Star Wars: Pit Droids

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Star Wars: Pit Droids
Developer(s)Lucas Learning
Publisher(s)Lucas Learning
Platform(s)iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows
Release1999
Genre(s)Puzzle

Star Wars: Pit Droids (full title: Star Wars Pit Droids: Logic and Reasoning) is a 1999 puzzle game by Lucas Learning. The game develops skills such as hypothesis testing and geometry.[1]

Plot[edit]

Watto has bought a series of pit droids, and it is the player's job to bring them to the Pod Racing arena by avoiding all the environmental obstacles.

Gameplay[edit]

The player manoeuvres the pit droids through a series of puzzles such as road blocks and junk heaps. Players can also create their own droids and trade them online with other gamers.

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Diamond of Inside Mac Games praised the puzzle, variable difficulty, graphics, and music.[2] Jeux Mac compared the game to Lemmings, and said it would appeal to contemplative gamers.[3] Brad Cook of All Game Guide complimented its detailed graphics, intricate gameplay, and jazzy soundtrack.[4] Just Adventure's Ray Ivey liked the aesthetic quality of the game manual.[5] The Scotsman said the game was very playable for a TV-tie in and offered educational opportunities.[6] IGN gave the game a rating of 7.5.[7] The Boston Herald thought the game offered an interesting test of children's logical abilities.[8] The Boston Globe thought it was a standout in the children's software genre, mentioning its animation, sound effects, and tutorial.[9] CVG said the game was easy to play, but added that its overly simple concept reduced its replayability.[10]

Pit Droids won Computer Games Strategy Plus's 1999 "Classic Game of the Year" award. The editors wrote, "[T]his game is not only mind-bogglingly fun for puzzle fans of all ages, it is also solid, well-designed, addictive, attractive, and arguably the year’s best use of the Star Wars Episode I license."[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My droids are smarter than yours.(WHAT'S NEW)". 1999-08-01. Archived from the original on 2018-11-16.
  2. ^ "Inside Mac Games Review: Star Wars Episode I: Pit Droids". www.insidemacgames.com. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  3. ^ JeuxMac.com, (C) 1999-2003 by. "JeuxMac.com: Toute l'actualité ludique du Mac, news, tests, previews". tests.jeuxmac.com. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  4. ^ "Star Wars: Pit Droids - Review - allgame". 2014-11-16. Archived from the original on 2014-11-16. Retrieved 2017-02-20.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Review: Pit Droids". 2001-07-21. Archived from the original on 2001-07-21. Retrieved 2017-02-20.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Pit your wits against the movie hype master Multimedia Review". 2000-01-10. Archived from the original on 2018-11-20.
  7. ^ "Star Wars: Pit Droids (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  8. ^ "New titles help kids become math-literate.(Arts and Lifestyle)". 2002-01-13. Archived from the original on 2018-11-19.
  9. ^ "KIDS' SOFTWARE FROM GEMS TO JUNK BEST OF NEW PROGRAMS CHALLENGE AND INSTRUCT CHILDREN'S SOFTWARE BEST OF NEW PROGRAMS TEACH YOUNG". 1999-12-12. Archived from the original on 2017-06-08.
  10. ^ "PC Review: Pit Droids - ComputerAndVideoGames.com". 2007-01-18. Archived from the original on 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2017-02-20.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ Staff (March 6, 2000). "The Computer Games Awards; The Best Games of 1999". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Archived from the original on March 24, 2005.