Super Star Wars is the first of a series of three Super Nintendo games based on the original three films of the Star Wars series. Super Star Wars generally follows the plot of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, although some allowances must be made to adapt the story to suit a platform action game. For example, instead of simply buying C-3PO and R2-D2 from the Jawas, Luke Skywalker must fight his way to the top of a Jawa sandcrawler while leaping from a series of moving conveyor belts. Later stages allow the player to control smuggler and pilot Han Solo or Chewbacca the Wookiee.