Released in 1999, Star Wars: Yoda Stories is a procedurally-generated pocket adventure featuring Luke Skywalker, and – of course – Yoda, and is set in the time between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi when Luke is still undergoing his Jedi training.
Yoda Stories doesn’t have a central plot as such, but is a collection of fifteen different randomly-generated levels, each with a variety of simple quests, such as rescuing someone or collecting something. As such, it doesn’t have a great deal of substance, but is still a fun game to play for a while.
While the Game Boy Color version of Yoda Stories doesn’t have the graphical depth of the Windows original, it still has a cute and endearing look to it. Controlling Luke via the d-pad is also clunkier than the mouse controls of the original, but it still works well enough to make the game playable.
Not a classic Star Wars game, but a fun handheld title nonetheless.
Star Wars: Yoda Stories on the GBC was developed by Australian company Torus Games Pty. Ltd. – in conjunction with LucasArts – and was published by THQ.