The Star Wars: Return of the Jedi video game debuted in video arcades in 1984. Levels in the game are set during the attempt to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt's palace (Luke Skywalker vs. the Rancor), the Battle of Endor (Luke on speeder bike), and the attempt to destroy the Death Star (flying in the Millennium Falcon as Lando Calrissian). During the recording of the player's records on the high score, the Ewok song will play in the background.
The game was later ported to home platforms including Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum. It also appeared in the Arcade mode of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, like the other two Arcade games Star Wars: The Arcade Game and The Empire Strikes Back. Unlike those two, however, it can't be unlocked by regular means, and requires a two-part passcode to unlock. The passcode is "!?ATH!RD GAME?YES".
There are 8 levels and each level is divided into 3 phases: in the first phase you are on a speeder bike and you are pursued by Imperial speeders trying to take you down. In the second phase two sequences get alternated: in one of them you are in an Imperial AT-ST with Chewbacca and you have to avoid trunks coming down, while in the other one you control the Millennium Falcon escorted by 2 X-Wings facing groups of three TIE fighters each, and you fly close to Imperial Star Destroyers. In the last phase you enter the Death Star II with the Falcon alone and you have to blow up the reactor avoiding TIE fighters pursuing you.
The game is basically a third person shooter.
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