The StarMark III Hyperdrive was a hyperdrive unit for spaceships manufactured by E'than Hypersystems. It was capable of point four past lightspeed and was similar in appearance to the T-14, a different brand of hyperdrive generator commonly found on the starships made by Nubia Star Drives, Incorporated. At some point before the Boonta Eve Classic podrace in 32 BBY, it could be purchased on the remote planet of Tatooine. It cost 2,500 wupiupi, which was worth 1,562 at the time.
At that time, an extra–galactic spacer who had crashed on Tatooine bought a StarMark III Hyperdrive from a junk dealer named Watto, so they could repair their damaged starship and leave the planet.
Behind the scenes
The StarMark III Hyperdrive appeared in the 2000 video game Star Wars Math: Jabba's Game Galaxy, released by Lucas Learning. Using credits earned in the various activities of the game, the player could collect parts and pieces used in the rebuilding of a crashed spaceship. The StarMark III Hyperdrive was one of the available parts. That item was essential to finish the game, as the player could not get off Tatooine with the mended ship without a hyperdrive unit.
- Star Wars Math: Jabba's Game Galaxy (First appearance)
Notes and references
- Star Wars Math: Jabba's Game Galaxy
- Secrets of Tatooine
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 6 (NAB1-2, Naboo Royal Starship)
- The New Essential Chronology states that the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace took place in 32 BBY, and the podracer Ratts Tyerell died during the film. As Tyerell was shown to be alive in Star Wars Math: Jabba's Game Galaxy, the events of the game must have taken place before the events of The Phantom Menace.