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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 Using the force powers. (1)
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Windows Prepare to start!
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Windows Jango Fett and his son Boba.
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Windows Acrobatics in the air.

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 (5232)
The Force Is Strong With This One.... PlayStation 2 Guy Chapman (1744)
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

AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Oct 11, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Mar 29, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy GameCube Oct 27, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Feb 19, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 10, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Apr 18, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot Xbox Apr 05, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2005 72 out of 100 72

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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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