Author Topic: Lightsaber Battle TV Game  (Read 720 times)

Offline Taminar

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 123
    • View Profile
    • Auriette's Website
Lightsaber Battle TV Game
« on: June 29, 2005, 11:24 AM »
I guess this is the right forum...
This is the plug 'n' play game that uses a seeker ball to track your movements with a mini-lightsaber.  I've been wanting this from day one, but couldn't afford it, then we couldn't find it anywhere, and finally, last night, it showed up again at Wal-mart, and my wonderful husband picked it up for me.

Ow, my wrist and elbow hurt this morning!

It's a little annoying, in that you have to turn off the game and turn it back on to switch players (at least, I haven't found any other way to switch players; nothing in the manual about it).

In actual play, it seems like sometimes it reads my movements, sometimes it doesn't.  Some of the problem could be because I'm short, so the seeker ball doesn't point at my chest the way it should according to the manual; it's more at my head height.  Between that, and the fact I'm terrible at video games anyway, I still haven't made it past Stage 1.

One good point, though -- I don't get a lot of exercise, and this is kind of a physical game, so maybe I'll lose weight.  :P

When a lottery ticket worth $320 million ends up in the wrong hands, who wins in the end? Watch "Payoff" -- http://members.cox.net/payoff

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31303
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Lightsaber Battle TV Game
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005, 03:39 AM »
Yeah, I think the technology isn't caught up to the concept perhaps.  :)  I knwo games that interact via this kind of technology can be buggy...  Well, Duckhunt worked great on NES I guess, but I digress.

I haven't tried the plug & play games myself...  I should.  I gotta get caught up on my video gaming! :)  Thanks for the mini-review of the game Taminar.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Taminar

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 123
    • View Profile
    • Auriette's Website
Re: Lightsaber Battle TV Game
« Reply #2 on: July 3, 2005, 03:41 AM »
I worked the overnight shift Friday, and I came home Friday morning and played the game for like a hour.  I went through the "combo moves" practices dozens of times, and I still couldn't get past Stage 3 Obi-Wan. 

The combo moves are basically, you do three particular "swipes" of your saber in rapid succession and it can cause major damage to your opponent.  The problem is you've gotta get them just right and at the right point in the combat for them to work.   

I just hope I haven't permanently damaged my shoulder (I had a similar pain in the same place several months ago and it took weeks to heal up -- but I don't remember what caused it that time).

I'm getting too old for this sort of thing.... but it's so darn fun!
When a lottery ticket worth $320 million ends up in the wrong hands, who wins in the end? Watch "Payoff" -- http://members.cox.net/payoff