The lights are on
In honor of my time with Game Informer coming to a close, the crew let me pick the Replay this week – and for some reason I took pity on staff and viewer alike by not picking some obscure hardcore PC strategy game from the '80s.
Jedi Power Battles is a surprisingly good co-op brawler from the depths of the dark era of Episode I madness. The PSone 3D graphics are of course rough on modern eyes, but the gameplay holds up much better...at least when you're not literally stuck between Jar Jar and an oncoming hovertank. I played an obnoxious amount of this game (after my second time through Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete) one summer at an overnight job where I could play PlayStation games on a tiny 13-inch TV. At least the pixels weren't quite so obvious on that crappy little box.
The Roulette this week is another Star Wars game from the same era, and it too surprises in its failure to suck -- even if it's no X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.
Thanks for watching and for everything else over the years, everyone.
Check out more episodes at our Replay hub.
RIP Adam Beesinger
Good luck Adam!
Fond memories of Power Battles.
Happy Trails, Adam. Just tell Ryckert and Reeves that they're not allowed to leave GI. Then all I'll have left for entertainment is Joe Juba's "reviews".
I absolutely loved this game, very fun to play with friends. It's hard to believe it actually looked like that. Even harder to believe those graphics were considered great back then.
i have this game sitting right beside me right now lol i love this game one of my favorite star wars games
That was a great episode, i really enjoyed the roulette.
Good luck Adam, visit soon!
May the force be with you!!!
Good luck at your new job Mr. Biessener--I've always thought it was harder to spell your name than to pronounce it.
Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer needs more trade embargoes.
see ya messed up by not playing as plo koon...otherwise, perfect way to to end with two star wars games. i was really hoping for obi wan (the game for xbox)
good luck star pants
Good bye and good luck Adam. It's a bit disappointing you didn't pick the Dreamcast version, though since I remember it being better.
Good luck Adam, I've enjoyed your time here.
Good luck Adam. You will be missed!
I think I remember playing and loving both of these games, especially the first game. You will be missed Adam, and I'll especially miss reading your articles and reviews (even though I'm not a big RTS fan) in the mag. I wish you well :)