Long have fans waited for LEGO: The Skywalker Saga to be released and it’s finally coming in April. Yet that is still a while away, so it might be time to dig out those older LEGO Star Wars games to kill the time between now and then. The most recent LEGO Star Wars title arrived in 2016, with LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens following the story of the 2015 movie. Tying in with the film perfectly, its gameplay is smooth and the graphics are sensational.
As part of Poe’s mission to save Admiral Ackbar from the clutches of the First Order, the hotshot pilot has to sneak aboard the Finalizer (that’s Kylo Ren’s Star Destroyer). While he tries to reach the detention block, he passes the First Order gym – complete with pop music and dancing stormtroopers. General Hux also dons purple gym gear and is even a playable minifigure within the game.
Kylo’s Tally Card
By unlocking the golden bricks within each level, you can access the bonus adventure levels, which are inspired by events alluded to in the film. ‘Ottegan Assault’ is one of the most hilarious, where you can play as Kylo Ren. While flying his shuttle, the Knight of Ren keeps tally cards of the Resistance X-Wings he’s blown out of the sky, while sighing every time he adds to the much fuller TIE Fighters damaged card.
Do you wanna build a snowman?
During Rey’s battle with Kylo Ren on Starkiller Base, she not only relies on some nifty lightsaber moves. A combo lets you fell a tree that’s full of snow on top of Ren, turning him into a snowman, complete with top hat. For such an intense duel this is the perfect way for TT Games to add a bit of LEGO fun. While you’re on Starkiller Base, make sure to check out the First Order hot tubs!
Poe Dameron’s loyal wingman is Snap Wexley, a good buddy to have considering he can barbecue a mean sausage using his X-Wing’s engines. Is this a safe way to cook them? Well that could be debated, and BB-8 definitely has some droid comments to make about it, but it’s a laugh out loud addition to the Takodana end-credits.
That’s not the only foodie reference though, as Chewbacca needs special wookiee cookies for any trip on the Millennium Falcon. No galactic baking is needed. Playing as General Leia on the Resistance base, you’ll find them handily stored next to some thermal detonators. This gag is so good it’s highlighted by Han Solo in the original trailer for the game!