Step into the epic saga from the Star Wars: Episode I
story--and beyond--while taking on the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala and Captain Panaka. Use the Force--and your wits--to overcome challenges at every turn as you plunge deeper into this story of a galaxy in crisis.
In Episode I, Luke Skywalker's father is just a hopeful nine-year-old boy named Anakin, who knows nothing of his eventual fate as a Dark Lord in years to come. In this earlier time, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a determined young Jedi. Qui-Gon Jinn is Obi-Wan's venerable Jedi master, trying to teach the Jedi way to his apprentice as their world begins to unravel in political turmoil. Episode I will take audiences through extraordinary realms and adventures, from the desert planet of Tatooine to the galactic capital world of Coruscant (with its Jedi Temple), the green world of Naboo, and beyond. Familiar Star Wars characters Yoda, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Jabba the Hutt are along for the ride.
When Star Wars: Episode 1--The Phantom Menace
became the biggest grossing film of 1999 it got a release on the PlayStation, now the popular game has gone Platinum.
Star Wars: Episode 1--The Phantom Menace the game, like its silver-screen brother, sets new standards by creating a new gaming genre. The game consists of a unique blend of action-adventure, puzzle and RPG. Although this combination, initially, doesn't seem feasible, it is thoroughly enjoyable. Some levels have been created in order for your character to fight his way through to the end. Others require using Jedi powers to negotiate a peaceful, non-violent solution. It is up to the player to decide what the best course of action is. However, whichever method is chosen will either aid, or impede level progression.
All the main locations from the film can be found in the game, such as the peaceful planet of Naboo and the much visited Tatooine. The sound quality is of a high standard, including music from the movie score. Voice acting and sound effects can also be found, incorporating the unmistakable sound of a moving lightsabre. There are eight levels in all to explore, culminating in a battle with the dark prodigy Darth Maul.Star Wars: Episode 1--The Phantom Menace will provide hours of cerebral work, as well as periods of initiative. Like The Force, it is finely balanced. --Alex Leung.