It’s a few weeks later than Feral Interactive expected it to be, but this week the game publisher released a downloadable demo of their Macintosh conversion of Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, a new game for the Mac that, not coincidentally, is now shipping to retailers.
Lego Star Wars II combines the original trilogy of Star Wars films — “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” — with the perennially popular Lego building blocks toys to create a unique gaming combination. You play through recreations of key events and scenes in the movies — when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi meet Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Mos Eisley cantina for the first time, for example — the setting of this particular demo, in fact.
In the full game you get to build and ride vehicles like landspeeders, or mount creatures like the tauntauns on Hoth. You can mix and match character parts, just as you can with real Legos, and you can also participate in two-player cooperative gameplay so you can play through classic Star Wars scenes as a team.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, G4/1.67GHz or faster (including Intel), 512MB RAM, 64MB VRAM. The demo weighs in at 397MB and is available for download from several mirrors, depending on your geographical location — visit Feral’s Web site for information.