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Star Wars Death Star Battle: 8-Bit or 2600?


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What's going on, guys? Not too long ago I got Jedi Arena for the 2600. Long before that, I got the Empire Strikes Back game for the 2600 as well. I noticed that there are two Return of the Jedi games for a few Atari systems, one is Death Star Battle, and the other is Ewok Adventure, since I couldn't find Ewok Adventure on Ebay, I think I'll pass on it for now. However, on my search for Death Star Battle, I found a few listings for the 2600, and plenty of listings for the Atari 8-bit computer. Which would you recommend, the 2600 version, or the 8-bit version?

 

 

Side Question:

How rare is Ewok Adventure? I couldn't find it anywhere! If any of you guys know anything about it, feel free to share! :D

 

 

-Dave

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What's going on, guys? Not too long ago I got Jedi Arena for the 2600. Long before that, I got the Empire Strikes Back game for the 2600 as well. I noticed that there are two Return of the Jedi games for a few Atari systems, one is Death Star Battle, and the other is Ewok Adventure, since I couldn't find Ewok Adventure on Ebay, I think I'll pass on it for now. However, on my search for Death Star Battle, I found a few listings for the 2600, and plenty of listings for the Atari 8-bit computer. Which would you recommend, the 2600 version, or the 8-bit version?

 

-Dave

 

 

The 2600 and 8-bit-version of DSB are pretty much identical.

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The 2600 and 8-bit-version of DSB are pretty much identical.

Sad and true. Around 1990, I grabbed a bunch of Atari 5200 games at a thrift shop, including Death Star Battle. I was still nuts for Star Wars even though there was precious little new stuff coming out. I couldn't find a 5200 console anywhere so I traded a bunch of semi-rare 2600 cartridges to the publisher of 2600 Connection for a used 5200 machine. The thing was as big as my car but really wonky to hook up, and was way less advanced than I had imagined from when I first saw it in the Sears catalog 8 years before. To make things worse, Death Star Battle, which was part of the reason for this terrible trade, was exactly the same as the VCS version I had played for years.

 

This was the first terrible retro game disappointment of my life, and is probably formative of my "screw hardware, emulation is better" belief system.

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Maybe I can help a little.I don't have a scanner to hand but I can post this photo for you. Same catalogue contains Lord of the Rings and the Hulk. Plus on another catalogue there is a different screen of Jedi Arena I never noticed before.

Fascinating! They must have jumped the gun on these games. Maybe the Jedi Arena screenshot is a mockup or an artist impression of what the game was supposed to look like.

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