User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Dreamcast release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (May 18, 2005)
LucasArts may have realized how frustrating the Playstation version could be, and made this one far more forgiving. The control scheme is superb, using the analog stick to run and the digital control to walk (with precision). You'll even discover playing modes you won't find on the Playstation version, like a training mode and a two-player versus. Jedi Power Battles for the Dreamcast is outstanding - one of my favorite Star Wars titles. I'd even recommend this if you already have the Playstation version.
In the end, Jedi Power Battles never manages to really impress. With its good but not spectacular graphics, decent but definitely weak controls, and uninspired gameplay, there’s nothing to really keep you hooked. Despite being set in the Star Wars universe, it never quite captures the majesty of the whole thing. And it’s not just because it was based on a subpar movie -- look at the Star Wars Episode I racing titles for games that made good with the first Episode. As an attempt to bring back the fun of the old SNES platformers, Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles falls short. Definitely rent before you buy, as chances are good you won’t be keeping this one for long.
Planet Dreamcast (Oct 15, 2000)
Like I said at the beginning, this is a game that follows the film in spirit. It has its glorious moments and it has its "what the hell were they thinking" moments. In the end Jedi Power Battles succeeds because it is proud to be the simplistically designed hack and slash button slapping fest that it is. This is not the best action title available for the Dreamcast, but it's certainly not the worst, either.
neXGam (Dec 27, 2009)
Und hier haben wir wieder eine teils misslungene Lizenz. Wieso bekommen wir Spieler so was angetan? Viele Störfaktoren beherrschen das Spiel, dennoch werden die Meinungen über das Spiel auseinander gehen! Einerseits ist es manchmal recht nervig und Standardkost, andererseits macht es teilweise auch mal richtigen Spaß. Ihr solltet vor dem Kauf wenn möglich Probe spielen, denn für dies recht seltene Game werden zudem noch hohe Preise bezahlt. Star Wars Fans und Hardcore Gamer können diesem Spiel (vielleicht) etwas abgewinnen, zumal es auf der Kringelbox nicht allzu viele Star Wars Alternativen gibt.
Star Wars Jedi Power Battles for the Dreamcast isn't that much different than the original PlayStation game on the surface, as it still has the same levels and characters, but the improvements in graphics, sound and play mechanics are significant enough to warrant a look.
GameSpot (Oct 20, 2000)
Jedi Power Battles is a reasonably fun game if you're a fan of Star Wars or if you're into vegetating in front of a standard action game for a few minutes at a time (or especially if you're both). Just be warned that what you get in the first level is essentially what you'll get throughout the entire game. Those looking for more complexity in their action games, though, will definitely want to look elsewhere.
Video Games (Dec, 2000)
Es soll ja Spieler wie zum Beispiel unsern Alex geben, die diesem lahmen Final Fight-Abklatsch aus mir unbegreiflichen, masochistischen Gründen recht unterhaltsam finden. Ich bitte euch: Probiert nicht aus, ob auch ihr zu dieser seltenen Gattung Spieler gehört - nicht mal, indem ihr Power Battles in der Videothek ausleiht. Fehler in der Kameraführung, unmotivierter Levelaufbau, stupide Kämpfe, langweilige Stages und höchst sterile Grafik geben dem Spielspaß keine Chance. Schaut euch lieber noch mal den Film an - obwohl, darüber lässt sich ja auch streiten...
In closing, I cannot recommend this game unless you are out to complete your Dreamcast collection. The game isn't that fun, needs some SERIOUS improvements, and is a slap to the face of the SW franchise, though that seems to have been the theme in the past. Playing this must surely lead to the path of the Dark Side.