With hundreds of pun-filled puzzles and charming challenges spread over thirty unique locations, there are a lot of secrets (and a lot of laughs) to discover in TT Games’ Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and some of them are a lot better hidden than others. One Star Wars super fan has used their knowledge of the fictional language Aurebesh to uncover some hidden banter during the games’ boss battles.
When you start a boss battle in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, players are met with a screen helpfully reminding you of which boss you’re about to face. If you’re playing through Episode I – The Phantom Menace, you’ll find a screen with “Darth Maul” appearing just before you go toe-to-toe with the Sith Lord. Similarly, if you’re playing through Episode VII – The Force Awakens, you’ll be reminded that the baton-wielding Stormtrooper you need to face-off against on Takodana is actually FN-2199.
If you have a keen eye, you may have also noticed a strange scribbling underneath the name of each boss during these scenes – or indeed, throughout Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. These scribblings are actually Aurebesh, the standard writing language in the Star Wars universe, and TT Games has used it to hide some brilliant banter throughout its latest release.
TikTok content creator, and Star Wars super fan, ‘gingersareplants’ has been translating the Aurebesh in-game to reveal some hilarious messages in the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga boss battles.
Here are some of the best ones she’s found so far, starting with Palpatine:
- Darth Sidious (Episode III – Revenge of the Sith): “Also known as The Senate”
- Emperor Palpatine (Episode VI – Return of the Jedi): “Emperor, Sith Lord, Senate”
- Emperor Palpatine (Episode IX – Rise of Skywalker): “Yes, him again”
Darth Vader’s appearances have also meme-worthy comments included with them:
- Anakin Skywalker (Episode III – Revenge of the Sith): “Ex-Podracer current Sith Apprentice”
- Darth Vader (Episode VI – Return of the Jedi): “Loves the Dark Side, hates sand”
TT Games’ other boss battles also rip into Kylo Ren, reference Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption, and more. Check a few more of the funny ones out below:
- Count Dooku (Episode III – Revenge of the Sith): “Never loses his head”
- Kylo Ren (Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and Episode IX – Rise of Skywalker): “Serious daddy issues”
- Sovereign Protectors (Episode IX – Rise of Skywalker): “They protec but they also attac”
- Praetorian Guards (Episode VIII – The Last Jedi): “Red guard redemption”
- Canto Bight Boyz (Episode VIII – The Last Jedi): “Bad boyz, too”
However, they’re not all as comical as the ones listed above. The following are, if anything, informative:
- Darth Maul (Episode I – The Phantom Menace): “Red dude with bad attitude”
- Jango Fett (Episode II – Attack of the Clones): “Donor for the Clone Army”
- Boba Fett (Episode VI – Return of the Jedi): “The galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter”
If you fancy a crack at translating some Aurebesh yourself, you can find out more about the language on the Aurebesh Wookieepedia page here – along with an image explaining which letters translate to which Aurebesh symbols. If you just want to play as some of the bosses from the game, we have a guide on how you can unlock all the characters in Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga right here.