Author: Matt "ObiWaN" Hansen

The Legacy of Star Wars: Obi-Wan – A Look Back at the Beloved Retro Game

Star Wars: OBI WAN.

The Star Wars franchise has been a massive cultural phenomenon for decades, with fans around the world eagerly awaiting each new film, TV show, or video game. Among the many Star Wars video games released over the years, one of the most memorable and beloved is undoubtedly “Star Wars: Obi-Wan”, released in 2001 for the Xbox console. This game gave fans the chance to play as the iconic Jedi Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi, in an adventure that took them across the galaxy and through some of the most famous moments of the Star Wars universe. In this article, we will take a closer look at “Star Wars: Obi-Wan”, exploring its history, gameplay, and reception among fans and critics alike. The History of Star Wars: Obi-Wan “Star Wars: Obi-Wan” was developed by the now-defunct studio, LucasArts, which was known for producing a number of popular Star Wars games over the years. The…

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Mandalorian Factions: Exploring the History and Diversity of the Warrior Culture

Mandalorian Factions: Exploring the History and Diversity of the Warrior Culture

The Mandalorians are a proud and fierce warrior culture in the Star Wars universe. They are a group of individuals who prioritize honor, loyalty, and strength above all else. Over the years, the Mandalorian culture has been portrayed in various forms, and their history is marked by several factions that have risen and fallen. In this article, we will discuss six of the most prominent Mandalorian factions: Death Watch, Mandalorian Neo Crusaders, True Mandalorians, New Mandalorians, Wren Clan, and Children of the Watch. Death Watch: Death Watch is one of the most infamous Mandalorian factions. They were a group of warriors who believed in the old ways of Mandalore, where honor and strength were the most important qualities. The group was founded during the Clone Wars, with the aim of overthrowing the pacifist government of Mandalore and restoring the traditional ways of the Mandalorian people. The Death Watch was a…

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Exploring the Forgotten: 5 Oddball Star Wars Video Games You Might Have Missed

5 Oddball Star Wars Video Games You Might Have Missed

Star Wars is one of the most beloved and successful media franchises of all time. From the original trilogy to the prequels, sequels, and spin-offs, Star Wars has captured the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world. Alongside the blockbuster movies and popular television shows, there have been countless video games that have allowed fans to explore the Star Wars universe in new and exciting ways. In this article, we will take a look at five oddball Star Wars video games that you might have missed. R2-D2’s Adventure is a game that was released for the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum in 1987. The game puts players in control of R2-D2 as they navigate a series of platform levels. The goal of the game is to collect all of the parts needed to assemble a new astromech droid. Along the way, players must avoid obstacles, defeat enemies,…

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Flashpoints of SWTOR: Korriban Incursion

Korriban Incursion

Korriban Incursion is one of the most exciting Flashpoints in Star Wars: The Old Republic. It is a four-player mission that takes place on the planet Korriban, where players must fight their way through the tombs of the Sith Lords to stop a Republic invasion. Along the way, players will face three boss fights, each with its unique set of challenges. In this article, we will delve into the strategies and tactics that players can use to defeat each of these bosses. The first boss in Korriban Incursion is Master Riilna or Lord Renning. This boss fight requires players to be vigilant and coordinated. The fight takes place in a circular room, and the boss will periodically call in waves of reinforcements. These reinforcements consist of both ranged and melee attackers and can quickly overwhelm players if they are not careful. The key to defeating this boss is to focus…

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The Golden Age of Star Wars Gaming: A Look Back at the Iconic Titles of the Early 2000s

Titles like Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars

The early 2000s were undoubtedly the golden era of Star Wars video games. This period saw the release of some of the most iconic and beloved titles in the franchise, from the fast-paced action of Star Wars: Battlefront to the epic role-playing adventures of Knights of the Old Republic. For fans of the series, this was a time of unparalleled excitement and innovation, as developers pushed the boundaries of what could be done with the Star Wars universe in gaming form. One of the defining features of this era was the sheer variety of games that were available. There were first-person shooters like Republic Commando, strategy games like Empire at War, and even racing games like Racer Revenge. This diversity was a testament to the creativity and ambition of the developers, who were constantly finding new ways to explore the Star Wars universe and its many characters and worlds. Perhaps…

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Exploring the Best Mandalorian Game: Star Wars Bounty Hunter

The BEST Mandalorian Game EVER

The Mandalorian culture has always been an intriguing aspect of the Star Wars universe. Their history and traditions have been explored in various Star Wars media, from the Clone Wars animated series to the Mandalorian live-action series. But one of the best representations of Mandalorian culture in video games is Star Wars Bounty Hunter, which is often referred to as the best Mandalorian game ever made. In Star Wars Bounty Hunter, players take on the role of Jango Fett, the infamous bounty hunter who served as the template for the Clone Army in the prequel trilogy. Jango is a Mandalorian, a member of a warrior culture that values strength, honor, and loyalty above all else. The game explores Jango’s past and his connection to the Mandalorian culture, as well as his rivalry with the Jedi Order. Boba Fett, Jango’s clone son, also plays a significant role in the game’s story….

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The Ultimate Ranking: Battlefront 2’s Heroes and Villains from Worst to Best

Battlefront 2 - Ranking ALL 22 HEROES & VILLAINS from WORST to BEST

In the galaxy far, far away, the battle between the light and dark side continues, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 brings that battle to life. The game features a roster of 22 heroes and villains from across the Star Wars franchise, and in this video, we will rank them all from worst to best. At the bottom of the list is BB-9E, a First Order astromech droid. While it can hack enemy turrets and heal allies, it lacks the combat skills of its counterparts. Next is Finn, a former stormtrooper turned Resistance fighter. Finn’s abilities are focused on support and defense, making him useful in team play but less effective in one-on-one combat. Leia Organa, the former princess and leader of the Rebel Alliance, comes in at number 20. Leia’s abilities focus on defense and support, but she lacks the offensive power of other heroes. Following Leia is Bossk, a…

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The Evolution of Lego Star Wars Games: A Journey Through the Galaxy (2005-2022)

History of Lego Star Wars Games 2005 - 2022

Lego Star Wars is one of the most popular franchises in the gaming world. It combines two of the biggest franchises of all time: Star Wars and Lego, and has been a fan favorite since its inception in 2005. The series has seen many iterations over the years, and with each new release, it has only grown in popularity. In this article, we will explore the History of Lego Star Wars Games from 2005 to 2022, as covered in a Youtube video, and look at how well they were received. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005): The first game in the series, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, was released in 2005. It was developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by LucasArts. The game was available on multiple platforms, including PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC. The game covers the events of the prequel trilogy, starting with Episode I:…

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Ranking the Best SWTOR Storylines: An Overview of the Classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Ranking the Best SWTOR Storylines: An Overview of the Classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that takes place in the Star Wars universe. With eight unique class storylines, SWTOR offers players a wealth of content to explore. In this video, YouTuber “xLetalis” ranks all of the SWTOR storylines, providing a comprehensive overview of each one. The video begins by introducing the eight classes: Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Smuggler, Trooper, Bounty Hunter, and Imperial Agent. Each class has its own unique storyline, and the video ranks them from worst to best. Starting with the worst storyline, xLetalis begins with the Jedi Consular. While the Consular has a great backstory and lore, their storyline is slow-paced and lacks excitement. The Jedi Consular is followed by the Trooper, whose storyline is somewhat generic and predictable. Next up is the Smuggler, whose storyline is full of humor and wit, making it an…

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Flashpoints of SWTOR: Assault on Tython

Flashpoints of SWTOR: Assault on Tython

Assault on Tython is a Flashpoint in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the Star Wars universe. The Flashpoint is designed for groups of four players and is located on the planet Tython, the birthplace of the Jedi Order. The storyline of Assault on Tython revolves around a group of Sith who have invaded the Jedi Temple on Tython with the intent of stealing a powerful artifact. Players are tasked with stopping the Sith and preventing them from acquiring the artifact, which is rumored to have the power to turn the tide of the ongoing war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. The Flashpoint is divided into several stages, each with its own set of challenges and enemies. Players must navigate through the ruins of the Jedi Temple, fighting off waves of Sith soldiers and powerful bosses, including the Sith…

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Flashpoints of SWTOR: Kuat Drive Yards

Kuat Drive Yards

The Star Wars universe is vast and filled with different stories, characters, and events. One of the most exciting aspects of this universe is the constant conflict between the light and dark sides of the Force. One of the most interesting storylines in the Star Wars universe is the Old Republic era, set thousands of years before the events of the original trilogy. In this era, the Galactic Republic is in a constant struggle against the Sith Empire, and it is in this context that the Flashpoint in Star Wars: The Old Republic – Kuat Drive Yards takes place. Flashpoints are instanced content in the game that can be played solo or with a group of up to four players. They are designed to be challenging, tactical, and provide a unique and immersive experience for players. Kuat Drive Yards is a particularly interesting Flashpoint because it takes place in the…

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A Thorough Look at the five games of the Dark Forces / Jedi Knight series

The Dark Forces / Jedi Knight series was a pivotal moment in the Star Wars gaming franchise. Released between 1995 and 2003, the games brought new stories and characters to the Star Wars universe, all while revolutionizing the first-person shooter genre. In this retrospective and critique, we will take a closer look at each of the five games in the series and their impact on the now-defunct Legends timeline. Dark Forces (1995) was the first game in the series, and it immediately captured the imagination of Star Wars fans everywhere. Players took on the role of Kyle Katarn, a former Imperial officer turned Rebel, as he battled the Empire and uncovered their dark secrets. The game’s graphics and gameplay were cutting-edge for their time, and it set the stage for the rest of the series. The sequel, Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (1997), took the series in a new direction…

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Let’s Play: Star Wars: Starfighter

Let’s Play: Star Wars: Starfighter

Star Wars: Starfighter is a video game set in the Star Wars universe, developed and published by LucasArts. It was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC platforms. The game was highly anticipated by Star Wars fans, as it offered a unique combination of sci-fi, action, and adventure. The game’s story is set during the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and focuses on the conflict between the Galactic Republic and the evil Trade Federation. The player takes control of three different pilots, each with their own spacecraft and mission objectives, as they engage in dogfights and other missions to protect the Republic from the Trade Federation. The player has the option of choosing from three different pilots, each with their own unique ship and abilities. The first pilot is Rhys Dallows, a young Padawan who has recently joined the Galactic Republic’s Naval Defense…

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Let’s Play: Star Wars: X-Wing ( MS DOS 1993 )

Let’s Play: Star Wars: X-Wing ( MS DOS 1993 )

Star Wars: X-Wing is a space simulation video game that was released in 1993 and is part of the X-Wing combat flight simulation games series. The game is set in the Star Wars universe and takes place before and during the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It was developed by Lawrence Holland and Edward Kilham’s Totally Games for LucasArts and was one of the first games to use 3D polygon graphics for spaceships. The game was also the first non-adventure game to use the iMUSE music system and Kvik Køkken, which was a new technology that allowed the game to have dynamic music that changed with the action. In Star Wars: X-Wing, players take on the role of a pilot for the Rebel Alliance and fly various starfighters, including the X-wing, Y-wing, A-wing, and B-wing, to complete missions and defeat the Galactic Empire. The game features…

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – Free

Star Wars fans rejoice! The popular game “Star Wars Jedi: The Ultimate Survival Game” is now available for free. This action-packed adventure takes players on a journey as a Jedi, fighting against the evil Empire and surviving the harsh conditions of the galaxy. The game offers a unique blend of combat, exploration, and puzzle-solving, challenging players to use their skills and cunning to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies. With stunning graphics, atmospheric sound effects, and a deep storyline, “Star Wars Jedi: The Ultimate Survival Game” immerses players in the Star Wars universe like never before. One of the standout features of the game is its character customization, allowing players to create their own unique Jedi and tailor their abilities to suit their playstyle. Whether players prefer to rely on speed and agility, or prefer a more defensive approach, they can build their character to suit their preferences. The game also…

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Let’s Play: Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (2009)

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments and published by LucasArts. It was released on November 3, 2009 for the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo DS. The game is the fifth installment in the Star Wars: Battlefront series and is set in the Star Wars universe. Elite Squadron is a unique addition to the series as it is the first game to feature both space and ground combat, as well as allowing players to play as both the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. The game’s story follows the journey of a clone trooper named X2, who is created during the Clone Wars and eventually defects to the Rebel Alliance. Players will take on the role of X2 as he fights for the Rebel Alliance in various battles throughout the Star Wars universe, including the Battle of Hoth, the Battle of…

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Let’s Play: Star Wars Masters of Teräs Käsi

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi is a fighting game set in the Star Wars universe that was developed and published by LucasArts for the PlayStation in 1997. The game is named after the Teräs Käsi fighting style, which is featured prominently in the game and serves as a major plot point. The game was developed by the team behind the popular “Fight for Life” Fighting game and was directed by David A. Palmer, who also directed the highly acclaimed games Super Star Wars and Super Empire Strikes Back. The game is set between the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and features a story that centers around the quest of the game’s protagonist, Arden Lyn, to become the ultimate Teräs Käsi master. The game begins with Lyn, who is a human female and the protégé of the Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker, competing in…

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All Star Wars Game on PSP Reviewed

All Star Wars Game on PSP

The Sony PSP, or PlayStation Portable, was a popular handheld gaming console that was released in 2005. A number of Star Wars games were released for the PSP during its lifetime, giving fans of the franchise the opportunity to experience the action and adventure of the Star Wars universe on the go. In this article, we will be reviewing all eight of the Star Wars games that were released on the PSP. Overall, the Star Wars games that were released on the PSP were generally well-received by critics and fans. Some of them received criticism for certain aspects of the gameplay or design, but most were praised for their engaging storylines, fun gameplay, and faithful representation of the Star Wars universe.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Is Pretty Amazing…

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Is Pretty Amazing...

Star Wars Battlefront 2, the reboot of the 2005 game of the same name, was released in 2017 to mixed reactions. Many players were disappointed with the heavy monetization of the game, which included loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics that gave players who were willing to spend extra money an unfair advantage over those who were not. These mechanics were so controversial that Disney, the owner of the Star Wars franchise, stepped in and told the developer, EA DICE, that the monetization was unbecoming of a Star Wars game. Despite the initial negative reception, EA DICE eventually stripped out all of the loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics from the game, and many players now consider it to be “good.” I decided to try it for myself and see what the game had to offer modern audiences. First and foremost, the graphics in Battlefront 2 are absolutely stunning. The attention to…

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Let’s Play: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire is a video game that was released in 1996 and is set in the Star Wars universe. It was developed by LucasArts and published by Lucasfilm Games, and it was released for the Nintendo 64 and PC platforms. The game takes place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and it follows the story of a character named Dash Rendar, who is a smuggler and bounty hunter. Dash is drawn into the conflict between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire when he is hired by Princess Leia to rescue Han Solo, who has been captured by the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Throughout the game, players control Dash as he travels to various locations in the Star Wars universe, including the ice planet Hoth, the city-planet Coruscant, and the desert planet Tatooine. Along the way, Dash encounters a…

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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire – Chapter 1 Special edition

A new special edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire is now live on youtube. Below this article you can see a 150 min fan animation of chapter one. ““Star Wars: Heir to the Empire” is a science fiction novel written by Timothy Zahn and published in 1991. It is set in the Star Wars universe, five years after the events of the 1983 film “Return of the Jedi.” The story follows a group of characters including smuggler and rebel hero Han Solo, his wife Princess Leia, and former Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker as they try to defend the New Republic from the remnants of the Empire. The novel begins with the introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn, the main antagonist of the story. Thrawn is a brilliant military strategist who has risen to power within the ranks of the Empire after the death of Emperor Palpatine in “Return of…

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Flashpoints of SWTOR: Directive 7

swtor Directive 7

Directive 7 is an endgame flashpoint in the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR). It is available to both the Empire and the Republic, and players can access it by speaking to a level 45 droid on either Carrick Station (Republic) or Vaiken Spacedock (Imperial). In SWTOR, flashpoints are instanced areas that can be played with a group of players and typically involve a series of challenging battles and boss encounters. Directive 7 is no exception, and players will need to bring their best skills and tactics to emerge victorious. The story of Directive 7 takes place during the ongoing Cold War between the Empire and the Republic. The flashpoint follows the player character as they are sent to investigate a mysterious signal that has been emanating from a remote planet. Upon arrival, they discover that the signal is coming from an abandoned…

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Flashpoints of SWTOR: The Red Reaper

swtor The Red Reaper

The Red Reaper is a mid-game Flashpoint available to both Empire and Republic players in the popular MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. This challenging content is designed for players level 50 and above, and features a series of challenging boss fights that test the skills and coordination of even the most seasoned groups. One of the key bosses of The Red Reaper is Lord Kherus, a formidable Sith Lord who wields powerful dark side abilities. To defeat Lord Kherus, it is crucial to have a well-coordinated group with a strong tank, capable damage dealers, and a healer who can keep the group alive through the encounter. One strategy for defeating Lord Kherus is to have the tank position themselves at the back of the room, near the entrance, to draw the boss’s attention away from the rest of the group. The damage dealers should focus on hitting Lord Kherus…

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Flashpoints of SWTOR: Colicoid War Game

Colicoid War Game

The Colicoid War Game is a popular Flashpoint in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR). Set in the Star Wars universe, the game allows players to explore various planets, complete quests, and engage in epic battles as they progress through the story. The Colicoid War Game Flashpoint is an endgame activity that challenges players to navigate through a series of difficult battles and puzzles as they attempt to shut down a deadly war game being run by the Colicoids, a race of insectoid beings. Players can access the Colicoid War Game Flashpoint through the in-game map, or by joining a group of other players through the game’s matchmaking system. The Flashpoint is designed for a group of four players, and it is recommended that each player is at least level 50, the maximum level in the game. The Colicoid War Game Flashpoint consists…

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