Easy, Medium or Hard difficulty levels; 3, 4, 5, or 6 player lives; and a Bonus every 30,000; 40,000; or 50,000 points, or No Bonus.

Mit Star Wars: Return of the Jedi erscheint im September 1984 das erste Spiel der nun ohne die an die Tramiels verkaufte Consumerabteilung arbeitenden Firma Atari Games, Inc. Da zum Zeitpunkt der Übernahme das Werbematerial bereits im Druck und das Spiel in Produktion war, fehlt noch der vertraglich vereinbarte und damit eigentlich notwendige Zusatz Games im Markennamen.

Das Spiel basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Spielfilm von 1983 mit Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford und Carrie Fisher in den Hauptrollen. Seit 1998 trägt der Film den alternativen Titel Star Wars: Episode VI – Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi).

In einer gelöschten Szene des Abenteuerfilms Die Goonies von 1985 ist das Spiel kurz zusammen mit I, Robot zu sehen, als Stephanie und Clark in einer Spielhalle damit spielen.

In der japanischen Zeitschrift ゲームマシン (Game Machine) kam Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in der Ausgabe vom 15. Februar 1985 auf Platz 6 der erfolgreichsten Cockpit-Arcadespiele des Monats.

Umsetzungen des Spiels erschienen 1988 bei Domark für Commodore Amiga, Amstrad/Schneider CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, BBC Micro und Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Es ist außerde als Bonuslevel im GameCube-Spiel Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike von 2003 enthalten.

Weitere Titel der Star Wars-Reihe
Star Wars (Atari, 1983)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Atari Games, 1985)

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