If there’s one thing that many couldn’t live without in the Star Wars saga it’s the ultimate space weapon known as the lightsaber. It can cut through almost anything and delivered some of the best cinematic battles ever seen. The lightsaber fights are so good that people love to create their own with toys, fan movies and of course in video games.
There are five Star Wars video games that really capture the magic of the lightsaber and everything the weapon represents from all six movies.
Great Lightsaber – iOS App
For any with an iPhone, there is nothing better than transforming that small device into a replica lightsaber. With the app, you can pick from multiple handles and color designs to truly customize it as your own. Once created, you can make the lightsaber come to life and even compete with other players that have the same app.
Star Wars Trilogy Arcade – Arcades
Many people spent dozens and dozens of quarters in the impressive Star Wars Trilogy Arcade just to reach the bonus levels. In those levels, you would wield a lightsaber in first person point of view as you dodged laser bullets and battled against Darth Vader. It was worth it every single time.
Star Wars: Episode I – Jedi Power Battles – PS1
Not much great come from Episode 1 of Star Wars, but the Jedi Power Battles game is a small gem that people love. Taking control of a Jedi, the lightsaber comes into full use as you can throw it, dodge bullets and destroy plenty of droids along the way.
Star Wars Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels – Wii
Imagine playing Mortal Kombat with lightsabers and that will give you a little taste of the Wii game Lightsaber Duels. The best part about this game was getting the controller extensions and expanding your Wii remote into something that felt even more powerful.
Star Wars Jedi Knights: Jedi Academy – PC
The Jedi Academy allowed people to live their ultimate Star Wars fantasy. After creating your own Jedi, you get to design a lightsaber of your choice and then complete several training missions as you learn the different powers.
As new consoles like the Xbox One and PS4 get popular, expect a lot of new lightsaber games in the future.