Empire Strikes Back

FNV: “It Was Thirty Years Ago, Today…”

Yep. Today is like a fucking nerd holiday, because it was thirty years ago this weekend that Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back hit cinema screens and began a career of blowing people’s minds that continues to this day. Of course there’s no arguing that Empire is the greatest Star Wars movie ever made (unless you catch me some night when I’m totally hammered and you bring up Revenge of the Sith) and the video game adaptation is up there as one of the most satisfying action platformers to ever grace the SNES. I plan on doing a full review of each of the games in the Super Star Wars series before long so I don’t want to get into too much detail, but here’s a nice clip featuring some of the outstanding graphics and sound that made the series a must own.