Empire Strikes Back to Nintendo DLC

Compared to the previous week of Nintendo downloadable content updates, this week's selection is substantially slimmer. With only one update for the Wii and DSi, the Virtual Console stands out once again with the release of Super Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. Originally published in 1993 for the...

Compared to the previous week of Nintendo downloadable content updates, this week's selection is substantially slimmer. With only one update for the Wii and DSi, the Virtual Console stands out once again with the release of Super Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. Originally published in 1993 for the Super Nintendo, the action game is the second title of the Super Star Wars. The game's predecessor--Super Star Wars--was released two weeks ago on the VC, and its successor--Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi--is due out next Monday. The Empire Strikes Back has a price tag of 800 Wii points, or $8.

Meanwhile, the lone WiiWare update digs in this week with Mr. Driller W. In the latest iteration of the Mr. Driller series, players must drill through an expansive array of colored blocks, dodge falling obstacles, and preserve the character's limited oxygen supply. NBGI's game features 20 stages and missions and also costs 800 Wii points, or $8.

For the Nintendo DSi, Pop+ Solo pops in as the handheld's solo offering. In the puzzle-shooting game, players pop bubbles, build chains, and keep the timer ticking in order to win. Published by Nnooo, the title features four modes, five bonus rounds, and collectible badges. At 500 Wii points ($5), Pop+ Solo is the least expensive DLC offering this week.

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27 comments
bowlingotter
bowlingotter

Oh man this game was so hard. But so good. I remember being blown away by the sound effects back in the day. Countless hours in my friend's basement playing this one. oh man the memories are coming back hardcore today

Roland454
Roland454

Dude, this was one of the games I was truly proud to say I beat when I was a kid. Most fun I've ever had swinging a light saber in a game. It is showing its age but still worth checking out. May the retro dork force be with you.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Wait. Super Star Wars Trillogy on the vc? Cool! If only I actually used my Wii. I hate having to waste batteries and balance the wiimote on my lap just to play vc games. Please make a WIRED classic controller Nintendo. One that plugs into the GameCube port. Oh well, I still have the originals. Best Star Wars games EVER! :D

thedarklinglord
thedarklinglord

Oh, man...I freakin' loved those games on the SNES. They were fiendishly hard, but a total blast. And each time I had to start over, I found I got a little bit better and was able to get a little bit further with more resources - more life, more extra men, etc. Good times. I just wish they'd put all three games on a single disc and sell it retail. I'd be all over that.

s0l1dsnake007
s0l1dsnake007

I LOVED this game on the snes I still have it lol I loved the snow speeder and X-Wing levels as a kid ^_^

leeko_link
leeko_link

Awesome lineup this week even if it's only just one title from each platform (VC, WiiWare, DSiWare).

flipin_jackass
flipin_jackass

[quote="Willy105"]Ah yes. My first SNES game. Never finished it, it was infuriently hard. And depressing too, at every Game Over, Yoda kept saying "Do, or do not. There is no try." I'M TRYING! I'M TRYING! .[/quote] LOL. Good times! I loved this game.

Willy105
Willy105

Ah yes. My first SNES game. Never finished it, it was infuriently hard. And depressing too, at every Game Over, Yoda kept saying "Do, or do not. There is no try." I'M TRYING! I'M TRYING! What made it harder was that there was no save system.

dag-dabreemie
dag-dabreemie

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ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

omg i loved this game as a kid, i still have it for my snes. I always loved getting to the snow speeder level and x-wing level it was so cool back in the day.

tremor33
tremor33

one of the hardest games back in the day...

icecubefosho
icecubefosho

Nowadays the Empire Strikes Back pales in comparison to many other SNES games out there. Not graphic wise, I'm talking gameplay wise. This game used to PISS ME OFF! @TheJediExile: YES! I would love a Shadows of the Empire

BRAWLL
BRAWLL

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korn62586
korn62586

is the rogue squadron collection still being made for Wii?

TheJediExile
TheJediExile

@nintendoboy16 If they would announce Shadows of the Empire for DLC I'd scream like 10 year old boy

snoopy248
snoopy248

About time the DSi has been getting some exclusivity.

Bazza28
Bazza28

Great game, especially the end fight between Luke and Darth Vader. Suddenly you heard Vader's voice, that was kind of great that time!

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

More good classic Star Wars. Maybe we'll see Shadows of the Empire, Battle for Naboo, and maybe Rogue Squadron.

sieg6529
sieg6529

SWEET! I loved that game, although not quite as much as Super RotJ.

slipknot611
slipknot611

You know, this game seemed phenomenal at the time. But today, compared to other games on SNES that are still badass to this day? Not so much. Slim pickings indeed.

philonious_matt
philonious_matt

Compared to the previous week of Nintendo downloadable content updates, this week's selection is substantially slimmer. With only one update for the Wii and DSi, the Virtual Console stands out once again with the release of Super Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. Originally published in 1993 for the Super Nintendo, the action game is the second title of the Super Star Wars. The game's predecessor--Super Star Wars--was released two weeks ago on the VC, and its successor--Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi--is due out next Monday. The Empire Strikes Back has a price tag of 800 Wii points, or $8.

Meanwhile, the lone WiiWare update digs in this week with Mr. Driller W. In the latest iteration of the Mr. Driller series, players must drill through an expansive array of colored blocks, dodge falling obstacles, and preserve the character's limited oxygen supply. NBGI's game features 20 stages and missions and also costs 800 Wii points, or $8.

For the Nintendo DSi, Pop+ Solo pops in as the handheld's solo offering. In the puzzle-shooting game, players pop bubbles, build chains, and keep the timer ticking in order to win. Published by Nnooo, the title features four modes, five bonus rounds, and collectible badges. At 500 Wii points ($5), Pop+ Solo is the least expensive DLC offering this week.