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Lego Star Wars: The Video Game
256px-LegostarwarsthevideogameNorth American box art for PC
Developer(s) Traveller's Tales, Griptonite Games, Aspyr Media, Giant Interactive Entertainment
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive, LucasArts
Series Lego Star Wars
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance,Microsoft Windows,PlayStation 2, Xbox,Nintendo GameCube,Mac OS X
Release date(s) March 29, 2005[show]
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2 players)
Rating(s) *CERO: A
System requirements

OS: Windows 2000 or better, Processor: PIII 1 GHz, RAM: 256 MB, Hard drive: 500 MB free space, Video Card: 32 MB, Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card, CD-ROM: required.

Lego Star WarsEdit

Lego Star Wars: The Video Game is a video game based on the Star Wars themed toy line by the Lego Group and the first game in TT Games' Lego videogame franchise. It is a video game adaptation of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, with a bonus segment from A New Hope. Lego Star Wars was first released on April 5, 2005, a full month before the final Star Wars film premiered, it was the only Lego game from TT Games to be rated E by the ESRB for consoles (handheld version of TT's Lego Games may have an E rating) while other Lego games 2006-onward are E-10 until Lego City Stories.

It was developed by Traveller's Tales for the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2 video game consoles and Microsoft Windows personal computers, with Griptonite Games developing the NintendoGame Boy Advance version. These initial versions were published in April 2005. A Mac version, developed by Aspyr, was released in August 2005. A Nintendo GameCube version of the game was released on October 26, 2005. All versions were published by Eidos Interactive and LucasArts.

Lego Star Wars was billed as a kids' game and received the "Game of the Year" award from Kidzworld.com[1] It received generally positive reviews (PC version Metacritic score was 77[2]) and peaked at the top of the UK charts during early May 2005.[citation needed] It later lost the spot to the official game of Episode III but maintained a consistently high chart position throughout the month.

Its sequel, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, was released in September 2006, while a compilation, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga was released on November 6, 2007 and Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars was released in March 2011.

GameplayEdit

Gameplay in Lego Star Wars is geared towards family play, and as such does not feature a game over scenario. Given a specific set of characters in each scenario, based on a scene from each of the movies, up to two players can control them, using their different abilities. By walking up to another friendly character, the player can switch control over to that character, which is necessary for using some of their abilities to complete puzzles. Studs can be found by finding them, smashing or using the force on certain objects, or defeating enemies. Players will lose studs however if their character is destroyed (as opposed to losing lives). These studs can be spent on unlocking new characters for Free Play mode. Certain segments of the game feature players controlling spaceships flying on a flat plane. There are also several minikit canisters hidden throughout each level that, when collected, come together to form a vehicle. Completing certain requirements, such as collecting enough studs in a level, earns Golden Bricks that can be traded for cheats.

When the player first starts the game, he/she must first complete Chapter I of The Phantom Menace. However, once that chapter is completed, the player may choose to play levels from the other two movies, able to play any unlocked levels in their desired order. Completing all the game's levels with full stud bars will unlock an additional chapter based on the opening scene of A New Hope.

[edit]CharactersEdit

See also: Playable characters in Lego Star Wars video game series

Lego Star Wars contains a total of 56 playable characters. The playable characters are modeled like actual Lego parts and on death, they fall to pieces and also lose studs. There are a wide variety of characters included in the game, all of which are unlocked by completing levels or by purchasing them at Dexter's Diner. Characters are divided into groups according to certain skills. For instance, Jedi and Sith can double-jump, use lightsabers, and have control of the force, which they can use to activate or lift Lego objects or defeat certain enemies. Darth Maul has a double-ended lightsaber which improves his defense from laser fire. Jar Jar Binks, General Grievous and his bodyguard have the super jump, which allows them to reach obstacles that the Jedi and Sith can't jump to. Characters like Padmé Amidala and clone troopers who carry blasters have the ability to grapple to reach higher places. Droids, while not being armed, can travel through the game without being intentionally attacked by enemy characters also, protocol droids and astromech droids can open special doors, then there are players like Boba Fett and Young Anakin that can fit in tight places. Every character, other than the PK Droid and Gonk Droid (whose only ability is that they are never attacked by enemies) have a special ability. However, an almost unknown Chancellor Palpatine can use the dark force.[3]

Unlocked characters can be imported into the game's sequel, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, as an extra called "use old save", which costs 250,000 Lego Studs, and be used in its character creator function.

Because Lego Star Wars is based on the Prequel Trilogy (Episodes I, II and III), Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and other characters from the original Star Wars trilogy are not shown, appearing in Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. However, if you unlock the last level (an episode 4 preview), Darth Vader, a stormtrooper, a rebel trooper and Princess Leia become available.

[edit]Free PlayEdit

Once a level has been cleared in Story Mode, the player may play through that level again in Free Play Mode. In this mode, players can choose to play through the level with their choice of unlocked characters (with the computer randomly selecting other characters based on their abilities.) At any point, the player can rotate between each of the chosen characters instantly, in order to access areas not accessible during the Story Mode in order to obtain hidden extras. No story cutscenes appear during this mode.

[edit]Dexter's DinerEdit

Dexter's Diner is the area from which the player chooses what level to enter, or can enter the Parking Lot to view any vehicles whose parts they have found. The parts to these vehicles are contained in 10 mini-kit canisters which are hidden throughout each level. Battles often take place between canon-good and canon-evil characters, such as Jedi and Sith, respectively, in the Parking Lot as well. At the diner counter, the player may purchase, or enter codes to unlock extras in exchange for Lego studs they have collected by playing through the levels.

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Lego star wars II-box art
Developer(s) Traveller's Tales

Robosoft Technologies(Mac OS X)

Publisher(s) LucasArts, TT GamesFeral Interactive (Mac OS X) [1]
Designer(s) Dan McAuliffe (producer)

David Perkinson (producer at LucasArts) Jeff Gullet (assistant producer)

Artist(s) James Cunliffe
Jeremy Pardon (lead animator)
Series Lego Star Wars
Engine Modified Lego Star Wars: The Video Game engine
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows,Mac OS X, Xbox, GameCube,PlayStation 2,Game Boy Advance,Nintendo DS,PlayStation Portable,Xbox 360, Mobile phone
Release date(s) September 11, 2006[show]
Genre(s) Action-adventure, platform
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) *CERO: A

Lego Star Wars II: The Original TrilogyEdit

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a multi-platform action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by LucasArts and TT Games. It was released on September 11, 2006. Part of the Lego Star Wars series, it is based on the Star Wars science fiction media franchise and Lego Group's Star Wars-themed toy line. It follows the events of the Star Wars films A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The game allows players to assume the roles of over 50 Lego versions of characters from the film series; customized characters can also be created. Camera movement was improved from its predecessor—Lego Star Wars: The Video Game; and the concept of "vehicle levels" was explored more thoroughly. The game was revealed atAmerican International Toy Fair 2006. Promotions for the game were set up at chain stores across the United States.

Lego Star Wars II was critically and commercially successful; it has sold over 8.2 million copies worldwide as of May 2009. Critics praised the game for its comedic and "adorable"[2][3] portrayal of the film series and for their preference of the original trilogy to the prequel trilogy. However, the game's low difficulty, and its Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions in general, were received more poorly. The game received awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Spike TV, among others. A mobile phone adaptation was later developed by Universomo, published by THQ, and released on December 19, 2006. Lego Star Wars and Lego Star Wars II were compiled in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, released on November 6, 2007. The Mac OS X version of the game was released on April 2007 by Feral Interactive.[4]

GameplayEdit

Lego Star Wars II's gameplay is from a third-person perspective, and takes place in a 3D game world that contains objects, environments and characters designed to resemble Lego pieces. Its gameplay—a combination of the action-adventure, platform,[5] and sometimes puzzle[6] genres—shares elements with that of Lego Star Wars: The Video Game.[5] While Lego Star Wars followed the events of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, Lego Star Wars II is based on A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The game comically retells the trilogy's events using cut scenes without dialogue.[7][8][9][10] The player assumes the roles of the films' characters, each of which possess specific weapons and abilities.[11] At any time, a second player can join the game by activating a second controller.[7] During game play, players can collect Lego studs–small, disk-shaped objects that serve as the game's currency. The player has a health meter, which is displayed on the game's heads-up display. The player's health is represented by four hearts; when these hearts are depleted the player dies and a small amount of their studs bounce away. However, they are instantly reincarnated and can often recollect the lost studs.[7]

The game's central location is the Mos Eisley Cantina, a spaceport bar on the planet Tatooine.[7] At the counter, the player may use their Lego studs to purchase characters, vehicles, gameplay hints and extras, or activate cheat codes.[12][13] In a small area outside the cantina, players may view collected vehicles.[14] The game is broken into levels, which are accessed from the cantina;[11] each film is represented by six levels,[15] representing key locations and scenes in that film. The locations include Hoth, Bespin, Dagobah, Tatooine, the Death Star, and Endor.[11] The game also features bonus levels.[15] During levels, the player defeats enemies, builds objects out of Lego bricks[11] and drives vehicles,[16] Certain levels are played entirely while piloting vehicles, including a TIE fighter, a Snowspeeder, and the Millennium Falcon. Levels must first be played in story mode. This unlocks the next level as well as a "free play" mode for the recently completed level. Gameplay is identical in the two modes. However, story mode restricts playable characters to those followed in the film scenes the levels are based on, while free play offers all those unlocked.[11] Levels can be replayed in either mode to collect studs and secret items.[3]

Three types of secret items are available: gold bricks, minikits and power bricks. Within each level is hidden one power brick. When a power brick is collected, its corresponding extra, such as invincibility or stud multipliers, becomes available for purchase. Each level also contains ten hidden minikits, that is, ten pieces of a Star Wars vehicle.[17] When all ten have been collected, the player is awarded a gold brick.[18] Collecting a certain number of gold bricks unlocks free rewards, such as a spigot that spews out studs. Gold bricks are also awarded when levels are completed and when a predefined number of studs is accumulated in a level; ninety-nine gold bricks are available.[17] The vehicles represented by the minikits are displayed outside the cantina. As each vehicle is completed (all ten minikits collected), it becomes available for play in a bonus level.[18]

[edit]Playable charactersEdit

Further information: Lego Star Wars (video game series)#Playable characters and vehicles

Over 50 characters from the films are playable over the course of the game,[19][20] including variations of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2, C-3PO,[21] Darth Vader, Wicket the Ewok,[22] and Boba Fett.[23] Character abilities have a greater role in Lego Star Wars II than in Lego Star Wars.[24] Certain characters armed with guns can use a grappling hook in predesignated areas. Characters wielding lightsabers can deflect projectiles, double jump and use the Force.[23][25] R2-D2, C-3PO, and other droid characters are needed to open certain doors.[26] Small characters like the Ewok and Jawa can crawl through hatches to reach otherwise inaccessible areas. Bounty hunters, such as Boba Fett, may use thermal detonators to destroy otherwise indestructible objects.[27] Sith, like Darth Vader, can use the Force to manipulate black Lego objects.[23] Some characters have unique abilities; for example, Chewbacca can rip enemies' arms from their sockets, Darth Vader can choke enemies with the Force,[19] Princess Leia possesses a slap attack,[10] and Lando Calrissian can use a kung-fu-like attack.[28] Special abilities are often necessary to unlock secrets, and story mode does not always provide characters with needed abilities. This means that some secrets can only be found in free play mode.[29] The player can unlock the "Use Old Save" extra, which imports all unlocked characters from Lego Star Wars for use in free play;[19][20] however, a Lego Star Wars saved game must be present on the same memory card that contains Lego Star Wars II's save data.[15]

Players can create two customized characters in the Mos Eisley Cantina.[7][11] These characters can be built using both miscellaneous parts and those of unlocked characters;[30] millions of combinations are possible.[19][31] Entering two cheat codes, publicized by IGN, makes pieces for a Santa Claus character available.[32] The game generates names for the characters based on the pieces used (for example, a character made from pieces of Darth Vader and C-3PO might have the name "Darth-3PO"); alternately, the player may create a name.[30]

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
256px-Lego Star Wars-The Complete Saga
Developer(s) Traveller's Tales[1]Robosoft Technologies(Mac OS X)
Publisher(s) LucasArts[1]Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)[2]
Series Lego Star Wars
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Wii,Xbox 360,Microsoft Windows,Mac OS X, Nintendo DS
Release date(s) Console
  • NA November 6, 2007[1]
  • AUS November 7, 2007
  • EU November 9, 2007 (Xbox 360 & PS3)[3][4]
  • EU November 16, 2007 (Wii & DS)[5][6]

Windows*NA October 13, 2009[7] Macintosh*NA November 16, 2010[8]

Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer(2 players)
Rating(s) ESRB: PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360: E10+Nintendo DS: EOFLC: PGBBFC: PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360: PG
Media/distribution Blu-Ray Disc, DVD-DL,Nintendo DS Game Card,Wii Optical Disc
System requirements
Windows[9]

Lego Star Wars: The Complete SagaEdit

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a video game based on the Star Wars-themed toy line by the Lego Group. It is a combination of the game Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and its sequelLego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. The game was announced by LucasArts on May 25, 2007 at Celebration IV and was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS on November 6, 2007 in North America. The compilation title was released for the PC on October 13, 2009 in the US.[10] Its sequel, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, was released in March, 2011. TheMac OS X version of the game was released on November 12 2010 by Feral Interactive.[2]

GameplayEdit

The aim of the game is to collect the gold bricks scattered throughout the game. In the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions there are 160 to collect; 120 of these are for the main levels. There are three for each of the levels. One is for completing the level in story mode, the second is for collecting a set amount of studs/coins to achieve a "True Jedi" status and the third is by collecting the 10 LEGO canisters, called "minikits," which are hidden around the level. There are 20 gold bricks for completing the Bounty Hunter missions which involve finding key members of the Republic and Rebellion for Jabba the Hutt's capture and subsequent ransom. There are 6 gold bricks for completing the bonus missions and 14 to buy at the Cantina. There are 36 story levels, 20 bounty hunter missions, and six bonus levels (two Lego Cities, two story levels, and the original pod race and gunship levels). Most of the story levels are the same as those found in the original games.[11] A level involving the pursuit of bounty hunter Zam Wesell has been added (this was a deleted level from LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game), while another level that was cut from the first game (Anakin's starship battle from Episode I) is included as a bonus level. This level utilizes vehicle free-roam from the second game. The game takes place from "the Trade Federation's negotiations" above Naboo inStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace to the space battle above Endor in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The "Gunship Cavalry" and "Mos Espa Podrace" levels have been redesigned although the original versions are still in the game as bonus levels. However, "Battle over Coruscant" remains the same except that players can change vehicles in free-play. A brand new 2-player Battle Arena mode has been added, called "arcade mode", new vehicle bonus missions, the red power bricks from Lego Star Wars II, and 10 additional bounty hunter missions add new challenges to the Prequel Trilogy portions originally seen in Lego Star Wars: The Video Game. The Episodes I-II-III levels have been updated so that characters can build and ride vehicles, wear helmets and gain access to bounty hunter and stormtrooper areas, and those characters now have the ability to dodge blaster fire and have their own special melee attack (for example, Chewbacca rips off arms). The music in the levels from Episode III: Revenge of the Sith are no longer songs from Episodes IV-V-VI, it is now from the soundtrack of Episode III itself, although some music from IV-V-VI does appear in III. New Jedi Force moves are included (force lightning and force choke). New characters have also been added, bringing the total up to 160. Indiana Jones is an unlockable playable character (to foreshadow Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures).[12]





LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Lego Star Wars III - The Clone Wars Coverart
Developer(s) Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s) Traveller's Tales

LucasArts Feral Interactive[1]

Artist(s) LucasArts
Series Lego Star Wars
Engine Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Version 1.01
Platform(s) PC, Mac OS X,Nintendo DS,Nintendo 3DS,PlayStation 3,PlayStation Portable,Xbox 360, Wii
Release date(s)
  • NA 22 March 2011
  • EU 25 March 2011
  • AUS 30 March 2011
Genre(s) Action-adventure, platform
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) *ACB: PG (DS/3DS: G)
Media/distribution DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Wii Optical Disc, Nintendo DS Game Card, UMD

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone WarsEdit

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a 2011 Lego game for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC and Nintendo 3DS consoles, and based on The Clone Warsanimated series, developed by Traveller's Tales and published by LucasArts and TT Games, released in March 2011[2] and is the latest game of the Lego Star Wars video game series. Lego Star Wars III features missions and characters from the Clone Wars television series, as well as favorite characters from the original Star Wars saga, in both single-player and multiplayer gameplay modes.[3][4][5]The Mac OS X version of the game has been released by Feral Interactive.[1]

GameplayEdit

Gameplay in Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is similar to the previous titles in the series, and other Lego games. Up to two players can switch between different characters in order to fight enemies in combat, solve tricky puzzles, and progress through various levels. It introduces a few novelties, including scene swap, where players can switch between teams in separate locations to complete multi-part objectives, and boss battles. The game also features some real-time strategy elements, such as commanding large ground armies across battlefields. Also, the space fights have been remodelled to use a more instinctive, 3D-space battle sensation.[6] It is set during the Clone Wars animated series, as well as certain scenes from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, unlike the original games, which featured characters of the six films of star wars such as Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. .[7]

[edit]New featuresEdit

Overall, the game engine used by previous Lego Star Wars games has been upgraded. It can now hold more than 200 moving units or objects on-screen. The graphics are more detailed than before, and the lighting has been improved to enhance the feeling of depth.

New features include scenarios in which players can command large armies of clones to battle against droid armies (although not on DS), and Story Swap mode, in which players can switch between two characters in different areas whose stories run simultaneously. The game includes split screen combat. All new character features include lightsaber throwing, lightsaber slicing, picking up droids and stepping on certain pads in which Jedi do "combo moves" to destroy certain objects. Vehicle levels have been upgraded slightly; now, players can land their ship and begin fighting on foot (similar toStar Wars: Battlefront II). All the original elements seen in previous Lego Star Wars games have returned. The hub has also been changed, taking place in a Republic Cruiser named the Resolute, allowing the characters to explore all the parts of the Star Wars galaxy.[8][9]

CreditsEdit

Lego Star Wars Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars:_The_Video_Game

Lego Star Wars II - The Original Trilogy Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars_II:_The_Original_Trilogy

Lego Star Wars - The Complete Saga Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars:_The_Complete_Saga

Lego Star Wars III - The Clone Wars Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars_III:_The_Clone_Wars

Brickipedia: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_Wiki

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