May the 4th: My Favorite Star Wars Games

Happy Star Wars Day, people!

On this day of reveals & reverence for this age old franchise that we know and love, at 4 p.m. today, I stopped to think what was my favorite Star Wars moment.

Was it Luke losing a hand? Vader kinda coming around to the light? Leia in her slave garb? It was none of these.

My Favorite moment in Star Wars was learning how to do Luke’s lightsaber toss combo in “Masters of Teras Kasi”. Using that skill on Mara Jade, boy! That sense of accomplishment put Syg’s heart gauge on F.

Star Wars has so much of an impact on gaming, more than people would think. So I got to thinking…What’s my All-Time Star Wars game?

Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi (PS1)

First, I’d have to check the history. I don’t remember any Star Wars games on Genesis or SNES. My earliest memory of comes from the aforementioned PlayStation game.

My “big bro” figure used to thoroughly whip my ass in that game. Had to bother him for weeks to lemme borrow it, so I could get good enough for me to beat him ONE round.

It was weighty, clunky and blocky but Hell, it was a 3D fighter on PS1. Hell of a time but that wasn’t my most fun with a Star Wars game.

Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles (PS1)

Another PlayStation gem. I played The Phantom Menace, hated it. Greatly. This was eons ago but I remember the gameplay wasn’t bad but it was lacking. Also, all the damn talking. Then “Big Bro” got Jedi Power Battles.

First off, No more of just bland ass & his pupil. We get a selection of people to pick, including my main man Plo Koon and resident paraplegic, Darth Maul. Throw in multiplayer, take out the story & the stiffness of Phantom Menace and prepare for a good time. Ah, Memories…but still not the experience I’m looking for.

Star Wars: Knights Of the Old Republic

Now I don’t know what drew me to this OG Xbox game. I think it was the fact I could create my own Jedi (because really? Who the fuck wanted to make a gunner/smuggler & not use a lightsaber?). Even though the story started incredibly slow, the atmosphere, characters really made me take a serious look into all things Star Wars. Besides, dem combos! Force Tornado, Force Lightning & Lightsaber throw. Everything dies.

Light side. Dark side. Custom Lightsaber combos. NPC interaction. I loved so much about this glitchy ass game. If I could get a true successor to KOTOR & not that Old Republic MMO (which is great, I just don’t like gaming on a keyboard), I could die a marginally happy villain.

What’s your favorite Star Wars game?


Honorable Mention: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Euphoria. Lightsabers. Nuff Said.

Blade God Syg is a contributor. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Ello (@bladegodsyg).

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