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May the Fourth be with You!

May 5, 2010
As I stated in “Our Son’s Nintendo Themed Birthday” post, I’m a huge Star Wars fan.
Back in the 90s, I received my Nintendo 64 as a Christmas present.  My mom didn’t buy me any games for it, because she didn’t want to purchase a game that I may not like.
I rented a few games, before deciding to purchase Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire as my first Nintendo 64 game.
A few years later, I was line at my local Wal-Mart with some friends, so I could purchase the GameCube the day it released.
The first game I purchased with my GameCube that night, was Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader.
Then in 2004, I purchased a Xbox, and the first game I purchased with it was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
I have owned and played several other Star Wars titles throughout the years, such as Star Wars Demolition, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Republic Commando, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, and Star Wars Galaxies.
Today May 4, 2010.  Each year, May 4 is the “unofficial” Star Wars day, due to somebody being clever one year and coining the term, “May the fourth be with you.”(I wonder if that person was a coffee drinker?!)
Do Wii owners like playing Star Wars games?  Have Wii Star Wars games been received well by “reviewers”?
Let’s take a look at some data!
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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga has 398,219 players reporting data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has 281,591 players reporting their play-time data.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels has 129,495 players reporting data.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes has 18,569 players reporting play-time data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Combined:
According to the Wii’s Nintendo Channel data, when I combined the “Total Hours” reported for Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels, and Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, the grand total is:
23,484,173 Total Hours!
If you wanted to fly in space with those hours, you could make about 154,800 round trips to the moon.(if my math was right)

<u>Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #81 and the current selling price is $19.82.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #755 and the current selling price is $19.99.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #476 and the current selling price is $19.54.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #786 and the current selling price is $19.96.
GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga’s review score average is 80.39%, based on 18 reviews.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’s review score average is 73.35%, based on 17 reviews.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels’ review score average is 54.89%, based on 17 reviews.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes’ review score average is 48.11%, based on 9 reviews.
Thoughts/Questions:
Do you enjoy the Star Wars universe?  Whether it’s the movies, books, television shows, or video games?
Do you have a favorite Star Wars movie and video game?
I like Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, as my favorites(today, it may change tomorrow).  
As for video games, I’ve enjoyed all the Star Wars video games that I have played, at least from what I remember of them.
Though, there are two Star Wars games I’ve enjoyed more than I thought I would.
I really enjoy the FPS genre, and I was really surprised by Star Wars Republic Commando.
I enjoyed the squad-based game-play, and I really enjoyed its online multi-player.
Out of the four Wii Star Wars games shown, I own Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.  I really did enjoy the game, and played through it four complete times.  I also tried the multi-player one weekend, when a friend came in town.
I do hope that Nintendo owners get Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II in some fashion.
Thanks for reading!  May the 4th be with you!
If you are interested in the Wii games which had data showing you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
    

May the Fourth be with You!

May 5, 2010
As I stated in “Our Son’s Nintendo Themed Birthday” post, I’m a huge Star Wars fan.
Back in the 90s, I received my Nintendo 64 as a Christmas present.  My mom didn’t buy me any games for it, because she didn’t want to purchase a game that I may not like.
I rented a few games, before deciding to purchase Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire as my first Nintendo 64 game.
A few years later, I was line at my local Wal-Mart with some friends, so I could purchase the GameCube the day it released.
The first game I purchased with my GameCube that night, was Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader.
Then in 2004, I purchased a Xbox, and the first game I purchased with it was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
I have owned and played several other Star Wars titles throughout the years, such as Star Wars Demolition, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Republic Commando, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, and Star Wars Galaxies.
Today May 4, 2010.  Each year, May 4 is the “unofficial” Star Wars day, due to somebody being clever one year and coining the term, “May the fourth be with you.”(I wonder if that person was a coffee drinker?!)
Do Wii owners like playing Star Wars games?  Have Wii Star Wars games been received well by “reviewers”?
Let’s take a look at some data!
(click image to enlarge)
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga has 398,219 players reporting data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has 281,591 players reporting their play-time data.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels has 129,495 players reporting data.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes has 18,569 players reporting play-time data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Combined:
According to the Wii’s Nintendo Channel data, when I combined the “Total Hours” reported for Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels, and Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, the grand total is:
23,484,173 Total Hours!
If you wanted to fly in space with those hours, you could make about 154,800 round trips to the moon.(if my math was right)

<u>Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #81 and the current selling price is $19.82.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #755 and the current selling price is $19.99.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #476 and the current selling price is $19.54.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #786 and the current selling price is $19.96.
GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga’s review score average is 80.39%, based on 18 reviews.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’s review score average is 73.35%, based on 17 reviews.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels’ review score average is 54.89%, based on 17 reviews.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes’ review score average is 48.11%, based on 9 reviews.
Thoughts/Questions:
Do you enjoy the Star Wars universe?  Whether it’s the movies, books, television shows, or video games?
Do you have a favorite Star Wars movie and video game?
I like Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, as my favorites(today, it may change tomorrow).  
As for video games, I’ve enjoyed all the Star Wars video games that I have played, at least from what I remember of them.
Though, there are two Star Wars games I’ve enjoyed more than I thought I would.
I really enjoy the FPS genre, and I was really surprised by Star Wars Republic Commando.
I enjoyed the squad-based game-play, and I really enjoyed its online multi-player.
Out of the four Wii Star Wars games shown, I own Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.  I really did enjoy the game, and played through it four complete times.  I also tried the multi-player one weekend, when a friend came in town.
I do hope that Nintendo owners get Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II in some fashion.
Thanks for reading!  May the 4th be with you!
If you are interested in the Wii games which had data showing you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
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