Review by oreo666

Reviewed: 05/10/05

Good game, definitely the money's worth.

This game is, to be put simply, amazing. That is taking into consideration the capabilities of the system, and the fact that it is a movie based game, and sadly, most previous Star Wars games for GBA have had much to be desired.

Let's start out with the graphics, shall we? Although they have a somewhat cartoony look to them, they are very good. The motions are very fluent, and it is easy to distinguish backgrounds and characters from the Star Wars movie line. It is very accurate to what the characters look like from the films, you can distinguish down to the last detail every enemy. I would also like to add the the art seems to have an uncanny resemblance to the art from the cartoon show The Clone Wars.

The story of this game, of course, follows the story of the long-awaited film due to release in theaters on May 19. You choose between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as you progress through the story, battling such characters from General Grievous to Count Dooku, Cin Drallig to Mace Windu, and eventually your counterpart. That is, either Anakin or Obi-Wan, depending on your character of choice. Anyway, the story follows the movie plot with amazing accuracy, and should prove to enlighten many of you who cannot bear to wait another minute.

Next is gameplay. With a large arsenal of force abilities and several unique special abilities for each character, there are limitless possibilities as to how you will crush your foes. At the end of each level, you are awarded points to upgrade your force powers. There are also many ways to attack with your lightsaber, from uppercuts to downward stabs. The game offers three difficulty levels: Padawan, Jedi, and Master. Each one offers less reserve lives and more difficult foes. Completing the game at 100% will be quite a feat. Needless to say, you will enjoy playing this game for a long time.

Finally, sound. Although some of the familiar Star Wars music will become quite repetitive, the sound effects of the game are very nice. The swing of the lightsaber and the blast of droid pistols will remind you much of the movies.

The only thing that I found disappointing about this game was the lack of unlockables. No levels or characters will be available after completing the game. Nonetheless, it is a great game that should definitely be an important buy to a Star Wars fan.

Rating: 9

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