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Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles

Star Wars Episode I:
Jedi Power Battles

North American PlayStation cover art


Developer(s) LucasArts
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Platform(s) PlayStation, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • NA March 31, 2000
  • EU April, 2000
Dreamcast
  • NA October 18, 2000
Game Boy Advance
  • NA November 21, 2001
  • EU March 1, 2002
Genre(s) Action, Beat 'em up, Platformer
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles is an action adventure Star Wars video game set during the time frame of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The game was first released for the PlayStation, afterwards for the Dreamcast and the Game Boy Advance (in the last case under the title Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles).

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Characters 2
    • Secret characters 2.1
    • Levels 2.2
  • Reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Overview

The game follows the plot of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Players can choose from one of five prequel-era Jedi and run, jump, slash, and use the Force through the game's ten levels, starting on the Trade Federation Battleship and ending with the battle against Darth Maul on Naboo. The players primary weapon is a lightsaber used to fight through waves of enemies and deflect blaster shots. The lightsaber combat is rather simplified with a system that lets the player lock on to the nearest enemy using the R1 button. Items and the force can also be used for special attacks. On most levels jumping puzzles make up a large portion of the challenge. There are a few segments in which the player can pilot various craft. The single player campaign can also be played in cooperative mode with a second player, while the Dreamcast version has an additional training mode and a two player duel mode.

Characters

The following characters are playable in Jedi Power Battles.

Secret characters

The following characters can be unlocked after finishing the game. These characters cannot be upgraded by completing the levels.

  • Queen Amidala of Naboo (Unlocked by beating the game as Obi-Wan) - she uses hand-to-hand fighting and a blaster (not on GBA)
  • Captain Panaka (Unlocked by beating the game as Obi-Wan) - he uses hand to hand fighting and a blaster (not on GBA)
  • Sith Apprentice Darth Maul. (Unlocked by beating the game as Qui-Gon Jinn or simply beating the game on the Game Boy Advance version) - only uses one blade in the PlayStation version, uses a double-bladed lightsaber in the Dreamcast and Game Boy Advance versions.
  • Jedi Knight Ki-Adi-Mundi (Dreamcast versions only) (Unlocked by beating Training Mode with any normal Jedi)

Levels

There are 10 which include Trade Federation Battleship, Swamps of Naboo, City of Theed, Theed palace, Tatooine, Coruscant, Ruins, Streets of Theed, Palace Cliffs, and Final Battle.

There are also 4 levels unlockable by beating the game with certain characters, including "Droidekas!", where players control Droidekas and attack Theed palace, "Kaadu Race!" where the player races either the AI or another player on a Kaadu though the swamp, "Gungan Roundup!" where players control Gungans in a game which is similar to soccer except that Jar Jar Binks is the ball and "Survival Challenge!" where the player has to defeat 100 enemies, 10 of each type; beating this unlocks the Ultimate Saber which makes the player's lightsaber unblockable to most weapons (except Darth Maul's lightsaber) and the lightsabers do more damage, killing most enemies except bosses with one hit.

The Game Boy Advance version only has the first ten levels, and the layout is significantly different.

Reception

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (DC) 74.73%[1]
(GBA) 56.96%[2]
(PS) 56.93%[3]
Metacritic (DC) 76/100[4]
(GBA) 58/100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame (DC) 3/5 stars[6]
(PS) 2.5/5 stars[7]
(GBA) 2/5 stars[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (DC) 8/10[9]
(PS) 4.16/10[10]
Eurogamer 4/10[11]
GameFan (DC) 79%[12]
(PS) 62%[13]
Game Informer 8/10[14][15]
(GBA) 6.25/10[16]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[17]
GameSpot (DC) 5.8/10[18]
(PS) 5.4/10[19]
GameSpy 7/10[20]
GameZone 8/10[21]
IGN (DC) 6.8/10[22]
(GBA) 4/10[23]
(PS) 3/10[24]
Nintendo Power 2.9/5[25]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[26]

The game was met with positive to very mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 74.73% and 76 out of 100 for the Dreamcast version;[1][4] 56.96% and 58 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[2][5] and 56.93% for the PlayStation version.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles for Dreamcast".  
  2. ^ a b "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles for Dreamcast Reviews".  
  5. ^ a b "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ Chung, Terry. "Star Wars: Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (DC) - Review".  
  7. ^ Sutyak, Jonathan. "Star Wars: Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ Miller, Skyler. "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles (GBA) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ EGM staff (2000). "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (DC)".  
  10. ^ EGM staff (2000). "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 
  11. ^ Bramwell, Tom (May 23, 2000). "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles (PSOne)".  
  12. ^ "REVIEW for Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles (DC)".  
  13. ^ Chau, Anthony (April 20, 2000). "REVIEW for Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles (PS)". GameFan. Archived from the original on May 11, 2000. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles - PlayStation".  
  15. ^ Reiner, Andrew (January 2001). "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles (DC)". Game Informer (93): 123. 
  16. ^ Reiner, Andrew (March 2002). "Star Wars Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles (GBA)". Game Informer (107): 91. Archived from the original on February 27, 2005. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ Extreme Ahab (December 11, 2000). "[Star Wars Episode I] Jedi Power Battles Review for Dreamcast on GamePro.com".  
  18. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (October 20, 2000). "Star Wars: Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles Review (DC)".  
  19. ^ Fielder, Joe (April 10, 2000). "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ Mad Carl (October 15, 2000). "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles".  
  21. ^ Lafferty, Michael (December 19, 2001). "Star Wars Jedi Power Battles Review - Game Boy Advance".  
  22. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (October 4, 2000). "Star Wars Episode One - Jedi Power Battles (DC)".  
  23. ^ Nix, Marc (January 24, 2002). "Star Wars: Episode One: Jedi Power Battles (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  24. ^ Conrad, Jeremy; Perry, Douglass C. (April 6, 2000). "Star Wars Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles (PS)". IGN. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles".  
  26. ^ "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles".  

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