ⓘ Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

                                     

ⓘ Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game based on The Clone Wars animated film and its follow-up television series with the same name, both of them set between the films Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The game was developed by Travellers Tales, published by LucasArts, and released in March 2011 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo 3DS consoles. Lego Star Wars III features missions and characters from The Clone Wars film and television series, as well as favourite characters from the original Star Wars saga, in both single-player and multiplayer gameplay modes. The Mac OS X version of the game has been released by Feral Interactive.

                                     

1. Gameplay

Gameplay in Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is similar to the previous titles in the series, and other Lego video games. Up to two players can switch between different characters to fight enemies in combat, solve puzzles, and progress through various levels. It introduces a few novelties, including scene swap, where players can switch between teams in separate locations to complete multi-part objectives, and boss battles. The game also features some real-time strategy elements, such as commanding large ground armies across battlefields. Also, the space fights have been remodelled to use a more instinctive, 3D-space battle sensation. It is set during the Clone Wars animated series, as well as certain scenes from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, unlike the original games, which featured characters from the six films of Star Wars such as Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. The console version of the game features 115 characters. The portable version features 77 characters. The version for the PSP, 3DS, and DS have some differences from the console version. For example, the ground battles are not featured. The portable version features unlockable minigames like Snowball Fight, Volleyball Droids and more. The rooms where vehicles are also not available to test in the ship itself unlike on the console version. Some levels are removed from the portable version. Some characters such as the Galactic Marine, Chi Cho, Ryo Chuchi, Thi-Sen and others, are featured on the portable version but not on the console version.

                                     

1.1. Gameplay New features

Overall, the game engine used by previous Lego Star Wars games has been upgraded. It can now hold more than 200 moving units or objects on-screen. The graphics are more detailed than before, and the lighting has been improved.

New features include scenarios in which players can command large armies of clones to battle against droid armies although not on DS, and Story Swap mode, in which players can switch between two characters in different areas whose stories run simultaneously. The game includes split screen combat. All new character features include lightsaber throwing, picking up droids and stepping on certain pads in which Jedi do "combo moves" to destroy certain objects. Vehicle levels have been altered; now, players can land their ship and begin fighting on foot similar to Star Wars: Battlefront II. All the original elements seen in previous Lego Star Wars games have returned. The hub has also been changed, taking place in a Republic Cruiser named the Resolute and also a Separatist Ship the Invisible Hand. Characters can be purchased on these ships- Separatists on the Invisible Hand; characters from the Republic on the Resolute.

                                     

2.1. Plot Prologue - Geonosian Arena

Set during the events of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, the level begins with Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padme Amidala being sentenced to death in the Geonosian Arena on the planet Geonosis, after being captured by the Confederacy of Independent Systems CIS, led by the Sith Lord Count Dooku. After freeing themselves and fending off the three beasts that were sent to kill them, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padme are rescued by the Jedi Order, led by Master Mace Windu. In the ensuing fight between the Jedi and the Separatists battle droids, Windu fights the bounty hunter Jango Fett and decapitates him. Although the Jedi are eventually outnumbered by the droids, they are rescued by Grand Master Yoda and the Galactic Republics new clone army, much to the frustration of Dooku and the other Separatist leaders.

Following the prologue, the Clone Wars officially begin with the Battle of Geonosis, leaving the galaxy in a state of crisis as a result of the constant conflict between the Republic and the Separatists. Each of the following levels of the game are based on either The Clone Wars animated film or its follow-up TV series with the same name, which both feature this conflict, and are divided in three separate chapters, which have either Count Dooku, General Grievous or Assajj Ventress as the main antagonist, although the chapters can be played in any possible order.



                                     

2.2. Plot Battle of Geonosis

Although not based on any episode of The Clone Wars show, but rather also set during Attack of the Clones, the level showcases the Battle of Geonosis, the very first battle of the Clone Wars, from the perspective of Jedi Masters Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, and Ki-Adi Mundi, who lead an attack on the Separatists command ship. With the help of the clone troopers, the Jedi manage to secure the battlefield, before the clones destroy the command ship, thus assuring the Republics victory.

                                     

2.3. Plot Gungan General

After Anakin, Obi-Wan and Dooku are all captured by Hondo Ohnaka and his band of pirates on the planet Forrum, the Jedi Council and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine send the Gungan Jar Binks, the representative of Naboo, accompanied by several clone troopers led by Commander Stone, to attempt to negotiate their release. When Hondos pirates attack them, causing them to crash, Jar and the clones are left with no other choice but to fight them, eventually destroying the generators that are holding Anakin, Obi-Wan and Dooku captive. As Dooku sneaks away, the former two escape and prepare to fight the pirates, only to find all of them defeated by Jar and the clones, who bring Anakin and Obi-Wan back to the Republic on Coruscant.

                                     

2.4. Plot Jedi Crash

When the Republic fleet led by Jedi Master Aayla Secura and clone Commander Bly comes under heavy attack by Separtatist Munificient-class freighters, more Republic ships, commanded by Anakin and Ahsoka Tano, come to their aid. Anakin and Ahsoka manage to rescue Aayla and Bly, who help them destroy several Separatist freighters, thus assuring the Republics victory, before returning them to their Venator-class Star Destroyer.



                                     

2.5. Plot Defenders of Peace

Shortly after their narrow victory against the Separatists, Anakin, Ahsoka, Aayla, and Bly attempt to relax aboard their ship, but Anakin accidentally causes it to crash on the planet Maridun, where they encounter a village of Lurmens led by Wag Too, who are about to be invaded by Separatist forces led by General Lok Durd, under orders from Count Dooku. Anakin, Ahsoka, Aayla and Bly manage to send a distress signal to the Republic, who sends forces to help them defend Wag Toos village from the Separatists, destroying Lok Durds AAT in the process, who is subsequently taken into Republic custody.

                                     

2.6. Plot Weapons Factory

After the Geonosian Separatist leader Poggle the Lesser, under orders from Count Dooku, reactivates a weapons factory on Geonosis, the Republic sends forces led by Anakin and Luminara Unduli, as well as their respective apprentices, Ahsoka and Barriss Offee, to attempt to reactivate them. Anakin, Luminara and clone Captain Rex face the Separatist forces on the battlefield, destroying several waves of battle droids and securing most of the battlefield, but their commander, the tactical droid TX-21, soon reveals numerous golden-plated MTTs, which the Republic forces struggle against. Meanwhile, Ahsoka and Barriss infiltrate the Separatists facility after fighting their way through numerous Geonosians in the tunnels, and confront TX-21 and Poggle. The latter leaves TX-21, accompanied by several battle droids and a MTT, to deal with them, but the two Jedi manage to destroy them all and then board the MTT, using it to destroy the facilitys power core. This causes it to explode and all the remaining MTT to be disabled, thus assuring the Republics victory, with Ahsoka and Barris escaping just in time and reuniting with Anakin and Luminara outside.



                                     

2.7. Plot Legacy of Terror

Despite the Repubilcs victory on Geonosis, Poggle the Lesser is still on the loose. After tracking him down, Luminara chases him to an old Geonosian Temple, but ends up missing. Tasked with finding both her and Poggle, Anakin, Obi-Wan, clone Commander Cody and several other clone troopers venture into the temple as well, where they encounter numerous undead Geonosians that they struggle against, and eventually find Luminara, who was captured by the Geonosian Queen and is about to be infected by Poggle with a brain worm, which were also used to bring the dead Geonosians back to life. Anakin, Obi-Wan and Cody manage to save Luminara and then destroy the temples supports, before escaping from the horde of undead Geonosians chasing after them as the temple collapses on them, killing the Geonosians and the Queen for good. Anakin, Obi-Wan, Cody, Luminara and the clone troopers end up outside safely, where they discover that Poggle has managed to escape from the collapsing temple as well, only to be taken into Republic custody.

In the final scene, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padme send Count Dooku a hologram message informing him about Poggles capture whilst mocking him, much to his frustration.

                                     

2.8. Plot Duel of the Droids

After Anakins astromech droid R2-D2 ends up in the hands of General Grievous, who plans to extract secret military information from his memory, Anakin and Ahsoka, accompanied by a replacement droid named R3-S6, lead a small detachment of clone troopers, including Captain Rex, on an attack on Grievous base to retrieve R2. Inside the base, the team splits up, with Anakin leaving to find R2, while Ahsoka, Rex and R3 fight their way through numerous battle droids and plant bombs to destroy the base. As Anakin finds and reassembles R2, defeating Grievous MagnaGuards in the process, Ahsoka and Rex are confronted by Grievous, who reveals R3 to have been his double agent all along. Ahsoka then briefly fights Grievous, before both she and Anakin escape and arrive at the hangar, where they reunite with Rex and call in their ship, only for it to be destroyed by a Vulture droid. While Anakin, Ahsoka and Rex battle the Vulture droid and numerous other battle droids, R2 fights R3, and helps them rebuild the ship. After destroying the Vulture droid and rebuilding their ship, the group set off the bombs to explode and then escape from the base, just as R2 defeats R3, sending him falling to his death, before he is rescued by others and they all escape.



                                     

2.9. Plot Shadow of Malevolence

When General Grievous nearly invincible cruiser, the Malevolence, attacks the Kaliida Shoals Medical Centre, Anakin plans a deadly ambush. Accompanied by Master Plo Koon in his Jedi Starfighter, Anakin leads the Shadow Squadron and their Y-wings in a bold attack on the Separatist ship. After a lengthy space battle, the Republic forces eventually manage to disable the Malevolence, before Anakin returns to his Star Destroyer, where he reunites with Obi-Wan.

                                     

2.10. Plot Destroy The Malevolence

Despite the Republics successful attack on the Malevolence, Padme and her protocol droid C-3PO are captured aboard the ship, where the Separatist plan to use them as bargaining chips. After learning of this, Anakin and Obi-Wan, accompanied by R2, board the falling cruiser in order to rescue them. Fighting their way through numerous battle droids in order to proceed through the ship, Anakin and Obi-Wan eventually find and rescue Padme and C-3PO, but they are immediately separated by an electric fence. Obi-Wan and R2 are attacked by a crashed Vulture droid, but manage to chase it away, only for it to attack Anakin, Padme and C-3PO instead, who manage to destroy it for good. Obi-Wan and R2 eventually come across Grievous and briefly engage him in a fight, before he runs away, while the others arrive on the deck, where they set the ship for collision with the dead moon of Antar. The two groups then reunite and escape from the falling cruiser together, while Grievous, with his ship destroyed and about to collapse on the surface of Antar, is left with no other choice but to escape as well, aboard his personal starfighter.



                                     

2.11. Plot Lair of Grievous

After Viceroy Nute Gunray escapes from Republic custody on his way to Coruscant to stand trial, Jedi Master Kit Fisto manages to track his ship to the remote moon Vassek 3. En route there, Fisto contacts his old apprentice, Nahdar Vebb, and arranges to meet him and several clone troopers, led by Commander Fil, on the moon. After arriving, Fisto, Vebb and Fil discover that the planet is the location of General Grievous secret lair, and are immediately attacked by several rocket launcher-wielding MagnaGuards, but they manage to infiltrate the lair, only to find a hologram of Gunray, as he was never actually here and everything was a mere trap set up by Count Dooku and Grievous. Proceeding through the lair, the group fight more battle droids and are eventually attacked by Grievous, but they manage to chase him away. Looking for a way out, the two Jedi and the clones are soon attacked by Grievous pet Roggwart named "Gor", who kills Fil and the other clone troopers, but is ultimately killed by Fisto, much to the anger of Grievous, who is being repaired my his medic, EV-A4-D. Fisto and Vebb eventually make it out of the lair onto a landing platform, where they call in for the formers Jedi Starfighter. However, they are once again attacked by Grievous, who has been fully repaired and kills Vebb after he tries to fight him on his own, leaving Fisto to escape on his own.

                                     

2.12. Plot Rookies

Captain Rex and Commander Cody are sent to carry out a routine inspection of a Republic tracking station on the remote Rishi moon, which is operated by a crew of rookie clone troopers. At arrival, Rex and Cody are welcomed by a clone trooper, before seeing a flare in the distance and realizing that its a trap. Rex shoots the clone trooper, revealing it to be a Commando Droid in disguise, and discover that the entire base has been taken over by Separatist forces, led by General Grievous, before being attacked by more Commando Droids. After dealing with them, Rex and Cody retreat into the forests down below, where they encounter the sole survivors of the Separatists takeover of the base - three clone trooper rookies named Hevy, Echo and Fives. Rex and Cody help them kill a giant Rishi eel that attacked them, before all of them return to the base in an attempt to claim it back. The clones manage to destroy all the remaining Commando Droids, but then spot a Separatist landing craft deploying countless droid reinforcements. With no other choice, the clones plant several explosives around the base and lure the droids into a trap, but when the detonator malfunctions, Hevy sacrifices himself and manually detonates the explosives, destroying the entire base. As the clones pay their respects to their fallen brother, the Republic fleet commanded by Anakin and Admiral Wullf Yalaren are informed about Grievous Separatist fleet above Rishi and chase it away, before coming to the moon to collect the surviving clones.

                                     

2.13. Plot Grievous Intrigue

Following a routine patrol, Jedi Master Eeth Koths Star Destroyer is ambushed by General Grievous flagship, who plans to capture Koth and use him as bait to lure Obi-Wan to him. Grievous Commando Droids and MagnaGuards quickly board the ship and kill all the personnel, leaving only Koth and a sole surviving clone trooper in the observation deck. After Grievous cuts through the blast door with his lightsabers, his forces storm in and, although Koth manages to fend off several waves of attackers, he is eventually overpowered by Grievous and subsequently taken prisoner aboard his flagship. After Grievous sends a hologram message to the Republic to inform them of the situation, Obi-Wan leads a small fleet of Star Destroyers to ambush Grievous flagship in the Saleucami system, but his ship is tracted and Grievous and his Commando Droids board it. As Obi-Wan and a sole clone trooper prepare for the inevitable confrontation with Grievous, Anakin and Jedi Master Adi Gallia secretly board his ship in an attempt to rescue Master Koth. They eventually make their way to the deck and rescue him, with Anakin taking him to his shuttle and taking off, while Obi-Wan faces against Grievous forces. Although Obi-Wan defeats him, Grievous runs away, but is cornered on the bridge connecting the two ships by both Obi-Wan and Galia. As the three of them fight, the bridge is disconnected as a result of the Republic fleet attacking Grievouss ship, although he manages to crawl away to safety. Obi-Wan, Galia and the clone trooper are rescued as well by Anakin in Koths shuttle, who helps them get to Grievous ship to capture him. However, Grievous boards a landing craft headed to Saleucami and escapes once again, while the others are trapped by debris. With Grievous gone, Obi-Wan, Galia and the clone trooper make their way to the ships hangar, while Anakin deactivates the force field preventing him from landing in the hangar and collecting the others. Thus, Anakin saves everyone just in time before the Republic destroys Grievous flagship.

In the final scene, a piece of debris resulted from the destruction of Grievous ship hits the landing craft that he escaped in, causing it to spin out of control. Aboard Eeth Koths ship, everyone is shown to be celebrating with a cup of coffee, except for Koth himself, until Obi-Wan brings him one, much to his delight as a running gag through the level involved Koth attempting to enjoy a cup of coffee, only to be constantly interrupted.

                                     

2.14. Plot The Hidden Enemy

Set shortly before the events of The Clone Wars film, the level features the Republic forces led by Anakin and Obi-Wan on Christophsis fending off the invading Separatists battle droid army. To help assure their victory, Anakin and Obi-Wan plan an ambush on the Separatists and, accompanied by a small detachment of clones, including Commander Cody, they fight their way through the battle droids invading their headquarters and make it to the rooftop, where they send a distress signal to a LAAT gunship to come and rescue them. Aboard the gunship, Anakin and Obi-Wan receive a hologram message from Assajj Ventress, who is commanding the Separatist forces on Christophsis, and informs them of her location, challenging them to come and fight her. After being dropped off at Ventress location, the two Jedi confront her and engage in a lengthy battle through the building, until reaching the rooftop, where Ventress summons a giant three-legged droid to her aid. Despite this, Anakin and Obi-Wan manage to cut the droids legs off, sending it falling down the building, before engaging Ventress on a final fight on the falling droid. After defeating her, Anakin and Obi-Wan steal two passing STAPs and escape, much to Ventress frustration.

                                     

2.15. Plot Ambush

Jedi Grand Master Yoda and a small detachment of clone troopers, consisting of Lieutenant Thire, Jek, and Rys, are sent to the planet Rugosa in order to convince the Toydarians, led by King Katuunko, to ally themselves with the Republic. However, Ventress learned of Yodas mission and, having her own orders from Count Dooku to convince the Toydarians to ally themselves with the Separatists, meets with Katuunko first. As she attempt to negotiate with him, Yodas ship arrives on Rugosa as well, but is ambushed by Ventress fleet, causing it to crash near the meeting spot with Katuunko. After learning of this, Ventress dispatches her battle droids to deal with Yoda and the clones, but they manage to destroy them and proceed towards the meeting spot, although Jek gets hit in the arm during the battle and is deemed useless. As they get closer, Yoda and the clones are met by AATs and Droidekas, but they destroy all of them and finally meet with Katuunko, who, impressed, agrees to ally himself with the Republic. Enraged, Ventress then tries to kill him, but is stopped by Yoda, and is then forced to flee as more Republic reinforcements arrive.

                                     

2.16. Plot Blue Shadow Virus

Padme and Jar Binks return to their homeworld of Naboo to investigate reports of suspicious Separatist activity on the planet. Along with Captain Typho, the head of security on Naboo, they extract information from the memory of a captured TX-20 droid and learn about a secret Separatist facility in the swamps of the planet. When they go to investigate, however, they end up captured by Doctor Nuvo Vindi, a mad scientist hired by the Separatists to recreate a deadly virus, called the Blue Shadow Virus. Padme manages to send a distress signal to the Republic, and Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka and Captain Rex soon come to rescue her and Jar and attempt to stop Vindi. After fighting their way through numerous battle droids and traps, Ahsoka and Rex eventually infiltrate Vindis laboratory, with Obi-Wan joining them later on, after using a turret on a LAAT gunship to destroy the force field protecting one of the other entries. Some time later, Anakin learns about another entry to the lab as well and infiltrates it alongside a clone trooper. Inside the lab, they fight their way through numerous battle droids and eventually find Vindi and the tied up Padme and Jar Jar. They then briefly engage Vindi in a fight and manage to rescue Padme and Jar Jar, bu Vindi escapes and shoots the clone trooper. With Padme and Jar rescued and now joining them, Anakin and Obi-Wan go after Vindi, but he gives the vial with the Blue Shadow Virus to his servant droid, LEP-86C8, leaving the group to split up: Padme and Jar go after LEP-86C, but he escapes with the virus, while Anakin and Obi-Wan fight Vindi. They manage to defeat him and they all end up outside of the lab, where they are reunited with Padme, Jar and Ahsoka. However, Vindi then reveals the vial with the Blue Shadow Virus and throws into the air in an attempt to release it, but Jar ends up eating with, which doesnt appear to have any negative effect on him, merely knocking him unconscious.

                                     

2.17. Plot Storm over Ryloth

With Vindi in Republic custody and the Blue Shadow Virus threat failed, Ventress has no other choice but to contact Separatist leader Wat Tambor, to initiate the invasion of Ryloth, homeworld of the Twileks. After learning that the Separatists have formed a blockade around the planet, the Republic responds by sending a large fleet commanded by Admiral Yullaren, Anakin and Obi-Wan to attempt to break through it. After one of their Star Destroyer gets severely damaged, Anakin takes off in his Jedi Starfighter and helps out with the fight against the Separatist forces, before boarding the falling Star Destroyer and setting it for collision course with the Separatists command ship, thus destroying their blockade and allowing the Republic forces to land on the planet.

                                     

2.18. Plot Innocents on Ryloth

After the Republics victory in space thanks to the ingenious and bold strategy of Anakin, Obi-Wan leads a small force of clone troopers, including Commander Cody, Waxer and Boil, on Ryloth in an attempt to clear the path for Republic forces to come and liberate the planet. After breaking through the Separatists defenses - a massive rock wall with numerous battle droids guarding it - Obi-Wan and the clones enter a city, where they fight their way through more battle droids, until eventually reaching the prison, where most of the Twileks are being held captive. Before they enter, however, they accidentally release several starving gutkurrs, but they manage to tame them after feeding them and then proceed into the prison, and from there, into a large open field, where both the captive Twileks and several anti-air turrets are located. Obi-Wan and the clones manage to destroy all the turrets and then liberate the Twileks, thus allowing Republic forces to land on Ryloth, much to the frustration of Wat Tambor.

                                     

2.19. Plot Liberty on Ryloth

With Republic reinforcements now landing on Ryloth, Mace Windu leads an attack on the capital city of Lessu, in the hopes of finally freeing the planet from Separatist forces. In an attempt to stop the Republic, Wat Tambor deactivates the bridge that allows them to enter the city, but Windu, accompanied by clone Commander Ponds, soon manages to secure the battlefield in the name of the Republic, before building a new generator to reactivate the bridge, allowing Republic forces to invade the city. Windu then confronts Wat Tambor just as he prepares to leave and captures him, thus assuring the Republics victory and liberating Ryloth from the Separatists.

In the final scene, the Twileks celebrate the Republic forces for helping them reclaim control of their planet. Ventress attempts to attack them in her ship, but is quickly shot by an AT-TE, causing her to fly away and spin out of control. As Senator Orn Free Taa personally thanks Windu for his help, Wat Tambor unsuccessfully tries to escape, leading to several clone troopers chasing after him.

                                     

2.20. Plot Epilogue - The Zillo Beast

When Separatist forces invade the planet Malastare, the Republic sees this as an opportunity to test their new super bomb, which is meant to disable only the droids, without harming any of the clone troopers. Anakin and Mace Windu, accompanied by their respective clone commanders, Captain Rex and Commander Ponds, lead the Republic forces into battle against the Separatists and soon manage to capture most of the battlefield, allowing the Republic to use the bomb. It successfully disables all the droids, but also ends up awaking an ancient Zillo Beast, which begins attacking the Republic forces. Using RX-200 tanks, Anakin, Windu, Rex and Ponds manage to destroy the beasts armor, knocking it down and allowing the Republic to take it to Coruscant, where it will be taken care of, as it is the last of its species.

                                     

2.21. Plot Hostage Crisis

After being taken into Republic custody on Coruscant, the Hutt crime gangster Ziro the Hutt hires the notorious bounty hunter Cad Bane to break him out. Bane leads a team of fellow bounty hunters and criminals consisting of Aurra Sing, Shahan Alama, Robonino, a Commando Droid, and a pair of IG-86 assassin droids one of which is named HELIOS-3D into an attack on the Senate building, fighting numerous Senate Commandos along the way, both outside and through the building. Eventually, they reach the power control room, where they cut down the power in the entire building, before arriving into the room where all the Senators are gathered, whom they take hostage. Bane then sends a hologram message to Chancellor Palpatine to negotiate Ziros release in exchange for the Senators lives and, with no other choice, Palpatine complies, ordering his men to release Ziro. Bane and his team then flee, leaving the Senators trapped in the room, and, although they are briefly stopped by numerous clone troopers outside the building, Bane informs them of the Senators current state, so that they would also have to comply and let them all go.

                                     

2.22. Plot Castle of Doom

Set during the events of The Clone Wars film, the level features the Separatists plan to attempt to turn Jabba the Hutt against the Republic, by kidnapping his son Rotta and blaming the Jedi for the incident. However, Anakin and Ahsoka find Rotta and attempt to bring him back to Jabba on Tatooine, but they are shot down by MagnaGuard starfighters, causing them to crash in the middle of the desert. To make sure that his deception is not unmasked, Dooku, accompanied by a MagnaGuard, then personally arrives at Jabbas palace and, after showing him a recording of Anakin and Ahsoka finding his son, convinces him to let him retrieve Rotta and bring him back to him, with Dooku secretly planning to kill Rotta and once again blame it on the Jedi. Dooku and the MagnaGuard then make their way through the palace to the hangar, where they rebuild Jabbas sailbarge, but end up crashing it right outside, although they still manage to build a skiff and a speeder from its remains, to make their travel through the desert easier. Outside the palace grounds, they find Anakin and Ahsokas crashed ship, before engaging them in a fight over Rotta. Dooku destroys Anakins backpack, which he believes Rotta to be in, only to discover it to be several dirty diapers, with Ahsoka actually carrying Rotta. As Anakin and Ahsoka steal their vehicles and prepare to deliver Rotta to his father, Dooku and the MagnaGuard are left stranded in the desert, with Dooku getting frustrated that his plan has failed.

                                     

3. Development and marketing

The game had been in development since late 2009 when the second season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars started. The game was covered up and in June 2010 after the second-season finale The Lego Group started to work on adding the last part of the second season in and new things such as a new hub and a new way to use the lightsaber. Then in late 2010, LEGO finished the game and started to make promotions for it. On 23 June 2010, LEGO released the first trailer for the game and later in 2011 they released some demos and cutscenes. Nintendo have made 3DS trailers for the game too and also some E3 convention videos with the gameplay of Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. The official release date of the game was 22 March 2011.

                                     

4. Reception

The game has received generally mixed reviews. GameSpot gave 6.5/10 for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii while 6/10 for Nintendo 3DS. IGN s Anthony Gallegos rated the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions of the game 7.5/10, the Wii version 7/10, and the DS, 3DS, and PSP versions 6.0. He commented on the vast variety in the in-game Hub; "the hub world is open to players to explore, but this time around, Travellers Tales have really outdone themselves". They further stated "like so much of the Lego games design, when you combine these two relatively unexciting portions together, something strange happens: It becomes a simple, engaging game". GameTrailers gave the game 6.5/10, and called it "one of the dullest in the entire series", strongly criticising the games repetition.

As of May 2012, the game has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.