As the room fills with poison gas, you and Qui-Gon race down the hall and stop in front of five Trade Federation droids. Your lightsabre hums to life as you and your master block and reflect the hail of blaster bolts, leaving the offending droids in pieces. As your enemies grow to seemingly hopeless numbers, you extend your hand in a Jedi force push. Again all that is left are fried circuits. Leaping over chasms, destroying droid armies, saving entire planets is all in a day's work when you are a Jedi. And we all want to be Jedi... right?
In Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace, you assume the roles of Obi Wan, Qui-Gon, Queen Amidala and Captain Panaka as they struggle to save Naboo and defeat the Trade Federation's sinister agents. Exciting battles, terrific sound effects and a true-to-the-movie storyline make this game a treat for any Star Wars fan. The graphics could be sharper, but the overall Star Wars experience is not diminished by this fact. Instead, the gameplay itself takes you away from an immersive Star Wars feel: it's just strange to see a Jedi use a rocket launcher. Most of us would hope that lightsabres would cut through just about anything, but sadly this is not the case--some robots even need to be hit multiple times before they go down. And it's just sad to see a Jedi's progress in an outdoor level blocked by simple shrubbery. Still, like the movie itself, Star Wars: Episode One, The Phantom Menace overcomes its minor flaws to deliver a thrilling experience. --Allen Stewart
- You get to use a lightsabre
- Dual shock controllers vibrate with the sabre's movement
- Great music video of Duel of the Fates included
- Graphics could be better
- Voice-overs are rather weak
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. You have been called to set things right. In Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
, use the Force--and your wits--to overcome challenges at every turn. Interact with hundreds of characters as you search for the clues that will defeat the Trade Federation and their evil plot. The fate of the galaxy is in your hands, Padawan. Don't blow it. Take on the roles of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala and Captain Panaka. Solve dozens of challenging puzzles suitable for novice and veteran action-adventurers. Your choice of weapons includes lightsabres, droid stunners, Naboo blasters and Force Push powers. Travel to the exotic locales of Episode I--from the majestic cities of Naboo, to the denizen-filled streets of Mos Espa, to the bustling skylanes of Coruscant. Battle hordes of enemies including destroyer droids and the evil Darth Maul. The captivating non-linear story line lets you engage in side quests that will take you through the film-and beyond.