Super Star Wars is now available to download from the PlayStation Store for $9.99.
The Super Nintendo classic released digitally for two PlayStation platforms on Tuesday. The game is Cross-Buy and Cross-Save between the PS4 and PlayStation Vita.
Super Star Wars first came out in June 1992 for the Super Nintendo, developed by Sculptured Software and LucasArts. The game is based on the original 1977 “Star Wars” movie. Super Star Wars is a side-scrolling action game with platforming elements, with vehicle levels also thrown into the story mode. The game is known for its challenging difficulty, with a story mode that goes through the events of the first movie.
The game was ported to the PS4 and Vita by Code Mystics, a studio based in Vancouver focused on emulation and a similar style of releases to Super Star Wars across different platforms.
This PlayStation version has new graphical options. Players can choose between different visual filters like the original scanline, crisp and smooth style visuals that changes the game’s look. Gameplay can be adjusted to different screen sizes, with an artistic border surrounding the action for the best resolution on modern televisions. The port hasn’t been updated with a high-definition makeover.
This new version adds a save and load anywhere feature. The original release didn’t have any sort of save or password system, which is one of the reasons why it was so hard to beat.
The PlayStation version includes leaderboards for friends and worldwide players, showing the highest scores earned from defeating enemies and beating levels in the story mode. The game has Trophy support, with one gold, four silver and seven bronze Trophies unlocked through the story mode.
This digital release also has the option to set new button configurations.
With its Cross-Save feature, loading up the data on Vita will start the game off from where you last saved on the PS4.
Super Star Wars is also included as a voucher with the PS4 Star Wars console bundles. This is the first time a Super Nintendo-exclusive game is on the PlayStation 4.
Watch Quarter Disorder attempt to play the difficult Super Star Wars on PS4: