Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi
Developed by: LucasArts
Published by: LucasArts
Genre(s): 3D fighting[1]

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi is a LucasArts fighting game released in 1997 and set in the fictional universe of Star Wars. "Teräs Käsi" refers to a martial art used in the game; and, while being in grammatically incorrect form, is Finnish for "steel hand".


Masters of Teräs Käsi takes place between the Star Wars movies, Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The destruction of the Death Star at the hands of Luke Skywalker has severely crippled the Galactic Empire. The Emperor wants retaliation against him and all of the Rebel Alliance and seeks the services of assassin Arden Lyn to eliminate the Alliance's key members. Luke and the others find out about the Empire's plot and challenge Arden, face to face.


Masters of Teräs Käsi received generally mediocre reviews from the gaming press. Most were disappointed in the fighting engine, which was inferior compared to competing games such as Soul Edge, Tekken and Virtua Fighter. Players were also disappointed that lightsabers, which are usually depicted as capable of slicing off limbs, were treated much like baseball bat-type weapons in the game, while characters with guns would need to charge the weapon up before being able to fire by which time they could have been defeated by a lightsaber character.

In March, 2004, GMR magazine rated Masters of Teräs Käsi number 3 on its list of five worst Star Wars games, stating that the characters in the game were grossly imbalanced.

In 2007, ScrewAttack placed the game at #10 on their list of Top 10 Worst Fighting Games.



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