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|LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game|
Singleplayer, Two player simultaneous
Playstation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Windows PC, MAC
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is a video game based on the Star Wars themed toy line by the LEGO Group that takes place during the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), with a bonus segment from A New Hope. LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game was first released on April 5, 2005, a full month before the final Star Wars film premiered. It features many homages to the Original Trilogy, including a reference to the X-wing levitation sequence in Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Even though there are no voices the character The game was developed by Traveller's Tales for the Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation 2 video game consoles and Microsoft Windows PCs, with Griptonite Games developing the Nintendo Game Boy Advance version. These initial versions were published in April 2005. A Macintosh port, developed by Aspyr Media, was released in August 2005. A Nintendo GameCube version of the game was released on October 26, 2005. All versions were published by Eidos Interactive and LucasArts. Even though the charaters don't speak, they grunt.
Though LEGO Star Wars was billed as a "kid's game" and received the "Game of the Year" award from Kidzworld.com, received positive reviews, and peaked at the top of the UK charts during early May of 2005. It later lost the spot to the official game of Episode III, but maintained a consistently high chart position throughout the month.
A sequel, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, was released in September 2006, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga was released on the 25th of November 2007, and LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is due for release on February 15th 2011.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Trade Federation has blockaded the peaceful planet of Naboo. The two Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to negotiate. Their Republic Cruiser lands in the Trade Federation's capital ship's hangar; the protocol droid TC-14 greets them, and the Jedi are escorted to a small conference chamber, where they sense a disturbance in the Force (the Republic Cruiser is destroyed) and are set upon by several Trade Federation Battle Droids. They destroy the Battle Droids and find TC-14, who helps them through the ship. Upon discovering an invasion force headed for Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan decide to board a Trade Federation MTT and meet down on the planet.
They land on the planet and regroup. The Jedi travel through the swamp and find a Gungan named Jar Jar Binks, who takes them to the Gungan city nearby. The group arrives, and the Gungan leader Boss Nass gives them safe passage to the capital city of Theed. It is here that the Queen is being held by the droid invasion force.
The Jedi rescue Queen Amidala and her guard Captain Panaka, and they proceed to the Queen's hangar and escape the planet. The Royal Cruiser is damaged, warranting an emergency landing on the world of Tatooine.
On Tatooine, a young boy named Anakin Skywalker said he could help them get the money for new parts. He offers to win the Boonta Eve Podrace for them and win them the money. He wins the Podrace, and Qui-Gon decides to bring Anakin with him, noting his extreme sensitivity to the Force.
The ship lands on Coruscant, and Senator Palpatine becomes Supreme Chancellor of the Republic. Queen Amidala decides to return to Naboo and free her planet. On Naboo, Amidala recruits the Gungans to help the Naboo retake the planet. Meanwhile, the Space Fighter Corps destroys the main Trade Federation capital ship and knocks out the Trade Federation army.
Darth Sidious's apprentice, Darth Maul, engages Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan defeats the Sith, but Qui-Gon is killed. He requests that Obi-Wan train Anakin. Celebrations are held on Naboo, and peace between the Gungans and the Naboo people is proclaimed.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
It is ten years after the blockade of Naboo. Padme is now a Senator, and Anakin is Obi-Wan's Padawan. A bounty is put on Padme from the Trade Federation as revenge and Obi-Wan follows a clue left by a certain bounty hunter to the world of Kamino. In light of current events, he discovers a clone army being prepared for the Republic. He also encounters Jango Fett and his son Boba, but the two escape before he can question them.
Obi-Wan follows them to the planet of Geonosis. He is set upon, and calls Anakin for backup. Anakin and Padme free Obi-Wan, but are captured by Jango Fett and a team of battle droids.
Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme pursue Count Dooku to a hangar. The two Jedi engage him, but Anakin's arm is lost. Yoda arrives and bests the Count, but Dooku stages a distraction and escapes in his ship.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
It is three years since Episode II, and the Clone Wars are in motion. In a stunning act of audacity, General Grievous, leader of the Confederacy's droid armies, has abducted Chancellor Palpatine from Coruscant. The Republic forces engage the Confederacy's invasion forces, with Obi-Wan and Anakin at the spearhead.
They eventually find Count Dooku and kill him. The two Jedi rescue the Chancellor and confront Grievous, but he escapes. Obi-Wan pursues him to Utapau and, with the help of his clone commander, Cody, Grievous is slain.
Meanwhile, on the Wookiee home world of Kashyyyk, Yoda and Chewbacca are on the front lines when the clones receive Order 66 and revolt against the Jedi. Yoda escapes the planet. He and Obi-Wan return to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, where they find that Anakin has fallen to the Dark Side and killed every Jedi in the Temple.
Padme, confused and upset, journeys to Mustafar to meet with Anakin. There Padme finally realizes what her husband has done and she states that he is "going down a path that she can't follow". Obi-Wan walks off the Naboo cruiser and consequently Anakin becomes enraged. Upset and angered, Anakin uses the force to choke Padme into unconsciousness. After a dramatic fight sequence between Anakin and Obi-Wan, Anakin is left for dead, severely burned and scarred. Obi-Wan Kenobi escapes and takes Padme to an asteroid field where a medical center is located. She dies, having lost the will to live. Anakin is fitted into a suit of black Sith armor and becomes Darth Vader.
LEGO Star Wars contains a total of 56 playable characters. The playable characters are modeled like actual LEGO parts (but with far more mobility) and are divided into groups according to certain skills.
There are a wide variety of characters included in the game, all of which are unlocked by completing levels or by purchasing them at Dexter's Diner. Every character, other than the PK Droid and the Gonk Droid, and Chancellor Palpatine, have a special ability, such as extra high jumping, control of the Force, or the ability to Grapple. Droids, while not being armed, can travel through the game unimpeded (ie. they won't be intentionally attacked by enemy characters); as well, protocol droids and astromech droids can open doors via special panels. Also, unlike other armed droids, player-controlled Battle Droids will be ignored by hostile Battle Droids, but not Droidekas. The Gonk Droid is also indestructible.
Unlocked characters can be imported into the game's sequel, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, by purchasing the extra, "Use Old Save", for 250,000 LEGO studs.
Original Trilogy characters
Because LEGO Star Wars is based on the Prequel Trilogy (Episodes I, II and III), Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and other characters from the original Star Wars trilogy are not shown (excluding Princess Leia, who is a purchasable character once unlocked).
This game was released before Revenge of the Sith, possibly driving sales up as the basic plotline was present in the game. To prevent inadvertent spoilers, however, most reviewers warned that this was the case in their reviews.
|Qui-Gon Jinn||Green Lightsaber||Force|
|Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan)||Blue Lightsaber||Force|
|Jar Jar Binks||Energy Ball (GBA only)||Super Jump|
|Queen Amidala||Royal Pistol||Grappling Hook|
|Captain Panaka||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Padmé (Battle)||Royal Pistol||Grappling Hook|
|R2-D2||Droid Stunner||Astromech Access|
|Anakin Skywalker (Boy)||None||Vent Crawl|
|Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master)||Blue Lightsaber||Force|
|R4-P17||Droid Stunner||Astromech Access|
|Anakin Skywalker (Padawan)||Blue Lightsaber (Green on Episode II Chapters 3 and 5)||Force|
|Padmé (Geonosis)||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Mace Windu||Purple Lightsaber||Force|
|Padmé (Clawed)||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode III)||Blue Lightsaber||Force|
|Anakin Skywalker (Jedi)||Blue Lightsaber||Force|
|Commander Cody||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Darth Vader||Red Lightsaber||Dark Force|
|Gonk Droid||None||Indestructible (Under CPU control)|
|Battle Droid (Security)||Blaster||None|
|Battle Droid (Commander)||Blaster||Walkie-Talkie|
|Droideka||Twin Arm Blaster||Shield|
|Royal Guard||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Padmé (Casual)||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Darth Maul||Red Doubled Bladed Lightsaber||Dark Force|
|Clone Trooper||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Geonosian||Sonic Blaster, Blaster||Flight|
|Battle Droid (Geonosis)||Blaster||None|
|Super Battle Droid||Arm Blaster||None|
|Jango Fett||Blaster Pistol x2||Grappling Hook, Jet Pack|
|Boba Fett (Boy)||None||Vent Crawl|
|Luminara Unduli||Green Lightsaber||Force|
|Ki-Adi Mundi||Blue Lightsaber||Force|
|Kit Fisto||Green Lightsaber||Force|
|Shaak Ti||Blue Lightsaber||Force|
|Count Dooku||Red Lightsaber||Dark Force|
|Grievous' Bodyguard||Electrostaff||Super Jump|
|General Grievous||Green Lightsaber x2, Blue Lightsaber x2||Super Jump|
|Clone Trooper (Episode III)||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Clone Trooper (Episode III, Pilot)||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Clone Trooper (Episode III, Swamp)||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Clone Trooper (Episode III, Walker)||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Mace Windu (Episode III)||Purple Lightsaber||Force|
|Disguised Clone||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Darth Sidious||Red Lightsaber||Force, Dark Force|
|Rebel Trooper||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Princess Leia||Blaster||Grappling Hook|
|Battle Droid (Pilot)|
|Gungan Warrior (Not available in GameCube, PS2, Xbox and PC)|
|Tusken Raiders (Not available in GameCube, PS2, Xbox and PC)|
|Padmé Amidala (Episode III)|
|Luke Skywalker (young)|
|Princess Leia (young)|
|Poggle the Lesser|
Dexter's Diner is the area from which the player chooses what level to enter and view any vehicles whose parts they have found in any of the game's levels. LEGO Star Wars also has a feature called 'Free Play', which enables the player to play the same level again, but with the ability to switch between characters, thus gaining access to areas containing extras the player was unable to get before. In Free Play mode, a player may use any character they have unlocked. The player may also match up good and evil characters, such as Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul. The Free Play option will only appear when the player finishes a level. Levels that are played in vehicles cannot be played in Free Play, but are able to be replayed in Story mode like the others. Some characters, such as Chancellor Palpatine, the PK Droid, and the Gonk Droid, cannot do anything but walk, although they are never attacked in the case of PK Droids and Gonk Droids, giving them the ability to traverse the levels unharmed. Also, in the Diner, players may purchase unlockable extras for studs.
Each level in LEGO Star Wars loosely follows the various sequences from the Star Wars prequel films, with game play segments linked together by various cutscenes. There is no spoken dialogue; rather, the characters act out their parts using gestures and pantomime. The game begins with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn about the Trade Federation ship, and ends with Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi's duel on Mustafar.
Episode I levels
Invasion of Naboo
Escape From Naboo
Mos Espa Podrace (Vehicle level)
Retake Theed Palace
Playable Characters: Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala (Battle), Captain Pananka, Anakin Skywalker (Boy), R2-D2
Enemies: Battle Droid, Battle Droid (Secuirity), Battle Droid (Commander), Droideka
Allies: Royal Guard
Darth Maul (Boss level)
Episode II levels
Discovery on Kamino (Boss level)
Jedi Battle (Boss level)
Playable Characters: Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master), Anakin Skywalker (Padawan), Padme Amidala (Clawed), R2-D2
Enemies: Battle Droid (Geonosis), Battle Droid (security), Geonosian, Super Battle Droid, Droideka
Boss: Jango Fett (10 hearts)
Allies: Shaak Ti, Luminara Unduli, Jedi
Other Characters: Poggle the Lesser (Movie clip only)
Gunship Cavalry (Vehicle level)
Count Dooku (Boss level)
Episode III levels
Battle Over Coruscant (Vehicle level)
Chancellor in Peril (Boss level)
Playable Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode III), Anakin Skywalker (Jedi), R2-D2, Chancellor Palpatine
Enemies: Battle Droid, Battle Droid (Commander), Super Battle Droid, Droideka, Grievous' Bodyguards
Boss: Count Dooku (6 hearts)
Other: General Grievous
General Grievous (Boss level)
Defense of Kashyyyk
Ruin of the Jedi
Darth Vader (Boss level)
In each level, a certain number of LEGO studs need to be collected (the number varies per level) in order to obtain a piece of the super kit. The player has to obtain all studs in one attempt. The studs can be collected in Story mode or Free Play mode. After all 17 kit pieces are collected, a fourth door, marked by a question mark, unlocks in the main room of Dexter's Diner. This room contains the bonus level, a short prelude into Episode IV: A New Hope. This level is available for both Story and Free Play modes; however, there are no cutscenes, no mini-kit pieces to collect, no LEGO stud meter and no areas that can only be reached in Free Play mode.
In the bonus level, the player plays as Darth Vader and an Imperial Stormtrooper (with the dubious addition of C-3PO), upon entering the Tantive IV Blockade Runner (which is also the model of the super kit collected to unlock the level). In the level, the player encounters a few Rebel Soldiers, and is capable of collecting over 100,000 LEGO studs. The level ends upon finding Princess Leia and R2-D2. A short message - To be continued... - follows completion of the level. This is entirely different as opposed to the LSWII:TOT Episode IV opening level, as the player takes the roles of Leia and Captain Antilles in that game.
- In the opening cutscene for Episode I, Chapter 6, Padme is wearing her Tatooine outfit, not her Battle of Naboo outfit.
- Also, in the same cutscene, when Darth Maul backflips across a chasm, his lightsaber hilt is in his hand, but when he lands in the next frame, it is not.
- In the ending cutscene for Episode II, Chapter 3, Obi-Wan's borrowed lightsaber blade is green and Anakin's is blue even though they were the exact opposite in the level for both of them.
- In the ending cutscene of Episode III, Chapter 6, Anakin's lightsaber blade is red, not blue. This could possibly signify his transgression to the dark side.
The game was originally going to include the Boga chase scene with General Greivious on his wheel bike, but since the game was released in 2005 before Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was put into theatres TT Games decided that it would be too much of a spoiler, which made many Star Wars fans annoyed when the game was released.
Game Boy Advance version
- Main Article: LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Gameboy Advance)
A Gameboy Advance version of LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game was created by EIDOS. This version of the game was the only version of the game created that differed in any way rather than small control changes on the different platforms. It was created by a different company, considering that the console-based counterpart could not function based on the Game boy's comparatively diminutive hardware. This version shared no gameplay with the console counterparts.
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