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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (GameCube)

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Hilarious and entertaining until the very end Matt Neuteboom (941) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Better Than The First Game Steve Thompson (110) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

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The Press Says

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100
Nuts
Using virtual LEGO, you can mix and match characters' body parts so you can plonk Chewbacca's head on Yoda's body. You can also build vehicles and change the storyline as you go along. Block-building, Empire-fighting genius.
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Jolt (UK)
Now we’ve got that off our chests, let’s wrap this up with a conclusion that’s as inevitable as an exploding Death Star – Lego Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy is quite simply one of the best games you’ll play this year. It trumps the already brilliant original by being based on the classic trilogy of films and, in terms of gameplay, is the multiplayer co-op game of the decade so far. The force is strong in this one? Too bloody right it is. It might not be Luke’s father, but it’s certainly the daddy.
90
Cheat Code Central
In a nutshell, LEGO Star Wars II is action, adventure, collecting, puzzles, races, mini-game, Co-op mode and your favorite Star Wars characters all having a great time. All you need is a copy of this game to join in on the fun. Highly recommended for players of all ages.
90
GameSpy
Sure, LEGO Star Wars II may not seem as cool as a "real" Star Wars game, but the fact remains that it's easily one of the best titles in the franchise in recent years. Its kiddy facade hides some terrifically fun gameplay with a lot of meat on its bones. When you're at your local videogame store, feel free to claim that the game is for your child or a younger sibling, and by all means (assuming you actually have one of them), be sure to play it with them. Just don't be surprised if you continue playing long after they trot off to bed.
87
Gamesmania
Mit Lego Star Wars 2 ist den Entwicklern eine hervorragende Fortsetzung gelungen, die sowohl Kinder als auch Erwachsene in ihren Bann zieht. Die knuffige, liebevolle Optik gepaart mit interessanten und fordernden Levels resultiert in einer einzigartigen Spielerfahrung. Da auch Spielumfang und Technik stimmen gibt es nahezu nichts, was gegen einen Kauf sprechen würde. Mit individuellen Attacken, kontrollierbaren Vehikeln und drei neuen Episoden bekommen Besitzer des Vorgängers ebenfalls genug Neues geboten. Wer gerne mit einem Freund vor dem Bildschirm sitzt, wird zudem Bestens unterhalten. Bravo, eine abstrakte aber sehr gut gelungene Interpretation des Star Wars Universums!
87
Gamernode
The developers of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy have taken very serious steps in making this title not only entertaining for anyone who picks it up, but especially for the discriminating Star Wars fan who wants a game that is true to the original concept of the movies. The playful aspect of the game, as it deals with plot elements connected to the films, is funny, comical and adds quite a bit of charm to the entire concept. Although the objectives in any particular mission aren’t always clear, a little patience or a good game guide should get you through the harder areas. I had a great time with this game. It not only was fun to play, but it allowed me to revisit and experience the original Star Wars trilogy in a completely different way. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a winner, and deserves a second Alliance Medal of Honor. May the Force be with you—always.
86
Lawrence
Equal parts nostalgia act, comedy routine, and solid videogame, LEGO Star Wars II is a very entertaining title. I’d have to imagine a lot of the experience would be lost if you’re not a big Star Wars fan, however. So much of my fun with this game was based on how they re-imagined all the scenes I’ve seen countless times. Regardless of whether you’re a fan or not, the gameplay (especially co-op) makes it a worthy title.
86
GameZone
Star Wars fever may be over now that Episode III has come and gone, but there's still a reason to get excited about the galaxy that's far, far away. Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker will continue to find their way onto toy store shelves, giving collector's something to hunt for. LEGO is also continuing their line of Star Wars building sets, letting fans piece together everything from a Y-Wing to the Death Star.
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IGN
One of last year's more pleasant surprises was undoubtedly LEGO Star Wars, the TT Games-developed ode to George Lucas' incredibly popular sci-fi universe. With its unique art style, "pick up and play" mechanics, and the best use of a popular license that we'd seen in a long, long time, it literally came out of nowhere to win critics and consumers over with its charming mix of action and humor. With a resume like that and three movies that could still be "LEGOfied" remaining, a sequel was inevitable.
83
Game Freaks 365
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy isn’t just a kid’s game. To discredit it as such would be a sin for any Star Wars fan. If anything, it’s the perfect throwback to all of the old memories and memorable scenes of the original Star Wars classics. LEGO Star Wars II isn’t perfect–the gunplay is a little frustrating and some of the levels had me cursing at the TV–but it’s a fun game that people of all ages can enjoy. Parents, there’s not a better way to get your children into the greatest trilogy in film history.
83
N-Zone
Auch wenn ich nicht unbedingt Fan einer der beiden großen Marken im Titel des Spiels bin, hat es mich dennoch mit seinem Charme verzaubert. Die klassischen Star Wars-Filme, gepaart mit den kantigen Helden fesselten mich für Stunden vor die Glotze. Es würde mich nicht wundern, wenn der zweite Teil die Erfolgsstory weiterschreibt.
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Game Informer Magazine
In the end, I had a blast with this second go into the world of LEGO Star Wars. This entire game is held up by the comedy that it delivers, and as a result, I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard in years. After finishing the game, the first thing that I wanted to do was run out and purchase every Star Wars LEGO set that I could find. It’s good to be a kid again.
80
Pro-G
Try to avoid Star Wars fans, at least the ones that were "there when it was shown for the first time" in their town. You'll undoubtedly be told a story about how their mouth gaped open in sheer wonder at what was happening on the cinema screen, while at the same time hearing about why the new films are awful and how the unaltered originals are still the best. I'm not about to argue with these 'super' fans, especially when they're part of my family, but I know one way to shut them up. Sit them in front of Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, ideally with you sat beside them, second controller in your hands, and let them relive the movies in glorious Legofied video game form.
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1UP
The original Lego Star Wars was a great little lighthearted romp of a game: an amusing way to play out the three most recent Star Wars films in virtual form. The Lego and Star Wars combo proved to also be a terrific formula for the game space, generating an experience in Lego Star Wars that was oftentimes even more entertaining than the source material it was based on. Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
77
GameSpot
Right around the time of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Traveller's Tales released the surprisingly enjoyable Lego Star Wars, a kid-friendly action adventure game that inexplicably rendered the exploits of young Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to look as though they were made out of Lego building blocks. It was a curious combination, but it worked because the gameplay was novel enough, the combined nostalgia for Star Wars and Legos was potent, and the experience was delivered with a humorous, lighthearted flair. Lego Star Wars II is an even better package than the original, due almost entirely to the fact that the emotional connection to A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is much stronger for most people.
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GameCola.net
There's no reason any Star Wars, Legos, or videogame fan in general shouldn't love LSWII, and it's priced ten bucks cheaper than most new titles. It's better than its predecessor by sheer virtue of the fact that it's based on the older, better trilogy; though the first one was pretty sweet to begin with. Pick this baby up when you get a chance.
70
NintendoWorldReport
In the end, I recommend LSWII to those who really loved the original – for me, it was worthwhile to see all the cinemas and locations, and plenty of fun in co-op. It doesn't live up to the original by any means, but it should offer a good distraction to those with nothing to play. Rent if you can.
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Nintendo Life
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a fun game with lots of humour and famous characters. The puzzles in the game can be quite hard, and require you to think and exploit the environment, but other than that the game can get a little linear and straight forward, and sometimes too easy, but if you enjoyed the original game, you will probably like this one too. The atmosphere of the game is great, and it's amazing how everything is made out of Lego.
65
JeuxActu
N’ayez plus peur de jouer au LEGO, même sur une console de salon ! Avec LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale, Traveller’s Tales nous fait profiter de la meilleure trilogie de George Lucas à travers une réalisation originale mais un petit peu mollassonne. Plutôt étriquée au premier coup d’œil, la durée de vie du jeu s’embellit dès lors qu’on est décidé à le finir à 100%, à débloquer tous les personnages, à récupérer les fameuses briques cachées ou tout simplement en branchant une deuxième manette pour jouer en coopération. LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale n’est peut-être pas un grand jeu mais c’est un bon jeu et c’est ce qu’on lui demande !
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Jeuxvideo.com
Tout aussi réjouissant et bien construit que le premier LEGO Star Wars, le second épisode est encore plus appréciable que son modèle, ne serait-ce que par le fait de s'attarder sur la trilogie originale. Drôle, proposant des phases de jeu très variées, le titre de Traveler's Tales a de quoi séduire. Il est simplement dommage que les problèmes du premier opus n'aient pas été réglés et que le mode Coop. soit trop bordélique pour être apprécié à sa juste valeur. Quoi qu'il en soit, ne vous faites pas prier si vous aimez l'oeuvre de George Lucas et l'humour en régle générale.