Monday, April 3, 2017

Need to beat The Empire Strikes Back on the Atari 2600? This 1982 video will help!

The Empire Strikes Back on the Atari 2600 is one of the classic Star Wars games of the era, and ranks among the best ever released for the vintage console. For the record, The Return of the Jedi Death Star Battle is the best Star Wars Atari 2600 game. In case you were wondering.

While The Empire Strikes Back was a pretty straightforward game to play, apparently some folks had problems with it. That's why, in 1982, Vestron Home Video released "How to Beat Home Video Games," which featured tips and tricks on a number of popular games.  

Check out this clip of how to win at The Empire Strikes Back, narrated by a guy who is taking it way too seriously. Watch and enjoy! You might also want to take notes.

No wonder I never beat this game. If I only knew then what I know now....

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