Star Wars is the most prolific franchise in gaming history. Its games -- 88 if you include each expansion and arcade game -- appear on every console and home computer and reach into every genre, from arcade shooter to strategy games. It features smart role-playing games, addicting shooters, and has even turned games into multimedia events. While not beyond cashing in on popular trends, LucasArts' development of the Star Wars franchise mirrors the growth and increasing sophistication of the industry. The following history of Star Wars games goes through the very first title on the Atari 2600 and Intellivision to 2009's The Force Unleashed.
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