LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy - PS2

Also known as: LEGO Star Wars II: Die Klassische Trilogie

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Also for: PC, Xbox 360, PSP, Xbox, GameCube
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Adventure
Space
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Traveller's Tales Soft. Co.: LucasArts
Publishers: LucasArts (US/GB/DE/GB)
Released: 11 Sept 2006 (GB)
29 Jun 2007 (GB)
2006 (US/DE)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Features: Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only, Vibration Function Compatible
Accessories: Memory Card

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Summary

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is the follow-up to the hugely successful LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, but where the original game enabled you to play through levels based on the new trilogy of films (Episodes I-III) the sequel enables you to play through Episodes IV-VI. As you progress through the story of the three films, you get access to over 50 characters including your favourites Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca and the droids. Each character has a few characteristics that make them useful in different situations: the droids can open doors, Artoo can fly short distances, Ben and Luke can use the Force and Lightsabers, etc. Your task is to use these abilities to best effect in order to progress to the end of the levels of which there are six per film.

Some levels involve flying the many spacecraft of the Star Wars universe, including X-Wing fighters, Snowspeeders and even the mighty Millennium Falcon - a childhood dream for many. However, the majority of levels are on foot, with your characters indulging in platforming action interspersed with fire fights, as you battle against the forces of the evil Empire.

As in the original game, there are side quests involving collecting LEGO studs and pieces of kit. The studs can be used to buy items and characters in the Mos Eisley cantina that serves as the game's central location. Kit pieces are combined into vehicles that can be viewed outside the cantina. Once you have finished a level in the story mode, you can return in free play to gather up the remaining studs and kit pieces. You can return with characters you have bought or unlocked in order to use their abilities to access hard-to-reach areas of the level. You can even design your own characters by swapping heads, bodies and legs to create the ultimate LEGO Star Wars creature.

LEGO, Star Wars and video games - can there be a better combination?