The Empire Strikes Back

Winner of the 2008 Retro Remakes Competion
This game took 2 months to write all graphics, sounds and learning to manually code and implement a animation system.

A long time ago,
in a galaxy far, far away

IT IS A DARK TIME FOR
THE REBELS. THE EMPIRE HAS
LAUNCHED THOUSANDS OF PROBOTS
IN SEARCH OF THE REBEL HIDEOUT.
THE EMPIRE FEAR THE STRENGTH OF
THE FORCE WITHIN ONE REBEL.
… LUKE SKYWALKER …

Instructions

Stage 1 – Probe Droids

The empire has launched thousands of imperial probe droids to discover the location
of the rebel base.
Your task is to shoot them down before they discover the power generator. Once a
probe droid has located the generator, it will start to transmit (emit
transmitting sound as well as flash). Destroy these within 10 seconds or the
empire will know of you existance and launch its second attack

Plasma shots = 25
Probe Droid = 150
Probe Droid (Transmitting) = 1,500

Stage 2 – Imperial Walkers

Take on the walking behemoths and prevent them from destroying the power
generator. These creatures are equipped with an advaced sheild technology,
leaving only 2 vunerable spots. The head (front visor only) and the legs. The
head can be destroyed with 10 well placed hits. The front legs can be taken out
with a single tow cable. Aiding the AT-ATs are the smaller, but just as
aggresive AT-STs. Again, their armour is inpenatrable except for the front
visor. 5 direct visor shots will kill this chicken beast. You can gain
additional bonus point by flying between the legs of the AT-ATs.
Plasma shots = 25
AT-ST (head shot) = 25
AT-ST (destroyed) = 1,000
AT-AT (head shot) = 50
AT-AT (destroyed) = 5,000
AT-AT (tow cabled) = 2,500
Trick flying = 1,000 , 2,000 , 4,000 , 8,000 etc

Stage 3 – Tie Attack

The imperial forces are attempting to hinder your escape !
Face the fleet Head taking on squadrons of tie fighters.
Plasma shots = 25
Tie Fighter = 1,000
Tie Bomber = 1,500

Stage 4 – The Asteroid

belt Avoid the asteroids at all costs. Lasers are useless against these chunks
of rock, so just sit back and dodge, dodge, dodge ! Remeber, the chances of
successfully navigating an asteroid feild are approximatly 3720 : 1 !!!

JEDI letters are awarded for completeing various things thru each wave. Shooting a
number of enemies or simply surviving the wave (asteroids)
For collecting all four JEDI letters you will be awarded 50,000

Good luck, and may the force be with you … always.

Download game here

*Note – As this game was written pre Windows 7, a DLL may be missing from Windows. If this is the case, the missing file is here and can be downloaded and placed in the System folder, or the folder where the game is unpacked.

Download DLL here

1 thought on “The Empire Strikes Back

  1. Just wanted to say thank you for creating and posting these games for download and to do so freely. I don’t have the money for games like these or the pc to run them. Whereas these run great on my old laptop.

    I have a variety of illnesses and my pc is the only thing that keeps me going. So thanks

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