All of Boba Fett’s major appearances in video games
Boba fett lived in the heart of Star wars fans around the world despite only having about six minutes of screen time in the original trilogy and meeting a somewhat embarrassing ending in Return of the Jedi. But thanks to a new Disney + show, Boba is back, and he seems to live up to the monumental expectations fans have placed on the character for nearly three decades.
While Boba may not have spent much screen time in all the years leading up to his return, he has had plenty of exposure on video game screens. With a history in the video game landscape dating back to the early 1990s, Boba Fett is a staple in almost every popular game. Star wars video game entry, whether he uses his iconic weapons to detonate the player, or whether the player himself uses these weapons to face his opponents.
Fight Boba Fett as a boss
During the first decade of his life in video games, Boba Fett appeared only as an end-of-scene boss, simply acting as a middle roadblock in the protagonists’ path to stop the Empire’s reign over the galaxy. Boba’s first video game appearance was in the Nintendo Entertainment System Star Wars: TThe Empire Strikes Back, which came out in 1992 and saw players make their way through major events in the film.
Boba appears in Cloud City, where the player must dodge his bombings while shooting his jetpack. Once defeated, Boba flees in his ship, Slave 1 (recently renamed “The Firespray”) where the player tracks them down in his X-Wing. The game looks a bit primitive by today’s standards, but all of the classic elements are there, and surprisingly, not much has changed since that first video game appearance.
Boba returned to video games a year later in the 1993s Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, a challenging, arcade-like run-and-gun. The combat plays out very similar to the predecessor of the NES, with Boba using his jetpack to rain fire on the player, before finally escaping to Slave 1. This time, however, the player is forced to fight the ship. on the ground, which makes it much more difficult to avoid his attacks.
The bounty hunter makes his first 3D appearance in Star Wars: Dark Forces, a 1995 “Doom-clone” FPS in which players control fan-favorite Legends character Kyle Katarn. As Katarn, players are tasked with stealing Death Star blueprints (before Thief one that was cool), but Boba has a few thermal detonators to throw at the player before he saves the galaxy.
The cult classic of 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of Empire saw Boba’s next appearance as a stage manager. After hunting down another legendary IG-88 bounty hunter, player character Dash Rendar discovers that Boba is hiding on the Empire-occupied moon of Gall. After receiving a jetpack to level the playing field, the player takes on Boba and all of his associated tricks and gadgets. In what appears to be a defining feature of these fights, Boba again jumps into Slave 1 and attempts to escape before being pinned down by the player.
After a brief appearance in the Star Wars Trilogy arcade game, Boba appeared in the Dark Forces / Jedi Knight following, Jedi academy. Here, Boba is on Ord Mantell and again uses his EE-3 blaster, wrist rockets, and flamethrower to stop the player, before escaping and out of the arena in a jetpack.
Boba’s next appearance in the video game was slightly different, taking place entirely in the air. The somewhat slandered and very difficult Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon is a Game Boy Advance game that allows players to take control of the Millennium Falcon through some of the main space battles from the original trilogy. The mission in question sees players stalking Boba in his Slave 1, chasing him through the crowded sky of Cloud City. Boba uses his ship’s iconic seismic charges and pulls back towards the player, something keen-eyed viewers will have noticed in Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
In his most recent boss fight, Boba fights Unleashed Force protagonist Galen Marek / Starkiller in a post-match DLC set in an alternate timeline. Starkiller kills Boba fairly easily, finishing him off in a QTE cutscene that sees Starkiller launch a rocket on his wrist in his face.
Play as the legendary bounty hunter
While Boba Fett has appeared in a number of games as an Antagonist, his list of playable appearances is surprisingly quite short. He first appeared as a playable character in Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi, widely regarded as the worst Star wars video game of all time. This fighter allows players to take control of the bounty hunter, using his various weapons to try and defeat iconic opponents like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Thok and Hoar, everyone’s favorite Gamorrean Guard / Tusken Raider duo.
Boba appeared in the strange Star Wars: Demolitions game, which was played in the same way as Twisted metal, but with Star wars Vehicles. Boba doesn’t have a vehicle in this game, as he just flies around his jetpack, which looks really weird compared to the various tanks, walkers, and speeders that roam the map.
Another game considered to be one of the worst in the franchise, Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing allowed players to play as Boba by entering a cheat code. This Mario kart the imitation is pretty awful, from its drab elements to its confusing track layouts to its off-putting visual design.
Fortunately, the Battle front the games are here to save Boba from a terrible life Star wars Games. Boba has been playable in each Battle front since the second, each appearance having essentially the same abilities: wrist rockets, his EE-3 triple burst blaster, his jetpack and sometimes his radar or additional explosives. In general, the Battle front series offers the best playable version of the character. He’s voiced by Temeura Morrison often, his abilities are satisfying to use, and he looks exactly the way he should.
That’s not to say that there aren’t other solid playable appearances for Boba, however. the Lego Star Wars games do a decent job of making the character an exciting unlockable, with his LEGO Star Wars II, the complete saga, and the force awakens appearances giving players a character with a jetpack and explosives, which is pretty rare. And no matter how late the game ends, Boba is sure to be a great addition to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
One of Boba’s last appearances as a playable character was in Disney infinity 3.0, the company’s latest attempt to make the realistic toy genre appealing to the average gamer. Despite the lack of commercial success after the game’s release, the Boba fett The character pack was actually quite substantial, giving players all of its aforementioned weapons and gadgets, as well as a controllable Slave 1. With the character also added to Fortniteshop for items this month, it seems likely that it will appear in more video games in the future.
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