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LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game

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Description

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game allows players to relive the events of the Star Wars prequel movie trilogy (Episodes I, II and III) in LEGO form. Players take control of over thirty characters to play through key moments from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The storyline includes most of the important events in the movies, omitting or adding a few sequences. The presentation of these events, however, is humorous, with all the characters and environments made out of LEGO bricks. Objects would often break apart like physical LEGO bricks, characters have comical expressions, and all dialogue from corresponding events from the movies is replaced by gestures.

The basic gameplay is action with platforming and light puzzle-solving elements. Players navigate two or more characters through stages, each representing a chapter in a movie. These chapters must be unlocked in a plot-dictated order, eventually completing the entire movie. Characters use different weapons (blasters, lightsabers, crossbows, etc.), and each character type also possesses specific abilities. For example, Jedi can use the force to lift, combine, and destroy objects; robots can unlock encrypted doors; other characters may use a grappling hook to access higher platforms, etc. Some of these abilities overlap (i.e. a problem can be solved in more than one way), though often a specific type of character is required to deal with the situation. In the single-player mode, one player can switch between the available characters; in the co-op mode, two players navigate at least two different characters.

A few levels involve players piloting aircraft, fighting hostile vehicles, overcoming obstacles or destroying targets on the ground. The Free Mode allows players to access previously visited stages with any characters they have unlocked. This may lead to a discovery of previously inaccessible areas. Various collectible items and LEGO studs (which serve as currency) can be gathered during exploration. Characters cannot permanently die in the game; when a character is killed, he or she only loses collected LEGO studs.

Screenshots

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Windows Acrobatics in the air.
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Windows Final battle with general Grevious.
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Windows Dexter's Dinner. Good place to start the game.
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Windows Droids can be easily destroyed by the Light Sabers.

Alternate Titles

  • "乐高星球大战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "LEGO Star Wars: Le Jeu Video" -- French title
  • "LEGO Star Wars: Il Videogioco" -- Italian title
  • "LEGO Star Wars: El Videojuego" -- Spanish title
  • "LEGO Star Wars: Das Videospiel" -- German title

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User Reviews

Lego Time in a galaxy far, far away… PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5235)
The Force Is Strong With This One.... PlayStation 2 Guy Chapman (1745)
Lego + Star Wars = Great Game for kids; bad game for grownups PlayStation 2 Edward Beezy (38)
A Very Fun Game PlayStation 2 J.D. Majors (17)

The Press Says

Snackbar-Games.com Windows Apr 20, 2005 5 out of 5 100
Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Lawrence Xbox Apr 25, 2005 B+ 83
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN GameCube Oct 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Apr 24, 2005 80 out of 100 80
MacLife Macintosh Jun 21, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Strategy Informer Windows Jun 29, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot GameCube Oct 28, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Nov 14, 2005 8 out of 20 40

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Lego Star Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #5 Offline Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #5 GameCube Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #9 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – PS2 Platformer of the Year
    • 2005 – Most Underrated Game of the Year (PC)

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