Star Wars: The Clone Wars was the first animated movie to be released in the Star Wars series. Being released in August 2008 it is set sometime between Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. In the same year, in the month of October, the television series by the same name also debuted.
Like any other popular film, and especially an animated one, a related game is not an unexpected thing. Two well known gaming systems that adopted the movie for games were Nintendo DS and Wii. Their games were Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels respectively. Adding on to the list of the Clone Wars video games is Star Wars Clone Wars Republic Squadron TV Games. Yes, it is a TV game but the best part of it is that it does not require any separate console to set it up. The joystick is the only equipment of the game and it is the all-in-all. You would, however, require four AA batteries. Well, that would not be a great deal.
Targeted at children aged around 5 years old it could not have been a better piece. Setting it up is simple and so is playing. The simple instructions it carries with it make it easy for children to understand without much adult help. The games are also pretty simple and for today’s tech savvy children understanding them is piece of cake. Moreover, even adults too can try out the games since their utter simplicity can serve as great stress busters.
The entire gaming system includes five games in all. Space Battle, Gunnery, Evasion, and Surface Battle are the first four campaigns to be completed only after which the fifth and last campaign is unlocked. Each campaign in itself is packed with action and promises loads of fun. Make sure to clear at least a diameter of an eight inch circle around the place you or anyone plays. We do not want to end up with anything broken by the time the game is over.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars not only had games related to it but also toys like action figures and light sabers. The popular food chain of McDonald’s was also a part of the film’s promotion plan with its Happy Meal toy being based on the film’s characters and space ships. In fact 18 different toys were specially designed for Happy Meal.
The film and television series were promoted in various channels and mediums, video games being one of them. Though launched then as a promotion plan they stay with the owner for a long time to come and can also keep the film alive for a long, long time. All you need to spend is $41.99 to buy this amazing game.