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YMMV: Shadows of the Empire
  • Best Level Ever: The Battle of Hoth had already gotten a decent rendition in Super Empire Strikes Back, but this game just took it to the next level. The last mission, the Skyhook Battle is a close runner-up for this title. Hoth was such a well-received level that they spawned a whole other series.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The soundtrack.
  • Fridge Logic: Navik the Red was still in power, so shouldn't Avaro be lying low and hiding the fact that he's of a condemned clan?
    • Avaro's got some pretty big connections to Black Sun, and it's implied that they have the juice to topple Navik's regime if he so much as lifts a finger at Avaro.
  • So Cool It's Awesome: The novel is one of the most loved Expanded Universe works not written by Timothy Zahn.
    • George Lucas himself said that it qualifies as a piece of Star Wars media that should have been an official film.
  • Squick: Guri is fully equipped as a human replica droid. And Xizor has actually used said equipment.
  • That One Boss: Boba Fett has a jetpack just like you, fires Seekers and other powerful weaponry, there's practically nowhere to hide, it gets even worse when he jumps into his Slave 1 ship, and it doesn't help that it comes at the end of a Marathon Level.
    • The Gladiator from Xizor's Palace has three "forms": the full figure, its torso (with a rocket booster to propel itself around), and its head. When its second form appears, a labyrinth forms that also has some enemies inside. When the head is left, your jetpack malfunctions. And it always spams the laser (with a really big area span) no matter where you are.
  • That One Level:
    • Ord Mantell junkyard. You have to jump from train car to train car, and from train to train. All to face IG-88.
    • The widely reviled Swoop Bike chase level; a level that forces you to drive at breakneck speeds through cluttered streets and levels, with countless opportunities to get stuck, slow down, and crash and burn.
    • Sewers of Imperial City. For some players, it's because of the dianogas scattered throughout the level if only because you hear its roar before you see it.

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