I am not your typical gamer. I own no video game consoles, and do not typically play games on the computer (which should be obvious, since I’m a mac user!). But the Star Wars fan in me combined with my childhood love of Legos led me to pick up the first Lego Star Wars video game for the mac last year.
Much like peanut butter and jelly, the combination of the Star Wars universe and Lego toys into a video game is just right. The mix of action, puzzles, humor, and jump-right-in gameplay make the game remarkably fun. The first game focused on the recent prequel trilogy and I got much more enjoyment out of the game than I did the movies!
The second game in the series, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, is based around the classic movies and features improved game play like usable vehicles. Released last fall for nearly every system imaginable, a release date for the mac was just announced: May 2007!
Check out the official game page on Apple’s site for more, or, if you’re already a-twitter like me, pre-order it from Amazon.com. Update, May 15: I downloaded the one-level demo over the weekend and have to report that the sequel looks to be even better than the original. I had too much fun crushing stormtroopers underfoot with the AT-walker and shocking everyone in my path with the Emperor’s lightning. My only complaint is that the demo didn’t let me save my “free play” status, but that’s soon to be remedied by my purchase of the complete game!
For those of you with Intel macs, a Universal Binary update was recently released for the first Lego Star Wars game.