Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  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. Antagonist
    93
    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. Dreamcast HQ
    80
    But beware, you'll need a little time to learn the controls.
  5. The control in Jedi Power Battles is fantastic.
  6. Game Fan
    79
    Still missing that fun factor and variety that has elevated the better known beat 'em ups of the past.
  7. Daily Radar
    75
    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.

Awards & Rankings

35
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#15 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
26
#26 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Mar 31, 2018
    7
    A really enjoyable game for its time. The first decent game with lightsabers
  2. Yoda
    Jul 3, 2002
    9
    The game has great effects with smooth animation, but can get very fustrating when you're stuck as it is a hard game.
  3. SnickersW.
    Mar 22, 2002
    8
    Good game, some flaws, overall I give it an 8.