We have been watching Star Wars movies and series since our childhood. It has become an important part of our life. Since our childhood, every fan has dreamt of becoming a Jedi, wielding a lightsaber, and experiencing a lightsaber duel. But, a fantasy can only be applied a little to reality.
Luckily, we live in a world of video games where everything is possible. Star Wars: Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels is a game that has made fiction into reality.
Before we talk about the game, let’s talk about Clone Wars. Star Wars tells the story of many events in the Galaxy at different times. The Clone Wars is one such event that became the reason why Sith lords managed to overthrow the Jedi Order.
We have to go back to the Old Republic to learn about the Clone Wars. The Jedi Order was in full bloom when Count Dooku started a war against them. He had a big army of droids. The war against Count Dooku was ongoing when Obi-Wan found out about the Clone army. These clones were allies of the Jedi Order and the Republic.
At the end of the “Attack of the Clones.” Master Yoda brought the Clones Army to fight against the droid army, which worked very well. The clones were great soldiers, and they helped the Jedis in every mission and battle during the Clone War.
The Clone Wars continued for many years. The “Clone Wars” series explains every character and detail who served during the Clone Wars. During Clone Wars, many battles occurred between the Jedis, Sith lords, Grey Jedis, and Dark Jedis.
The game “Clone Wars lightsaber Duels.” have all those battles in the form of Campaign mode. The game allows you to play those characters and fight against the other character as it happened in the story.
The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels Wii
In 2008, Lucasfilm introduced the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels.” game. The intent was to make it possible for every fan to experience a real lightsaber duel. Every fan must feel like he has gone into the Galaxy of Star Wars. He must feel as if he is fighting the lightsaber duel himself. The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duel Wii made it possible.
The Wii controllers allow you to enjoy the real lightsaber duel. You feel like the lightsabers are in your hands when you move the Wii remote, and the lightsabers in the game follow the same movement. “Mastering the Jedi’s distinctive weapon is now within any player’s grasp.” That is what was said by the officials after the game release.
The Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels follows the timeline of the first three seasons of the Clone Wars series. It mainly includes the main duels of the Star Wars characters. It is a campaign mode game with many levels following the story. The duels in the game follow the same sequence as they happened in the series. Some duels were not added to the game to avoid spoilers as those duels were part of the ongoing series.
You can pick the following characters in the video game.
Star Wars: Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels Characters
- Ahsoka Tano
- Anakin Skywalker
- Asajj Ventress
- Count Dooku
- General Grievous
- Kit Fisto
- Mace Windu
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Plo Koon
Campaign Mode Levels
All the levels of the video games are as follows.
- Teth Castel Dungeon: A duel between Assajj Ventress and Anakin Skywalker. This duel was deleted from the series.
- Teth Castle Remparts: The duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Assajj Ventress. It also took place in the series.
- Tatooine Dune Sea: The lightsaber duel between Anakin and Count Dooku took place on Tatooine planet.
- Separatist Lightning Post: A lightsaber duel of Ahsoka Tano against General Grievous.
- The Tranquility: Ahsoka Tano fights against Assajj Ventress, as happened in the episode Cloak of Darkness.
- The Negotiator: The famous duel of Obi-Wan against Count Dooku, which Obi-Wan won.
- The Malevolence: Obi-Wan vs. General Grievous lightsaber duel from episode Destroy Malevolence.
- Droid Lab: Anakin against EG-5 powerful droids.
The Campaign Mode is fun and keeps you hooked, but you also have the option of playing Battle Mode. The Battle Mode does not follow any storyline. You can pick any character you want against any character. The battle mode is a single-player mode. Then there is this Campaign mode. You have to complete more than 27 challenge modes one by one.
You can adjust the difficulty mode, and the opponents are randomly selected. After winning a certain number of matches in challenge mode, you are awarded new Jedi costumes, characters, and extras. You can play the game as 1 vs. 1 with your friends and family using the Wii, but it cannot be played online. It is not an online game.
How to Unlock all the Characters in Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels
Some characters are unlocked while playing the story mode, while others can only be unlocked when you complete the challenges of challenge mode. The following is how you can unlock the characters.
- Anakin: Story Mode
- Obi-Wan: Story Mode
- Ahsoka Tano: Story Mode
- Count Dooku: Story Mode
- Assajj Ventress: Story Mode
- Mace Windu: Unlocked after completing 17 challenges
- Kit Fisto: Unlocked by completing 7 challenges in Challenge Mode
- Plo-Kloon: Completing 27 challenges in challenge mode unlocks him.
- EG-5 Droid: Story Mode
The game is overall awe-inspiring. The graphics are high. The animations and lightsaber effects are on point. The arenas are the identical replicas of the places we see in the Clone Wars Series. All the characters are developed professionally with the original voices of the artists taken in the series.
The lightsaber duels are a great source of fun for the kids. It can be frustrating for adults because some unlikeable stuff like Wii Motion sensors does not respond quickly. The parry system is also not very assistive.
If you have not played the game yet, get your Wii ready. It is one of the few games out there that actually allows the player to become a true Jedi Knight.