Getting studs: Some extras are very expensive. The best two levels to get a lot of studs are the Cloud City Trap (Episode V), where it's possible to get over 50k in a level that is exploration during the first half, and stormtrooper bashing during the second, and Emperor Fight (Episode VI), a very short level capable to earning around 17k in a perfect run. Always remember to assemble all switches, platforms and bridges, even if you don't intend using them.
Best Characters: Unlike the first, where the Jedi were the only good characters to earn studs, the sequel introduced several interesting non-Jedi characters such as Han Solo, that can dodge some blaster shots aimed at him and MSE-6 droid, which you can use to pass unnoticed by hordes of enemies (such as the tough Imperial Navy officers and troopers), if your heart count is low. From the Jedi, Yoda is available (for a high price, however) as soon as you complete the game, so it's a good choice for a first Jedi.
- Blaster shots can take out a Stormtrooper with one hit, so use them to quickly clear corridors. If there are Imperial Navy units around, a Jedi is advisable, as they require a lot of blaster hits, and the lightsaber will block some of the shots directed at you
- Use Yoda's Force pull to attack enemies around a corner, Darth Vader's Force grip to attack enemies on lower/upper platforms and the Emperor's Force lightning to attack groups of enemies.
- When in story mode with two blaster characters behind, use them to increase your firepower and protect yourself from harm. They will always be two steps behind, so you need to lure enemies into coming closer.
- When facing Gamorrean guards, it's better to attack them at a distance, be it blaster shots or force powers. They usually attack in groups, and have a mean attack
- Once you unlock the Millennium Falcon, you can use it on any "driving" sequence, including the speeder chase. Keep in mind that thanks to the mobile turrets, Han Solo's ship can attack in any direction.