10 WTF 'Star Wars' Games

From kart-racing to chess to Death Star real estate wrangling, here are the 10 unlikeliest expressions of the galaxy far, far away

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This Famicom platformer took some liberties with Star Wars. At the end of levels, its brunette Luke Skywalker fought shapeshifting versions of Darth Vader – apparently they were his "apprentices" – who transformed into different creatures when hit, including a scorpion and a pterodactyl skeleton. That second boss fight took place on a planet that was basically Egypt, not just in the sense of being a desert, but because it had statues of the pharaohs all over it. There were also Stormtroopers and Jawas and other more Star Wars-appropriate elements, but Luke only faced those when he wasn't killing frogs to collect gems. It was only released in Japan, which is why there was never an Expanded Universe trilogy about Luke's frog-murder trip to Space Egypt.

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