The galaxy is yours in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga!
Experience memorable moments and nonstop action from all nine Skywalker saga films retold with signature LEGO humour. Out now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 & Nintendo Switch.
If you’ve never tried a LEGO game, let’s build up your expectations of them. Roughly half their appeal comes from strip mining plastic fantastic sandboxes and punching minifigs into limb piles. The other half? Appreciating how TT Games can faithfully interpret the source material with more humour than you can poke a slapstick at.
You’d better believe that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga continues this beloved tradition. To celebrate May the 4th, collected here are our favourite reimaginings of the best Star Wars moments.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Excuse the awkward Anakin parlance, but the Boonta Eve Classic in Skywalker Saga is a WIZARD racing experience. You’re strapping in for three laps of intense speed, on-point commentary and a series of agonising moments where you have to decide between snagging a trackside Mini-kit or sticking it to Sebulba. TT Games scores bonus points for including a fix-the-coupling mini-game. Make no mistake: *this* is pod racing.
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Ever since 2004’s Battlefront, we’ve been starved for a chance to step into Mace Windu’s arse-kicking boots. That being said, the Geonosian weather forecast in Skywalker Saga guarantees a 100% chance of purple rain—an absolute saber storm from the only Jedi who tears sith up with an amethyst blade.
Side bonus: a second player can help you pop Jango Fett’s headpiece off with Ki-Adi-Mundi, an oft overlooked Jedi Master. It’s easily one of the most exhilarating boss fights in the game, even though you know Mundi’s heart isn’t fully in the fight. Because what about that droid attack on the wookiees?
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Far and away the most galaxy-changing (and now hilarious) moment in Star Wars is when Palpatine initiates Order 67. This code word causes untold millions of Clone Troopers to stop what they are doing and execute a new order—aligning themselves in a firing line behind their Jedi superiors in order to do…a sultry dance routine.
After a quick check of his Clone Trooper instructions manual, Palpatine corrects his mistake, and it’s on for young and old. Needless to say, the level that follows—making a desperate escape with Yoda and Chewie through the treetops of Kashyyyk—is an absolute standout. The cherry on top, the South Park nod naming of this level: The Chewbacca Defense.
Episode IV: A New Hope
The battle of Yavin is the most epic moment in this ep, claw hands down. Essentially, it’s like getting to play your own mini(fig) version of Rogue Squadron—just a turbolaser and TIE shredding zapfest of small moon-sized proportions. Better yet, there are clever moments of comedy where TT Games are clearly Tarkin the piss out of Imperial leadership. Case in point: when Darth demands to be covered, at which point four over-eager wingmen click onto his ship, like a flock of starving mynocks.
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Anybody who grew up playing Shadows of the Empire on N64 knows the thrills here. Getting the wish fulfillment of defending the rebellion during the battle of Hoth is the coolest thing (literally, the sixth planet of this system is bloody freezing). Skywalker Saga outdoes itself by handing you and a bud a T-47 airspeeder each, then it’s time for a glorified Tatooine farmboy to hogtie some 70-foot tall, Imperial swine. Sooey!
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
For this one, I was always going to put forward the Luke/Vader showdown. How could I not? It’s Skywalker on Skywalker. Father against son. Red saber…uh, vs green saber. Not only is this battle generously peppered with Papa Palpatine’s usual buffoonery, it’s an absolute treat if you’re playing in co-op. Basically, this is one of the few boss fights which flips the script and suddenly asks you to turn your “ally” into a pile of studs and limbs. It’s like the friendship destroying final showdown in Double Dragon all over again!
Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Three-way duels offer some of the most intense boss battles in this Saga. The scene where Rey, Finn and Kylo have a mêlée à trois is a highly memorable part of what is otherwise a build-by-numbers remake of A New Hope.
Finn gets first crack with the blue lightsaber (after somehow shooting the blade off behind him, half a postcode away). When he understandably gets his rookie pants-piece handed to him by a trained Force-user, Rey (less understandably) scoops up the saber and goes full Jedi Master with it. What this fight lacks in sense, it makes up for with button mash satisfaction.
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Though this is one of the most divisive films in the catalog, not many people would argue against my pick here. Snoke getting pruned off at the torso piece is just as satisfying as it is in the actual film, but it’s even better when the old geezer gets smooshed by his fancy throne, too. Even better, the ensuing fight Rey and Kylo have with his Praetorian guard is pretty legendary.
Once again, may I suggest you experience it in co-op. TT Games loves a saber-lock ‘button bash’ moment in this encounter. Why not circumvent that by having your buddy roll up behind your foe to chop ’em a new studhole. Does this tactic go against the Jedi texts? Nah. Anything goes in a 8 v 2 scenario.
Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker
Lastly, we have the truly absurd assault that involves riding a bunch of bomb strapped Orbaks along the length of a freakin’ stardestroyer. As Finn, you have to dodge strafing TIEs, wild Exegol lightning strikes and air dropped platoons of Sith Troopers. And hey—that’s just the appetizer act for what progresses into a good ol’ fashioned face off against Palpatine.