Platform: Windows, Game Boy Color
Yoda Stories was the second of LucasArts’ short-lived “Desktop Adventures” series. It offered players an easy-to-control, top-down adventure game that revealed Luke’s time training with Yoda to become a Jedi. While first impressions of this game suggest a cute Star Wars-themed adventure, players quickly discover that there are no real adventures, or stories, to be had. Each game is randomly generated, but such a foundation only means that virtually all objects and characters are interchangeable. Searching for an object, trading, and fighting with Jawas in one game unfolds in exactly the same way when dealing with Imperials in the next game. The windowed point-and-click interface is dull to say the least, and the graphics and sound leave much to be desired. While perhaps able to offer some level of fun for kids and die-hard fans, Yoda Stories is at heart simply a boring game.