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A handheld version of the title that first appeared on both the PlayStation and Dreamcast, Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles is an isometric action-platform title that follows the plot first presented in Stars Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. As Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, or Mace Windu, players must battle their way across ten exotic locales, ranging from a Trade Federation ship to the desert planet, Tatooine — in much the same order as presented in the movie upon which the game is based. Though many of the missions focus solely on combat, players will at times be required to perform additional tasks such as escorting the Queen of Naboo to safety.
Armed with a lightsaber, the Jedi are capable of performing a smattering of combination attacks as they cleave their way through the enemy-laden levels. Ranged attacks come in the form of special Force powers and being able to deflect enemy laser blasts back at the enemy. The Jedi are also able to perform jumps and double-jumps, necessary for the platform-based jumping sequences peppered throughout the levels. Boss battles occur at the end of the levels, and encompass confrontations with droid attack ships, alien creatures, and the Dark Sith apprentice, Darth Maul. A lone side-scrolling level breaks up the standard beat-em-up action and sees players aboard a STAP (Single Trooper Aerial Platform) vehicle. By completing the game, a fourth character can be unlocked for play. ~ Gavin Frankle, All Game Guide