Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (video game)

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Star Wars: Episode II –
Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones GBA cover.jpg
Developer(s)David A. Palmer Productions
Publisher(s)THQ
Composer(s)Allister Brimble
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance
Release
  • NA: May 30, 2002
  • EU: June 21, 2002
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones is a video game based on the film of the same name. The game was first announced by THQ and LucasArts in early February 2002, months prior to the film's release.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay of the first level with Anakin Skywalker walking across buildings in Coruscant to get to a speeder.

Over the course of eleven levels, the player is able to play as three of the film's main protagonists: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker. They are also able to fight various enemies, as well as bosses such as Count Dooku and Jango Fett. The game's plot covers important events from Attack of the Clones such as Anakin battling the Sand People, Obi-Wan tracking Jango and his son Boba, and the Jedi Order's climatic battle with Dooku and the Separatists.

The levels play across planets from the film including Tatooine, Coruscant and Geonosis, and can differ in terms of gameplay. Most levels are played in a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up manner on foot, in which the player's lightsaber can be used for slashing and deflection attacks. Some levels play out as 3D first-person vehicular chase sequences, such as the speeder chase through Coruscant in pursuit of bounty hunter Zam Wesell early in the film.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings38.87%[1]
Metacritic38/100[2]
Review scores
PublicationScore
AllGame1/5 stars[3]
CVG3/10[4]
EGM2.17/10[5]
Game Informer1/10[6]
GamePro1.5/5 stars[7]
GameSpot3.7/10[8]
GameSpy2/5 stars[9]
GameZone6/10[10]
IGN6.5/10[11]
Nintendo Power2.7/5[12]

The game was met with generally negative reception. Reasons include its control issues,[8] simple difficulty, poor level designs and dated password system. Game Informer gave it an abysmal 1 out of 10, calling it "the dark side of gaming."[6] The game so far has a score of 38.89% from GameRankings[1] and 38 out of 100 from Metacritic.[2] However, a few reviewers, including IGN, thought the game was fine and gave a more forgiving review of it.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  4. ^ Sutton, Maura (July 19, 2002). "GBA Review: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones". Computer and Video Games. Archived from the original on June 24, 2007. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  5. ^ EGM staff (July 2002). "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones". Electronic Gaming Monthly (157): 128.
  6. ^ a b Reiner, Andrew (July 2002). "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones". Game Informer (111): 92. Archived from the original on April 11, 2008. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  7. ^ Miss Spell (June 13, 2002). "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Review for Game Boy Advance on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on March 13, 2005. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Provo, Frank (June 3, 2002). "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  9. ^ Abarcar, Gabe (July 17, 2002). "GameSpy: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 16, 2005. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  10. ^ Bedigian, Louis (June 24, 2002). "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones Review - Game Boy Advance". GameZone. Archived from the original on November 1, 2008. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Harris, Craig (May 15, 2002). "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  12. ^ "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones". Nintendo Power. 158: 150. July 2002.

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