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There 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: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Windows Attacking the mirror
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Windows What this button do?
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Windows The first droids i meet
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Windows A long time ago in a galaxy far away

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Alternate Titles

  • "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

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User Reviews

Well... it could be worse Ivan Obretenov (33) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
It's like the movie.... you know, flashy and dumb. Zovni (10648) unrated
The worst Star Wars movie based video game..... James Kirk (168) unrated

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Jul 01, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Jun, 1999 76 out of 100 76 Jun 11, 1999 14 out of 20 70 Jul 05, 1999 7 out of 10 70
IGN May 27, 1999 6.2 out of 10 62
Bravo Screenfun Jun, 1999 3 out of 6 60
All Game Guide 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 1999 58 out of 100 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1999 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Spel för Alla Aug, 1999 3 out of 10 30


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The 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!"


Star 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 review

The 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 version

The PlayStation version of the game includes the video of Duel of the Fates.

Information also contributed by Tony Gies and Zovni

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Wolfang (168) added Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Windows) on Mar 10, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Grant McLellan (623)