From the thunderous opening to the cut-scenes between levels, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones follows the storyline of the blockbuster epic. You will battle thugs, droids and the mysterious Jango Fett, among others, through 12 sprawling stages.
During the side-scrolling levels you control Obi Wan, Anakin Skywalker or Mace Windu. Each has a full complement of Jedi moves. Jump kicks and back slashes are effective, but deflecting enemy fire with your light saber is most satisfying. Press the L Button to perform a variety of Force moves, including the ability to knock down enemies without ever laying a finger on them.
In the less impressive 3D flight levels you pilot everything from Republic fighters to swoop bikes. Dodging obstacles on crowded streets or fighting in the depths of space, these levels book-end the side-scrolling levels and provide a nice break.
Despite sluggish controls, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is sure to please fans of the movie. Reliving the story line as a Jedi is hard to resist for any Star Wars buff, which of course means just about everyone.
Progress is password protected. This game has been rated "E" (Everyone) by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board.
Contributed by Xoleras (66310) on Apr 23, 2005.