Two versions for handheld game consoles were released. The Game Boy port was developed by NMS Software Ltd. and published by Capcom and released shortly less than a year later in 1992. The Sega Game Gear port was developed by Tiertex Design Studios and published by U.S. Gold and released in 1993 . A Sega Master System version was also released. The game was followed by a sequel, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. A counterpart of the game for the SNES, Super Star Wars was released as well.