Star Wars is easily the most successful franchise of all time. The original movie was released in 1977 and starred Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and a young Harrison Ford. The movie was a leap ahead in special effects and was the birth of one of the biggest effects companies in the world Industrial Light and Magic. Movies would never be the same again.
The series has inspired countless toys and novels that expand on this amazing and dense universe unlike anything that had been seen before. It was only natural that with the advent of video games, companies would want to capitalize on the success of the franchise.
There have been many incarnations of the original trilogy and in this episode the Nerd reviews the different variations from the Atari 2600 attempt to recreate the arcade experience, to the Famicom game only released in Japan (for good reason).
The NES and SNES also had their own versions in the 90s that are featured and are surprising improvements over the others. That being said they are still equally as frustrating. The Nerd also reviews Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back on NES, as well as the far superior (but way harder) "Super Trilogy" on SNES published by JVC and THQ. With special appearance of the Beer Droid.