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There are approximately 1.6 billion Star Wars games out there...and here are some of the WEIRD, odd and FORGOTTEN games released that (you’re glad) you never heard of.
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Great video. Star Wars chess reminded me of that old game Battle Chess. I think that game was painfully slow as well from what I recall.

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I remember Yoda Stories on my old Windows 3.1. I think there was an Indy one too called Desktop Adventures. Not that great.

 

They were really, really boring.

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Galactic Battlegrounds PC = the second and more successful stab at a Star Wars RTS

 

Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back for the NES = Before the Super series on the SNES, there were these two abominations

 

Jedi Power Battles for PS1 = a semi-promising brawler that quickly descends into platforming hell.

 

Shadows the Empire for N64 = Was hot shit when it came out, but I haven't seen it mentioned in years.

 

Rebel Assault for Sega CD = craptastic but oddly amusing.

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Jedi Arena (Atari 2600) and Namco's Star Wars (Famicom) were a couple of odd entries.

 

I think that Jedi Arena (Atari 2600) game is probably the weirdest game out there...simply cuz it barely resembles Star Wars at all...and light saber duels, only if you really, really use your imagination!

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Fun video! Thanks!

 

Teras Kasi was a steaming pile, but that did not stop my best friend and me from unlocking all characters and costumes and learning all of the combos. We were bored. Now, I just look at it and sigh.

 

Rebellion was a really good, but dense strategy/resource manager for the PC somewhere in the late 90's. Really great game, but very tough and complex.

 

I enjoyed Yoda Stories, but as you said, it was a time waster at my desk, not a sit down for hours and play. They ported it to one of the Game Boys.

 

I'll have to tell the wife about Tiny Death Star, she loves those kinds of games.

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Did anyone like the first Rebel Assault on PC? I had so much high hopes for it and it was all but unplayable for me back in the day. Could never run it properly and when I did get it to run it felt more of a lightgun game that anything you can control with a controller.

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Did anyone like the first Rebel Assault on PC? I had so much high hopes for it and it was all but unplayable for me back in the day. Could never run it properly and when I did get it to run it felt more of a lightgun game that anything you can control with a controller.

Well, I had fun with it . . . but then, I played it with a mouse. In fact, I've always thought it was meant to be played with a mouse. Not so? It really doesn't seem like a gamepad kind of game.

 

Now, X-Wing and TIE Fighter, those were definitely flightstick games--yet I had a friend back then who played them with a mouse, and did well!

 

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Yeah, I played the hell out of Rebel Assault on my PC and with a mouse. Loved it. But then again it was the early days of PC for me so any CD-ROM game was going to be gold.

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Never thought of playing it with a mouse lol. Maybe I tried and just couldn't get into it.

 

I was busy playing X-Wing and Tie Fighter anyway. I wish they would make those games again.

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I also remember playing it with a joystick without much problem. Probably one of those old Logitec sticks

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I also remember playing it with a joystick without much problem. Probably one of those old Logitec sticks

 

I think the problem was that I was trying to use a gamepad with it. I tried a couple back then and they seemed really jittery. Oh well. Maybe I'll try again someday through DOSbox or something.... :P

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