Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles

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Star Wars Episode I:
Jedi Power Battles
Jedipowercov.jpg
North American PlayStation cover art
Developer(s)

LucasArts

HotGen (GBA)
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Platform(s) PlayStation, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • NA March 31, 2000
  • EU April 2000
Dreamcast
  • NA October 18, 2000
Game Boy Advance
  • NA November 21, 2001
  • EU March 1, 2002
Genre(s) Action, Beat 'em up, Platformer
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles is an action adventure Star Wars video game set during the time frame of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The game was first released for the PlayStation, afterwards for the Dreamcast and the Game Boy Advance (in the last case under the title Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles).

Overview[edit]

The game follows the plot of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Players can choose from one of five prequel-era Jedi and run, jump, slash, and use the Force through the game's ten levels, starting on the Trade Federation Battleship and ending with the battle against Darth Maul on Naboo. The player's primary weapon is a lightsaber used to fight through waves of enemies and deflect blaster shots. The lightsaber combat is rather simplified with a system that lets the player lock on to the nearest enemy using the R1 button. Items and the force can also be used for special attacks. On most levels jumping puzzles make up a large portion of the challenge. There are a few segments in which the player can pilot various craft. The single player campaign can also be played in cooperative mode with a second player, while the Dreamcast version has an additional training mode and a two player duel mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (DC) 74.73%[1]
(GBA) 56.96%[2]
(PS) 56.93%[3]
Metacritic (DC) 76/100[4]
(GBA) 58/100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame (DC) 3/5 stars[6]
(PS) 2.5/5 stars[7]
(GBA) 2/5 stars[8]
EGM (DC) 8/10[9]
(PS) 4.16/10[10]
Eurogamer 4/10[11]
GameFan (DC) 79%[12]
(PS) 62%[13]
Game Informer 8/10[14][15]
(GBA) 6.25/10[16]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[17]
GameSpot (DC) 5.8/10[18]
(PS) 5.4/10[19]
GameSpy 7/10[20]
GameZone 8/10[21]
IGN (DC) 6.8/10[22]
(GBA) 4/10[23]
(PS) 3/10[24]
Nintendo Power 2.9/5[25]
OPM (US) 2.5/5 stars[26]

The game was met with positive to very mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 74.73% and 76 out of 100 for the Dreamcast version;[1][4] 56.96% and 58 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[2][5] and 56.93% for the PlayStation version.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles for Dreamcast". GameRankings. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ Chung, Terry. "Star Wars: Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (DC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Sutyak, Jonathan. "Star Wars: Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ Miller, Skyler. "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles (GBA) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ EGM staff (2000). "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (DC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 
  10. ^ EGM staff (2000). "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 
  11. ^ Bramwell, Tom (May 23, 2000). "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles (PSOne)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on January 7, 2001. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "REVIEW for Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles (DC)". GameFan. October 18, 2000. 
  13. ^ Chau, Anthony (April 20, 2000). "REVIEW for Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles (PS)". GameFan. Archived from the original on May 11, 2000. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles - PlayStation". Game Informer (84). April 2000. Archived from the original on October 26, 2000. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ Reiner, Andrew (January 2001). "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles (DC)". Game Informer (93): 123. 
  16. ^ Reiner, Andrew (March 2002). "Star Wars Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles (GBA)". Game Informer (107): 91. Archived from the original on February 27, 2005. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ Extreme Ahab (December 11, 2000). "[Star Wars Episode I] Jedi Power Battles Review for Dreamcast on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 13, 2005. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  18. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (October 20, 2000). "Star Wars: Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles Review (DC)". GameSpot. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  19. ^ Fielder, Joe (April 10, 2000). "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ Mad Carl (October 15, 2000). "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  21. ^ Lafferty, Michael (December 19, 2001). "Star Wars Jedi Power Battles Review - Game Boy Advance". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 25, 2008. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  22. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (October 4, 2000). "Star Wars Episode One - Jedi Power Battles (DC)". IGN. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  23. ^ Nix, Marc (January 24, 2002). "Star Wars: Episode One: Jedi Power Battles (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  24. ^ Conrad, Jeremy; Perry, Douglass C. (April 6, 2000). "Star Wars Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles (PS)". IGN. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles". Nintendo Power 152: 132. January 2002. 
  26. ^ "Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 2000. 

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