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Cover of: Star Wars by James Hampton

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About the Book

This is a mail in hint booklet, that was available for the 'Nintendo Entertainment System' {NES} video game "Star Wars. The video game came with a special advertisement flyer JVC-7V-US, which sold official Lucasfilm products, within this advertisement was a description of a early version of this book.

The advertised version had a full color cover, was said to be written by Howard Phillips, mentions having passwords for the game, {which the final game does not actually feature}, and that it was either $7.95, or free if a person bought $50 worth of other merchandise from the flyer.

This finally released version of the book has, a black and white front cover, is staple bound 24 pages, including front and back cover, black and white photographs of actor/characters, 1 b&w screenshot of the Asteroid level, 8 illustrations of creatures and enemies, 2 movie screenshots {1 on each cover}, and b&w diagram type maps of each area of the game.

It is written by James "Purple" {nickname} Hampton, who was also the listed in the video game's instruction booklet as 'Lead Tester". The back cover also lists it as "Star Wars hintbook", while the front cover, page headers, and the advert, version all have the words "Hint Book" separated. The aThis is a mail-in hint booklet, that was available for the 'Nintendo Entertainment System' {NES} video game "Star Wars". The video game came with a special advertisement flyer JVC-7V-US, which sold official Lucasfilm products, within this advertisement was a description of a early version of this book.

The advertised version had a full color cover, was said to be written by Howard Phillips, mentions having passwords for the game, {which the final game does not actually feature}, and that it was either $7.95, or free if a person bought $50 worth of other merchandise from the flyer.

This finally released version of the book has, a black and white front cover, is a staple bound book with 24 pages {including front and back cover}, black and white photographs of actor/characters, 1 b&w screenshot of the Asteroid level, 8 illustrations of creatures and enemies, 2 movie screenshots {1 on each cover, smaller differnt picture on back}, and b&w diagram type maps of each area of the game.

It is written by James "Purple" {nickname} Hampton, who was also the listed in the video game's instruction booklet as 'Lead Tester". The back cover also lists it as "Star Wars hintbook", while the front cover, page headers, and the advert, version all have the words "Hint Book" separated. The advertisment lists this book as item #9266, but that does not appear on the book itself.dvertisment lists this book as item #9266, but that does not appear on the book itself.

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Star Wars: Hint Book

Published 1991 by Lucasfilm .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Front cover 1
Introduction 2
General Skills and Strategies 2
The Heroes 3
Helpful Items 4
Area By Area 4
Blue Cave 4
Green Cave North 5
Green Cave East 6
Sandcrawler 6
Obi-Wan's Cave 7
Purple Cave 8
Brown Cave 9
Mos Eisley 10
Cantina 10
Docking Bay 94 11
Asteroid Field 12
The Death Star 12
Hanger 12
Hallway #1 12
Tractor Beam 14
Hallway #2 15
Trash Compactor 16
Millennium Falcon Gunner 18
X-Wing 19
Death Star Trench 20
Rogues Gallery 20
Rasta Aliens 20-21
Storm Troopers 22
Droids 22-24
Scoring 24
Credits {Back cover} 24

Edition Notes

Other Titles
Star Wars hintbook
Copyright Date
1992

The Physical Object

Format
paperback
Number of pages
24
Dimensions
21.7 x 14 x 0.3 centimeters

Contributors

  • Contributor
    Jim Current
  • Contributor
    Ari Hollander
  • Cartographer
    Jesse Clark
  • Cartographer
    Ari Hollander
  • Producer
    Jo Ellen Reiss
  • Designer
    Mark Shepard
  • Proofreader
    Rita Bullinger-Allan
  • Proofreader
    Debra Puopolo
  • Thanks
    Virginia and the Playtesters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25648692M
LC Control Number
lf19917v9266

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December 30, 2014 Edited by "Teary Eyes" Anderson Added new cover
December 30, 2014 Edited by "Teary Eyes" Anderson added disc, tags, image, size, pages
December 29, 2014 Created by "Teary Eyes" Anderson Added new book.