Star Wars

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AUTHORIZATION. STAR WARS and all other elements of the game fantasy are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. Lucasfilm
Games is a trademark of LucasArts Entertainment Company.


1.This is a high precision Game Pak. Do not store it in places that are very
hot or cold. Never take it apart, hit it or drop it.

2.Do not get the terminals wet or dirty. Avoid touching them with your bare

3.Do not clean the Game Pak with solvents of any kind, such a paint thinner,
benzene, or alcohol.

4.We recommend against using a rear projection type television with your NES
as image retention on the screen may occur.


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It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base,
have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the
battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate
weapon, the Death Star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy
an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia
home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her
people and restore freedom to the galaxy.

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Getting started 45
Luke, Han & Leia Controls 46
Select Screen 48
Scoring 49
Tatooine 50
Landspeeder Controls 51
Asteroid Field 51
Death Star 52
Millenium Falcon Gunner Controls 54
X-wing Fighter Pilot Controls 54
X-wing Controls on the Death Star 55
The Rebel Alliance: Your Chracters 56
The Empire: Your Enemies 57

Game Credits: Designed and Developed by Lucasfilm Games. Programming by BEAM
Software Pty. Ltd.

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With your Nintendo Entertainment System turned off, insert the STAR WARS Game
Pak and then turn on your Control Deck. Press START and the opening sequence
of the lifepod escaping to the Tatooine Desert with C-3PO and R2-D2 aboard
will begin. If you would like to skip the opening and begin play, press START

Number of Players: STAR WARS is a one player game. However, you and two
friends can take turns playing as Luke, Han, or Princess Leia (after you find

Game Over: The game is over whenever you lose all of your Luke Skywalker
or when the Millennium Falcon or X-wing is destroyed.

Continue Yes: The game starts again from the beginning of the level that you
were in. You keep all of your characters, items from previous levels, and
score. Luke restarts with three lives.

Continue No: The game will end and the title screen will appear.

There are a limited number of continues available. When all of your
continues have been used,
the GAME OVER screen will appear the next time you run out of lives.

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Most of the action in the STAR WARS Nintendo game takes place using either
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, or Princess Leia during the scrolling game
You cannot control C-3PO, R2-D2 or Obi-Wan.
Please read about all of the player controls to understand how to use your
characters. Instructions for controlling the landspeeder, Millennium Falcon,
and X-wing start on page 51 of the manual. Instructions for the Select Screen
are listed on page 48 of the manual.

Up on control pad - Climb Up ladders. Enter doors and elevators.

Left on control pad - Move your character left.

Right on control pad - Move your character right.

Down on control pad - Duck or crouch. Climb Down ladders.

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Select - Select Screen

Start - Pauses the game. Press again to continue.

A Button - Jump. Press and hold A to jump higher.

B Button - Fire weapon. Swing Lightsaber (Luke only).
Run. Holding down the B button while walking will
make your character run.

Special Move: Long Jump: While holding down the B button, run in the
you want to jump, then press and hold the A button to jump.
Skipping Text Screens: Pressing any button will speed up the text display in
the transition screens. Pressing any button a second time will advance
you to
the next screen or return you to the game.

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During any action screen, press SELECT to bring up the Select Screen.

To choose your Team Leader or Weapon:

* Use the CONTROL PAD to move the cursor and highlight the character or
you want.
* Press any button to choose your character or weapon and return to the game.
Han and Leia cannot be selected until they have joined your party.

You cannot display the Select Screen when:

* Your character is in the air, either flying or falling.
* You are aboard the Millennium Falcon or X-wing in space.
* You are in the X-wing making the final attack on the Death Star.

To Use C-3PO, R2-D2 or Obi-Wan Kenobi:

* Use the CONTROL PAD to move the cursor and highlight the character you
* Press A and the character will either display its message or perform its
special task.


* His message will be displayed. Press any button to return to the Select
* His comments often steer you in the right direction.


* Although he cannot speak, C-3PO interprets his messages.
* After reaching the Death Star Control Room, he can display the map of Death
Star hallways.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

* His messages speak the wisdom of a Jedi Knight.
* He can use the Force to resurrect Han or Leia five times.


Your score is based on the percentage of tasks you have completed. It is not
necessary to complete every section of the game before you are allowed to
on to the next level. You may even complete the game and destroy the Death
Star with less than 100%. Power players should try for 100%.
Your score is updated on the Select Screen after you play through a level and
successfully complete the objective. It is possible to play through several
of the caves, for example, without finding any goals which count towards your
score. The lower your score, however, the harder you will find it to
successfully complete the game.

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The Tatooine Desert is a desolate wilderness, populated by dangerous
Accompanied by your new droid, C-3PO, you are searching for the runaway
R2-D2. The caves are very dangerous. You'll need fast reflexes and
perhaps a
better gun to get through all of them. This section begins with Luke aboard
the landspeeder. Any damage taken while in the landspeeder will affect Luke's
energy level. There is an energy bar in the upper left-hand corner of the
screen. When it reaches empty, one Luke life is gone. Guide your landspeeder
to the different entrances and avoid banthas and enemy turrets.

The Tatooine Desert includes a sandcrawler, many caves, and the spaceport of
Mos Eisley. Collect as many shields and extra lives as you can - they'll come
in handy later. Some of the more interesting inhabitants and items to be
on Tatooine include:

* Shields for the Millennium Falcon (you need these for the Asteroid Belt)
* R2-D2 * Obi-Wan Kenobi
* Luke's Lightsaber * Han Solo

Regardless of how much of Tatooine you have explored, once you board the
Millennium Falcon you will leave Tatooine.

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Up on control pad - Moves the landspeeder towards the top of the

Left and right - Moves the landspeeder right or left on the screen.

Diagonal - Moves the landspeeder diagonally on the screen.

Down on control pad - Moves the landspeeder towards the bottom of the

Select and Start - Pause. Press again to continue.

A Button - No action.

B Button - Accelerates the landspeeder


Now aboard the Millennium Falcon, you suddenly find yourself coming out of
hyperspace and right into the middle of an uncharted asteroid field. It's the
remnants of the planet Alderaan, destroyed by the Empire's new Death Star.
Maneuver the Falcon through the asteroids, avoiding as many as you can. You
cannot fire in the asteroid field. Two collisions with an asteroid costs

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the Falcon one shield. Lose all your shields and the game is over. If you
successfully navigate the field, you'll find yourself locked in the dreaded
Death Star's tractor beam.

Control Pad - Pilot the Millennium Falcon.

Start Button - Pauses game. Pressc again to continue.

The rest of the buttons are not used.


Before you can rescue Leia or even think about striking a blow against the
Empire, you'll need to find a way out of the Hangar.

The Death Star is a treacherous maze of hallways and elevators. Find the
Control Room first. If you've brought R2-D2 along from Tatooine, you can use
his ability to tap into the Imperial Computer Network to display a detailed
map of the interior of the Death Star.

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You must disable the tractor beam before the Millennium Falcon is free to
leave the Death Star.


Princess Leia is scheduled for termination, unless you can find your way
through the intricate maze of the Death Star cell block and free her.


Now that you've rescued Princess Leia, get through the rest of the cell block
to the trash compactor. The complex trash disposal system aboard the Death
Star is your only exit after rescuing Princess Leia. And it doesn't smell so
good either. just ask Han... You've made it through the machinery, only to
find that an alien beast has taken up residence in the trash compactor.


Can you make it back to the Millennium Falcon? The labyrinth of the Death
Hangar is protected by some amazing alien life-forms in the service of the
Empire. The deadly spikes should be avoided at all costs.

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Fleeing the Death Star' aboard the Millennium Falcon, you'll fight wave after
wave of enemy TIE fighters seeking to block your escape to the Rebel Base at

Control Pad - Press the control pad to move the targeting cursor
around the screen.

Start button - Pauses game. Press again to continue.

B Button - Fire Millennium Falcon lasers.

The rest of the buttons are not in use.


>From the Rebel Base your first assignment as a member of the Alliance is to
join the attack on the Empire's Death Star. You've been assigned to pilot an
X-wing fighter. R2-D2 will regenerate a limited number of shields - if he's
with you.

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Control Pad - Press the control pad to move the targeting cursor
around the screen. Keep pushing the Control Pad to
pilot the ship in the direction the targeting
is moving.

Start Button - Pauses game. Press again to continue.

The rest of the buttons are not in use.

The assault on the Empire has begun. Run the gauntlet of Empire defenders
aboard your rebel X-wing. With R2-D2 you'll find your chances of success are
significantly improved.


Control Pad - Moves X-wing

A Button - Fire laser torpedoes at the Death Star

B Button - Fire X-wing lasers.

The rest of the buttons are not used.

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Now your mission is in its final stage. Guide the X-wing down the treacherous
trench and destroy the Death Star by blowing up the exhaust port and
causing a
nuclear chain reaction. Your X-wing is armed with unlimited laser torpedoes.
Good luck. And may the Force be with you.


Your Characters:

Luke Skywalker - His plans to attend the academy and become a fighter pilot
were changed forever by the Empire. You start out with Luke as your main
character - with three lives and a small gun. The number of lives Luke has
remaining is displayed in the upper right of your screen. You should use Luke
more than any other character since he can build up extra lives - up to
When all your Lukes are gone the game is over.

Princess Leia Organa - If you rescue her from the Death Star cell block,
you'll find she's a pretty handy character in certain situations. Like Han,
you must use her sparingly, since she cannot collect extra lives.

Obi-Wan Kenobi - the last of the Jedi Knights. Old Ben Kenobi, as he's known
on Tatooine, will be a very valuable addition indeed to your party. He's the
key to getting, the lightsaber, and to using the Force to bring Han and Leia
back to life.

C-3PO - a nervous but well-educated droid. What C-3PO lacks in a taste for
adventure he more than makes up for with his encyclopedic knowledge.

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R2-D2 - We recommend you don't leave Tatooine without him. R2-D2 can
regenerate your shields on the X-wing. He's also able to tap the Imperial
Computer Network on the Death Star and show you layouts of the two hallways.


A selection of your Enemies

Jawas - Mos Eisley Street
Banthas - Tatooine
Sandpeople - Tatooine caves
Flying Insectoids - Tatooine caves
Womp Rats - Tatooine caves
Giant Slugs - Tatooine caves
Bounty Hunters - Cantina
Boba Fett - Mos Eisley Street
Stormtroopers - everywhere
Various Drolds - scattered throughout

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Lucasfilm Games Team:
Original Game Design by Akila J. Redmer
Contributions to Design by Kalani Streicher, Kelly Flock and Mike Ebert
Background Art by Harrison Fong, Annand Cabrera, and Jon Knoles
Character Animation by Jon Knoles and Gary Winnick
Produced by Akila J. Redmer and Howard Phillips
Package Design and Art Direction by Rick Strand
Manual Design and Layout by Mark Shepard
Documentation by Kelly Flock
Proofreading by Judith Lucero
Lucasfilm Games General Manager: Doug Glen
Product Marketing by Cynthia Wuthmann and Mary Bihr
Lead Tester: James "Purple" Hampton

Beam Software Pty., Ltd. Team:
Lead Programming by Andrew Carter
Flight Sequences Programmed by Trevor Nuridin
Cinematic Sequences Programmed by Jeff Kamenek
Additional Programming by Bill Mclntosh and Damian Morton
Character Animation by Holger Leibnitz and Grant Arthur
Level Design by lan Malcolm
Musical Arrangements and Sound Effects by Marshall Parker
Programming Tools by Philip Mitchell
Hardware Support by Gavan Anderson
Testing by Ann Davie
Beam General Manager: Alfred Milgrom
Special Thanks to George Lucas