Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 100
    Smoother, faster animation (the game runs at 60 frames per second) and awesome lighting effects dominate the game's look, while transparency filters, water effects, and background movements round out the spectacular visuals.
  2. The best straight-action title on the Dreamcast, and by far the most brilliant Episode I related video game ever produced.
  3. 90
    JPB has less extremely frustrating platform-hopping than the original, but an important part of the newest incarnation still involves pinpoint leaping that occasionally verges on maddening.
  4. But beware, you'll need a little time to learn the controls.
  5. The control in Jedi Power Battles is fantastic.
  6. Still missing that fun factor and variety that has elevated the better known beat 'em ups of the past.
  7. The once elegant and powerful weapon of the Jedi has been reduced to a crude chopping device that will kill a given enemy in five or six hits.
  8. With controls that improve on the PSX version, tight graphics, more than ten levels, and plenty of lightsaber action, Jedi Power Battles has achieved Jedi Master status.
  9. It has its glorious moments and it has its "what the hell were they thinking" moments.
  10. 68
    Despite a boastful collection of Extra characters, modes, and secrets, the biggest element of them all: a great sense of fun, is just a bit on the low side.
  11. A flawed game, but much better than the PSX version, and even with it's problems, anyone who loves Star Wars or action games will enjoy it.
  12. 60
    The gaming equivalent of a vapid summer blockbuster: shallow, but fun while it lasts and a lot more enjoyable if you experience it with a friend.
  13. Slightly higher-than-average entertainment on Dreamcast, but only as high as it has to be and not an inch higher in quality or creativity.
  14. Those looking for more complexity in their action games, though, will definitely want to look elsewhere.

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