30. July 2015 06:08
In February 1991, a Star Wars game for the Nintendo Entertainment System was "Just around the corner"...
Thirteen years after the release of the mega-hit motion picture Star Wars, Lucasfilm Games is in the process of designing a brand new NES game, based on the movie, for JVC. (This game will be totally different from the FamiCom Star Wars game that came out in Japan a few years ago.) Although exact details on the project were sketchy at press time, we did find out that the game will follow the plot of the first Star Wars movie and will contain three different perspectives on the action. There will be planet-side adventure scenes, first person perspective action from the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, and exterior-view outer space dogfights. Lucasfilm Games is well known for its great Personal Computer games and hopes to push the NES technical capabilities to the limit in this project. We're sure they'll do a great job bringing the magic of one of the most popular movies of all times to an NES Game Pak. No word yet on whether or not there will be games based on the other films in the original Star Wars trilogy.
[Source: Nintendo Power #21, February 1991. P.98]