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|LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game|
April 5, 2005
Single player, two player simultaneously
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is a video game based on the Star Wars-themed toy line by the LEGO Group, taking place during the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), and a small segment from A New Hope although all with some humorous sidelines. LEGO Star Wars was released on April 5, 2005, a full month before the final Star Wars film premiered, which surprised most people since the game contains many spoilers about the movie.
It was developed and published by Traveller's Tales and Giant Entertaiment for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Windows, with Griptonite Games developing the Game Boy Advance version. All versions were distributed on April 5, 2005 by Eidos Interactive. It was later released on the Apple Macintosh by Aspyr in August 2005, then on the GameCube in October.
While billed as a "kids game", it peaked at the top of the UK charts during early May 2005, losing the spot to the official game of Episode III, but remaining on the rest of the month on the top spots of the chart.
Levels in the GameCube, PS2, Xbox and PC versionsEdit
- 1. Negotiations: Saak'ak, Naboo Orbit
- 2. Invasion of Naboo: Naboo Swamps
- 3. Escape from Naboo: Theed Palace
- 4. Mos Espa Podrace: Mos Espa, Tatooine (Podracer)
- 5. Retake Theed Palace: Theed Palace anakin ' s flight
- 6. Darth Maul: Theed Hangar and Generator Complex
- 1 bounty hunter pursuit Courscant City
- 2.Discovery on Kamino: Tipoca City
- 3. Droid Factory: Geonosis Droid Factory
- 4. Jedi Battle: Petranaki Arena
- 5. Gunship Cavalry: Geonosis Deserts (LAAT)
- 6. Count Dooku: Dooku's hangar
- 1. Battle Over Coruscant: Coruscant Orbit (Jedi Interceptor)
- 2. Chancellor in Peril: Invisible Hand
- 3. General Grievous: Pau City, Utapau
- 4. Defense of Kashyyyk: Kachirho, Kashyyyk
- 5. Ruin of the Jedi: Jedi Temple, Coruscant
- 6. Darth Vader: Klegger Corp Mining Facility, Mustafar
- A New Hope: Tantive IV
There are three (possibly four) known levels that didn't make it to the final release. Some, such as "Anakin's Flight", were practically complete. The remnants of these levels can be found with a thorough search of the install directory for the PC version of the game.
It is interesting to note that this would have given the game a total of 21 levels, 22 counting the bonus chapter.
Episode I: Anakin's FlightEdit
Opening Crawl: "As the battle for Naboo rages on the planet's surface, a desperate assault has been launched on the Trade Federation battleships above. Anakin Skywalker finds himself at the controls of an N-1 Starfighter, heading for the Droid Control Ship..."
- Playable Vehicle: Naboo Starfighter
- Enemies: Battle Droid, Droideka
Due to take place after Chapter 5 of Episode I, a few screenshots showing two Naboo starfighters, shooting battle droids and droidekas inside the hangar of a Trade Federation battleship, were published in magazines and on the internet. It returned in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
Episode II: Bounty Hunter PursuitEdit
This level would have been the first chapter of Episode II. Like "Anakin's Flight", it would have been another vehicle-based level with the player taking control of the speeder that Anakin "borrows" at the beginning of the film.
Although no published visual evidence for this level was released, there are a few clues to its existence. The "Chars" directory in the installed PC version (a folder which holds all the character and vehicle models) has the following folders:
- Anakin's Speeder
- Zam's airspeeder
- Zam Wesell
Some work by some of the members of the FBTB.net forums has unearthed a few of the 3D models that would have been used in this level (see screenshot, above right) and actually got some of them working in-game.
However, this level was returned in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
Game Boy Advance versionEdit
The Game Boy Advance version of LEGO Star Wars has several differences, (mostly for the sake of portability), including fewer playable characters (15, plus 23 with cheats – see list below), devalued credits (gray pieces are worth 1, blue 5 and gold 10 credits), fewer levels--including just three for Episode II--and only one player character on screen at a time, while the cutscenes are renders of the home console versions. However, it still remains a fairly large cartridge (128-Mbit).
Characters in the GBA versionEdit
All lightsaber-users are able to deflect blaster shots aimed at them (provided they are attacking the shot), and each character has his own style. They also are the only ones able to use the Force to interact with undeployed platforms and switches.
Blaster characters can charge a shot by holding the attack button, making it more powerful and able to pass through several enemies. However, as they don't have the shot-deflecting abilities of the Jedi, their use is quite limited.
There are a total of 15 selectable characters made available in the game:
- Qui-Gon Jinn: lightsaber, Force cloak
- Jar Jar Binks: energy ball, run, jumps higher than most characters
- Padmé Amidala: blaster, thermal detonators
- R2-D2: mine, can hover chasms and interact with consoles
- Anakin Skywalker: lightsaber, throw lightsaber
- Obi-Wan Kenobi: lightsaber, Force pull
- Yoda: lightsaber, Force immobilize
- Chewbacca: blaster, punch
- Darth Maul: dual-bladed lightsaber, Force push
- Jango Fett: blaster, homing missile, can jump and hover chasms
- Count Dooku: lightsaber, Force lightning
- Clone Trooper: blaster, thermal detonator
- R4-P17: mine, can hover chasms and interact with consoles
- Darth Vader: lightsaber, lightsaber throw, highest jump in the game
- Tusken Raider: Gaderffii, punch
Another 8 characters are available, but only by using inputted keypad codes:
- General Grievous: lightsabers
- Battle Droid: blaster, thermal detonator
- Super Battle Droid: blaster, wrist rocket
- Geonosian: sonic blaster
- Gungan: energy ball, run, jump
- Droideka: blaster
- STAP: blaster, float
- C-3PO: no weapons, strange jump
A sequel, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, has been released covering the last three movies in the saga, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. The sequel was released on the 12th of September, 2006.
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga was later released, which combines the levels from LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II. The levels were updated to include powerbricks, vehicles, and other aspects found in LEGO Star Wars II. Additionally, new playable characters, such as Watto and Boss Nass were added and the deleted levels involving Anakin's flight and the pursuit of Zam Wessel were added.
- 987UYR Battle Droid CAPTAIN TARBAL
- EN11K5 Battle Droid (Commander) BOSS NASS
- LK42U6 Battle Droid (Geonosis) WATTO
- KF999A Battle Droid (Security) DROID MEGANO
- IG72X4 Big Blasters ZAM WESELL
- LA811Y Boba Fett DEXTER JETTEDER
- SHRUB1 Brushes LAMA SU
- L449HD Classic Blasters TAUN WE
- F8B4L6 Clone AAYLA SECURA
- ER33JN Clone Ep III PLO KOON
- BHU72T Clone Ep III, Pilot
- N3T6P8 Clone Ep III, Swamp
- RS6E25 Clone Ep III, Walker
- 14PGMN Count Dooku
- H35TUX Darth Maul
- A32CAM Darth Sidious
- VR832U Disguised Clone
- DH382U Droideka
- SF321Y General Grievous
- 19D7NB Geonosian
- U63B2A Gonk Droid
- ZTY392 Grievous' Bodyguard
- 4PR28U Invincibility
- PL47NH Jango Fett
- DP55MV Ki-Adi Mundi
- CBR954 Kit Fisto
- A725X4 Luminara
- MS952L Mace Windu - Ep III
- LD116B Minikit detector
- RP924W Moustaches
- 92UJ7D Padme
- R840JU PK Droid
- BEQ82H Princess Leia
- YD77GC Purple
- L54YUK Rebel Trooper
- PP43JX Royal Guard
- EUW862 Shaak Ti
- MS999Q Silhouettes
- NR37W1 Silly Blasters
- XZNR21 Super Battle Droid
- PUCEAT Tea cups
An easy way to make money is to select the Darth Vader level and run through the first section, collecting all studs along the way, including the two blue studs near the beginnning. You must jump into the lava before you reach the second section. You will lose very few or no coins. Repeat this process, die, and repeat. You can get about 250,000 studs in just fifteen minutes.
The minikit detector is very helpful in levels where you must make the minikits appear yourself because a white arrow will appear just above where it will spawn after you perfrom a specific action. The actions to make them spawn are always done nearby. If they are done in the same area but not too near, a cutscene will alert you to the minikit's appearance.
General Grievous is always a better option than the MagnaGuard (Grievous' Bodyguard in the game) or Jar Jar Binks because he can jump just as high as them and has better attacks because of his four lightsabers.
Of all the Sith characters who can use the Dark Side of the Force, the best option is Darth Sidious due to his fighting style and deadly jump attack.