Tuesday, April 16, 2013

32 BBY: Star Wars Battlefront: Naboo and Kashyyyk missions

So I actually fired up the old processor and reloaded Star Wars Battlefront for this source, making it my second time through this game. Back in August of 2010 I played Battlefront thinking it was Galactic Battlegrounds, and only realized my mistake about 2 hours in to the game.  The Battle of the Grassy Plains, The Rebellion of Theed, and Aggressive Negotiations on Kashyyyk were fun missions where you get to play a battle droid and a super battle droid.  Going through these missions a second time affirmed for me the fun of this game.
What I was reminded of when I played again was that the battle droids in the first two missions were way more agile than the battle droids from the movies.  If the battle droids from the movies could move as fluidly and shoot as accurately as the battle droids from the video game could, the Gungans, and indeed all of the enemies of the Trade Federation, would be in deep trouble. 

Besides being a bit of FPS fun, there really isn’t much to this game.  You can find a YouTube walkthrough here, but it only takes less than an hour to get through the content of these first missions.
I think when I edit and reorganize this chronology project when it’s done I’ll place this source closer to the Invasion of Theed Adventuregame from WOTC.  It’s more in line with that collection of narratives, detailing the un-sung heroes of the Naboo resistance movement who tried to stop the invasion of their home planet.

For my next post I’m going to take a look at Star Wars Episode 1: The Gungan Frontier, but before I sign off I just want you other chronologists who have been following my progress to look over the remaining sources I want to examine before I begin to exit my way out of 32 BBY.  Regarding our conversation Plaristes, this source, I should follow this list (I’m not going to cover Lego infinities), yes?:
Episode I: The Gungan Frontier (video game)

Star Wars Tales: #2: Incident at Horn Station; #8: Bad Business
"Peril in the Ionosphere" rpg scenario in Star Wars Gamer #1

"Save the Mantaris!" rpg scenario on WotC site
The Living Force Campaign: Eye of the Sun Trilogy: 1) A Cularin Presence; 2) The Resistance Within; 3) Revelation and Refutation

The Living Force Campaign: An Uneasy Peace
Star Wars #7-12: Outlander

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force: 1) Part Six: Arrival at the Jedi Temple; 2) Part Two: Illustrious Lightsabers
The Living Force Campaign: The Price of Business

Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force: The Force as a Source of Energy, The Return of the Sith, and The Conversion of Count Dooku

Bounty Hunter (video game)

Jango Fett: Open Seasons

The Living Force Campaign: Between the Worlds Trilogy: 1) TopWorld; 2) MidWorld; 3) UnderWorld
"The Nova Crystal" rpg scenario in GameTrade #10 (available at theforce.net/rpg/magazines)

The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing
Star Wars Tales #21-24: Nomad

Darth Plaguies
Until then my friends, may the Force be with you.


  1. I would cover Darth Plagueis as soon as you're done with the rest of the TPM material, so maybe even before doing the Gungan Frontier. Otherwise, that looks good. :-)

  2. Congratulations for getting through TPM material! The years 31-23 BBY will go very fast and then it's Clone Wars and Clone Wars and Clone Wars (AOTC doesn't have as many tie-ins as TPM).

    And as Plaristes said Darth Plagueis can be read now.

  3. Like a tasty piece of dessert I'm going to leave Darth Plaguies from when I've completed Nomad. I don’t want to get complacent.