Flashback: In Defense of Namco's Bizarre 1987 'Star Wars' Game

Making sense of the most nonsensical Star Wars game ever

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As Anakin once told Padmé: 'I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough, and the scorpions come out from everywhere. That's why I'll turn into one in about 22 years.'5/8


And you thought Namco had a thing for arachnids with Scorpion Vader? The very first thing after Luke in the game is a scorpion – which is soon followed by larger scorpions that turn into smaller scorpions. They're out to rock you like a hurricane. That may not be "worse" than Scorpion Vader, but Namco's vision of Tatooine is much friendlier to the planet's tourism industry. 

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