DescriptionThere is a disturbance in the force, and the Jedi are there to find its source. There is a whole Armada of Battleships and troops besieging a planet and two Jedi knights come to protect the planet.
This Star Wars title from Lucas Arts is completely based on the movie Phantom Menace. It is basically an action game in which you play a number of characters from the movie, solve a number of puzzles, beat down enemies with your light saber or laser guns and follow the footsteps of the movie. But remember, you will follow a different trail to the same ultimate ending.
- "Star Wars: Episodio I : La Minaccia Fantasma" -- Italian title
- "Star Wars: Episodio I - La Amenaza Fantasma" -- Spanish title
- "Star Wars: Episódio I - A Ameaça Fantasma" -- Brazilian title
- "Star Wars: Episode I: La menace fantôme" -- French title
- "Star Wars - Episode 1: Die Dunkle Bedrohung" -- German title
Part of the Following Groups
- Force Powers-themed games
- Inspiration: Movies
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- Star Wars canon
- Star Wars licensees
|Well... it could be worse||Ivan Obretenov (9)|
|It's like the movie.... you know, flashy and dumb.||Zovni (9384)||unrated|
|The worst Star Wars movie based video game.....||James Kirk (159)||unrated|
The Press Says
|PC Zone||Aug 13, 2001||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Power Play||Jun, 1999||76 out of 100||76|
|Power Unlimited||Aug, 1999||7.4 out of 10||74|
|PC Gamer||Aug, 1999||71 out of 100||71|
|Game.EXE||Jun, 1999||3.5 out of 5||70|
|WomenGamers.com||Jul 05, 1999||7 out of 10||70|
|GameStar (Germany)||Jun, 1999||58 out of 100||58|
|PC Gamer Brasil||Sep, 1999||55 out of 100||55|
|Spel för Alla||Aug, 1999||3 out of 10||30|
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BoxThe original (non-Archive Collection) versions of the box had various silly things hidden under some box flaps, that were different for alternate versions of the box (there were lots). Examples:
"WOOKIE!" "Graaahr." "Battel DROIDID!"
ContentStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace contains a few scenes that were in early versions of the screenplay but never made it to the final cut of the film (most noteably Obi-wan Kenobi rising out of the waters of the Naboo swamp while the Federation tanks hovers by).
PC Player reviewThe German magazine PC Player gave the game a bad review and received an angry letter from Multimedia Handelspartner EG, most likely the German distributor of the game. PC Player printed some quotes in the editorial of issue 08/1999, e.g. that a bad review is a slap in the face for every fan, that the magazine should work out new evaluation possibilities together with the industry or that some silly persons should not judge products costing millions to produce. The editorial in German language can be seen here.
PlayStation versionThe PlayStation version of the game includes the video of Duel of the Fates.
Information also contributed by Tony Gies and Zovni
Related Web Sites
- Lucas Arts: The Phantom Menace (Official site.)
- Star Wars Main website. (Main website for star wars and lucasfilm.)