A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
"Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds" was a fun game on the PC. It put the player in control of all land, sea, and air assets of one of six political groups from the Star Wars universe: the Rebellion, the Empire, the Wookies, the Naboo, the Trade Federation, or the Gungans.
"Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds" was very similar to the Warcraft series of games, in that the player was required to mine various resources (nova crystals, Carbonite, and wood) which were then used to create everything from buildings, to soldiers, to ships. Just like in Warcraft, the player would use the mouse to select offensive forces, then click the map to direct the movement of the forces, or click on enemy forces to engage.
The player could increase his level by creating specific structures. As the levels increased, the player's technological edge would also increase, allowing weapons systems to become more powerful.
There were two primary options within the game, the player could play the story mode which would pit the player against increasingly difficult enemies in his quest to rid the galaxy of the Empire, or quell the Rebellion, dependent on who the player was playing as. The second option was an open-ended campaign where the player was given resources, and had to establish a base of operations from which war could be waged against the enemy. In this campaign mode, alliances could be established in order to overwhelm the common enemy.
Since "Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds" was a Star Wars game, favorite characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader were playable, among many others from across the Star Wars universe. Additionally, recognizable buildings including Jedi temples were available, as were vehicles from the series, including X-Wings, TIE Fighters, the Millennium Falcon, AT-ATs, and AT-STs among many others.
Since "Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds" was licensed through LucasArts, all the music and sound effects mirrored those from the films.
"Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds" was a fun game, which was very easy to become immersed in, providing hour after hour of enjoyment.