Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace - PlayStation

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Also for: PC
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Combat Game
Arcade origin:No
Developer: LucasArts Soft. Co.: LucasArts
Publishers: LucasArts (GB/GB)
Released: 1999 (GB)
Ratings: 11+
Accessories: Analogue JoyPad, Memory Card
Features: Vibration Compatible


Ooh look at that opening sequence. It can only mean one of two things, great game ahoy, or what's that smell?

If you can remember the plot of the film (let's face it, there wasn't that much), well this game follows that plot to the letter, over eleven levels. You are the rookie jedi, Obi Wan, and the first thing you have to do is escape the Trade Federation Battleship, and team up with Jar Jar Binks on the neighbouring planet.

There are other characters on hand to guide you through the subsequent levels, and plenty of brightly coloured cards and keys dotted around to help you advance through the game. There's also a huge selection of weapons pick-ups so you don't have to rely on the lightsabre all the time.

But ultimately the game is let down by it's cheap look, and it just feels like you're not involved enough. The aforementioned opening sequences, and scene cuts between levels are very impressive. But otherwise it's fur coat and no knickers.