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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
83
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PlayStation 2
82
4.2
Macintosh
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5.0
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Description

The Legos strike back in the sequel to the original LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, where players now get to explore the original trilogy (Episodes IV, V, and VI) of the Star Wars movie series. Players use LEGO-ized Star Wars characters to reenact all three of the original movies. All of the sets and props are also made out of LEGO bricks, and retain their properties such as the ability to be rebuilt and fall apart. Like its predecessor, the game puts a spin on the series by adding a light-hearted, humorous touch to the movies, and also by using no dialogue.

LEGO Star Wars II is a third-person action game with platforming elements. Players take control of the characters and vehicles of Star Wars. In Story Mode, players reenact the key events of the original movies with LEGO bricks. Each character has different weapons, like lightsabers for Jedi or crossbows for Wookies, as well as new character-specific attacks and maneuvers. Each character also has different abilities, e.g. Jedi being able to use the force, R2-D2 being able to unlock doors, or Boba Fett being able to use his jetpack. It is up to the player to use these abilities to solve simple puzzles and traverse the levels of the game. Vehicle levels are more prominently featured than in the previous game, with longer sequences dedicated to piloting traditional Star Wars aircrafts.

In addition to a single-player game, there is also a co-op mode that allows two players to go through the Story Mode. In the single-player mode, the second character is controlled by the AI. Like in the first game, the Free-play mode allows players to go back and replay beaten levels with any playable character they have unlocked. A new feature allows players to create their own mixed-up LEGO characters and vehicles. Power Brock items and coin stubs collected in Story Mode will also unlock new characters, vehicles, and items for players to experiment with.

Screenshots

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy PSP The Hoth battle.
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy PSP Last moment of Grand Moff Tarkin live (Cut-scene).
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Windows Emperor Palpatine.
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy PSP On the Great Sarlac Pit!

Alternate Titles

  • "Lego Star Wars II: La Trilogie Originale" -- French title
  • "LEGO Star Wars II: La Trilogía Original" -- Spanish title
  • "LEGO Star Wars II: Die klassische Trilogie" -- German title
  • "レゴ スター・ウォーズII" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Hilarious and entertaining until the very end GameCube Matt Neuteboom (941)
The Force Remains Strong. PlayStation 2 Guy Chapman (1745)
Better Than The First Game GameCube Steve Thompson (110)
It's Brickin' cool! PlayStation 2 M.Allen (76)

The Press Says

Nuts Xbox Sep 15, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
games xtreme Xbox 360 Oct 06, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Sep 19, 2006 85 out of 100 85
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Sep 19, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Sep 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Sep 22, 2006 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot PSP Sep 08, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Sep 12, 2006 13 out of 20 65
JeuxActu Windows Sep 25, 2006 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

Charity

To celebrate Red Nose Day, the day on the UK calendar when the nation unites to raise money for good causes in the name of comedy, players could donate money on the developer's website in 2007 to receive a cheat to unlock red noses for all the characters, from R2-D2 to Mr Vader himself.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Best Licensed Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Most Humorous Game of the Year
  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2007 - #5 Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – Xbox Game of the Year (Gamers' Vote)
    • 2006 – #2 GameCube Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #8 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #10 PC Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS2 Platformer of the Year
    • 2006 – Best Use of License of the Year (PC)
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Contributed to by Kabushi (121659) and Matt Neuteboom (941)