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Tonight Ender gives out the very prestigious, Ender Awards for Star Wars titles. Starting off with:

 

Best Star Wars Arcade Game:

 

Star Wars Trilogy

There wasn't much competition. There was the old, old school Star Wars arcade game with infinite death star trench runs, and a few Star Wars pinball games. Regardless, Trilogy is a good game in it's own right. The controls are ridiculously simple. You can start playing ANH, ESB, or RoTJ in any order. You move, and shoot. Some levels are on foot, others on speeder-bikes or what not. Gameplay is just challenging enough to eat quarters, without being so hard as to force you to walk away. Bonus levels have you square off with Boba Fett and Vader in nifty duels. Graphics are pretty sharp, too.

 

Best Star Wars Game on a Nintendo Platform:

 

Shadows of the Empire - N64

Nintendo has had by far the most Star Wars titles on a gaming console between the NES, Gameboy, SNES, N64, and GC. I realized I have missed many Star Wars titles, since I haven't played any of the gameboy titles. Anyway, this was a really tough category, and I have a strong soft spot for Super Empire Strikes Back. When I used to run a Star Wars RPG, I had the SNES hooked up, and the game set to debug/music test mode. I used that for sound effects. When an AT-AT was shooting at the players, I would cue up the sounds. But despite my love for that game, Shadows of the Empire still wins. The Hoth levels were as good as Rouge Squadron, if not better. The FPS levels were better than Doom 64. Gameplay was fairly varied, bosses were difficult, there were many secrets to discover, and the game had a plot. Also, getting away from Luke as the main character was always a plus. For the time, gameplay was as good as you got, and the game remains fun today despite being an N64 title.

 

Honorable Mention: Super Empire Strikes Back - SNES

 

Worst Star Wars Game on a Nintendo Platform:

 

Star Wars on the NES.

The controls sucked. Gameplay never remoted resembled the movies. It didn't feel anything like Star Wars. It was insanely difficult. Most importantly, the game never resembled anything fun.

 

Honorable Mention: Star Wars: Clone Wars on GC

 

Best Star Wars Game on a Sony Platform:

 

Jedi Starfighter on the PS2

This game wasn't phenomenal, but examine the competition. Racer Revenge, Episode 1, Jedi Power Battles, Rebel Assault II, Masters of Teras Kasi, Starfighter, Bounty Hunter, Dark Forces, Demolition and Clone Wars. Jedi Starfighter was fun, and offered up decent multiplayer, which many Sony titles sadly lack. I am guessing Battlefront will steal this award next year.

 

Honorable Mention: Jedi Power Battles on PS1

 

Worst Star Wars Game on a Sony Platform:

 

Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi

This was a really bad Toshiden clone on the Playstation. Clunky controls, impossible combos, bad graphics, and the ridiculous notion of having a Star Wars Street Fighter style game in the first place, make this the worst Star Wars Title.

 

Honorable Mention: Rebel Assault II (How did Rebel Assault get a sequel, anyone?)

 

Best Star Wars Game on the X-Box

 

KOTOR.

Do I have to justify this?

 

Honorable Mention: Starfighter Special Edition

 

Worst Star Wars Game on the X-Box

 

Obi-Wan

 

Honorable Mention: Clone Wars

 

Best Star Wars Game on a PC:

 

X-Wing Alliance

You may be screaming for KOTOR, or Outcast, Battlegrounds, or what have you. X-Wing Alliance has an active community still producing content for it today. It has incredible multiplayer, and is just a fun game. And while LA is trying to breathe life into Galaxies, they're doing it win an expansion pack to the game that looks just like X-Wing Alliance. This was the TOUGHEST category. Try comparing a RTS to a Racer, to a FPS, to a RPG to a Space simulator. I still play the game many years later, and I stand by X-Wing Alliance.

 

Honorable Mentions: KOTOR, Jedi Academy, Yoda Stories

 

Worst Star Wars Game on a PC:

 

Rebel Assault - How in the world did this game get a sequel? Controls were horrible, level design was bad, voice acting was bad, and it didn't sell. It wasn't true 3D space like the X-Wing series, and inspired a laundy list of bad spin-offs like Rebel Assault II, Rouge Squadron, Battle for Naboo, and Rouge Squadron II. To think, if it wasn't for Rebel Assualt, LA may have focused on better games like the X-Wing series.

 

Honorable Mention: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

 

Worst Star Wars Videogame (any platform):

 

Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi - Playstation

 

Honorable Mention: Rebel Assault

 

I made a claim on the board a few days ago that I may have played every Star Wars game LA put out. I realize now that I missed Super Bombad Racing, and the Gameboy titles. I have Flight of the Falcon on the GB emulator. I may give that a try, but I don't think I'm really missing anything with Super Bombad Racing. I may be wrong. - Flame away!

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Rouge squadron? Isn't that the crack team of elite Jedi makeup artists?

 

Anyway, just had to disagree with the mention of Jedi Academy. Speaking from a single player perspective Jedi Outcast was far better and even that paled in comparison with Dark forces and Jedi Knight + Mysteries of the Sith.

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Rouge squadron? Isn't that the crack team of elite Jedi makeup artists?

 

Anyway, just had to disagree with the mention of Jedi Academy. Speaking from a single player perspective Jedi Outcast was far better and even that paled in comparison with Dark forces and Jedi Knight + Mysteries of the Sith.

Have to agree on that. I wish that either Lucasarts or some dedicated modder would remake Mysteries of the Sith with JK Outcast's engine....

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I didn't even know that there were that many Star Wars games.

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you got the whole playstatiobn stuff wrong in my opinion

 

Jedi Power battles is a great game multiplayer, but the best sony game would be episode 1 for the ps1, the movie wasnt that good but the game was awesome

Power Battles was decent multiplayer, but Bushido Blade was much more popular amongst most of my friends, and a lot of them are big Star Wars fans.

 

I just frankly have to disagree with you on the Episode 1 game. While I tried to defend the decent aspects of the movie, I really didn't like the video game. The graphics were piss-poor for the time, the controls were poor, and the gameplay seemed an after-thought. The game closely resembles the movie as far as plot, but that is it's only strength. (Then again, is that a strength?)

 

You'll note the Episode 1 game didn't sell at all, where as Racer sold fifty times more copies.

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I played Rouge Squadron on the N64, and the PC. The PC version looked MUCH better, even if the software was programmed to take advantage of 3dFX, and thusly favored Voodoo cards over ATI.

 

I also own Rouge Squadron II on the GC.

 

The games were entertaining, however the pale when compared to true 3D Space-Flight and complex controls in the X-Wing series of games. Playing Rouge Squadron after an X-Wing game is like putting training wheels on a Harley.

 

And after all, this was just my opinion.

 

Force Commander had a few good ideas, but the game tried to be EVERYTHING.

 

Scale the game. Either be Galactic Battlegrounds, or control a fleet of ships like Star Trek's Armada series. Don't try to do both at the same time.

 

EDIT - I noticed that the Ocular Syphilis option is becoming more popular in the poll. I'm kinda curious how the people who voted for that know what ocular syphillis feels like. Just a suggestion, don't visit the same brothel that Morte just visited.

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EDIT - I noticed that the Ocular Syphilis option is becoming more popular in the poll. I'm kinda curious how the people who voted for that know what ocular syphillis feels like. Just a suggestion, don't visit the same brothel that Morte just visited.

How the heck do you manage to get "eye" syphilis? :)

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EDIT - I noticed that the Ocular Syphilis option is becoming more popular in the poll.  I'm kinda curious how the people who voted for that know what ocular syphillis feels like.  Just a suggestion, don't visit the same brothel that Morte just visited.

How the heck do you manage to get "eye" syphilis? :)

By staring at Ivan the Terrible's sig. ^_^

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