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Star Wars: Lethal Alliance

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance is a Star Wars video game for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable. It takes place between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It was developed by Ubisoft instead of LucasArts, and was released in December 2006.

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance
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Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable
Release PSP
  • NA: December 7, 2006
  • AU: December 7, 2006
  • EU: December 8, 2006
DS
  • AU: December 7, 2006
  • NA: December 14, 2006
  • EU: December 15, 2006
Genre(s) Action-adventure game
Mode(s) Single player, Multi-player

Contents

PlotEdit

Having escaped enslavement by Zarien Kheev, Twi'lek Rianna Saren is a successful mercenary opposing the Empire. Kyle Katarn of the Rebel Alliance hires her to destroy an Imperial shipment of mirkanite going through a Black Sun warehouse on Coruscant. Rianna is captured during the operation, but escapes with the help of a droid named Zeeo. Rebel leader Princess Leia then sends Rianna and Zeeo to Alderaan on a new assignment to destroy an Imperial ship.

On Alderaan, Rianna and Zeeo make their way through an Imperial base, opposed by Stormtroopers and Black Sun guards. Discovering that the Empire is experimenting on its own scientists, they blow up the ship and the lab. They learn that a last shipment is heading to Mustafar, and Leia sends them after it. Rianna and Zeeo search an Imperial mining facility on Mustafar, eventually finding and destroying the drill. Rianna finds out that Kheev is going to Tatooine, and heads there herself.

Rianna's ship is shot down over Tatooine by Boba Fett in his Slave I. Rianna and Zeeo track down Kheev, who sets a Rancor loose on them in an arena. They kill it, but are captured and brought to Despayre where the Death Star is being constructed. Escaping, they hear Kheev talking to Darth Vader about the construction on the Death Star. Donning a huge robot suit, Zheev attacks Rianna. She kills him, and tells the Alliance that she and Zeeo have found the plans to the Death Star.

GameplayEdit

Lethal Alliance focuses on shooting rather than lightsabers and The Force. The DS version of the game makes heavy use of the touch screen for gameplay, while the PSP version utilizes the handheld's buttons. The PSP version lets the player utilize "stealth" features such as stealth attack moves, sneaking past enemies, wearing disguises, while the DS version has an exclusive weapon called the Dual Cannon. The Dual Cannon can only be used once you have obtained "Maximum Alliance" between Rianna and Zeeo. Once the Dual Cannon is used it greatly drops your alliance bar, and must be filled to use again.

MultiplayerEdit

Both versions utilize Wi-Fi and local area connections for multiplayer gaming.

The Sony PSP version features Twi'lek (Rianna's species) vs. Twi'lek, while the Nintendo DS features droid versus droid.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (DS) 64.93%[1]
(PSP) 64.18%[2]
Metacritic (PSP) 61/100[3]
(DS) 57/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 4.83/10[5]
Eurogamer 5/10[6]
Game Informer 6.5/10[7]
GamePro      [8]
GameSpot (DS) 7.2/10[9]
(PSP) 7.1/10[10]
GameSpy (PSP)      [11]
(DS)      [12]
GameZone (PSP) 7/10[13]
(DS) 6/10[14]
IGN (PSP, US) 7/10[15]
(PSP, UK) 6.3/10[16]
(DS) 4.5/10[17]
Nintendo Power 7/10[18]
VideoGamer.com 5/10[19]
The A.V. Club C[20]
The Sydney Morning Herald      [21]

Lethal Alliance was met with average to very mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 64.18% and 61 out of 100 for the PSP version,[2][3] and 64.93% and 57 out of 100 for the DS version.[1][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance for PSP". GameRankings. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ EGM staff (February 2007). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance (PSP)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (212): 99. 
  6. ^ Parkin, Simon (December 22, 2006). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance (PSP)". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Reiner, Andrew (February 2007). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance (PSP)". Game Informer (166). Archived from the original on February 14, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ Hamsters 4 Sale (January 8, 2007). "Review: Star Wars: Lethal Alliance (PSP)". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 18, 2007. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (December 20, 2006). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (December 8, 2006). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ Leeper, Justin (December 20, 2006). "GameSpy: Star Wars: Lethal Alliance (PSP)". GameSpy. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ Leeper, Justin (December 20, 2006). "GameSpy: Star Wars: Lethal Alliance (NDS)". GameSpy. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  13. ^ Sandoval, Angelina (December 26, 2006). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 24, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  14. ^ Knutson, Michael (December 25, 2006). "Star Wars: Deadly Alliance - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  15. ^ Castro, Juan (January 9, 2007). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ Severn, Jake (December 14, 2006). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance UK Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  17. ^ Harris, Craig (December 13, 2006). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance". Nintendo Power. 213: 96. February 2007. 
  19. ^ Devlin, Paul (January 8, 2007). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance Review for PSP". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  20. ^ Dahlen, Chris (January 15, 2007). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on January 18, 2007. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  21. ^ Fish, Eliot (February 19, 2007). "Star Wars: Lethal Alliance". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 

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