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'You sunk my Millenium Falcon!'

Eric Caoili

At first glance, Star Wars Battles looks like a bare Battleship clone with a Star Wars skin, but there's more fun to it than that! Of course, the homebrew game begins with the series' main theme and signature text crawl. After you've positioned your crafts on the grid, each called shot fires a pair of lasers at your opponent's squares, complete with the appropriate sound effect.

The game really gets interesting, however, when you register a hit. Instead of automatically knocking a piece off your opponent's ship, the game takes you to a dual-screen shootout between your X-Wing and a rival Tie-Fighter, asteroids drifting in the crossfire. The champion of the duel determines whether the shot counts or not.

All it needs are some StarFox-esque scripted chatter during the combat -- we've already come up with a few possible examples:

  • Han Solo: "You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"
  • Gold Five: "It came from... behind!"
  • Admiral Ackbar: "It's a trap!"

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