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Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
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Product Description

LEGO Star Wars II sets players loose in the original three chapters of the Star Wars Saga -- making this the true sequel our fans have been clamoring for. Follow the Rebel Alliance's battle to dismantle the Galactic Empire and rebuild a galaxy in pieces. From Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to a showdown on the reconstructed Death Star, the game includes even more of the family-friendly LEGO action, puzzles and humor that earned the original LEGO Star Wars such popularity and acclaim.

Features:
  • Make Darth Maul a hero of the Rebellion, or destroy the Death Star with a TIE fighter!
  • Expands upon all of the fun and creativity that made the original LEGO Star Wars such a hit, this time set during the original three Star Wars films (Episodes IV, V, VI).
  • Unlock up to 54 more playable characters with a game save from the original LEGO Star Wars (consoles/Windows).
  • Create unique playable characters like Yoda Kenobi, Lando Fortuna and millions more by mixing and matching the LEGO body parts of all playable characters.
  • In Free Play mode, experience the Original Trilogy in a new way by importing any character into land levels, or switch between vehicles at will in space levels.

Customer Reviews:

  • My son loves the game; needs a save option
    This is my 9-year-old's first real video game, and he absolutely loves it. The only downside is that there is no way to save your current position; you can only save the latest level....more info
  • pretty good, but not the best
    this game is pretty good when you start playing until you get to about the middle of the bounty hunter part, and get one of the ghosts(takes a long time). then you have to get about 60 gold bricks to get to Lego City. then it gets kind of boring. I've had it for like 2 1/2 years, I haven't even got to Lego City yet!...more info
  • No disappointments!
    Both sons liked it so much, we bought a second so they could link up....more info
  • beware if your using vista, or have two players
    this game is a bit outdated these days, as the PC version was not re-released as the "complete saga" with a updated game engine, so if your using this with vista you will have lockups,

    Also you will quickly discover when haveing two people playing, is that unlike the more reciently released batman, and indiana jones games, in this one only one player gets to use a gamepad, the other player has to use the keyboard......more info
  • Star Wars Game
    We got this game for our 7 year old son who has wanted it for some time. He loves the game and it has great graphics, but it is very addictive. More addictive than most video games. All our son wants to do is play it every chance he gets; always trying to get to the "next" level. Good game, but you need to closely monitor your child's playing time, more so than other games....more info
  • Garbage at half the price!
    An enormous disappointment! First, the installer doesn't work properly and has to be patched, then one finds that the game ONLY runs in what could best be described as an out-of-focus VGA mode (640x480). There seems to be no reason to the interface, and control is essentially non-existent. There are NO instructions for operation of the interface, and responses to the keyboard seem to be totally random. One would have hoped for something reasonable from Lucas Arts, not a ghastly joke of a 1980's game. There may be "fun" hidden somewhere here, but it is completely concealed behind the horrible appearance and the lack of logic to the interface. Be warned! Save your money! Avoid this one....more info
  • Even better then the first...
    This is the kind of game I could just pick up and play for a few minutes or I could spend hours in front of the computer. On the surface it is a very easy game to play and finish, on the other hand there are many optional puzzles and quests that will keep an adult busy (and sometimes frustrated) for weeks after finishing the story of the game. Overall a great game for people of any age...
    The second installment adds even more options and extras. There are bounty hunter missions after you finish the story that keep you interested. A great game to add to your collection no matter your age.....more info
  • As good as everyone says it is
    Read the reviews and picked this up for myself and 2 boys. They love it, I love it, and it runs on Vista. The directions are useless for getting started, just know that inside the bar there is a room which is the actual starting place for the different levels. Enjoy!...more info
  • Gem of a Game...if you can install it.
    Coming only a year or so after its predecessor, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy isn't very different as far as graphics, interface, or gameplay is concerned. That's not a bad thing, because it was an easy game to pick up and play. The game centers you in the Mos Eisley cantina, from which you access all of the game's content. Basically you play through LEGOized versions of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The levels are longer on average than in the first game, which leads me to the only complaint I have about the interface: you can't save your progress in the middle of a level. Being the LEGO stud-gathering whore that I am, some of the levels take 40+ minutes to play through. Sure, you can pause, but if you have to quit for some reason, you've got to play that level again from the beginning. But, they're not very difficult. The game feature adaptive difficulty; the better you play, the more challenging the gameplay, and I still got through the levels with a minimum of frustration.

    The vehicle levels really shine in this game. Some reviewers have complained that the vehicle control scheme sucks. And while I did get through the Battle of Hoth level with ZERO studs due to this sucky control scheme, I quickly got used to it. Another cool thing about the vehicle levels is that they are no longer on a "rail." The addition of unlockable vehicles also adds replay value to the vehicle levels. While I only liked the Battle of Coruscant level in the original game, all of the vehicle levels in this one are better than that. Tripping AT-ATs is huge fun once you get the hang of it, and I really liked the asteroid field from Episode V. I've replayed it a couple of times and still haven't found all the secrets (though I did fly down the gullet of the giant space slug).

    Not only is the game play fun, but there's a lot of humor to be found. Cut scenes are spoofs of famous scenes from the Original Trilogy done with funny LEGO minifigs, like the first game, but it seems like it's funnier this time around. Luke doesn't just jump off the skiff over the pit of Carkoon, turn around and flip back on the skiff, he jumps up and down on the plank like it's a diving board and politely asks for his lightsaber back from the skiff guard before he knocks him off the side. Despite the goofing around in the cutscenes, the Death of Anakin Skywalker is handled solemnly and straight, which was nice to see. I actually went in wondering how that moment would be handled in light of all the comedy I'd seen in previous cutscenes. Getting rid off all of the dialog makes the game designers very creative in telling the story and it's almost as fun to watch as the movies themselves (seeing Darth Vader reveal Luke's parentage to him is a hoot!)

    If you're a fan of Star Wars, you owe it to yourself to play this game. It's priced WAY below what most new games cost and it's family friendly. There's little, if any, in the way of objectionable content, a co-op mode so you can play it with your friends or kids, and it lets you play with LEGO bricks without leaving your computer. What's not to like?

    Well, there was one thing not to like: my installer was corrupted and I couldn't install the game out of the box. I used a workaround to get it working, but I talked to a guy at Lucasarts after sending them a scathing letter and there is a patch available now that solves the problem. I personally feel a game should work as soon as you open the package, but since it cost me a whole half-hour of trouble before I could play it, I can't really take off too many points (thought I did knock it down 1 star overall). Just be aware of this if you're not a computer saavy user and check with your store's return policy if you don't want to bother with patches before you even play. That being said, it's WORTH the trouble of a patch to play it.

    Oh, and in case you're wondering, this game is LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, not the Special Editons. ;)...more info
  • Lego Star Wars II
    It's a really fun game, my only problem is the character mix and match feature. It only works if only one person is using the game (the other person has dropped out) and even then, it doesn't work well. The game has gotten stuck many times because we accidently walked over the the mix and match character tubes. Kind of annoying, but the rest of the game (so far we're about half way through) is really fun (not to mention funny)!...more info
  • An overall fun game
    I bought this game to spend time with my 5 year old son. I'm 40 years old and was an arcade expert back in the 80's, but this is my first game that I've ever bought for my computer. The animation on this is great and it's fun because you never permanently die, just temporarily blow up only to come alive again in a second or two. Although you constently kill people and blow up things, there is no blood or gore which is good for my child. There are many stages to the game and it takes some practice to get the hang of things. It does get frustrating and I have used "help" found on-line to get through some stages. There are many extra things in this game that you can do and I can tell right now that I may get to the end, but I'll certainly never experience the complete game. I did buy a gamepad controller because the keyboard controls were a pain, especially for my son. I like this game and my son loves it. It was a good purchase for our entry into computer gaming. ...more info
  • Not that good
    My experience with the game is different than that of many of the other reviewers. The interface is clunky, the game play is tedious, and the mechanics of the game -- like saving, entering, and exiting -- are downright awful. I really wouldn't recommend this game to anyone who is looking for the kind of smooth professional gameplay seen in many other star wars games like KOTOR. The best part about the game is the intro video clips. Once you get past the novelty of lego characters acting out star wars, there isn't much there. ...more info
  • Just as fun and addicting as the orginal!
    I loved the first LEGO Star Wars game, and when I finished the "secret" level at the end I was thrilled to see a sequel was on the way. Now that it's here and I've played a few levels I'm happy to say everything I loved is still there, plus a few extra features (such as the "make-your-own-character" station). You can even import unlocked characters from the original game to play in this one (I wish I had known before hand, or I'd have retreived them from my old computer).

    There are some minor changes to gameplay, though. The most noticable is the blaster/hand-to-hand fighting the characters switch between depending on how close they are to the enemy. While it's a ton of fun to see Leia slap a stormtrooper's head off, they frequently miss the intended target when there's a bunch of characters nearby (and you often hit your own friends). Jedi/lightsaber attacks also appear less potent in this game, which seems to make sense as Obi-Wan is getting up in the years and Luke has had less training than a padawan, but I really miss the rapid saber cuts and "3rd strike" action the Jedis had in the first game.

    I would also like to state that I had no trouble at all installing and running the game, which many people seem to have, and it looks amazing and runs totally smooth.

    Overall, LEGO Star Wars II is everything that made the original game so great, plus a few extra features. The levels are large, well-designed, and look spectacular. The cut-scenes are very entertaining, and it's a blast to play through the story of the original trilogy. Anyone who is a Star Wars or LEGO fan will have a blast with this game....more info
  • LEGO Star Wars 2...I have two copies, yet haven't played
    I am absolutely livid at this point. I pre-ordered the copy and had installation errors so I got another one days later. Well, the same errors are poping up when I try to load this game. I did some searching and found out the copyright protection is keeping me from installing so I went to pick up the installer patch. Even the installer patch isn't working, it says it's missing another file in the default cab. I am on my last limb right now, not knowing where to go from here. Amazon will be recieving both these copies back and I will wait some time until I re-order this game again. I think it's downright hilarious that they are trying to technologically advance anti-piracy and with this occurence it's the very thing that is preventing me from loading this game. How ironic, these anti-piracy jellyheads are preventing us...the people who actually buy the game, from playing it. Screw you Big Brother!...more info
  • Love it as much as my 8-yr old!
    First off let me start by saying there is an install error with a "digital signature" on the PC version of some of the retail discs. My boys were so bummed, however, Lucas Arts already has created a patch - you can get it on the website. I installed it today very quickly and easily with no problems. Don't let that minor bug stop you from purchasing this great game!
    Just like the first Lego Star Wars, this game is loads of fun for the kids (and for the adults!), and a "just right" level of challenge. I have boys 6yrs and 8yrs old, and this is great for their problem solving skills, because there are so many "things" to find, and problems you need to solve to get to the next level, or to gain enough studs to fill your Jedi meter, or to find the canisters, etc. Rarely do they actually get stuck and need my help, however.
    I also have to put in a plug for the creativity of this game. Like the previous reviewers said, this game is so funny. The little Lego people have such personalities and there are many surprises tucked into the game that made me laugh out loud.
    You won't be disappointed with this game no matter what your age, unless you are a serious gamer who wants a game that will take a year to figure out....more info
  • Won't run with Virtual Drives or older video cards
    First off, my 5.5 yr. old son loves the PS2 version of this game, and also the PC version.

    However, it doesn't support any virtual drive software like Alcohol 120%, so if you run with any, you have to unmount all drives in order to install or play, and it also requires the CD in the drive to start. You can take the CD out once the game's started. (The game rating is 3.5: scroll through the reviews to the ones mentioning installation and Securom issues).

    Next, it requires Pixel Shading 1.1, which is not support on any NVidia cards older than GeForce3, and ATI cards older than 8500. Thus my GeForce2 GTS on one of my machines precludes playing the game.

    Lastly, you can't save a game until you complete that level/episode and exit to the cantina.

    Opinion: I generally won't buy any games that don't work with virtual drive software as CDs get scratched (especially by 5 year olds), and are a pain to find. My wife bought this one so I didn't have an opportunity to check first.

    =-Steve...more info
  • Great game overall, but a complaint about game saving
    This game is great fun for kids as well as adults. The gameplay consists of shoot-em-up for points, puzzles to solve, and some coordination stunts like driving a hovercraft across a straight line of lights. There are a large number of chapters including all the major scenes from Star Wars 4, 5 & 6. The transition videos it plays between each episode are really funny - for example when Leia records the message to put in R2D2 she can't figure out how to put it inside him, so she opens up his top like a garbage can and throws it in !



    After chapters are complete, you can go back as other star wars characters in free play mode and open up hidden rooms. There are special legos to collect over time which open up additional secrets. Also you can customize characters and put different heads on different bodies - very funny.



    The game play in many ways is best with 2 players, some of the scenes you really want someone shooting while you solve the puzzle, or it gets a bit frustrating to keep getting shot. But you can die as many times as necessary without losing ground in the story - only money/points. And there is no blood, just lego pieces flying about :)



    I picked up 2 Xbox 360 controllers and plugged them into my PC (yes you can do this) and they worked really well - much easier to control than the keyboard, especially with 2 player mode.



    The only negatives I would mention are that you cannot save progress in the middle of a chapter. If you only have a limited amount of time, you will have to start the chapter over if you stop playing - some of the chapters can take 30-45 minutes to complete especially the first time through.



    Secondly, the game has fairly high end video card requirements (pixel shading & vertex shading). The discount GeForce card I got just 1 year ago was insufficient, and I had to buy a new card before I can play this game on my XP machine. It does work just fine with Windows Vista....more info
  • Fun gameplay, but defective product
    The game is very fun, but not challenging. Once I actually got the game working it was great! The problem is some digital rights management trick intended to prevent copying... which apparently doesn't even work because there are illegal copies all over the place...

    Anyway, even though I own a perfectly legal copy that I got through Amazon, the game wouldn't install correctly. As a legitimate owner of the game, I shouldn't have to go through that! And by the way, I don't know about anyone else out there, but my CDs and DVDs get scratched up after a while, sometimes to the point that they are unusable. It's my copy, I bought it, so why shouldn't I be able to make a backup copy for my own use? Plus, what they're doing doesn't even stop illegitimate copying!

    No more LucasArts products for me!...more info
  • 8 - 10 yr olds LOVE IT!
    As a parent who is reluctant to provide "fighting" games for my boys, I started off with the LEGO Star Wars video game, 6 months ago at Christmas 2007. (The boys were 8 & 9 then.) I figured that the leap in their minds from legos battling to my boys physically fighting was pretty great. Since I didn't see my sons physically lashing out at each other when they got angry or frustrated, (after hours of playing Legos Star Wars) I was encouraged. So in June 2008, I bought the Indiana Jones Lego video game. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original AdventuresBoth boys and their friends love to play it. It is easy enough for them to handle, yet challenging enough for them to have to work at it and not get bored. I have noticed that my sons and their friends take both the video storylines and can role play with their lego toys longer than they used to. I like to encourage imaginative play and this video game actually helps them do just that! Who would have thought!? (Mom age 51)...more info
  • AWESOME!!!
    I bought this game as a birthday present for my 10-year-old son. He and his father have played it every day for the past three weeks. We have had the first game for a while, and it was still enjoyable, but they have not gone back to it since the new one arrived. My husband (almost 50) thinks it's one of the best games he has seen. ...more info
  • Good game, but occasional random crashes
    Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
    Good PC game, with excellent graphics. However, at random times the game crashes in Windows XP Professional (Media Center edition) with a pop-up to report the problem to Microsoft. Technical support from the vendor provides a "cop-out" response that perhaps the video card drivers are not up to date. In my case, they are, but the crashes continue....more info
  • Nice Game - toug hto install
    My 7 year old, who is a huge Star Wars fan loves this game. Good for kids since when you "die" you regenerate in the same spot. Great graphics which will run without a program like 3DA, which was needed for the previous Lego Star Wars.

    Don't even try installing it without first going to the LucasArts website and downlaoding the Installer Patch. Had all sorts of problems trying to get it to install until I did a web search and came upon a forum about this. Pointed me to the patch and then it was OK. No way to know otherwise though, which is unfortunate....more info
  • A great game
    as with thew first Lego Star Wars this game is simple enough for children to play yet has a play style that will entertain adults. it is well written with fun missions and very few truly difficult puzzles or maneuvers to solve. Re-playability is built in with the free play mode that will allow you to bring other characters into a level to reach new areas and complete goals that cannot be done in the first pass.

    i highly recommend this game....more info
  • Great Game
    This game has provided hours of fun for my 10 year old. The characters are cute, and it is just right for him. Great game!...more info
  • awesome
    I always liked this game and i like to play it a lot!
    hint-when you finish the game you should buy the three ghosts so then the enemy can't see you!...more info
  • Fun for the Entire Family
    This is a very good game, my son and I both enjoy the game play. the story line follows the movies with a nice comic twist. The ability for both my son and myself to be able to play at the same time is wonderful. ...more info
  • SecuRom nightmare
    I bought this game for my son and he loves it; great fun to play apparently. However, it has horrible SecuRom issues. The game would not install in spite of Lucasarts tech support and the 1.01 install patch. I had to Google the 1610 install error and only then found useful links that directed me to remove conflicting MSI keys from the registry.
    So after it was successfully installed it wouldn't run!! Many more exchanges with Lucasarts tech support proved futile and as of now it still is unresolved - more SecuRom conflicts that are preventing the game from reading my CD or DVD drives. This "no run" problem can be by-passed all together however with a No-CD patch. ...more info
  • Your kids will like this, if you can get it to run.
    My son played the PC demos of this game with no problem, so I purchased this game new and gave it to him for his birthday. He was excited, but that turned to disappointment when the game didn't install because of a corrupt data file. It said:
    LEGOS STAR WARS II ERROR
    Error 1330.A A file that is required cannot be installed because the cabinet file E:\ Default~1.cab has an invalid digital signature. This may indicate that the cabinet file is corrupt. Error 3 was returned by WinVerifyTrust.
    So the CD is corrupt from the factory!! Somehow I found the troubshooting file on the CD. It said to go to their support web site. To get support you will need to send them a Dxdiag file from your computer, download and install Flash player, download and install Mozilla Firefox. Now open your new web brouser and type in their support website to get help. It tells you to insert the CD and open their patch. Lo and behold, the first thing the patch does it to repair the corrupt cabinet file. So why does a big company release a CD that never should have left Quality Control. I emailed them and am still waiting for an answer. So unless you are prepared to do some major troubleshooting, buy your child something else. (All three SW games that I tried had a host of bugs and needed patches-buyer beware. I won't be buying the first Legos edition, since I hear it has even more bugs)....more info
  • Classic Action/Adventure Game
    I originally played this title on my friend's Nintendo GameCube. I loved it so much that I wanted it for my PC. (Since that is my preferred platform.)

    I expected the differences in platforms to favor the PC, and I was correct. The only differences between the PC and the console version are that you get more save files and your computer can make better use of the game features (graphics, sound, etc.) if capable. I would recommend the PC version if you find that you spend a lot of time on the computer as opposed to taking up the TV for your games. I also view the PC as more reliable than those laser-reliant CD game consoles that tend to break easily.

    Lego Star Wars II (LSW2) itself is a fantastic game. In all honesty, I truly believe it to be a classic game on par with the greats you know and love. That might sound like hyperbole, but in my view, two things make a game a classic: simplicity and style.

    LSW2 is as simple as they get. You walk around killing bad guys pushing one button for attack. Some characters have a ranged attack (guns, dirt clods, etc.) and others have melee attacks (light saber, stun gun, etc.).

    There is one button for jump (or hover, as the case may be). The two other buttons are for switching characters or using their special ability (like the Force, building things, or unlocking doors, for examples).

    So that's it: four buttons and a directional pad. This is good for the PC version because almost all game controllers are quite compatible.

    The game design is quite fantastic, I think. The levels were designed very well.

    First off, they allow for the player to really explore the landscapes that were not fully explored in the Star Wars movies. For example, really touring the harsh landscape of Tattoine or the lush jungles of Endor.

    Second, the way the score or points are tallied is based on exploration, almost obligating the player to fulfill his curiosity with every nook and cranny of every game level. The player will find himself trying to reach an unassuming ledge in hopes that something special is above it, but out of sight.

    Third, and lastly, the levels challenge a player's understanding of the game concepts by requiring the use of certain characters or vehicles to complete various tasks within the levels. For examples, using a Jedi to make a bridge out of debris, or having R2-D2 summon a draw bridge.

    Overall, the best aspect of this classic game, in my opinion, is the different kind of replay-ability that it offers. It is different from many action/adventure games because the storyline is completely linear, but the replay value shows itself after you have come back to the game after a long hiatus.

    That is, I spent about 41 hours trying to figure this game out myself and unlocking 100% of the items and characters, etc.

    Putting the game down, then returning to it in, say, six months, I sure as heck won't remember where everything is. I can easily see myself taking another 41 hours trying to achieve that 100% mark again. The game will last forever.

    And just to close on something I mentioned before, LSW2 definitely has its own style. Sure, it incorporates the entire Star Wars theme right into it diligently, but its added unique sense of humor will have you laughing out loud. The little movies in between scenes will crack you up.

    A great game for all ages. (I am 30 and found myself downloading screenshots to put on my work computer!) Finally, the perfect combination of toys I used to play as a kid and toys I play with as an adult. Lego Star Wars II is a definite classic in my book....more info
  • One of the best
    This game is one of the best of its kind out there! The gameplay is very fun although there are a few bugs here and there, like R2-D2 won't activate the panels if used by the computer; however that is easily remedied by just using the two-player option. In this game, you get to play just about any character you can imagine in the Star Wars realm. Everyone but droids and the Jedi or Jedi in training have blasters. The R2-D2 can cause a stormtroopers head to be put on backwards for a couple of seconds but C3PO is kind of worthless except for the numerous locks he can unlock. The Jedi have lightsabers as a weapon. The game throws a twist at you at every level because it is one very large puzzle. You have to figure out how to advance to the next section by doing certain things. The videos in between levels are also hilarious. R2-D2 in the first level is used like a trashcan by Leia. She throws the Death Star plans into him. This game also contains no gore whatsoever. Everybody just disintegrates into Lego pieces if they die. My only concern about this game is the fact that when I first got it out of the box, I installed it and it wouldn't launch. The anti-piracy software was working a little too well and wouldn't let the original disc launch the program; however I sent an analysis file to SecuROM, the anti-piracy software maker, and they sent me a file that would launch the game. That is really the only problem I have had with the game....more info
  • SecuROM protection prevents running game
    We pre-ordered this game direct from Lego as soon as pre-ordering became available. My 10-year-old son and I awaited its arrival anxiously. Unfortunately after installing the program, attempting to start it crashes our PC with a blue screen of death (STOP 0x0000008E). Further investigation reveals problems with the game's SecuROM copy protection. I have been in touch with both LucasArts and SecuROM technical support and neither knows how to solve the problem--this PC has none of the usual culprits installed (CD-Rom authoring software or virtual CD emulators that SecuROM detects in an attempt to prevent evil pirates from unauthorized copying).

    While researching the issue I discovered several websites where you could download illegal copies of the game only days after its release. So clearly the SecuROM protection is not effective and serves only to prevent legitimate users from using the game they purchased....more info
  • Great Gaming Fun for All Ages
    I loved the original Lego Star Wars game. It was incredibly fun, very replayable and had a wicked sense of humor. Lego Star Wars II is just as fun, and covers Episodes IV-VI!

    It's very rare to find a game that kids can play, adults can play, and everybody truly loves it. This is one of those games. I'm sure kids enjoy the game quite a lot - but pretty much every adult gamer I know loves this series as well. It's fun, it has classic scenes from the Star Wars movies done in a VERY funny style, and you can keep replaying it. You can play it with friends! You can unlock new episodes, new ships, new characters, you name it.

    The first thing you notice when you enter the "Cantina" is that now you can MAKE NEW CHARACTERS!!! Yes, you can mix up Darth Vader's head, Princess Leia's torso and a stormtrooper's pants. You can mix pretty much any character you find in the game, and give them personalized names! Then you can bring 2 of your creations into the game with you on free play mode. Talk about fun!!

    The game gets even better. Yes, you work through all the classic scenes - Luke buying the droids, the Death Star blowing up, and so on from the "first 3 movies" (in release order at least). The cut scenes are VERY funny. Being able to play along as the various characters is amazingly fun in story mode, and even better in "free play" when you can randomly switch between a variety of characters to find all the hidden items.

    I love the stud finding system. You want more money? Just replay a mission a few times. You can get all sorts of fun "cheats" (not cheats, really, but fun add-ons), you can buy new characters to use, and much more. It really gives you incentive to keep playing.

    Is a youngster in the house having trouble playing? Just have an adult pop into the game for a while to help out, then the adult can pop out again, to let the child keep playing! It is just brilliant. I love this game.

    The graphics are superb, as last time, with little lego movements seeming just right. Their swaggers and sliders are incredibly funny. The sound, of course, is the real movie soundtrack and is superb. You couldn't ask for anything better.

    Even the tiny touches are funny. If C-3PO starts getting hit, he loses an arm, then another arm, then a leg. You have him hopping along valiantly behind you, trying to remain with your team. Chewie rips off arms from stormtroopers.

    Now of course, there are always a few things the game designers get wrong. While Chewie's arm-ripping is quite funny, it is REALLY annoying when he does it - very slowly - in the middle of a firefight when you wanted him to be blasting away. The characters automatically switch into close combat mode if they think someone is nearby, even if you really needed to fire away at someone with the blaster. Even more annoying, if you're blasting away at "destructables" (wall items, whatever) and your friend gets near you start bashing on him!

    The camera is also really annoying. You get a *slight* amount of view control, but not much. When you are craning around trying to find a mini-kit on the screen and the camera keeps swooping wildly exactly where you do NOT want to look, it can get very frustrating.

    Still, these are minor problems in a game that is so stellar. I highly, highly recommend this game for any gamer of any age. It's incredibly fun....more info