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Star Wars Math: Jabba’s Game Galaxy

November 17, 2009

I was given this game a while ago by someone who knew I liked Star Wars. As it came out around the release of The Phantom Menace, it’s fairly old now, which means that it can be a little challenging to find a computer that can run it properly. On the Mac especially, you have to have a computer that supports either OS 9 or Classic. After checking out all of the computers in my house I did finally find one that could play it, although in Classic mode on the Mac it has some lengthy pauses in places for no apparent reason.

It’s aimed at children 6 to 9 years old, and the math portions of the game aren’t great. Some of the games are better than others, but in general you just have to do some simple addition or subtraction. Most kids will probably find it too easy. You play games with characters like Watto, Sebulba, and of course Jabba. Jabba’s game was my favorite, and not just because it features a bizarre CGI Jabba. You play a game similar to checkers with him, and it’s the only game that really seems to involve any skill or strategy. Anyway, I can’t really recommend this game, especially at this point in time, when there are much better options available.

EDIT: 7 years later, I made an fairly in-depth review of this game on YouTube.

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