The ‘Lego Star Wars’ series of games…
About the Lego Star Wars video game series…
Lego Star Wars gameplay is from a third-person perspective, and takes place in a 3D game world that contains objects, environments, and characters designed to resemble Lego pieces. Its gameplay—a combination of the action-adventure, platform, and sometimes puzzle genres—shares elements. The games comically retells various Star Wars film events using cutscenes without dialogue.
The player assumes the roles of the films’ characters, each of whom possesses specific weapons and abilities. At any time, a second player can join the game, by activating a second controller.
Gameplay in Lego Star Wars is geared towards family play, and does not feature a game-over scenario. Given a specific set of characters in each scenario, based on a scene from each of the movies, up to two players can control them, using their different abilities. By walking up to another friendly character, the player can switch control over to that character; this interaction is necessary in order to use another character’s abilities to complete certain puzzles.
Lego Studs, small coin-like collectibles which serve as the game’s currency, can be collected by finding them, smashing or using the force on certain objects, or defeating enemies. Studs increase in value based on color, silver is the least valuable at only 10 points, going up to gold, valued at 100 points, blue at 1000, and the rarest, purple worth 10,000. Players also have a health meter consisting of four hearts that gets depleted if they get injured or shot at. When they lose all their hearts, their character is broken apart and they lose studs (as opposed to lives).
These studs can be spent on unlocking new characters for Free Play mode, hints for playing the game, and cheats. Certain segments of the game feature players controlling spaceships flying on a flat plane.
‘The LEGO Star Wars video game series launched with 2005’s ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game’, and the line has since sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.’ - link to official Star Wars website article on the ‘Lego SW: The Skywalker Saga’ game
• Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005; covering the Prequel Trilogy)
• Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006)
• Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007)
• Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011)
• Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)
• Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022)
• Lego Star Wars: Battles (2020)
• Lego Star Wars: Castaways (2021)
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005)
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is a game based on the LEGO Star Wars toy line 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 version. It was also later released on the Apple Macintosh and then on the GameCube. A cell phone version was also released.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwN2j_WJM-g - a 94 seconds video at the fonejacker1994 youtube channel
‘Longplay of LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game’ (a walkthrough video):-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4pxr3tYu1c - a 2 and half hour video at the LongplayArchive youtube channel
GameFAQs Page: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/gamecube/929460-lego-star-wars
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars:_The_Video_Game
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/LEGO_Star_Wars:_The_Video_Game
IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486613
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006)
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by LucasArts and TT Games Publishing. It was released on 11 September 2006. Part of the Lego Star Wars series, it is based on the Star Wars science fiction media franchise and Lego Group’s Lego Star Wars eponymous Star Wars-themed toy line. It follows the events of the Star Wars films, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The game allows players to assume the roles of over 50 Lego versions of characters from the film series; customized characters can also be created. Camera movement was improved from its predecessor Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and the concept of “vehicle levels” was explored more thoroughly.
Lego Star Wars II was critically and commercially successful; with critics praising the game for its comedic and “adorable” portrayal of the film series and due to preference for the Original Trilogy over the Prequel Trilogy.
A mobile phone adaptation, Lego Star Wars II Mobile, was later developed by Universomo, published by THQ, and released on 19 December 2006.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRZTJ35w9Sw - a 2 minute trailer at the swbury09 youtube channel
‘Longplay of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy’ (a walkthrough video):-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUcIKrdNkc4 - a 4 hour 46 minute video at the LongplayArchive youtube channel
GameFAQs Page: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps2/931976-lego-star-wars-ii-the-original-trilogy
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars_II:_The_Original_Trilogy
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/LEGO_Star_Wars_II:_The_Original_Trilogy
IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0827187
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007)
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game based on the Lego Star Wars line of toys. It is a combination of the game ‘Lego Star Wars: The Video Game’ and its sequel ‘Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy’, which spans the first six episodes of the Star Wars saga.
The game was announced by LucasArts on 25 May 2007 at Celebration IV and was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS on 6 November 2007 in North America. The compilation title was released for the PC on 13 October 2009 in the US. The Mac OS X version of the game was released on 12 November 2010 by Feral Interactive. A version of the game for iOS was released on 11 December 2013, and for Android on 1 January 2015.
Like in Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, the hub world takes place in the Mos Eisley Cantina. The Cantina has doors that allows the player to enter the levels for Episodes I-VI, the bonus levels, the Bounty Hunter missions, and the Arcade games. The Cantina also has customizable characters like Lego Star Wars II.
The Episodes I, II, and III levels have been updated so that characters can build and ride vehicles, wear helmets and gain access to bounty hunter and Stormtrooper areas. Prequel trilogy characters now have the ability to dodge blaster fire and have their own special melee attack (for example, Chewbacca rips off arms). New Force moves were added, Force Lightning and Force Choke. New characters have also been added, bringing the total up to 128. Indiana Jones is an unlockable playable character to foreshadow and promote Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNDmvm30UmM - a 100 second trailer at the Game youtube channel
‘Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga playthrough video (for the PC)’ (a walkthrough video):-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJGZjBNJXYM - a 7 hour 43 minute video at the Great Games Archive youtube channel
GameFAQs Page: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/wii/939578-lego-star-wars-the-complete-saga
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars:_The_Complete_Saga
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/LEGO_Star_Wars:_The_Complete_Saga
IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149396
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011)
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game based on The Clone Wars animated film and its follow-up television series with the same name, both of them set between the films Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, published by LucasArts, and released in March 2011 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo 3DS consoles. Lego Star Wars III features missions and characters from The Clone Wars film and television series, as well as favourite characters from the original Star Wars saga, in both single-player and multiplayer gameplay modes. The Mac OS X version of the game has been released by Feral Interactive
Gameplay in Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is similar to the previous titles in the series, and other Lego video games. Up to two players can switch between different characters to fight enemies in combat, solve puzzles, and progress through various levels. It introduces a few novelties, including scene swap, where players can switch between teams in separate locations to complete multi-part objectives, and boss battles.
The game also features some real-time strategy elements, such as commanding large ground armies across battlefields. Also, the space fights have been remodelled to use a more instinctive, 3D-space battle sensation. It is set during the Clone Wars animated series, as well as certain scenes from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, unlike the original games, which featured characters from the six films of Star Wars such as Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCCWs05P-xA - an 85 second trailer at the Lego Gaming youtube channel
‘Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Full Game Gameplay (1080p 60fps PC)’ (a walkthrough video):-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqnMNpFKLWc - a 5 hour video at the Great Games Archive youtube channel
GameFAQs Page: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/xbox360/988767-lego-star-wars-iii-the-clone-wars
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars_III:_The_Clone_Wars
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/LEGO_Star_Wars_III:_The_Clone_Wars
IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612560/
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by TT Fusion, based on the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is the fifth entry in TT Games’ Lego Star Wars series of video games. Under license from Lucasfilm, the game was released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U, on 28 June 2016, and for Android on 27 July 2016. The game was ported and released by Feral Interactive for OS X on 30 June 2016.
In addition to adapting the film, the game includes content which covers the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
The gameplay of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is similar to previous Lego video games. New systems were introduced including Multi-Builds which grant players access to various building options. These options can be destroyed and rebuilt in certain brick-building sections of the game, allowing for new path to be opened within the game’s world. Players can also hide behind cover and engage in “Blaster Battles” with enemies throughout the game - and can also freely explore Jakku, Takodana, D’Qar, and Starkiller Base, which all act as mini-open worlds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FZficSh-s8 - a 2 minute trailer at the official Star Wars youtube channel
‘Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Walkthrough (3xDLC 1080p 60fps PC)’ (a walkthrough video):-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnBCGLgiWjc - a 5 hour & 5 minute video at the Great Games Archive youtube channel
GameFAQs Page: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps4/186211-lego-star-wars-the-force-awakens
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/LEGO_Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens
IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5430544
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022…?)
A dedicated OT•com thread for the ‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ game can be found here - link
It was originally due out in October 2020, was then put back to Spring 2021, and is now delayed again (as of 2nd April, 2021)…
Edit: the game is now due for release in ‘Spring 2022’, according to the Trailer 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-zxyUUzzrA
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a Lego-themed action-adventure game released in Spring 2021 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It will be the sixth entry in TT Games’ Lego Star Wars series of video games and the successor to Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The game will adapt all nine entries in the Skywalker saga series of films.
Unlike most Lego video games in which players had to advance through the story in a linear order, players can choose to start the game from any of the nine Skywalker saga episodes and complete them in any order they wish. Each episode will have five story missions, making a total of 45 levels, contrasting from six levels per episode in previous games. Combat has been revamped from previous titles, such as lightsaber wielders now using a variety of combos with light attacks, heavy attacks, and Force moves, and blaster characters having an over-the-shoulder camera (angle featured in many third-person shooter games). The game features 300 playable characters - some reportedly with some dialogue (a first for a ‘Lego Star Wars’ game).
The game features a wide range of fully explorable planets filled with many iconic Star Wars landmarks. Planets and moons confirmed by the developers so far to be explorable in the hub include Naboo, Tatooine, Coruscant, Kamino, Geonosis, Kashyyyk, Utapau, Mustafar, Yavin 4, Hoth, Dagobah, Bespin, Endor, Jakku, Takodana, D’Qar, Starkiller Base, Ahch-To, Cantonica, Crait, Ajan Kloss, Pasaana, Kijimi, Kef Bir, and Exegol.
Many ships will have freely explorable areas in the hub as well, such as Star Destroyers and the Death Star. Random encounters will also happen in the game’s hub. For example, an Imperial Star Destroyer could suddenly jump out of hyperspace and send a fleet of TIE Fighters after the player. Players can choose to engage in dogfights with them or continue onward to progress the story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3drGzczj8U - a 2 and a half minute trailer at the official Xbox youtube channel
‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Playthrough’ (a walkthrough video):-
tba… (a few weeks after the release of the game 😉)
GameFAQs Page: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps4/265996-lego-star-wars-the-skywalker-saga
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars:_The_Skywalker_Saga
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/LEGO_Star_Wars:_The_Skywalker_Saga
IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10461542
OT•com thread - https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/LEGO-Star-Wars-The-Skywalker-Saga-video-game-thread/id/71563
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