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Developer: Lucas Arts
Publisher: Lucas Arts

Minimum System Requirements:
200 Mhz Pentium or Faster
Windows 95/98
32 Mb Ram
4 Mb PCI or AGP Graphics Accelerator required
16-Bit Sound Card
Quad Speed CD Rom

The Movie, AHHHH

If you've seen the movie, the game follows the same course except you get to control where you go and what you do. So if you haven't seen the movie yet (come on, who hasn't),then you won't understand some of the action sequences you have to go through and who some of the characters are in relation to you.

Getting Going

You start in the same place, as the movie starts except the droids seem a lot harder to kill. You must make sure to search out all the different areas. This is unlike the movie where you only see parts of the space station. It doesn't take much to start using the light saber and it sure is a major help.

The Quest

This is where the game gets interesting. You have to deal with the Trade Federation since they don't like the new taxation laws. They have decided to rebel by establishing a blockade of deadly battleships. You need to convince them the taxes are needed. You travel to the surface of Naboo and after making a brief stop in Otah Gunga, the underwater world on Naboo, you come to the capital city where the Trade Federation intends to capture the queen and make her sign a treaty to end the taxation. You need to help her escape and travel to the outer planets where you meet up with Anakin Skywalker who is building a pod racer. There is a pod race the next day and you enter Anakin to win the race in exchange for getting parts to repair your ship. You decide to take him along with you since you notice the Force is very strong in him. You then travel to Coruscant to plead your case with the high council and to take Anakin to meet the Jedi council. The council does not want to train him due to the fear they discern in him. If trained, the council feels he might turn to the dark side of the Force. The high council thinks the Trade Federation is doing no wrong so you decide to travel back to Naboo to take back the planet for the queen and release the Senate. After a long fight (which is the most interesting part of the game) you recapture the planet and the queen and senate are reinstated.

Graphics

The graphic rendering is definitely superior to most other Star Wars games. The one common graphic glitch I encountered is that when you are near a wall and you turn a certain way your view is blocked by the wall. I figure this problem will be fixed up in a patch in the near future. The way the room swings around as you do is definitely a feat for these types of games and it will be interesting to see where the graphics technology will go in the near future.

Sound

I, myself, was hoping for more new music from John Williams but the soundtrack from the movie will do although it becomes repetitive after a while. Most of the sound effects in the game are very authentic and sound just like the movie. It sounds really cool when you get to fight Darth Maul and the light sabers clash. It sounds a lot better in this game as opposed to the previous games.

Strengths: Graphics, Soundtrack, and Combat.

Weaknesses: Lack of hints of where to go.

Rating: This game rocks. Joystick is way up.

Phantom Menace Was reviewed by GameBoyz reader, Chris "Ace" Fletcher on his:

AMD K6-2 350
64 Mb Ram
16 Mb Voodoo Banshee Video Card

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

 

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

ESRB: Rating Pending - RP
Platform: PC Games
Category: Action Games
 
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Developer: Lucas Arts Publisher: Lucas Arts Minimum System Requirements: 200 Mhz Pentium or Faster Windows 95/98 32 Mb Ram 4 Mb PCI or AGP Graphics Accelerator required 16-Bit Sound Card Quad Speed CD Rom The Movie, AHHHH If you've seen the movie, the game follows the same course except you get to control where you go and what you do. So if you haven't seen the movie yet (come on, who hasn't),then you won't understand some of the action sequences you have to go through and who some of the characters are in relation to you. Getting Going You start in the same place, as the movie starts except the droids seem a lot harder to kill. You must make sure to search out all the different areas. This is unlike the movie where you only see parts of the space station. It doesn't take much to start using the light saber and it sure is a major help. The Quest This is where the game gets interesting. You have to deal with the Trade Federation since they don't like the new taxation laws. They have decided to rebel by establishing a blockade of deadly battleships. You need to convince them the taxes are needed. You travel to the surface of Naboo and after making a brief stop in Otah Gunga, the underwater world on Naboo, you come to the capital city where the Trade Federation intends to capture the queen and make her sign a treaty to end the taxation. You need to help her escape and travel to the outer planets where you meet up with Anakin Skywalker who is building a pod racer. There is a pod race the next day and you enter Anakin to win the race in exchange for getting parts to repair your ship. You decide to take him along with you since you notice the Force is very strong in him. You then travel to Coruscant to plead your case with the high council and to take Anakin to meet the Jedi council. The council does not want to train him due to the fear they discern in him. If trained, the council feels he might turn to the dark side of the Force. The high council thinks the Trade Federation is doing no wrong so you decide to travel back to Naboo to take back the planet for the queen and release the Senate. After a long fight (which is the most interesting part of the game) you recapture the planet and the queen and senate are reinstated. Graphics The graphic rendering is definitely superior to most other Star Wars games. The one common graphic glitch I encountered is that when you are near a wall and you turn a certain way your view is blocked by the wall. I figure this problem will be fixed up in a patch in the near future. The way the room swings around as you do is definitely a feat for these types of games and it will be interesting to see where the graphics technology will go in the near future. Sound I, myself, was hoping for more new music from John Williams but the soundtrack from the movie will do although it becomes repetitive after a while. Most of the sound effects in the game are very authentic and sound just like the movie. It sounds really cool when you get to fight Darth Maul and the light sabers clash. It sounds a lot better in this game as opposed to the previous games. Strengths: Graphics, Soundtrack, and Combat. Weaknesses: Lack of hints of where to go. Rating: This game rocks. Joystick is way up. Phantom Menace Was reviewed by GameBoyz reader, Chris "Ace" Fletcher on his: AMD K6-2 350 64 Mb Ram 16 Mb Voodoo Banshee Video Card



 
 

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