LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is a video game based on the LEGO Star Wars toy line from The Lego Group, and is a non-canon adaptation of the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), as well as a bonus level based on the opening from A New Hope.
It was developed and published by Traveller's Tales and Giant Entertainment for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Windows, with Griptonite Games developing the Game Boy Advance (GBA) version. The Game Boy Advance version was released on April 2, 2005 by Eidos Interactive. It was later released on the Apple Macintosh by Aspyr in August 2005, then on the GameCube in October. A cell phone version was also released.
While billed as a kids' game, LEGO Star Wars peaked at the top of the UK charts during early May 2005, losing the spot to the official game of Episode III, but remaining for the rest of the month on the top spots of the chart.
As of 2018, LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game has sold over 6.1 million copies, with the PlayStation 2 version of the game selling the most.
- 1 Plot summary
- 1.1 Episode I - The Phantom Menace
- 1.2 Episode II - Attack of the Clones
- 1.3 Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
- 1.4 Episode IV - A New Hope
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 Development
- 4 Continuity
- 5 Legacy
- 6 Media
- 7 Credits
- 8 Appearances
- 9 Bibliography
- 10 Notes and references
- 11 External links
Plot summary[edit | edit source]
Episode I - The Phantom Menace[edit | edit source]
Chapter 1: Negotiations[edit | edit source]
Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi board the Sak'aak in an attempt to stop the Trade Federation from sending it's battleships to invade Naboo. They are attacked by battle droids and make their way through the ship before escaping in an MTT.
Chapter 2: Invasion of Naboo[edit | edit source]
On Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan save Jar-Jar Binks from being run over by an MTT as the Trade Federation heads toward the capital city of Theed. In return for saving his life, he helps them find their way to Otoh Gunga to speak with the Gungan ruler Boss Nass so that they can ask him to help the people of Naboo.
Chapter 3: Escape from Naboo[edit | edit source]
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan head to Theed to attempt to stop the Trade Federation from seizing control of the city. Queen Amidala and one of her bodyguards, Captain Panaka, meet up with them to escape Theed Palace and flee Naboo.
Chapter 4: Mos Espa Podrace[edit | edit source]
Queen Amidala's ship breaks down, forcing her, Qui-Gon Obi-Wan, and Jar Jar to emergency land on the remote desert planet of Tatooine. While looking around Mos Espa for someone to repair the ship, they discover a young boy, Anakin Skywalker, whom after learning of his skills in podracing they entrust to earn the money to repair their ship. Anakin competes and wins the race, earning him the prize money and freeing him from slavery at Watto's shop.
Chapter 5: Retake Theed Palace[edit | edit source]
After the Queen's ship is repaired, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Queen Amidala, and Jar Jar take Anakin with them back to Naboo, so that they can put an end to the invasion.
Chapter 6: Darth Maul[edit | edit source]
Darth Maul breaks into the hangar of Theed Palace. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon fight him. During the fight, Qui-Gon is stabbed through the chest and killed by Darth Maul, and in revenge Obi-Wan severs his body in half, sending him down the chute.
Episode II - Attack of the Clones[edit | edit source]
Chapter 1: Discovery on Kamino[edit | edit source]
After Zam Wesell is killed by an unknown figure, Obi-Wan Kenobi, now a Jedi Knight, follows the killer to Kamino. At Tipoca City, he speaks to Lama Su and learns that this person, a bounty hunter named Jango Fett, is being cloned to form a grand army of the Republic. After Obi-Wan learns this information, Jango Fett attempts to kill him before he shares it with the Jedi Council. He fails, but before he gets away in the Slave I, Obi-Wan throws a tracking device on it.
Chapter 2: Droid Factory[edit | edit source]
While Anakin Skywalker, a Padawan now, and Padmé Amidala, formerly Queen Amidala, are together on Naboo, they catch wind of Obi-Wan in trouble in a factory that makes Battle Droids for the Separatist Army.
Chapter 3: Jedi Battle[edit | edit source]
Anakin and Padmé get captured, and the Jedi Council travels to Geonosis to save them.
Chapter 4: Gunship Cavalry[edit | edit source]
An aerial battle takes place around the canyon of Geonosis.
Chapter 5: Count Dooku[edit | edit source]
Obi-Wan and Anakin take on Count Dooku, a Sith apprentice, personally.
Episode III - Revenge of the Sith[edit | edit source]
Chapter 1: Battle over Coruscant[edit | edit source]
Obi-Wan, now a member of the Jedi Council, and Anakin, now a Jedi Knight, fight in the Battle of Coruscant and make their way to the Invisible Hand to rescue Chancellor Palpatine from General Grievous and Count Dooku.
Chapter 2: Chancellor in Peril[edit | edit source]
Obi-Wan and Anakin break into the Invisible Hand and rescue Chancellor Palpatine, who makes Anakin kill Count Dooku.
Chapter 3: General Grievous[edit | edit source]
Obi-Wan meets up with Commander Cody, and together they take on General Grievous.
Chapter 4: Defense of Kashyyyk[edit | edit source]
While Jedi Master Yoda is out with the Wookiees on the forest planet of Kashyyyk, Chancellor Palpatine executes Order 66, turning the Clone Army against the Jedi.
Chapter 5: Ruin of the Jedi[edit | edit source]
Obi-Wan and Yoda meet up at the Jedi Temple, and look for answers inside the Jedi Archives. There they discover Anakin's turn to the Dark Side of the Force as they see him killing Shaak Ti in a hologram.
Chapter 6: Darth Vader[edit | edit source]
Obi-Wan goes to Mustafar to confront Anakin. There they fight, and Obi-Wan cuts off both of Anakin's legs and left arm, immobilizing him.
Episode IV - A New Hope[edit | edit source]
Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper board the Tantive IV and make their way through the ship to get the Death Star plans from Princess Leia.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Features[edit | edit source]
The game contains a total of 59 playable characters. Every playable character, modeled after actual LEGO pieces (but with more mobility) has its own unique skills. All of the different Jedi and Sith have their own unique style of lightsaber wielding, and can use the Force to solve certain puzzles. Any unlocked character can be found walking around in Dexter's Diner, the area from which you choose what level to enter, excluding the Droideka.
LEGO Star Wars also has a feature called "Free Play," which enables the player to play the same level again, but with the ability to switch between previously unavailable characters, and thus, reach areas containing extras the player was unable to get before, and collect minikits. A player can use any character they've unlocked in Free Play, but the Free Play option will only be unlocked once the player has completed the level in story mode. Levels that are played in vehicles cannot be played in Free Play. Some characters, such as Chancellor Palpatine, the PK droid, and the Gonk Droid, can't do anything but walk, but non-violent droids, including protocol droids and astromech droids, will not be attacked by any enemies. Playing as a Clone character keeps you from being killed by other Clones in Defense of Kashyyyk, and playing as a battle droid (Any type) will keep you from being attacked by other battle droids.
Levels[edit | edit source]
The game features a total of eighteen chapters: six for The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith, and five for Attack of the Clones. The game plays out in a fairly standard 3D platformer fashion, however each episode features a vehicle-based level, which runs to a predefined route and play like an on-rails shooter or a racing game. In the case of Episodes I and III, this takes the form of a third-person behind-the-vehicle viewpoint in "Mos Espa Podrace" and "Battle over Coruscant," whereas in Attack of the Clones for "Gunship Cavalry" the level is played out in an isometric view at first but is switched to behind-the-vehicle during the final section.
Characters[edit | edit source]
There are a total of 59 characters for LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game across all platforms, 56 in the GameCube, PS2, Xbox, and PC versions, as well as Gungan, Tusken Raider, and STAP, which are only playable in the Game Boy Advance (GBA) version, though the Gungan and STAP are only available through cheat codes. Every character has an ability (with the exception of Chancellor Palpatine, the Gonk droid, and the PK droid); whenever you enter a level in Free Play mode, you get one character per ability, not including the two you choose. There are also some characters that appear in the cutscenes but are unplayable, such as Boss Nass, Mawhonic, Watto, and Lama Su. Boss Nass, Lama Su, and Watto were later made playable in The Complete Saga.
Unlockable (PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PC)[edit | edit source]
- Qui-Gon Jinn
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan, Jedi Knight, and Jedi Master)
- Jar Jar Binks
- Captain Panaka
- Padmé Amidala (Battle Outfit, Geonosis, Clawed, Queen, and Tatooine Disguise)
- Anakin Skywalker (Boy, Padawan, Jedi Knight, and Darth Vader)
- Mace Windu
- Chancellor Palpatine
- Commander Cody
Bought[edit | edit source]
- PK Droid
- Gonk Droid
- Battle Droid
- Battle Droid (Commander)
- Royal Guard
- Darth Maul
- Super Battle Droid
- Jango Fett
- Boba Fett (Boy)
- Kit Fisto
- Shaak Ti
- Clone (Episode III)
- Clone (Episode III, Pilot)
- Clone (Episode III, Swamp)
- Clone (Episode III, Walker)
- Disguised Clone
- Mace Windu (Episode III outfit)
- Count Dooku
- Grievous' Bodyguard
- General Grievous
- Darth Sidious
- Princess Leia
- Rebel Trooper
Playable characters (GBA)[edit | edit source]
The Game Boy Advance version of LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game has several differences (mostly for the sake of portability), including fewer playable characters (15, plus 23 with cheats), devalued credits (silver pieces are worth 1, blue 5, and gold 10 credits), fewer levels (Attack of the Clones only has three) and only one player character on-screen at a time. The cutscenes are still downscaled renders of the home console versions.
- Qui-Gon Jinn (250)
- Jar Jar Binks (1,000)
- Amidala (1,000)
- R2-D2 (500)
- Anakin Skywalker (500)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (1,000)
- Yoda (3,000)
- Chewbacca (2,000)
- Darth Maul (3,000)
- Jango Fett (10,000)
- Count Dooku (12,000)
- Clone (5,000)
- R4-P17 (500)
- Darth Vader (15,000)
- Tusken Raider (5,000)
- C-3PO (Cheats)
- Droideka (Cheats)
- Battle Droid (Cheats)
- Gungan (Cheats)
- Geonosian (Cheats)
- DUM-series pit droid (Cheats)
- Grievous (Cheats)
- STAP (Cheats)
- Astromech droid (red and yellow) (Cheats)
- Astromech droid (black and silver) (Cheats)
- Repair Droid (Cheats)
- Kit Fisto (Cheats)
Vehicles[edit | edit source]
LEGO Star Wars also has three vehicle levels. No characters can be unlocked to play as or purchase from these levels, and free play mode is not accessible either.
- Anakin's Pod
- Anakin's Pod (Green)
- Republic Gunship
- Republic Gunship (Green)
- Jedi Starfighter (Red)
- Jedi Starfighter (Yellow)
Development[edit | edit source]
At the time the game was published, John Williams had not yet released the soundtrack for Revenge of the Sith, and the official Revenge of the Sith game hadn't been released either. As a result, the music heard in all the chapters of Episode III are from other episodes; for instance, the Battle Over Coruscant Level uses music from the Battle of Yavin in A New Hope, and the Darth Vader Level uses music from the Battle of Endor I in Return of the Jedi. This was changed and the respective soundtracks for each scene were added in during gameplay when the levels were re-released as part of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga in 2007.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
The Phantom Menace[edit | edit source]
- Antidar Williams and Maoi Madakor were Royal Naboo Security Forces pilots.
- TC-14 helps Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan through the Saak'ak. This was added to show the player how to switch characters and open doors.
- In the game, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are together on Naboo, but in the film, they are separated.
- Battle Droids say "Intruder Alert" faster.
- In the game, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan meet Jar Jar Binks smelling the flowers. In the movie, they meet Jar Jar running away from animals.
- The Opee sea killer, Colo claw fish, and sando aqua monster are omitted.
- Amidala's impersonator Sabé is omitted.
- In the game, Amidala and Captain Panaka shoot droids in Theed before their return to Naboo, but in the movie, they don't.
- The Queen and Panaka shooting out a window on the ledge of the palace happens in "Escape from Naboo" rather than "Retaking of Theed."
- R2-R9, G8-R3 and R2-B1 are Absent from the Game.
- R2-D2 along with the Astromech Droids Repair the Royal Starship while The Ship was Invading the Blockade was omitted.
- Also in the game, the Queen and the Jedi are separated, but in the film, they aren't.
- The dinner at Anakin's home and Darth Maul's arrival on Tatooine are omitted.
- Shmi Skywalker is absent from the game (present in the GBA version).
- C-3PO is seen fully built, though in the movie, he does not have outer plating.
- C-3PO never appears in The Phantom Menace part of the game outside of the podrace and not unitl the Geonosis level in Episode 2. Even there, he is gold plated even though in the movies he was not gold until Revenge of the Sith.
- Mawhonic crashes in lap 2 instead of lap 1 of the podrace.
- Qui-Gon does not fight Darth Maul on Tatooine.
- All scenes on Coruscant are omitted, although the events that took place there are mentioned in the opening crawl of Retake Theed Palace.
- In a cutscene right before the Battle of Naboo, Padmé appears in the same outfit she wore on Tatooine after previously appearing wearing the outfit she wore in the film during this battle.
- The space portion of the Battle of Naboo is omitted; However, it does appear as a bonus level in The Complete Saga, but it was in the first game's unused files.
- In the movie, Obi-Wan gets separated from Qui-Gon during the fight with Darth Maul. However, in the game, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon don't get separated at all, as the game is made so its entirety can be in 1 or 2 players. Also, they have to chase Darth Maul across the hangar, and he sets droids on them.
- In the movie, Darth Maul removes his hood before battling Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. In the game his hood stays on throughout the battle, just like the minifigure as of the time.
- In the game, Darth Maul's lightsaber is not cut in half.
- In the game, when Obi-Wan uses Sai tok on Darth Maul, only his torso falls into the hole. Darth Maul's legs look left and right.
- Nute Gunray and Rune Haako are omitted despite being mentioned in the opening crawl for one of the levels, but they were later featured in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.
- Mas Amedda is omitted.
- Daultay Dofine is omitted.
- Qui-Gon's funeral is omitted.
Attack of the Clones[edit | edit source]
- All scenes on Coruscant are omitted, although there was originally going to be a level based on them named "Bounty Hunter Pursuit", which was included later in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
- Padmé's failed assassination and Cordé's death is omitted.
- All scenes on Tatooine and Shmi's death are omitted (depicted in the GBA version).
- All scenes on Naboo are omitted.
- Zam Wesell didn't turn back into her Clawdite form when Jango shot her with the saberdart.
- The Dex's Diner scene is omitted.
- In the game, R4-P17 has a full droid body and follows Obi-Wan on Kamino, in the film, she stays behind in the starfighter. This change was made to make the game more co-op friendly.
- After arriving on Kamino, Obi-Wan assists a Kaminoan in repairing a structure outside of Tipoca City. This never happened in the film.
- The Kamino security droids attack Obi-Wan.
- Boba Fett actually flies the Slave I, rather than just firing the guns while it was still on the ground
- Obi-Wan's and Jango's fight above Geonosis never occurs, although it was originally going to be the level "Asteroid Dogfight." The level was never included in any later release.
- The Separatist meeting is omitted.
- In the game, Anakin's first lightsaber is not damaged in the droid factory, but he ends up with a green-bladed lightsaber with no explanation.
- Our heroes meet C-3PO on Geonosis rather than on Tatooine.
- C-3PO didn't get his head and body mixed up with a B1 battle droid.
- In the game, Anakin and others successfully rescue Obi-Wan, only to be captured immediately afterwards.
- The Reek, Acklay, and Nexu in the Petranaki arena are all replaced with battle droids, B2 super battle droids, droidekas, and Geonosians. Padmé Amidala still gets clawed by the Nexu, but it is not shown on screen.
- The execution posts are on different sides of the arena while in the movie, they are right next to each other.
- Poggle the Lesser is a normal Geonosian with Dooku and Jango Fett.
- Jango Fett doesn't lose his pistol.
- After the gunships arrive, Obi-Wan is seen holding a green lightsaber and Anakin is holding a blue lightsaber.
- Padmé does not fall out of the gunship but inexplicably appears later in the hangar. Also, Anakin is flying the ship instead of a clone.
- In the second part of the Count Dooku fight, the two playable characters are Yoda and Obi-Wan. In the film, Yoda fights alone. This was done to make the game more co-op friendly.
- In the game Obi-Wan gets hurt but continues fighting, whereas in the film his injuries incapacitated him.
- Due to the game's lack of dialogue the speech about the shroud of the dark side, and the start of the Clone Wars, as well as Anakin and Padmé's marriage, are omitted. The end simply shows Dooku and Darth Sidious plotting in The Works.
Revenge of the Sith[edit | edit source]
- R4-P17 is not killed by Buzz-droids, as she was in the film.
- Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter erroneously has R2-D2 instead of R4-P17.
- In the film, R2-D2 is with Anakin and Obi-Wan when they crash into the Invisible Hand, but in the game, they have to find him after they arrive.
- The elevator scene is omitted.
- R2 does not go up against two super battle droids.
- The scene in which Anakin and Obi-Wan escape from General Grievous and into the generator room (which was deleted from the movie) was included, though Shaak Ti is not present in this scene (in a deleted scene from the movie, she was killed by General Grievous).
- Anakin and Obi-wan enter the generator room through a door instead of the floor, and escape the generator room in two separate pipes instead of the same one.
- The generator room is not flooded.
- In the film, after rescuing the Chancellor, they are captured and taken to meet Grievous, but in the game after defeating Dooku, they go to the bridge and meet him.
- The Invisible Hand does not visibly break apart.
- In the game, Obi-Wan isn't knocked out during the duel with Dooku. This was probably done to make it more co-op friendly.
- In the movie, when Anakin uses cho mai on Count Dooku, both of Dooku's hands are severed. In the game, only Dooku's right hand is amputated.
- Dooku's death is not properly shown in the console versions, possibly due to censorship. In the DS version in The Complete Saga, it is shown in slightly more detail than it was in the movie.
- Anakin and the others don't get captured by the droids.
- Tarfful is called Wookiee rather than his name.
- All scenes on Coruscant are omitted aside from when the main characters arrive in a cutscene as well as the ruined temple level.
- All scenes with Padme before her arrival on Mustafar are omitted.
- Boga and the Wheel Bike are omitted, but they were going to be included in the game because there is a deleted level called "Boga Chase" and also unfinished model files of both Boga and the wheelbike are found in the directory on the PC version of the game. The wheel bike would later appear in the Nintendo DS version of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
- In the film, Obi-Wan battles Grievous in hangar 10 and on the landing platform, but in the game, only the platform appears, without Grievous's starfighter, and clones are not seen shooting droids in the background.
- In the game, Obi-Wan and Commander Cody fight Grievous together, but in the film, they don't. This was done to make the game co-op friendly.
- Obi-Wan uses Cody's blaster to kill Grievous, but in the film, he uses the cyborg general's own blaster to kill him.
- Cody is killed by Grievous
- Grievous was Shot by Obi Wan one Time in the game, But in the movie, Obi Wan Shoots Grievous's Thorax Multiple Times, He Suffers Self Combustion then fire comes out of His Eyes, and Finally his Brain Explodes
- During the assault on Kashyyyk, most clones wear normal Phase II clone trooper armor instead of clone scout trooper armor.
- The Battle of Kashyyyk takes place after/during Order 66 instead of before.
- The playable Clone Pilots (Episode III) wear helmets, just as the real-life minifigures produced at that time did. But in the film, they have exposed faces. This discrepancy was resolved in 2010 when they released a new, more movie-accurate helmet design.
- The Droid Gunships are absent from the Game, Although it appears as Minikit Segments in Episode III: Chapter 1: Battle over Coruscant.
- The battle between Mace Windu and Palpatine is omitted.
- After Order 66 is given, the clones join the Separatists and team up against the Jedi.
- The disguised clones did not appear in the film, though they were in a deleted scene.
- In the game, they are still wearing their armor (minus the helmets) but are wearing Jedi cloaks over it. In the deleted scene, they are wearing full Jedi robes.
- The deaths of Jedi during Order 66 are omitted.
- The effects of Order 66 are only shown on Kashyyyk and Coruscant.
- Anakin turning to the dark side of the Force, Operation: Knightfall, and his assassination of the Separatists are omitted, shown only as Anakin killing Shaak Ti in a hologram in the Jedi Temple, followed by another recording showing Anakin kneeling before Darth Sidious.
- Darth Vader's assassination of the younglings never takes place, possibly because the game is billed as for kids.
- Anakin is not seen Force-choking Padmé. They get into an argument instead.
- The Mustafar lava arm is apparently broken into three pieces, with one still attached to the mining facility, one sinking gradually, and one almost completely submerged.
- Darth Vader's lightsaber changes from blue to red in the last cutscene during the duel on Mustafar. This may be a sign to players that Anakin is turned to the dark side, for red is the usual lightsaber color for Sith. This is rectified in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
- Anakin and Obi-Wan's duel on Mustafar is very different from the movie. Anakin tries to escape from Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan chases him. Then the two of them have to briefly team up to escape a lot of falling platforms and have to stop the control room from collapsing. Then the duel takes place on the big rock, whilst in the movie Anakin is injured trying to jump to it. The background music is The Battle of Endor I from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
- Anakin isn't burnt in the game; in the film he is.
- The battle between Yoda and Palpatine is omitted.
- Luke and Leia being brought to their adopted worlds is omitted.
- Padmé Amidala's funeral is omitted.
- The under-construction Death Star is omitted.
- Bail Organa is absent from the game.
- All scenes on the Tantive IV are omitted.
- C-3PO is absent from Episode III, apart from a brief appearance during Padmé's death scene. Obi Wan is replaced by 3PO in certain segments of the scene in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
A New Hope[edit | edit source]
- Darth Vader frees C-3PO from a cylinder.
- C-3PO then assists Vader in his troubles with opening sealed doors.
- Darth Vader finds R2-D2.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, which combines the levels from LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II, was released in 2007. The original prequel levels were updated to include powerbricks, vehicles in non-vehicle levels, and other aspects found in LEGO Star Wars II. Additionally, new playable characters, such as Watto and Boss Nass, were added, as was the deleted level involving the pursuit of Zam Wesell. Other levels which were changed for the new release (such as "Mos Espa Podrace") or cut from the first game (such as Anakin's assault on the Trade Federation battleship) were included as bonus content.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in 2016. While marketed as being part of the same series as the first three games which are non-canon within Star Wars Legends, the game is a non-canon adaptation of the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, released in 2015.
Media[edit | edit source]
Editions[edit | edit source]
- UPC 788687100366; April 2, 2005; Giant Interactive Entertainment; Microsoft Windows
- UPC 788687500326; June 15, 2006; Eidos Interactive; PlayStation 2; Greatest Hits
Credits[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
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