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Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace' was an arcade-adventure game released by LucasArts in 1999, contemporary with the release of the film.


Visually the gameplay is reminiscent of 3rd-person 'over the head' view games like Tomb Raider, but such kind of actions, like jumping, climbing or pushing objects, is very limited, relying mostly on interaction and riddles. The player can control Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala or Captain Panaka. The game offers also a variety of weapons.


The plot closely follows that of the movie; although it expands on some minor events that could have been silenced or cut from the movie, or shows them from a different character's point of view (for example, it follows Amidala's 'adventures' on Coruscant during Anakin's interview in the Jedi Temple, something that is never shown or mentioned in the movie since the movie follows Anakin).