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#1422186
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Info & Info Wanted: Burger Chef / Burger King promotions
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Agreed - some quality artwork for these promotions…

http://www.revengeofthe5th.net/2014/05/the-awesome-burger-chefburger-king-star.html

 
 

^ from http://theswca.com/images-store/bcswpostersposter.html

 
 

^ from http://www.battlegrip.com/star-wars-posters-at-burger-chef-in-1977/

 

A nice story on them here - https://craigzablo.com/?p=9708
 

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#1422117
Topic
What methods were used in coming up with the choreography of the lightsaber duels?
Time

'Dragon Con 2017 Shedding Light on Lightsabers RetroBlasting Panel:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TB9BgeT04 - a 47 minute video from the RetroBlasting youtube channel
 

The blurb: ‘RetroBlasting teams up with Star Wars at DragonCon track once again to deliver a presentation about the history of the lightsaber within the Star Wars saga. We’re going across the galaxy to shed light on lightsabers in this DragonCon 2017 panel!’
 

^ Some quality information and insights into lightsabers in the Star Wars films and tv series (though mainly in the OT).
 

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#1422014
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Help: Looking for... VCD Preservations
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The Original Trilogy VCDs (as can be seen here - with some pointers to the Prequel Trilogy VCDs too) are also available to buy on the likes of eBay, flea markets and online stores specialising in these types of ‘retro’ format.
 

There are also some preservation projects (as they were once only available via import and quite rare) and ‘info & discussion’ threads listed up in…

An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations…
 

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#1421870
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Video Games - a general discussion thread
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fmalover said:

I recently watched a retrospective on the Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire multimedia project, and on the segment dedicated to the SotE videogame they reference the fact that it has a bit of everything, an on-rails shooter, third-person action shooter, starfighter shooter, and they consider this a weakness but I disagree.

I kinda miss games that had a bit of everything. Now it’s strictly a platformer, an action RPG, an open world adventure, but there’s no mix-and-match.

I love that game - and still play it from time to time. Agree with you - the variety of styles is a strength of SOTE, not a weakness - especially considering the length of the game too.
 

This new OT thread on it may be of some interest fmalover:-

Shadows Of The Empire : Lucasfilm’s mid-to-late 1990’s EU multimedia project

 

and if anyone is into ‘retro’ games, these OT gaming threads have been updated / created…

LEGO Star Wars - the games!!

Rogue Squadron - N64 / GC / PC video game series thread

Jedi Knight games | Dark Forces, JK: DFII, JK: MOTS, JKII: Jedi Outcast, JK: Jedi Academy

Star Wars Video Games - a general discussion thread
 

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#1421689
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We have X in HD, but we still don't have Star Wars
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Most, if not all, of the ‘Star Wars: Vintage’ collection is now available in HD on Disney+ (or SD upscales labelled up as being HD?)

• Ewoks: Caravan of Courage
• Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
• The Story of the Faithful Wookiee (animated short from the 1978 Holiday Special)
• Clone Wars (2003 animated series)
• Star Wars: Ewoks
• Star Wars: Droids (coming later this year)

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-vintage-collection-disney-plus
 

Yet still no HD or 4K release for the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy available to buy.
 

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#1421682
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Are there any new <strong>Star Wars Books</strong> coming out soon? a general book discussion thread
Time

'Classic Star Wars books are getting re-released for Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary’:-

https://www.polygon.com/star-wars/22364157/star-wars-essential-legends-books-zahn-thrawn-bane

and at Del Rey’s twitter account too - https://twitter.com/DelReyStarWars/status/1377981111263973379
 

 

Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary certainly does seem to be used as a cash-cow more than a celebration of the company and what it has achieved…

Let’s hope the authors receive their royalties for these repackaged books - unlike others.
 

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#1421623
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The 2 Star Wars Ewok Movies now on Disney+; a comparison of quality?
Time

Moiisty said:

oojason said:

Nice idea Moiisty 👍
 

It may also be worth comparing the Disney+ version of the two Ewok films to…

Rancor022’s Project Ewok; 4K Upscales

and

tbird97’s The Ewok movies; TV Preservation

as well?
 

Would u be able to provide me the 4k/1080p upscale version, i wont compare to the tv version because lq plus its just title screens. Thx

Sorry mate - I don’t have them; though am sure tbird97 & Rancor022 could help with what you are after 😃
 

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#1421534
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The Original Trilogy on Video 2000 (V2000)
Time

‘Okay grandpa, just what is Video 2000?’ - I hear some of you young whippersnappers ask…

 
Video 2000 (also known as V2000, with the tape standard Video Compact Cassette, or VCC) is a consumer videocassette system and analogue recording standard developed by Philips and Grundig to compete with JVC’s VHS and Sony’s Betamax video technologies.

Designed for the PAL color television standard (some models additionally handled SECAM), distribution of Video 2000 products began in 1979 exclusively in Europe, South Africa, and Argentina - and ended in 1988.

Unlike Betamax or VHS, Video 2000 cassettes could be recorded on both sides (like an audio cassette) so doubling the capacity of each cassette, and the tape was entirely covered when the cassette was outside the machine to protect it.

 
 

 

The Original Trilogy on V2000…

Continuing on with some of the more obscure and oft-forgotten formats that the Original Trilogy saw releases for… a long time ago… on CED, on VHD, and on Video8 formats…

The V2000.

^ As the superb Techmoan put it so succinctly: “the format that finished third in a two-horse race”.
 

Back in a time where video players were prohibitively expensive for many - and also built like they could rise up and take over the planet in true Skynet style - given the sheer size, heft and build-quality of many a bulky machine in the late 70’s early 80’s… the VHS format eventually won out, unfortunately. The superior Betamax lost the battle of the videotape formats - and the even rarer V2000 is a format that many people today have likely never even heard of.
 

On the Star Wars front… there is some online formation for a release of Star Wars (1977) on V2000, and some scarce information for the V2000 release for Empire Strikes Back…

Yet given a complete lack of information online about such a release for ROTJ - even on some of the more detailed and knowledgable Star Wars collector / releases sites - coupled with the slow failing of V2000 format by the early-mid 1980’s… I just assumed both Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back saw V2000 releases just in the nick of time… whilst Return Of The Jedi was just too late to the party to see such a release. 😦

Or was it…

 

On a search for any information on a possible V2000 release of ROTJ… I eventually came across this old & expired Dutch marketplace advert - which does seem to clearly indicate Return Of The Jedi - on the Video2000 format…

https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/verzamelen/star-wars/m1646880663-star-wars-return-of-the-jedi-video-2000.html

(just a shame the featured image in the advert is so small and inconclusive)

 

Digging a little deeper into the search (a long, arduous, and perilous Indiana Jones style adventure / typing words into google)

I then found this online advert at todocolleccion for a Spanish V2000 set of the Original Trilogy - including Return of The Jedi:-
 

^ A surprise to be sure 😉

 

Then OT•com member benduwan confirmed that there was also a Return of The Jedi release on V2000 - in Germany - and very kindly sent me some information and images for his copy of it:-

 

So Return Of The Jedi was released on Video2000 after all - and was readily available in Europe (or at least in both Spain and Germany).

Hopefully there is even more information about this release out there online somewhere - and possibly about any other European or UK / English language releases…

If anyone has any more information as to the Original Trilogy releases on V2000 - especially for Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi please let us know - or post it up in here. 👍

 
 

A Spanish language poster for a CBS/Fox Video release for Return Of The Jedi:-

(this poster may not be for the Video 2000 format itself - yet it is similar to the image used for the V2000 cover art as seen above)

 

 

As can be seen by visiting projectcclarke’s quality website, there were also Video 2000 Star Wars releases for…

The Making Of Star Wars - www.starwarshomevideo.com/2020/04/the-making-of-star-wars-uk-1982-v2000.html

and for

Caravan Of Courage - www.starwarshomevideo.com/2020/02/caravan-of-courage-ewok-adventure-uk.html

 
 

V2000 Cover Art for the Original Trilogy releases…

 

^ image from http://www.starwarshomevideo.com/2018/11/star-wars-uk-video-2000-v2000-1983.html

 

^ image of a rental copy from http://www.starwarshomevideo.com/2020/01/star-wars-uk-v2000-1982-rental.html

 

^ image from http://www.videocollector.co.uk/empire-strikes-back-the/46257

 

^ images from benduwan’s German V2000 copy of Return Of The Jedi

 
 

^ image from www.starwarshomevideo.com/2020/04/the-making-of-star-wars-uk-1982-v2000.html

 

^ image from www.starwarshomevideo.com/2020/02/caravan-of-courage-ewok-adventure-uk.html

 

 

A couple of informative videos on the Video 2000 releases for the Original Trilogy…

 

From the Star Wars Home Video Library #302​: Early ANH UK Releases on VHS, Beta, and V2000’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUo3_sDX-rU - a 10 minute video from the Nathan Butler youtube channel

 
 

From the Star Wars Home Video Library #374​: TESB UK Cassettes (1984)(includes V2000):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxZROT6Mn3U - a 9 minute video from the Nathan Butler youtube channel

 

 

Reviews & Information:

http://www.starwarshomevideo.com/2018/11/star-wars-uk-video-2000-v2000-1983.html
http://www.starwarshomevideo.com/2020/01/star-wars-uk-v2000-1982-rental.html
http://www.videocollector.co.uk/empire-strikes-back-the/46257
https://holocronvault.com/star-wars-1982
https://holocronvault.com/star-wars-1983
https://holocronvault.com/star-wars-1984
https://holocronvault.com/star-wars-1986

^ though no information for Return Of The Jedi - and only one page for Empire Strikes Back.

 

Wookieepedia blurb (see 1982, 1984, & 1986): https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_home_video_releases#1982

 

 

About the Video 2000 format as a whole…

 

Video History: V2000 - The format that came third in a two-horse race’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeSz6MoX00Q - a 36 minute video from the Techmoan youtube channel

 

Obligatory Wikipedia Page for the Video 2000 format: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_2000

‘Museum Of Obsolete Media’ Page for info on the Video 2000 format: https://obsoletemedia.org/video-2000

V2000 PalSite for the Video 2000 format: http://v2000.palsite.com/index.html

Total Rewind Page for the Video 2000 format: http://www.totalrewind.org/v2000.htm

 
 

 
 

As ever, if you see any mistakes or broken links please let us know - or have anything for inclusion to the above info too. 👍
 

Plus, if you have any more information on the Return Of The Jedi release on the V2000 format please us know!

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#1421529
Topic
<strong>Disney+</strong> streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various other info
Time

‘Watch Star Wars Vintage | Disney+’ - https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/franchise/star-wars-vintage

 

 

The blurb for each release…

 

Ewoks: Caravan of Courage

The Towani family’s starcruiser crashes on the forest moon of Endor, and the separation of two children from their parents sets into motion an incredible adventure that takes four-year-old Cindel, and her older brother, Mace, into the unfamiliar world of the Ewoks.

 

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

 

Star Wars: Clone Wars – Micro-Series

Feel your heart race and your pulse pound as every Chapter of this Emmy® Award-winning animated series envisions the story arc between Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Packed with action, this landmark “micro-series” is essential viewing for all fans of the Force!

 

Star Wars: Ewoks (both seasons 1 & 2)

Journey to the Forest Moon of Endor for an out-of-this world visit with your favorite, furry Star Wars heroes – the small-but-mighty Ewoks – in their own action-packed, animated series! Join Wicket, his friends Princess Kneesaa, Teebo, & Latara, and their entire tribe, as they experience fantastical adventures in Bright Tree Village.

 

The Story of the Faithful Wookiee (animated short from the 1978 Holiday Special)

After Luke Skywalker and Han Solo succumb to a suspicious sleeping virus, Chewbacca hunts a cure with help from an unlikely ally – the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Chewie’s Wookiee instincts warn him that all is not what it seems. This rare animated short features the voices of the original Star Wars cast.

 
 

 

Jedit: ‘In addition, the Star Wars: Droids animated series is slated to join the Star Wars Vintage Collection later this year.’

^ https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-vintage-collection-disney-plus (nice find, Z6PO) 👍

 

There just seems to be something still missing… not just Droids, Detours or the full version of the 1978 Holiday Special

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1377733779964452868

^ If only…
 

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#1421191
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The Original Trilogy on VCD (Video Compact Disc) - albeit the 1997 Special Edition
Time

 

An introduction…

 
This set was the first official release of the Star Wars Original Trilogy on a digital video format - and was released in Malaysia and Singapore in 2000.

Despite this set being the 1997 Special Edition version… for many enthusiasts this was the closest they could get to a DVD release of the Original Trilogy at the time. (Although the DVD format has been around since 1997… it wouldn’t be until 2004 when the Original Trilogy would see finally see a DVD release.)

For fans who didn’t have relatively expensive laserdisc players (or somewhat obscure CED, VHD and Video8 formats), the official VCD release was a cheap way to be able to watch, navigate and re-watch the Original Trilogy films - without worrying about wearing out their video tapes or being chewed up by their video players!

The VCD release came with 6 discs in total - 2 discs for each film in the trilogy.

Video was presented in full frame (1.33:1) ‘pan and scan’, in MPEG1 standard, and was available in NTSC or PAL formats.
 

The artwork for this VCD set was similar to the more widely available VHS boxset release in 2000 - seen here at Wookieepedia.
 

Such was the popularity of this release (and other then-unavailable films on DVD)… that some far-east Asian retailers set up English language websites exporting the Original Trilogy VCD sets to the US, Canada, UK & Europe, Australia & New Zealand.

(a few on here got their VCD sets this way… cough… as well as from the likes of allvcd.com - and other popular based in Hong Kong)

Note: There were also a few ‘unofficial’ releases of the Original Trilogy available on VCD and DVD around 2000 too.

 

‘Okay grandpa, just what is a VCD?’ - I hear some of you young whippersnappers ask…

 
Video CD (abbreviated as VCD, and also known as Compact Disc Digital Video) is a home video format and the first format for distributing films on standard 120mm (4.7") optical discs. The format was widely adopted in Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East, superseding the VHS and Betamax systems in the regions until DVD-Video finally became affordable in the late 2000s.

Image quality for the PAL sets were often at ‘a then reasonable’ (for the year 2000) 352 x 288 pixels.

The format is a standard digital data format for storing video on a compact disc. VCDs are playable in dedicated VCD players and widely playable in most DVD players, personal computers and some video game consoles. The Video CD standard was created in 1993 by Sony, Philips, Matsushita and JVC.

 
 

^ all 3 images are taken from Video Collector’s superb SWonVideo.com site - well worth checking out for various OT release formats…
 

 
 

A couple of informative videos on the 2000 Original Trilogy VCD release…

 

From the Star Wars Home Video Library #13: The VCD Trilogy (2000)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYY_GO3HMLk - a 9 minute video from the Nathan Butler youtube channel

 
 

Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition 1997 PAL Video VCD’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFEfjHV0v8w - a 3 minute video from the mp4podcastDOTcom youtube channel

 

Reviews & Information:

http://www.scifimoviepage.com/dvd/starwars-vcd.html
https://stvivona.tripod.com/stevedvd/id107.html
http://www.theforce.net/rouser/reviews/vcdtrilogy.asp
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk-archive/334267-star-wars-trilogy-vcd-box.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20010207231645/http://coolvcd.com/starwars-trilogy.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/26/technology/versatile-video-cd-s-get-a-foothold-in-us.html
https://www.laweekly.com/star-whores

 

Wookieepedia blurb: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_home_video_releases#Original_trilogy_reprints

 

A few more images of the VCD set…

 

^ a VCD boxset from Taiwan - with local language text on the box.
 

 
 

The Prequel Trilogy on VCD…

 

As can be seen on Video Collector’s informative SWonVideo.com website the Prequel Trilogy was also available on VCD…
 


^ https://www.swonvideo.com/vcd/vvcdep1hk2000box.htm
 


^ https://www.swonvideo.com/vcd/vvcdep2offsleeve.htm
 


^ https://www.swonvideo.com/vcd/vvcdep3malay2005slipcase.htm

 
 

About the VCD format as a whole…

 

VCD vs UHD (Oldest & Newest active video disc formats)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7PbQTlv5ig - a 10 minute video from the Techmoan youtube channel

 

Obligatory Wikipedia Page for the VCD format: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_CD

VideoHelp Page for info on the VCD format: https://www.videohelp.com/vcd

CDRInfo Page for the VCD format: https://www.cdrinfo.com/d7/content/videocd-format

 

As ever, if you see any mistakes or broken links please let us know - or have anything for inclusion to the above info too. 👍

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#1420954
Topic
<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread
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Ah, her is name mentioned with the subtitles on the trailer turned on 😉
 

I see what you mean re kids in the earlier animated shows… IF she is a clone then then she’ll likely age quite rapidly until adulthood?

Hopefully the show-runners will do a decent job with her - whether she is a main or recurring character.
 

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#1420952
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread
Time

^ Omega?

Possibly some kind of strand-cast of a clone? With the accent sounding Kiwi there’s an inference that she may have a connection to Jango (or do all clones have a Kiwi twang?).

Omega as a name? An inference that she could be the last clone… (or a ‘last batch’ of clones?)

Should be intriguing to hear her story…
 

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#1420855
Topic
'Star Wars: <strong>The High Republic</strong>' era publishing project (was aka 'Project Luminous')
Time

Episode II of ‘The High Republic Show’ is out…

 

A Step Into the Dark, Art of The High Republic, and More!’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y6eZpmHCe4 - a 26 minute video from the official Star Wars youtube channel.

 

The blurb:

'In this episode of Star Wars: The High Republic Show Krystina updates us on all the latest and greatest from The High Republic, learns about how the art of this new era comes to life, and sits down with Claudia Gray, Daniel José Older, and Jennifer Heddle to talk all about Jedi Buckets of Blood and the creepy-crawly Drengir. Plus, we get an exclusive look at the main character from Justina Ireland’s upcoming book, Out of the Shadows, find out about Cavan Scott’s new audiobook, and more!

Have questions about Star Wars: The High Republic? Tweet them to us using the hashtag #THRSQuestions​ and your question might get answered on the next episode!’
 

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#1420854
Topic
<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread
Time

'Star Wars: The Bad Batch | Official Trailer | Disney+:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsOmYpP4UDU - a 2 minute video from the official Star Wars youtube channel
 

The blurb:-

‘Check out the brand-new trailer for Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” an original animated series launching exclusively on Disney+. “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” makes its debut on Tuesday, May 4, with a special 70-minute premiere, followed by new episodes every Friday starting on May 7.’

 

‘5 highlights from The Bad Batch Trailer’ article - https://www.starwars.com/news/the-bad-batch-trailer-highlights
 

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#1420847
Topic
Video8 release of ROTJ (and more Video8 information on the Original Trilogy)...
Time

 
A little more information on the Video8 of Return Of The Jedi (UK release)…

(re the very same Video8 cassette as seen in the Techmoan video mentioned in the OP of this thread)
 

'From the Star Wars Home Video Library #384​: ROTJ UK Video8:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2eOrR6m1_o - a 17 minute video at the Nathan Butler youtube channel.

 
 

and also the whole Original Trilogy on Video8 - released in Japan…
 

From the Star Wars Home Video Library #320​: Japanese Video8 Original Trilogy’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3krmisvRs - a 14 minute video at the Nathan Butler youtube channel.

 
 

Cover art for the Japanese Video8 release of the Original Trilogy…

 

The ‘Star Wars home video releases’ page at Wookieepedia also has some basic information on various releases:-

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_home_video_releases

 

The obligatory Wikipedia page for Video8:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_mm_video_format
 

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#1420453
Topic
LEGO Star Wars - the games!!
Time

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
 

The Games:-

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 (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.

 
 

Game Trailer…

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.

 
 

Game Trailer…

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

 
 

Game Trailer…

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.

 
 

Game Trailer…

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.

 
 

Game Trailer…

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 (2021)

 

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)

 

 

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.

 
 

Game Trailer…

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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