“ Published by: Eidos Interactive / Genre: Action / Release date: 2005-04-22 „
This was one of the first games that took a popular movie, and replaced the characters with Lego people. They have since produced similar games with Indiana Jones and Batman. I think the reason that these games are so popular is the wide appeal. The cute Lego characters appeal to young kids, while the cheeky humour and nods to the film appeal to an older audience. This game really has something for everyone.
You start the game in Dexters Diner, as the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn. As you proceed through the game and encounter new characters, you will be able to play as them, too. In the diner are 3 doors, which correspond to the 3 movies in the trilogy. To begin with, you can only enter door 1, but once you have completed the first level you can enter the other doors. When you enter the first door, there are further doors, which represent different parts of the story.
The gameplay is relatively simple as you fight and jump your way through the levels. There is a certain element of puzzle solving in each level too, with players having to work out how to activate certain doors, or get certain members of the team who are less able to a certain area. There are also Lego models which you must build to help you progress through the game. When you fight enemies they fall apart as they are made from bricks. I like this, it feels less violent than killing people!
The game has loads of funny cutscenes with in game jokes galore. It is a brilliant affectionate spoof of the Star Wars franchise. The music in the game is the original score from the film. This adds to the atmosphere of the game and draws you in.
Two players can play at any one time, with the option to drop out. This can be frustrating if you are playing with someone clueless who is slowing you down, and can cause a few arguments! Different characters have different skills, such as Jedis who can use the force to move objects, and droids who can open special doors.
Exceptional gameplay during a level will enable you to acheive jedi status. You can also collect gold bricks during the game which allow you to unlock additional content.
Once you have completed a level, you can return and explore the level with "free play" as any character you have unlocked. This enables you to discover new secrets about the level. The levels are really fun to explore and there are lots of things to discover during the game. You can find hidden cannisters which allow you to build vehicles that you can use in the game.
This is a great fun game that is stll really popular as it is produced for new formats, hence the game hasn't really come down much in price, unless you get a preowned one. It is the type of game that you will keep coming back to, as it has lots of hidden secrets and content. The spoof scenes are hillarious, sometimes better than the movie itself! The game is good because it is easy to play, but a challenge to complete thoroughly. Lego have found a fantastic niche with their movie spoof series. More soon, please!
Lego starwars is an action adventure lego game set in the starwars universe. This game takes place in the prequel trilogy of starwars and features levels from Episode One: The Phantom Menace,
Episode Two: Attack of the Clones and Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith
There are 56 playable characters in the game. The characters are put into movement sets. Jedi/Sith characters for example can double jump use lightsabre's and can use force powers. General Grevious and Ja Ja Binks have the super jump ability allowing them to get to high out of reach places. Most characters are trooper characters such as clone troopers. They wield blaster rifles and have a graple ability.
The main hub area where the levels are accesed from is dexters diner. In here you can spend studs (the currency in the game) that have been earned by playing levels. You can purchase hints,characters and extra's/Cheats. The outside of dexters diner is a quite large area where characters you have unlocked wonder freely. Darkside Characters and Lightside Characters battle each other here.
There are 18 levels in the game. 19 If you include the episode 4 demo level. They are all quite long some taking around 10 minuites to complete. Once you have completed a level you can replay it in freeplay mode to collect all the secrets and minikits. In freeplay mode you can select 6 characters to play as and you can swap between them instantly at any point in the level. This helps you reach areas that only certain characters can reach. For example there may be an area in the level that only a jedi can enter though in story mode you are not given a jedi as a character. That is why you must replay the levels in freeplay mode if you want to collect everything.
The game features a drop in/drop out co-op system allowing for 2 players to play through the entire story mode. This game is much more fun to play with a friend then on your own.
The one thing that seems to be missing from this game is customisation. In most lego games you can build characters/vehicles but in this game there is no customisation at all. This is still a fun game for star wars and lego fans alike.
Lego Star Wars Video Game is based on the outline cast of the Star Wars characters in the movies. As in most of the Lego games, the game is divided up into several different chapters, usually each chapter will be a different movie where the game you play will be based on, for example, Episode I : The phantom menace.
The game is lego based characters, with a adventure and action story line. In between each episode there will be a short video of telling you the area in which you are in. They usually are really funny and children will extremely find the videos amusing! You play using most of the characters in the films, if you want to switch character that the computer is using, just press triangle and it will change to who you want. There are usually just 2 people to help you on each mission.
R2D2 has this flying hovering ability which will allow you while using R2D2 to hover for about 5 seconds. That is extremely useful for you to get to far away places, for instance from ledge to ledge. Jedi Characters can move glowing objects, usually to form puzzles. It usually piles on top of each other, you need to get it right so that you can get to the top, other wise you wont even get to the first level! Amidala and Padme have these sort of white and red zap guns. They shoot enemy's, of course!
There are plenty of bosses which you need to beat in the game, like as you see them in the movie, there is Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Count Dooku and much much more. At some points of the game, it will be unbelievably hard that you will actually need to look for help on the internet. Many of them just needs a little brain power to fix, its as simple as that.
The game is 2 player, so if you have a second controller, why not do the missions with a second pair of eyes. It really is so much more easier with a second helper. If you don't want them to play any longer, simply go to pause and select drop out, and thereafter you will carry on the mission by your self.
The graphics are really stunning. Compared to this version on the PC or DS it has a much more major improvement. The characters don't appear as a blur. The missions are more spread out with a wider screen as you use a telly. The sound is much louder than the DS, not a major difference to the PC version though.
You can currently buy the game for £29.95 at play.com brand new with free delivery. And at amazon.co.uk it is £27.95 brand new, so amazon is the cheapest, and probably the cheapest you will find if you look else where.
Great game, for young children or for old adults, I am positive everyone will enjoy such a fantastic, great game, 9/10.
Lego starwars is a great little game for the ps2,Lego have combined there product with starwars and created a cute fun little game.
The game itself i belive is aimed at children,its a fun colourful and bright platform game.Its fun for adults to play too there are lots of little jokes like in one part you can make all the robots dance,theres lots of diferent hidden items to find to and as its up to two players a adult can play with there child .Saying that though i found some bits like the pod racing really hard .You can earn lego points as well these add up and allow you to buy funny things like silly moustches and clothes,you can change you charecter and still work on the last level you where on ,princess leya in her jumper suit is great.This isnt a game that will go on for weeks and weeks and test your brain but it is a fun game yo relax with so if your looking for something to relax with this could be the one, they are now releasing more in this series
~ Introduction ~
The ancient darkness of the Sith grows ever more powerful. Even the noble Jedi Order, guardians of peace and justice for so long, are threatened by this deepening evil.
~ Playing the game ~
Throughout the game you get to play through the whole fantastic story of the three prequel films, from episode 1. The phantom menace, and episodes 2. and 3. Attack of the clones and revenge of the Sith. There are a total of 56 playable characters ranging from R2-D2 (my favourite!), Yoda, Chewbacca, C3P0, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and many, many more!
The game begins at Dexters Diner on the planet Coruscant, where the heros and villains of the galaxy come together under one roof. It is here that new characters can be added to your collection, you can talk to Dexter for game hints and exchange lego studs for new characters, special items and secret features. You will also find episode doors here, (which are the 3 prequel episodes) but doors 2 and 3 are locked until you have completed level 1. sequence Negotiations. Each scene you complete then unlocks the next door in the sequence. There is a fourth door with a question mark on it, this room contains the bonus level (a short prelude into Episode IV: A new hope.) The story of the game is quite similar to those of episodes 1-3, but some bits without much action have been either lightly touched upon or cut out.
You can play either 1 or 2 player and can use the Drop in feature where at any point of the game a new player can join in the form of one of the nearby friendly characters, and can just as easily drop out. There are vehicles to build and ride, things to collect such as hearts, studs and canisters which are hidden in each scene and when put together build a special mini kit (you need 10 to build one.) You can also play in freeplay where you can explore any unlocked scene with your choice of characters, which you can switch between at any time.
~ My thoughts ~
This is a really cool game, reading the manual it made me smile it read Lego Star Wars the video game has been designed and tested to be suitable for players of all ages. But if youre a young player, you might find that your parents want to join in. And although weve tried to make the game as easy as possible, even for older people inevitably they are going to need help.
We all know how impatient adults can be .
It made me smile because my six year old had been explaining how the game works (without so much as glancing at the manual) and I could see him getting more and more frustrated at every question I asked, and then when playing the game the huffing and puffing started, as I was doing everything wrong.
Well - the final straw came when I shot him by accident (it gets confusing when there are so many people on the screen!) and his characters little Lego head and limbs popped off. Needless to say sorry didnt cut it (especially because I laughed when Id done it) and was told I wasnt allowed to play ever again! So now I just sit back and watch the master . (thats a six year old master.)
But when I was allowed to play I really enjoyed it, even though I had no clue as to what I was doing, I found it to be really humorous, you have hearts which symbolise your health and when your last heart goes, you literally go to pieces which is pretty comical (word of warning dont laugh when this happens, younger people dont seem to find this funny at all.)
I liked the 2 player aspect of the game, which you could drop in and out of whenever you felt like it (which is great if youre rubbish and are ruining the game for the other player ahem ) By dropping in, you take on the character of a nearby friend (or foe if you play like I do!)
I also liked the free play where you could explore without your head popping off every 5 mins! You will need to save your game throughout play though, this can be done at Dexters Diner.
Using the force is also pretty cool too, but you can only do this when playing as certain characters.
I noticed that theres no spoken dialogue throughout the game, the characters act out their parts using gestures (which might sound strange, but it actually works really well.) Anyway Im not a big game fan (although I love Star Wars) but I really like this one.
~ A philosophical word from a 6 year old boy ~
The star wars people look funny and some levels are ded ard and, and do you know Darth Maul? Yeah well you have to fight him in some bit and it made me really mad with my, erm - er flicker (controller.) But I beat him though I was well good .coz my guys are ace fighters and av awesome weapons and stuff ..(the conversation continued over tea, whilst watching TV, cleaning teeth and going to bed .needless to say it was all good what he was telling me, what I understood anyway!)
The game received Game of the year award from kidzworld.com, and peaked at the top of the charts in May 2005.
It was released in 2005. (A month before the final Star Wars film was released.)
For players age 3+
1 to 2 players.
For the first time ever Star Wars has been changed into Lego for a videogame in LEGO STAR WARS!
In Lego Star Wars you play in all three episodes of Star Wars.
You can play as all of the people in the Trilogy including Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi and even R2-D2. There has has been humor added to the game which makes this quite funny as there's no humor in the films.
The graphics are pretty good as lego. All the settings to the films has been transformed into lego which looks very good. The controls are pretty simple you have an attack button (Square), a jump button (X) and a action button (Triangle).
The gameplay is really good especially when you do Co-Op. It's like watching the move without buying the DVDs. Overall this is a great game but might be a bit kiddish for adults. I'd recommend STAR WARS EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH:THE GAME.
It is quite easy to play Lego Star Wars as the game was aimed at kids. So if you're a gaming expert i'tll proberly take about 5 hours to complete.
In Lego Star Wars you play along the storyline of the films e.g. you fight Luke Skywalker on top of lava like REVENGE OF THE SITH.
So if you are a child and a hardcore fan of Star Wars the you should buy this but even if youy just like action games the you'll like this.
I am going to my favourite part of the game straight away. Its the ability to drop in and out of the 2-player game and have your character control taken over by the games AI. This results in a game which Dads (or Mums ) can enjoy with their younger children, dropping in as a sidekick to help with end level bosses and dropping out when the kids want to fixate on gem collecting. My son is 3 and we have played it every night for a month and now he wants the real Lelgo bobots for his birfday.
The story remains faithful to the Star Wars Trilogy and the cut scenes of mute Lego characters emoting the films story often had me laughing out loud. The Twins birth and Darth Vader running round without articulated knee joints were real highlights.
Plastic characters miming George Lucass famous wooden dialogue scripts, now thats weird.
The speed of the action is a just right for kids but still gives Parents a challenge dodging incoming laser blasts and jumping lave pits. The many different playable characters provide replay variety with the light sabre becoming really useful once you learn to bat laser blasts back at the shooter though Jango Fetts twin rapid fire pistols take some beating and yes Jah-Jah is still a pain.
Buy this game now, show your kids the pod-racing skills you learnt playing Wipe-Out years ago and I know you will be soon waiting eagerly for the sequel
Its based on the Classic star wars
Luke, Leia, Ewoks, death stars and racing speeders through forests ..Bring it on.
Parent Note There are no deaths in this game.
The characters just break up into the little Lego bricks they were built from when they fall or are shot.
The game consists of many memorable and exciting scenes from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
Loads of vehicles including Naboo fighters, pod racers, speeder bikes, and vehicles from Revenge of the Sith
Over 30 playable characters
Different Playing Modes:
Twoplayer 'drop in, drop out' mode
Free-play mode where unlocked characters can be played in different scenarios to the films
Use 'The Force' to change the environment,move obstacles and objects
Collect items that can be used to unlock hidden levels and vehicles.
The real sounds are used in the game from the films provided by Skywalker Studio.
Including in the game is alos pod racing on Mos Espa, the repelling of the droid onslaught in the Genosian arena and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon's fatal fight with Darth Maul.
There are many charachters that you can control including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker and R2-D2, notorious dark side enemies such as Jango Fett, Darth Maul and Count Dooku appear in exciting showdowns.
The further you go in the game the more new characters become available including the defeated bosses, and you must use them and swop them to solve puzzles using their special abilities.
Excellent game , tones of variety but becareful you may become addicted !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not particularly liking Star Wars and finding the movies very overrated, purchasing this game came as a bit of a shock but the excellent demo convinced me. The demo showed a game so simple, so charming that it was a must-buy for me. The LEGO based graphics put a smile on your face with the type of charm that appeals to kids and adults. The game follows the plot of three of the Star Wars movies, and you can play as a variety of Star Wars characters in LEGO form (both major and minor), many with different abilities that allows you to make use of them in different ways. It's the type of game that you can complete fast though can play as a slower pace to truly appreciate. Better yet, invite a friend round for some drop-in co-op and you have the perfect multiplayer game, something that is fun, not difficult. The second player will take control of what would otherwise be an AI player than you can swap between in order to solve the various puzzles of the game. There is combat in the game, allowing you to engage in amusing light saber duels or deflecting bullets with the parry of your saber though because death just means you reform, death has little effect on the game. This means that the majority of the game is spent solving simple and logical puzzles though their simplicity doesn't take anything away from the gameplay.
It is the type of game that won't take a huge amount of time though has a fair amount of collectables that give the game a certain replay value for the true fans of the LEGO series.
The cut scenes are also in LEGO form, hilarious LEGO characters miming and acting their way through the Star Wars plot with no voices, causing some amusement and showing the innocent sense of humour of the developers.
In all, it is what a game should be. Fun.
Gameplay:9-Ingenious and fun, different to most other gameplay out there
Lifespan:7-The 17 levels won't last a huge amount of time but the unlockables will increase the replay value of the game for the true fans.
Graphics:8-simple, clear and loveable.
The thought of Star Wars using Lego blocks as characters sounds like a strange one, until you start playing. It is really fun for kids and adults alike. Read on:
Star Wars fans will be disappointed to hear that this game does not tell the story of the Rebel Alliances fight against evil. Instead LSW focuses itself on the first 3 Episodes. You will get a look at how Revenge of the Sith turns out way before it even comes out on dvd. Still, its odd that any officially authorised product would reveal so much about the final days of Anakin Skywalker, so far ahead of the film.
Each episode is split into chapters, each re-creating different parts from the films.
The game is mainly an action adventure / shooter, with scattered puzzles thrown in for good luck. You have control over one character at a time, though you will usually have at least one computer operated companion by your side, and on occasions this can grow to a mighty half-dozen. You can also switch between the characters you have on the fly. This game really comes into its own by giving characters separate abilities. Jedi characters have light sabers as well as the ability to move various objects others can hover for short distances, as well as unlock certain doors There are lots of different playable characters, many of which have completely different abilities.
The game utilizes the unique abilities by throwing in lots of puzzles that can only be solved by using a specific character in your team or by lots of characters working as one. It is not all about solving puzzles though. There are many big boss fights such as Darth Maul, Jango Fett, and Count Dooku in this game. There is plenty of combat as well, with the best bit being the massive Jedi arena fight on Geonosis. Just like all the puzzles, the main combat is very straightforward. The game moves from one aspect to another, such as in the pod race in Episode I, or a sequence where you pilot an ship on Geonosis at the beginning of the Clone War.
The game is very forgiving, with little or no deterrent for failure. The single-player is also a bit on the short side, lasting a few hours at best. But as you play, you will gain access to other characters which you can go back into levels you have already completed. Since each character has different abilities, you will find you are then able to reach areas that were previously impossible to achieve with other characters. This greatly increases the games replay value no end, as you find yourself wanting to visit all the inaccessible areas. The game also has a two player co-operative mode, where a 2nd player can play.
All the characters, including the different aliens all look like Lego people, and when they are destroyed, crumble into lego blocks. There are a few bits that look really impressive, but mainly the game remains on the plain side
Even with the game's unusual look, there is no mistaking this is a Star Wars game. The sound alone plays a big part in establishing this, in particular the blaster and lightsaber effects are allowed to really take the stage, as well as the famous Star Wars music.
All in all this is great fun and will suit kids and adults alike, though the gameplay may be too simplistic for some adults.
With my love of Star Wars reignited by the release of Episode 3 this Summer I found myself craving the ultimate Star Wars gaming experience. Having seen the original trilogy's DVD extras featuring the official game's release my mouth watered at the prospect of transporting myself to a far away galaxy in true jedi style. However, by the time I actually got round to making a purchase something else had seized my attention. A concept which immediately captured my imagination and gave me a shivering thrill of excitement I could not ignore. The union of my favourite childhood toy - Lego - and the ultimate in cinematic experiences - Star Wars - simply demanded exploration.
So I ignored the promise of 'force lightning' and amazingly realistic graphics and lightsaber action in favour of satisfying my curiosity. I am now pleased to say that this was one of the greatest decisions of my secluded life, as Lego Star Wars completely blew me away. It may not be on a par with other recent games when it comes to intense fighting but it is easily one of the most entertaining titles on the market. The player is taken through Episodes 1 to 3 almost exactly as the movies themselves progress, playing as many different characters along the way. All the characters have their particular strengths and with a multitude of challenges throughout it is often necessary to rotate these in order to advance. While the game itself is often simplistic it is always great fun and highly addictive. Seeing the saga played out by lego figures (who never speak) is a unique experience and a must for fans of the Star Wars series. A 'free-play' option allows for hours of gameplay as items must be collected to unlock thrilling secrets, so although the initial story mode might not be stimulating enough for more experienced gamers there is plenty more to explore.
While I recognise that my initial quest for the ultimate Star Wars gaming experience hasn't quite been realised, I simply cannot overstate the fun I have had with this title. My yearning might have been satisfied had I opted for the official game but for now I'm happy with little men who collapse into all the recognisable lego pieces and look forward to the (hopefully) inevitable release of a follow up with the original trilogy as its focus.
Star Wars Lego the video game is great fun, easy for people of all ages to play. It has the feature where you can put away your Light Saber when not using it.
In two player mode it has a great drop out feature as well as drop in facility. It has fantastic pod racing where you can race with Anakin Skywalker against Sebulba. There are excellent light saber duels where you can battle General Grievous, Count Dooku and Anakin Skywalker.
There are 17 levels plus a special bonus level where you can receive two new characters (Darthvader and storm trooper. This takes about a week to finish if played a few hours a day by a pair of 10 year olds.
This game is so good that me and my brother played the game whole day. It is so exiting and some part funny. It took us about 1 week to complete first 3 movies and unlock the 4th one. It is very enjoyble game for years from 7 to teenager. You can change charaters and use their powers to help you through the game in freeplay.You can play any star wars charaters, you can be the villan. As you go through the game you unlock charaters which are buyed. You can buy hints, charaters and extras which can help you through the game. It is hard to stop when started.