Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars –
Lightsaber Duels
Star Wars The Clone Wars- Lightsaber Duels cover.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s)Krome Studios
Director(s)Steve Stamatiadis
Producer(s)Don Meadows
Ken Fox
Designer(s)Kev Harrison
Programmer(s)Chris Lacy
Artist(s)Furio Tedeschi
Composer(s)Kevin Kiner
SeriesStar Wars
ReleaseNovember 11, 2008 (2008-11-11)[1]
Genre(s)Fighting, Adventure[2]
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels is a Wii fighting video game based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.[3] The game was released on November 11, 2008[4] to coincide with the start of the series' first season. It features the same voice actors to reprise their roles from the show, such as Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, Matthew Wood, Corey Burton, Nika Futterman, Tom Kane, Phil LaMarr, and Terrence Carson. A companion game, Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance, was released on the Nintendo DS on the same day.


The events of the game's "Campaign Mode" take place during the film and select episodes from the first season of the television series, specifically "Duel of the Droids", "Cloak of Darkness", "Shadow of Malevolence", and "Destroy Malevolence" (in that order), finishing with a scenario original to the game.



Lightsaber Duels makes use of the Wii Remote to simulate lightsaber combat. Players also use the Nunchuk to utilize Force powers to enhance their strength and manipulate objects in the duel arena while playing as a Jedi or Sith. Duels are fought one-on-one, with four levels of difficulty themed after the ranks of the Jedi Order for single-player battles against an opponent controlled by artificial intelligence. Each character has different attack combos, triggered by inputting a series of several Wii Remote gestures without interruption. Quick time events can also occur during a duel that a player can win by performing the correct gestures to deliver extra damage to the opponent. Duels are fought as a best-of-three series, implemented with dual health bars that deplete one after the other, similar to Killer Instinct, although the winner fully replenishes their current health bar when a round ends with one of the loser's health bars being fully depleted.

In "Campaign Mode", the player can only fight as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano, each in their costumes from the series. They battle against Asajj Ventress, Count Dooku, and General Grievous, plus a Jedi Hunter, named EG-5, a droid that is programmed to use a lightsaber.

In "Challenge Mode", the player is given the choice to play as any character in the game currently unlocked, and enter a series of duels in which specific goals are set. If they are met, a blue Republic symbol will appear at the end of the duel. Each character has four challenges. Some challenges are more difficult than others, but they unlock characters and some battlefields as well.


Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels received mixed reviews according to review aggregator Metacritic.

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  2. ^ "Star Wars: Clone Wars - Lightsaber Duels Page". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  3. ^ Siegel, Lucas (2008-06-19). "LucasArts Reveals Rumored Wii 'Lightsaber Duel'". Newsarama. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
  4. ^ Vuckovic, Daniel (2008-06-23). "Trailer: Star Wars The Clone Wars for Wii and DS". Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
  5. ^ "Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  6. ^ Casamassina, Matt (13 November 2008). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels Review". IGN. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  7. ^ Whitehead, Dan (25 November 2008). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels". Eurogamer. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  8. ^ Miller, Jonathan (13 November 2008). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  9. ^ Miller, Jonathan (20 November 2008). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels Review". Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  10. ^ Rodriguez, Mal (24 November 2008). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  11. ^ Reeves, Ben (22 September 2009). "Star Wars Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels - Almost Like the Game is Force Choking You". Game Informer. Retrieved 5 October 2021.

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