Remember TMNT, The Simpsons, or X-Men arcade video games? You know, the side-scrolling, almost 3-D, action/adventure games that we spent a lot of money on in the arcades? If you liked those games, you will love this one.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith on NDS is a side-scrolling/3-D, action thrill due to innovative lightsaber moves (offensive and defensive); crisp, colorful graphics and sound, and a really cool multiplayer option (3-D). As far as handheld games go, this one is a keeper.
On oneplayer mode: play as either Anakin or Obi-Wan through levels that go right along with the plot of Episode III. The lightsaber moves and force skills that you can aquire make this particularly fun and enjoyable for hours. Abandon the 2-D side-scrolling action briefly, and explore interseting 3-D environments as you jump behind the controls of a Jedi-Starfighter.
On multiplayer mode: challenge your friends, or the computer, to a 3-D Dogfight using vehicles featured in the Star Wars Saga including Darth Vader's TIE, the Millenium Falcon, Luke's X-Wing, and many more. If handheld multiplayer gaming is your cup of tea don't miss out on this!
But what about the playability? Are you really going to like this game or will it frustrate you to no end? If you enjoy the cartoon/comic book style graphics that all the old side-scrolling games displayed then you will be thrilled by the quality of sound and graphics in this Star Wars version. It does take some patience to get used to the fighting style of the game because you cannot walk/run with your character and use your lightsaber at the same time. But, if you're used to side-scrolling games then you know that this is normal. The NDS does have one cool addition to the fighting style: use the touch pad to activate special aquired abilities! On the downside, the music that accompanies the game is not from the Episode III Movie Soundtrack, but rather Episode's I, IV,and V. Still, the music is very appropriate for the situations in the game. As far as difficulty is concerned, the game allows you to choose between two settings at the start: Padawan (easy) and Jedi (medium).
Overall, this is a fun game that many audiences will love: Star Wars fans, handheld gaming fans, multiplayer fans (especially if you like team and vs. modes),older kids, adults, and especially old school side-scrolling fans. If you long for the side-scrolling action of yester-year, pick up NDS Revenge of the Sith today!