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Relive the action of the first movie in the Star Wars prequel trilogy with Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Assume the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala and Captain Panaka as you fight, think and use the Force through 11 stages of overhead 3D action.
Your adventure begins on the Trade Federation battleship and progresses to Naboo, Tatooine and Coruscant. While the film's action provides its basis, the game's expanded story occasionally changes the movie's plot for the purpose of gameplay.
Each stage features challenging jumps and a series of puzzles that must be solved in order to advance. There is also a great deal of interaction with other characters as many relay useful information key to the completion of your short-term objectives. Some prove to be quite helpful, while others just want you to leave them alone. Notable conversations include those with Watto, Jabba the Hutt, Boss Nass, Jar Jar Binks and Anakin Skywalker.
Impeding your progress stand Battle Droids, Destroyer Droids, a Coruscant Mercenary, Tusken Raiders, vicious Naboo swamp creatures and other antagonists. And what would a game based on The Phantom Menace be without a climactic confrontation with Darth Maul?
In order to combat this opposition, your vast array of weapons includes four types of blasters, Gungan energy balls, grenades, thermal detonators and droid stunners. In addition, the game's two Jedi can use their powerful lightsabers to slice through anything or the Force to push back and temporarily disable an enemy.
The Phantom Menace is also available on PlayStation. ~ Christopher Michael Baker, All Game Guide