Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles Dreamcast


Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. 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.
  2. Those looking for more complexity in their action games, though, will definitely want to look elsewhere.
  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. 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.
  5. The control in Jedi Power Battles is fantastic.
  6. Daily Radar
    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.
  7. CNET Gamecenter
    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.
  8. Spank!
    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.
  9. 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.
  10. Antagonist
    The best straight-action title on the Dreamcast, and by far the most brilliant Episode I related video game ever produced.
  11. It has its glorious moments and it has its "what the hell were they thinking" moments.
  12. Game Fan
    Still missing that fun factor and variety that has elevated the better known beat 'em ups of the past.
  13. AllDreamcast
    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.
  14. Dreamcast HQ
    But beware, you'll need a little time to learn the controls.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#22 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Yoda
    Jul 3, 2002
    The game has great effects with smooth animation, but can get very fustrating when you're stuck as it is a hard game.
  2. SnickersW.
    Mar 22, 2002
    Good game, some flaws, overall I give it an 8.
  3. BrendonS.
    Feb 2, 2002
    It follows the movie very well and not many movie games do.