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5 out of 5
Fight for Naboo
The Star Wars universe is probably one of the most beloved in both movie and video game history. Now, LucasArts has given us a ton of Star Wars related games, most good, but others were awful. The Phanton Menace, in my opinion, is the worst movie in the series, because it had no appeal. Maybe as a child I loved the money, but now it's nothing special. And when it comes to games based on this movie, you might expect garbage. Well, you got it half right because from what I know, there are 3 games based on the first episode: Star Wars The Phantom Menace
, which is the garbage you'd expect, Pod Racer
, which is surprisingly a great game, and here comes Battle for Naboo, which you might ask how good or awful this game is. Well, I found this game to be great and was like an apology from the developers for making that awful Phantom Menace game. Battle for Naboo takes place on the planet Naboo and surprisingly the story is not like in the movie. And by this I mean you're not playing as one of the main characters, like Qui Gon or Obi Wan. No, you're playing as a lieutenant or captain, I don't really remember, who fights to free Naboo from the Trade Federation. All is well, but what make this game awesome is the variety in terms of gameplay. You can control several different air, land and water vehicles and even have an outer space dogfight, all in arcade style fun! The graphics aren't too impressive, but they're passable and the music seems to be loyal to the Star Wars franchise, there is no song in the game that you wouldn't recognize. In conclusion, every Star Wars fan, even the ones who hate the first episode, should definitely go and buy Battle for Naboo! It's every gamer's dream come true!