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GC 2006 :: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

by Nick Haywood on 29 August 2006, 11:38

Tags: Lego Star Wars: the Original Trilogy, LucasArts Entertainment, PC, Xbox, GameCube, PS2, PSP, DS

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LEGO STar Wars II: The Original Trilogy

GC 2006 LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy takes the fun and endless customization of LEGO and once again combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the Starrt Wars universe, but this time focusing on the original Star Wars movies that revolutionized pop culture forever,

With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II follows the Rebel Alliance's crusade to dismantle the Galactic Empire and rebuild a galaxy in pieces. Build and battle your way through your favorite film moments, from Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to a showdown on the second Death Star, as the game includes even more of the family-friendly LEGO action, puzzles and humour that earned the original LEGO Star Wars such popularity and acclaim.

And much more new to offer, it still has, hmmm. For the first time ever, characters can get in and out of vehicles, as well as ride creatures. You can also mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on console and Windows platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock another 50-plus additional characters for Free Play - that's more than 100 total characters! Other exciting additions include free-roaming vehicle levels that are no longer on rails, the ability to switch ships at will in Free Play, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an optional adaptive difficulty mode and more.

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy expands upon all of the fun and creativity that made the original LEGO Star Wars such a hit, this time set during the original three Star Wars films (Episodes IV, V, VI). For the first time ever, build and ride vehicles (landspeeders, AT-STs, speeder bikes and more) and mount creatures (from the banthas of desert Tatooine to the tauntauns of frigid Hoth) through on-foot levels.

Now, all non-droid characters - not just those with the Force - have the power to build and you can unlock more than 50 playable characters, from cultural icons like Luke, Leia and Darth Vader to fan favorites such as Greedo, Jawas and Gamorrean guards. If you played the original game you can unlock up to 54 more playable characters with a game save from the original LEGO Star Wars (consoles/Windows) and also create unique playable characters like Yoda Kenobi, Lando Fortuna and millions more by mixing and matching the LEGO body parts of all playable characters.

In Free Play mode, experience the Original Trilogy in a new way by importing any character into land levels, or switch between vehicles at will in space levels. Make Darth Maul a hero of the Rebellion, or destroy the Death Star with a TIE fighter… odd.

Many characters have specific personalised attacks, such as Chewbacca pulling enemies' arms out of their sockets, Vader's Force choke, Leia's "slap" melee attack and many more, and that hint of humour that was always in the films has been carried across into the game with comical reinterpretations of classic Star Wars scenes and elements.[advert]

Now you’ll be able to solve a greater variety of puzzles that encourage creative thinking through the use of teamwork and unique building situations only possible in a LEGO galaxy far, far away. The adaptive difficulty option creates more challenging gameplay for Jedi Master gamers - the better you do, the tougher it gets whilst cooperative gameplay encourages teamwork in a fun way and features a revamped camera for an optimal gameplay experience.

The PSP version features wireless play for two-player co-operative and competitive gaming, with exclusive content unavailable anywhere else and, for those of you who have every handheld going, you’ll be able to play through completely different LEGO Star Wars II gaming experiences on Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.