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Gaming From Menace to Mouse: Classic Star Wars Gaming (1999-2014) Discussion Thread (TPM 20th Anniversary)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Daxon101, May 19, 2019.

  1. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Master star 5

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    MOD EDIT- Expanding thread's scope for use beyond this initial topic once we merge the forum. This thread will be for discussion of all classic Star Wars games released between 1999-2014 (X-Wing Alliance is technically a 1999 release, but we're counting it as part of this companion thread being out aside for all the pre-TPM game releases).

    This thread will essentially cover everything released between TPM game titles up to before EA's main run begins with Battlefront in 2015 after the canon rebooted.




    =====Original Opening Post Follows=====

    I see a Post about this [The Phantom Menace video games 20th Anniversary] on Twitter and thought id create a thread in the same vain.

    I remember playing the Video Game and Jedi power battles. The Video Game was enjoyable and at times felt like a prototype KOTOR i thought. while Jedi Power Battles was a frustrating pain in the butt!... that i didn't play very long.

    I never played Obi Wan and i don't think i ever played Pod racing. mostly due to the lack of Xbox and whatever Nintendo console was out at that time. think it was gamecube.

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    Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Video game) ^

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    Jedi Power Battles ^

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    Star Wars: Obi-Wan ^

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    Star Wars Episode I: Racer ^

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    Star Wars Starfighter ^

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    Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo ^
     
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  2. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I really enjoyed The Phantom Menace, Podracer and Starfighter on the Playstation systems.
     
  3. Life

    Life Jedi Master star 4

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    Podracer was on N64 and Dreamcast. But there was a sequel that came out later on PS2, about the same time as the release of AotC called Racer: Revenge.
     
  4. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Battle For Naboo greatly enhances the experience of watching TPM. Starfighter was also fun, as was Jedi Power Battles of Dreamcast.

    Racer wasn't bad (but felt lacking compared to F-Zero and Extreme-G). The Arcade version was pretty awesome, though, with the actual lever controls.

    Fond memories of TPM PC game, though. Only played it a few times in high school (had one programming teacher who loaded cool stuff onto the systems for us) but it was one of the first places to really highlight the Droid Starfighters transformers-like quality (since it's blink-and-you'll-miss-it in the movie) when you fight it as a boss, IIRC.
     
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  5. Life

    Life Jedi Master star 4

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    I had the chance to play the Racer arcade game once. It was pretty cool.
     
  6. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah. You don't realize how difficult it would be to actually control/steer a podracer like that until you play that game. It's not something you can get a true sense of just by using an analog stick or flightstick. Probably the only controller/input device that could even come theoretically close would be the GCN controller, if you had to control your pod by using the two analog triggers. And, even then, the responsiveness of your fingers on two triggers is a large step removed from using large levers that work your arms and upper body.
     
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  7. Guidman

    Guidman PT Moderator and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Moderator

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    The N64 tried their best to replicate the arcade version, if you plugged in two controllers in ports 1 and 3 you could use both analog sticks to drive and steer.
     
  8. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh, that's right! I had forgotten about that! Dual analog sticks still isn't quite the same but about the best you could do at home.
     
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  9. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I liked the Huttese swearing.
     
  10. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    I has Knights of the Old Republic on my Android phone and it plays better, smoother, looks better, and runs easier (and doesn't crash) unlike the version I had on my PC 10 years ago. And about 50 bucks cheaper too. Going full darkside this time cuz canonically it doesn't exist in main Star Wars canon (I went with Lightside 10 years ago cuz that was the Legends canon answer). Takes me, like, months to play though it cuz only a few minutes a week but cranking through. Oddly, it's way more annoying to try to get your health up when you're Dark Side, although I'm pumping stats into the Drain Life power.
     
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  11. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I need to circle back around to that one day. My old PC just started to have mouse input delays during games only around that time which made it impossible to play most games (basically i could walk around in real time in games but any mouse clicks would have 5+ second delays, forcing one to literally be a Jedi and see things before they happened in order to try to play anything). Windows didn't fix that problem for a year or two and by time the update came around the PC was dying on other fronts so I had to put my SW PC games off to the side and refocus on consoles.
     
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  12. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    It's a bit awkward on a phone because the menu text icons are really small to strain to move things around and sometimes clicking around the map can get difficult (And I have large fingers) so gets sometimes to be kinda like this



    Not unplayable, though! just gotta get used to it.