Star Wars: Galactic Battleground [PC Game]
|Platform: IBM PC Compatible
Publisher: LucasArts Entertainment Company
Release Date: November 13, 2001
Developer: LucasArts Entertainment Company
Rating: ESRB: T (Teen)
System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 98 / Me / 2000 / XP I
Developed by: LucasArts Entertainment Company - LucasArts Company (2001) - 2D Real-Time Strategy - Rated: Teen
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds is a real-time strategy game built on the Genie engine, the same one used in Age of Empires,
and Age of Empires II. The factions in the original game include the Wookiees, Royal Naboo, the Trade Federation, the Empire,
the Rebels, and the Gungans. Two campaigns in the game are centered on the Wookiee race, and one each centered on Gungans,
the Trade Federation, the Galactic Empire, and the Rebel Alliance.
Guide the Rebel Alliance to fend off the invading Empire or lead the Trade Federation to conquer the Naboo in this Star Wars
real-time strategy built on Ensemble Studio's Age of Empires II game engine. Though the fundamentals and mechanics of play are
similar to those of Ensemble's popular 1999 war game LucasArts brings a new look and style to the structure, with a developed
single-player campaign and units, civilizations, and settings taken directly from the Star Wars stories.
The player begins in an untamed land with a small number of worker units, then must guide the faction to develop thriving
communities and eventually a powerful military to defend the realm and conquer those of his or her rivals. As in Age of Empires
and most other real-time strategies, computer and human opponents begin under similar circumstances and players race together
to develop and expand their territories while keeping them defensible against one another's encroachment. As players gain
control over more territory they find new sources of raw materials, which in turn provide them the means for further expansion
and larger armies.
Six civilizations from the Star Wars universe are available for play, including the Wookies and the Gungans. While there is more
apparent diversity in unit types between the various factions than in Age of Empires II, each Galactic Battlegrounds civ has its
own equally powerful versions of infantry, aircraft, and siege weapons to maintain balance. The variety among the different
cultures is evident in the distinct artwork used for each, but similar buildings have similar silhouette shapes, allowing players
familiar with one civilization to quickly recognize the facilities of any of the other five races.
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