Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game based on the Lego Star Wars line of toys. It is a combination of the game LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and its sequel Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, which spans the first six episodes of the Star Wars saga.
The game was announced by LucasArts on 25 May 2007 at Celebration IV and was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS on 6 November 2007 in North America. The compilation title was released for the PC on 13 October 2009 in the US. Its sequel, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, was released in March 2011. The Mac OS X version of the game was released on 12 November 2010 by Feral Interactive. A version of the game for iOS was released on 12 December 2013, and for Android on 1 January 2015.
Why It Rocks
- Unless you don't have a console that this game was released on but do have one with the first two Lego Star Wars games, you don't need to play the previous two games of Lego Star Wars, because it basically combines the first two Lego Star Wars games into one disc and adds some extra content and improves the graphics for newer consoles.
- There's a two-player arcade mode.
- The game throws in extra content that the first two Lego Star Wars games didn't feature such as the "Bounty Hunter Pursuit" level, the bonus level "New Town" and additional character and minikit bonus levels.
- More than 40 extras including more than a dozen that weren’t in the second game.
- You can play as a Buzz Droid, a Wampa, a Training Droid, and a Rancor but only through the use of Extra Toggle all of who weren't playable in the previous games.
- The extra Super Gonk allows the Gonk Droid to jump, move much faster and become a suicide bomber.
- Several bonus levels.
- The prequel trilogy levels were updated to include power bricks, some of which are in locations that once had a minikit canister with the canister that was originally there being moved elsewhere. They were also updated to include gameplay elements from the previous game.
- More than 100 playable characters including ones that weren't playable in the previous games such as Boss Nass, Dexter Jettster, Plo Koon, Aayla Secura, a pit droid, Captain Tarpals, Watto, R2-Q5, Lama Su, and Taun We.
- There are more vehicles to use such as Sebulba's podracer, the ARC-170 starfighter, a vulture droid, a Naboo Starfighter, a droid tri-fighter, and Anakin's Speeder.
- Many glitches and bugs from the first two games were patched.
- This was the Lego video game to include a save and exit feature while in a level rather than having to always complete the level to count everything which has carried over to all future Lego games.
- The character icons look more like the in-game models of the characters.
- You can destroy objects in certain levels that you couldn't destroy in the first two games.
- There are powerups in the levels which give you certain extras for a limited time.
- This was also the first Lego video game to include purple studs in the levels instead of just in the bonus levels which applies to all future Lego video games as well.
- The game has a challenge mode which was in the PSP version of the second game.
- Improved lighting and graphics.
- Watching the trailer of LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, you can play as Indiana Jones himself by buying for 50,000 studs.
- You can do online multiplayer in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
- When you 100% the game, custom characters now have High-Jump (in I, II, and III), Jedi, Sith, Blaster, Bounty Hunter, Imperial, Shortie, Protocol, Astromech, and Hover abilities.
- Unlike it's predecessor, the DS version was actually pretty faithful to the original and not as buggy.
- Due to the game being very easy to make mods for, a lot of mods are available for the PC version, such as a mod that replaces the battle droids in part of the Darth Maul level with sith lords!
- The original frustratingly difficult vehicle levels from the first game are still present, although they were in the bonus room.
- Some of the characters ported over from the original games have undergone some strange alterations. (The "Use Old Save" extra from Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy shares some of these problems).
- All variants of Padme in the original game had a chrome blaster pistol that fired green shots and made sounds like it did in the movies. In this game she carries a generic red blaster.
- The Battle Droids use the generic blaster sound rather than the one from the original game that sounded more like their blasters from the movies. (Bizarrely the Super Battle Droid still uses the original sound effect).
- The generic droids accessed with Extra Toggle are equipped with blasters for no apparent reason.
- The Death Star Troopers had their gloves removed (which they did wear in the films).
- Leia's Boush variation lacks a helmet which she had in the second game.
- Luke's Endor costume lacks a cape which he had in the second game.
- The Beach Troopers have bathing suits compared to the second game where they were topless.
- The Phase 2 clone troopers use the torso of the clone walker troopers.
- The Wookiees' blaster fire isn't green anymore it's instead an ugly orange color. At least the sound remains the same.
- The Naboo pilot among other characters who originally had unique blasters just have the Han Solo blaster fire sound and the gunfire is an ugly orange color.
- The DS version's cutscenes are completely watered down to looking like cardboard cutout and cheap effects.
- The Extra Toggle and custom characters are non-usable in the hub.
- The Scout Trooper is an extra toggle character.
- Every custom character uses male vocal effects.
- Some of the characters and levels are absent from the DS version.
- In the Wii version, if you spam the home button during the opening crawl or a cutscene, the audio goes out of sync.
- You can't rotate the camera in the Wii version since the d-pad instead make the character who you're controlling, move instead.
- There's no split screen for co-op which would've been nice for the two-player arcade mode and the bonus levels.
- The 29th and 30th power bricks are mixed up in the levels they're in. The same goes with the 35th and 36th power bricks.
- Challenge mode can be extremely difficult.
- The mobile version can be considered a bad port due to the watered down graphics, bad touch controls, and lack of hints or cheat codes.
- The Gonk Droid became a meme because of the Super Gonk and Self-Destruct cheats.
- The levels Anakin's Flight and Bounty Hunter Pursuit where meant to be featured in the original Lego Star Wars, but where cut. While it was originally assumed the Anakin's Flight level from this game would be pretty similar to the cut version, this was actually proven to be incorrect when it was found that data for the cut level was accidentally left on the Xbox version of Lego Star Wars: The Video Game.