LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a video game released by LucasArts on September 12, 2006, based on the Star Wars-themed toy line by the LEGO Group, and the sequel to the highly successful LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game. The game was released concurrently with the highly-anticipated DVDs of the original, unaltered films of the original trilogy. The game is available on the Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, GameCube, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and PC. The Mac version, published by Feral Interactive, was released on 4th May 2007.
While the original films were fairly serious, besides a few puns in the later movies, LEGO Star Wars II is much more tongue-in-cheek, with large amounts of bizarre physical humor (there is no voice acting, so all jokes involve slapstick comedy). It covers the first three films (episodes IV, V, and VI), unlike LEGO Star Wars, which covers episodes I, II, and III.
The game was developed by Traveller's Tales, which was also responsible for the original. Publishing duties were taken up by LucasArts (replacing the original's Eidos Interactive). It features a total of 114 playable characters, 46 of them unlockable by having a saved game from LEGO Star Wars on the memory card or hard drive (and the others must be bought in the Mos Eisley Cantina, or unlocked during gameplay). The game also includes several new features, including vehicles, character-specific abilities, and customizable characters. The game holds the Guinness record for most playable characters in an action-adventure video game. Much of the game revolves around collecting "studs," small LEGO pieces that are used as an in-game currency. Some of the characters have special actions such as slapping or punching enemies, or interacting with friendly characters.
There are also levels where you must pilot a ship. You can unlock Slave I if you collect all canisters in the game.
Changes from the filmsEdit
- In the film, the stormtroopers shoot down the door separating them from the Rebels, who they then kill. In the game, they carve the door down and knock down (not kill) the rebels.
- In the game Leia and Antilles chase Darth Vader.
- In the film, Leia composes the message in a chip and immediately finds R2-D2, who easily takes the disk. In the game, an armed Leia and Antilles store it on a disk and fight their way to R2-D2. However, Leia cannot find any way to get the disk inside him. Leia then opens R2's top like a lid and throws the disk inside, before leaving R2-D2 and C-3PO with Antilles.
- In the DS version of The Complete Saga, Vader Force-chokes a generic Rebel soldier. In the movie, he snaps Antilles’ neck with his bare hand.
- The scene where Leia is stunned by the stormtroopers searching for her is omitted, but a scene showing the later argument between her and Vader is included.
- In the film, R2-D2 whimpers as he wanders through the canyon. In the game, he shows no sign of fear.
- In the film, R2-D2 is reactivated inside the sandcrawler's droid bay, where he is reunited with C-3PO who is delighted to see him again. In the game, the tube that sucks R2 into the sandcrawler deposits him right next to a seated 3PO, who turns away from him in a pouty huff.
- In the film, the purchase of R2 and C-3PO is conducted by both Luke and Owen Lars, with a brief interlude involving a malfunctioning R5 unit with a bad motivator. In the game, only Luke comes out (Owen and Beru are entirely absent from the game) and picks out R2 and 3PO immediately, out of a line-up of otherwise malfunctioning droids the Jawas futilely try to hide from being noticed because of their defects.
- The scenes in which Luke cleans C-3PO and R2 to discover Leia's message and has dinner with his family before going outside to fantasize about joining the Rebellion are omitted.
- In the film, R2-D2 runs away from the Lars homestead to find Ben Kenobi, prompting Luke and 3PO to track him down in the morning. In the game, R2 and 3PO are stolen by the Jawas and Luke sets out to recover them alone.
- In the film, Luke encounters the Tusken Raiders after finding R2, before being attacked by Raiders who then start examining his landspeeder before being scared off by Ben. In the game, Luke is attacked by a single Sand Person, then teams up with Ben to track down R2 and 3PO. The Tusken Raiders team up with a squad of Sandtroopers against Luke and Ben.
- In the film, Ben tells Luke about his father before giving him his lightsaber and seeing Leia's message. In the game, Ben doesn't tell Luke of his father before seeing the message (which is frantically gesticulated in this version), and pulls a walkie-talkie, a coffee mug and a large blaster out of the trunk before finding the lightsaber.
- In the film, Luke simply waves his new lightsaber around in an experimental way, not doing any damage at all. In the game, he swings it around in a much more playfully hostile way, and accidentally decapitates 3PO.
- The scene of Luke discovering his home destroyed and family killed is omitted.
- The Empire's meeting aboard the Death Star is omitted.
- While driving to Mos Eisley, R2 falls off the speeder and meets back up with them as they stand on the edge of the mountain.
- Luke accidentally hits a civilian Jawa with his speeder when arriving at Mos Eisley.
- In the film, the sandtrooper Ben uses his Jedi mind trick on doesn't seem to be too badly affected by the mind trick, aside from his sudden acquiescence. In the game, the sandtrooper is dazed by the mind trick (with stars hovering around his head) and falls to the ground when clipped and spun around by the nacelle of Luke's speeder, leaving him dizzy.
- In the film, Luke and co. reach Chalmun's without any trouble. In the game, since the sandtrooper was clipped or the Imperials recognized Obi-Wan, they have to fight their way through Imperials and other lowlifes, even building and using an AT-ST to get through an obstacle.
- In the film, Han Solo confronts Greedo after sending Chewie to take the others to the Millennium Falcon and simply shoots Greedo in the chest to kill him. In the game, the altercation happens before Luke and Ben met Han, as Greedo slams his hands on the table and moves to shoot Han, only to have his torso shot out by Han. He only collapses after looking down at the damage and chuckling nervously as Han casually lowers his blaster back to his side.
- In the film, Ponda Baba confronts Luke unprovoked, soon joined by Dr. Evazan, before Ben gets involved and ends up wounding Dr. Evazan and severing Ponda's arm. In the game, Luke accidentally knocks over Ponda's drink, and when Ben cuts off his arm, the other one soon falls off, and Ponda falls apart, much to Evazan's shock, who quickly downs his drink and runs away, not wanting to pick a fight with Ben, while Chewie is visibly sickened by what happened and throws up.
- In the film, Garindan simply follows Luke and Obi-Wan around Mos Eisley, never initiating contact with them. In the game, he stops them, Chewbacca, and Han on the way to the Falcon, prompting them to shoot at him.
- Before Tarkin destroys Alderaan, Leia moves her hand like a mouth and says "blah, blah, blah", as if calling Tarkin's bluff that he would destroy her home planet if she refused to tell him the location of the Rebellion.
- In the film, Tarkin orders Alderaan's destruction with dispassionate calm, and the operation itself is carried out with clinical efficiency. In the game, Tarkin is forced to wake up the technicians to get them to carry out his orders, then laughs evilly at Leia as she cries for her destroyed homeworld.
- Luke's lightsaber and Force training is omitted.
- In the game, when the Millennium Falcon arrives in the Alderaan debris field, Chewbacca proceeds to cover his face in fear.
- In the game, Han is seen by Vader in his Stormtrooper disguise on the Falcon's loading ramp, trying to act casual to avoid suspicion.
- In the game, when Vader first senses Ben's presence on the Falcon, Ben is also shown sensing Vader' presence.
- Han and Luke do not wear their Stormtrooper helmets as they travel throughout the Death Star, only using them when they need to bypass security panels.
- In the film, Ben leaves shortly after the group arrive on the Death Star, leaving 3PO and R2 to hide from the guards after the others leave the location room. In the game, Ben leaves after the group arrives at the location room as 3PO and R2 immediately hide while the others discover Leia's location and a photo of her that Han is attracted to, much to Luke's frustration.
- On the way to rescue Leia. there is a door that leads to a spa where beach troopers are hanging out. As long as Luke, Han, and Chewie are wearing their stormtrooper helmets, none of the beach troopers will bother them until they do something that deems them hostile.
- In the film, Han simply yells at Chewie to get him into the garbage chute. In the game, he throws a small bone in to tempt him.
- Luke enjoys going down the garbage chute, acting as though he's riding a waterslide. Han does not share his enthusiasm.
- Two Stormtrooper helmets can be seen in the trash compactor. One is to the right of the door and the other is to the left, but is not seen after the LEGO refrigerator containing the Mini Kit is set.
- 3PO and R2 are never found by the guards nor given a communicator.
- The dianoga scene is omitted, although it can be heard growling early in the level.
- In the film, 3PO and R2 shut down the trash compactor right before it begins to crush Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewie. In the game, the walls nearly squeeze the life out of them before the droids get them to open up again. Afterwards, the four fall back onto the ground. Leia is the last to fall after looking at the camera in surprise.
- In the film, Ben holds back his weapon and allows Vader to kill him in front of Luke. In the game, Ben waves to Luke before holding back and deactivating the lightsaber before being killed as the others escape without being attacked. Vader also waves at Luke, and is confused by Ben intentionally dropping his guard before deciding to take advantage and strike him down.
- The fight with the TIE Fighters is omitted.
- In the film, as Luke, Han, Chewie, and Leia arrive at the base, several groups of Rebels riding small transports are in the background. In the game, the Rebels' transports suffer a collision, leaving the Rebel Troopers driving them and the Rebel Pilots riding them stunned and dazed from the collision.
- During the Rebel meeting for the battle preparations against the Death Star, a rebel faints because the plan is too terrifying and Luke is very energetic and ready to fight.
- One X-Wing's S-foils get stuck briefly before opening.
- In the game, turbolaser guns surround the exhaust port and must be destroyed by shooting them before Luke can fire into the port itself.
- In the film, the mood in the Death Star is calm just before it is destroyed. In the game, Death Star personnel run around in fear and Tarkin snarls at the camera until the Death Star is destroyed.
- After the Death Star explodes, a Stormtrooper is seen floating out into space.
- In the film, Vader is not too badly shaken as his fighter spins away from the Death Star. In the game, he is seen being thrown around the cockpit and dizzily leans to one side after regaining his composure.
- In the film, Han and Luke calmly receive their reward from a dressed-up Leia. In the game, Han and Luke are filled with more excitement, Leia is in her regular clothes, and Han and Luke laugh at 3PO hugging R2; also, Garindan, an Imperial spy who followed Han and Luke in Mos Eisley is found impersonating a Rebel Pilot and arrested. Han, Luke, Leia, and Chewbacca watch Garindan being taken away, with the Rebel guard escorting him poking him in the rear, causing him to jump in pain momentarily.
- In the film, Luke contacts Han after the probe droids arrive. In the game, he did not contact him.
- In the film, when frozen to the wampa's cave ceiling, Luke reaches for his lightsaber with the intent of grabbing it physically, before steeling himself to use the Force. In the game, Luke uses the Force pretty much immediately.
- In the film, Luke cuts off the wampa's right arm. In the game, he amputates her left arm.
- In the game, the Wampa initially is left stunned at losing an arm before looking back at Luke as he escapes. In the film, it roars in pained agony at losing an arm, buying Luke time to escape.
- Luke does not see the Force ghost of Obi-Wan on Hoth.
- All scenes in Echo Base before its evacuation are omitted.
- In the film, Han finds Luke who he shelters in his dead tauntaun's entrails and nurses him back to health before returning to base. In the game, Luke is found semi-conscious by Han shortly after escaping from the wampa's cave. Also, Han doesn't cut open his Tauntaun to make Luke warm (they are also shown to be closer to Echo Base in the game than they were in the film, because in the cut scene where Han rescues Luke, the base's shield generators can clearly be seen in the background).
- In the movie, Vader's flagship is an Executor-class Star Dreadnought, where as in the game it is merely a regular Imperial class Star Destroyer. In fact the Executor never appears at all throughout the game: The same LEGO mini Star Destroyer seen in the game's version of A New Hope is used in that cutscene, and the full LEGO Star Destroyer (still a regular Star Destroyer) is used later in the game. This is understandable, though, as the LEGO Executor set wasn't available until 2011.
- All scenes of the Empire before approaching Hoth are omitted.
- There are five AT-ATs in the movie, in the game there are seven.
- If an AT-AT pulled down by a tow cable is left for too long, it gets back up.
- In the game, AT-ATs cannot be destroyed by shooting blaster fire at its weak point at its neck. Instead, the player must use the snowspeeder's tow cable to drag an oversized thermal detonator to the AT-AT.
- In the film, an AT-AT's legs were tethered and subsequently tripped before Luke was shot down. As a result, he struggled to escape from his fighter before it was crushed by an AT-AT. In the game, none of the Imperial Walkers had yet been tripped when Luke was shot down. Luke also easily escaped from his fighter.
- In the film, Luke threw the bomb into the AT-AT and quickly dropped off. In the game, while still hanging from the AT-AT, the bomb falls out and Luke kicks it back in.
- General Veers and the AT-AT pilots laugh for victory because their plan worked before one of them points out the shield generator to Veers for him to target and destroy.
- When the Rebel base begins to collapse, Han and Leia hold each other in fear until Leia backs away, blushing.
- When Han and Leia are escaping Echo Base, there is a secret door to the side where snowtroopers are ice fishing.
- After entering the Millennium Falcon, the power briefly goes out. When it returns, Han is revealed to have been sneaking a kiss on Leia in the dark. Leia responds to this by slapping him.
- In the film, before the Millennium Falcon escapes Echo Base, the stormtroopers manage to set up their heavy gun before they are shot by the Falcon's gun. In the game, the stormtroopers cannot build their gun fast enough (one of them falls backwards while carrying a part of the gun) before the Falcon escapes.
- The scene where the Empire was selecting bounty hunters to hire was omitted.
- In the film, when Han drives the Millennium Falcon into the asteroid field, everyone stays calm. As the Millennium Falcon goes into the asteroid field, Leia, Chewy, and 3P0 are briefly seen disappearing, but peaking back up from under the seats.
- Although in the third level there seems no space slug, there is a big crater that if you fall in and go too far in, teeth close the entrance. It reopens to let you out once you destroy the wrecked ships in the Double Score Zone at the end for studs.
- Before the Millennium Falcon hides on the trash dump, C-3PO is seen being thrown around with the Falcon as it turns.
- In the film, the Millennium Falcon settles in an asteroid before attaching itself to a Star Destroyer and then sneaking away in the trash dumped by the ship. In the game, the Millennium Falcon doesn't necessarily take shelter inside the asteroid but does indeed attach to the Star Destroyer, before taking off into its trash dump.
- In the film, Boba Fett makes no sound as he follows the Falcon. In the game, he turns to the camera and chuckles malevolently.
- When Luke crashes on Dagobah, he is still in his rebel uniform until he meets Yoda.
- In the film, Yoda's identity as a Jedi Master isn't revealed until after he brings Luke to his home. In the game, when Luke indicates that he's looking for a Jedi, Yoda points to himself, only to receive a disbelieving chuckle from Luke. Yoda then proves his power by lifting the rock Luke was sitting on into the air, then dropping it on him.
- Yoda has a Plasma-screen TV in his house.
- There are numerous vehicles around Yoda's house: a bike, a tractor, and many more.
- Bats constantly damage Luke, even though none appear in the film.
- In the film, only Luke fights the apparition of Vader. In the game, both Luke and Yoda enter the Dark Side cave and both of them fight Vader. (This may only be for multi-player purposes).
- Luke is seen landing in Cloud City, but doesn't assist (or encounter) his friends.
- In the film Luke is sucked out a window, but in the game it's Darth Vader instead.
- In the game, R2-D2 follows Luke throughout his battle with Vader, instead of being shut outside. This change was made because the game requires two friendly characters on the screen at all times.
- Vader informs Luke of his parentage by producing a Polaroid of Anakin Skywalker and a pregnant Padmé Amidala. He points out Padmé's swollen belly and then points to Luke.
- The events of the crew of the Millennium Falcon take place after Luke's fight with Vader, not at the same time.
- In the film, Lando enthusiastically welcomes Han before showing an interest in Leia. In the game, Lando ignores Han completely, brushing past him to greet Leia.
- In the film, E-3PO walks past 3PO with a Huttese curse when leaving the room in which 3PO is shot. In the game, he beckons 3PO into the room, and 3PO isn't shown being shot.
- In the film, Han shoots several shots at Vader upon seeing him, before Vader Force-pulls Han's gun away. In the game, Han fires only one shot, then throws his gun down as stormtroopers and Boba Fett surround him, Leia and Chewie with more powerful weapons.
- The Scan grid and Han's torture scene are omitted.
- In the film, Han is pushed onto the carbon freezing chamber platform by a stormtrooper, and is lowered into the chamber. In the game, the platform is already lowered and he jumps in. Before Han is frozen, he wears his Hoth clothes instead, not his skiff clothes. This has been corrected in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Lando is not choked by Chewbacca for answers.
- When Boba Fett escapes Bespin in the game, a Bespin guard enters the Slave I with him as it takes off. This prompts Fett to open the door to the ship and drop the Bespin guard out, where he falls onto the landing platform and dies.
- Fett mockingly waves at Leia, Lando, Chewie, and the droids as he escapes in the game. In the movie he was not implied to even be aware of their presence on the landing platform.
- When holding off the stormtroopers, Lando runs out of blaster ammo and kills one of the stormtroopers with a missile launcher, leaving the others stunned and hesitant to fight back, allowing time for Lando to get aboard and the Falcon to escape.
- The Millennium Falcon and the TIE Fighters chasing and flies over the Executor-class Star Dreadnought is omitted.
- Leia cries for Han, while 3PO and R2 watch the fitting of Luke's new prosthetic hand. 3PO pulls off his own hand and shrugs in confusion.
- Lando lowers his chair before taking control of the Millennium Falcon, to the point where only the top of his head is visible over the console, much to Chewbacca's bewilderment. Lando isn't dressed like Han either, he just has his own clothes on. This is changed in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, where he now wears his Rebel General clothes in this scene, though he had not been promoted yet as his promotion to General was mentioned in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi as a result of his part in the Battle of Taanab.
- As Luke comforts Leia, his hand malfunctions and is seen bouncing around the room, which may be a reference to Thing from The Addams Family.
- In the game, the Rebel fleet meets up around a planet. In the film, the Alliance Navy was still in space, possibly heading for the rendezvous point near Sullust.
- In the film, Vader exits his shuttle without event. In the game, the smoke generated by the door's hydraulics causes him to have a brief coughing fit before he recovers.
- In the film, Moff Jerjerrod manages to maintain most of his composure while Vader chastises him, only showing a few signs of nervousness, especially when the mention of the Emperor coming is brought up. In the game, he leans back in terror as Vader glares at him, and once Vader leaves him, he turns to a nearby officer and starts crying. Two other officers turn their heads to notice this.
- In the film, Darth Vader tells Tiaan Jerjerrod that the Emperor thinks that the work on the second Death Star is progressing slowly. In the game, Vader points out some workers slacking off, and one is spinning around in a chair.
- In the film, R2 and 3PO enter Jabba's Palace and meet Bib Fortuna. In the game, they are only seen walking into the palace, and all of their scenes inside of the palace are omitted. The conversation with the gate's robotic guard is shortened as well. It merely looks over 3PO and R2 for a few seconds, then retreats before opening the gate for them.
- In the film, Leia is disguised as a bounty hunter who turns Chewie in to Jabba the Hutt. In the game, the two infiltrate Jabba's palace together (although Leia needed to persuade Chewie with an elbow to the ribs) and are shortly joined by Luke.
- In the film, when Han is taken out of the carbonite, Leia's disguise is still on. In the game, Leia isn't wearing the mask, she ditches it as Han is thawed out.
- In the film, Luke attempts a sneak attack on Jabba by using the Force to summon a blaster and fire it at Jabba. In the game, he and his friends are apprehended, and after Leia is escorted away from them and over to Jabba, as he attempts to summon a blaster, he summons a coffee mug instead before he, along with his friends, go into the battle with the rancor.
- In the film, Luke is in the rancor arena alone. In the game, Han, Chewie, R2, and 3PO are in the battle too.
- A demoralized Bib Fortuna is knocked out by Jabba when he throws his fist to signal that the group should be taken to the Sarlacc as R2 bumps into several guards.
- When the Rancor dies, nobody will cry over the Rancor's corpse.
- Jabba does not lick Leia.
- There are no scenes where Han and/or Chewbacca are locked up.
- In the game, when 3PO encounters R2 on the sail barge, he accidentally knocks off his drink tray and tries to put the cups back on R2's dome, but to no avail.
- In the film, Luke steps off the skiff's plank, bounces back on and catches his R2-launched lightsaber without messing around. In the game, as he makes his first jump, the executioner cowers, but Luke continues to bounce, happily showing off in mid-air like a stunt diver. When R2 fires Luke's lightsaber, the executioner catches it instead in puzzlement. Luke lands behind him and asks for the weapon, which the executioner gives him before receiving an elbow to the stomach and being pushed off of the skiff.
- Boba Fett’s “death” is exaggerated in the game. His jetpack is activated after a boss fight against him, causing him to fly around the battle scene violently before slamming into the sail barge at full speed, then rolling into the Sarlacc pit. In the DS version of The Complete Saga, he rebounds off the sail barge and finds himself hovering above the Sarlacc pit. The beak then extends upward, swallows him, retracts back into the pit, then spits out his helmet.
- The scene when Lando is almost eaten by the Sarlacc is omitted.
- Using a grappling hook instead of a rope, Luke carries Leia off of Jabba's sail barge.
- Scenes between leaving Jabba the Hutt's palace and arriving on Endor are omitted (Yoda's death, the Emperor's arrival, Alliance assembly).
- In the film, Han joins Luke and Leia on Endor and steps on a stick as he sneaks up behind a scout-trooper. In the game, Luke and Leia are alone on Endor where Luke trips, alerting the trooper to their presence. They are not separated, leaving Leia to never individually meet the Ewoks.
- Likewise, Leia and Luke also succeeded in blowing up an Imperial landing platform, something that did not happen in the movie.
- In the film, a dead animal is posted over a trap that Chewie accidentally sets off. In the game, the trap's trigger is a bone on a string.
- The group's preparations for being cooked by the Ewoks was omitted.
- In the film, 3PO relates the Rebellion's fight against the Empire to the Ewoks around a fire. In the game, 3PO is seated when informing the Ewoks of Vader's fight with Obi-Wan through sign-puppets.
- Luke telling Leia of Vader being his father and her being his sister is omitted.
- After the Ewoks agree to assist the rebellion, Leia tries to kiss Luke, who declines, knowing she is his sister.
- In the film, the Ewok battle, the space battle, and the battle with the Emperor all take place at the same time. In the game, they all take place after each other.
- The Battle of Endor takes place before Luke leaves for the Death Star, but Luke has no involvement in the battle.
- After destroying the shield generator, one of the smaller dishes lands on the squad (except Leia), poking fun at how no one was hit by falling debris in the film.
- Luke's fight with Vader is omitted. Instead Luke and Vader fight the Emperor together.
- In the film, Luke resists the temptation of the Dark Side and is attacked by the Emperor until Vader has a change of heart and throws the Emperor into the abyss. In the game, the Emperor immediately attacks Luke when he arrives and Vader joins Luke in fighting the Emperor, eventually throwing him into the abyss (this was done because of the game's co-op gameplay).
- The Emperor uses his lightsaber against Luke and Vader in the game, while in the movie he was never implied to own a lightsaber, let alone use one.
- Vader's hand never gets cut off in the game by Luke Skywalker because they do not fight each other in the game, while in the film it is.
- In the film, the disabled Super Star Destroyer falls down towards the Death Star. In the game, four regular Star Destroyers fall toward Endor.
- In the film, Vader's helmet is made of two pieces. In the game, the helmet is just made of one piece due to the way the actual LEGO helmet is designed.
- After Anakin dies, an emotional Luke kisses his hand then places it gently on his father's forehead, before entering the shuttle and closing the door, causing Anakin to slide down it into the ship before Luke pilots it away from the Death Star and towards Endor.
- In the film, Anakin's spirit does not appear until after Luke burns Vader's armor. In the game, Anakin's spirit appears on the pyre itself, pretending to warm his hands on it.
- In the game, Anakin’s ghost is designed as a combination of Hayden Christensen and Sebastian Shaw.
- In the film, Han and Leia share two mutual kisses before the celebration. In the game, as they lean forward to kiss, Wicket brings the flowers and interrupts them and Han pulls a plant over him so that they may continue undisturbed.
- The Ewoks not only use the troopers' helmets as drums during the celebration, but also as hats.
- The celebrations from all over the galaxy are omitted.
- In the film, Luke sees the spirits of Obi-Wan, Yoda and Anakin standing by a railing on an elevated platform, smiling in approval. In the game, he sees Obi-Wan, Anakin standing by the railing and Yoda sitting on it, and Yoda almost falls off before being caught by Obi-Wan.
Because of these differences, the game is considered non-canon.
Game Boy AdvanceEdit
For the Game Boy Advance, the game is altered for portability reasons, such as lower quality graphics. This version has 36 playable characters, which is fewer than the console versions, although it does feature characters not available in console versions such as the Baby Rancor, R2-Q5 and K-3PO. Also, Vader is unlocked at an earlier time, and the scout trooper and mouse droid are now playable without using the extra toggle mode. The generic Ewok is gone, and Wicket's slingshot is replaced with an Ewok spear.
There are not any power bricks to find, but there are still extras to buy. For example, the Jedi Spirit extra turns characters into Force ghosts, something that can only be done when one of the three ghost characters in the 128-bit version is used.
There are five levels in Episodes IV and V, and six levels in Episode VI. A character in each level is unlocked when all ten minikits are collected. The Dagobah level is not in the Game Boy version. Mos Eisley Spaceport and Through the Jundland Wastes are formed as one level (Tatooine). The console versions' levels "Jedi Destiny" (Emperor Fight) and "Into The Death Star" (Death Star II Battle) are switched. So are "Cloud City Trap" (Cloud City Rescue) and "Betayal Over Bespin" (Cloud City Trap).
For the Nintendo DS version, like the Game Boy Advance version, the game was altered for portability reasons, such as having lower quality graphics. The DS version has 50 characters, though they do not exactly match the ones from the console games. In addition to cooperative multiplayer, the DS version allows up to four people to battle wirelessly, where they can choose to fight over Han Solo (Carbonite) in Jabba's Palace or battle in a Tatooine-themed arena. Character swapping is performed by touching icons on the touch screen.
Though generally praised for its gameplay, the original release of the DS version was criticized for its bugs and graphic glitches. Many Internet sites accused it of being rushed to shelves with the other versions of the game and the reissued Star Wars DVD films. One website was supposedly contacted by anonymous employees of the developer which claimed that the US, European, and Japanese versions were different from each other regarding the bugs, and that a new fixed version would be shipped to shelves after the first print run was sold out. One of the most notable glitches is in Episode VI, where many have considered the first main boss entirely unbeatable. This has not been verified by either the publisher or developer. However some people have beat the boss (Jabba's Rancor) using Luke Skywalker to use the force, to bring down the gate, crushing the boss. Other glitches include dagobah Luke being able to shoot blaster bolts from his lightsaber if he attacks immediately after rolling.
Salacious Crumb, Wuher, K-3PO, Zuckuss, and the four members of the Bith band are DS version exclusives.
Some levels are renamed. Just like the GBA version the levels "Mos Eisley Spaceport" and "Through the Jundland Wastes" are formed as one level, "Into the Death Star" and "Jedi Destiny" are both also renamed.
The Nintendo DS version of Lego Star Wars II also replaces LEGO City with the Sand Box. The Sand Box includes plenty of objects to destroy, but doesn't have defeatable enemies (sans a giant Ewok).
It can be accessed through a door with a question mark over it in the Mos Eisley Cantina, between the Bounty Hunter Arena and the hangar.
In the story mode you play as Princess Leia with slave outfit and Salacious Crumb. The only objective is to build and destroy everything in the level. As a prize for beating the level you unlock Emperor Palpatine for purchase at the cantina bar.
Objects in the Sand Box include two Sand Skiffs, the Sarlacc Pit, one giant Ewok, a lever you can pull to turn big, another one where you can see your custom characters, some Imperial Vehicles that fly around that you can destroy, and one space worm.
Once you have completed all story mode levels with Jedi status in the game, you can go into the door leading to the Sand Box.
The PlayStation Portable version of Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy contains exclusive material including the final levels from Episodes I, II and III of the first Lego Star Wars game and a challenge mode for each level in LSW II, where the player goes through each level to find all 10 blue minikits in a time limit. If completed, the player will achieve a character from the original Lego Star Wars game. Unlike other versions, the player can use characters from the original Lego Star Wars game in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Similar to the DS version, it contains a Wireless Lobby.
The cantina's area is made an empty place featuring only the player and one other character, to make sure the game runs lag-free due to the PSP firmware capability at the time. The bounty hunter missions are excluded from the game in place of the prequel episodes' levels. Gold bricks cannot be bought from the cantina, and there are longer loading times.
The goal of the cell phone version is to rescue Princess Leia and then reach the Millennium Falcon by using characters' special abilities: Luke can move Lego bricks and create bridges and new paths, R2-D2 can use switches and Leia can shoot enemies. It has 18 levels, all based on Episode IV.
The game was mostly favorably received with fans and critics, who praised the gameplay, which focused mainly on fun and exploring. Many considered it superior to the original, mainly due to the improved gameplay, the many new features, such as the character creating aspect and free form vehicle sections, and other aspects. However, some gamers considered it childish, too simplistic, and even with the adaptable difficulty, very easy.
On December 13, 2006 the game received an award for "best video game based on a TV show or movie" at the Spike TV Video Game Awards.
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga was released on May 25, 2007. It combines the levels from LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II. The levels from the first game are updated to include power bricks, vehicles, and other aspects found in LEGO Star Wars II, and most prequel characters will have the ability to build. New or redesigned levels, new playable characters, new bounty hunter missions, and new bonus missions have been added.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Star Wars: The Han Solo Affair
- LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy on Wikipedia
- Official site
- Official site of the Mac version of the game at feralinteractive.com
- Blog of Wicket the Ewok, who shares many scoops on the game
- TheForce.net article
- Official LucasArts press release
- Lego Star Wars 2 Cheats - PS2
- MyCheats.com Game Tips
- IGN Walkthrough
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy on MobyGames
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy on the LEGO Star Wars Wiki