You control Luke Skywalker throughout the game. This Luke is a very different Luke than you may be familiar with. He starts the game with his own Lightsaber, and he has the ability to use seven different powers of the force, but only if he has collected enough force crystals to make use of them. See below to learn more about them. Luke can store, at most, 99 force crystals at any given moment. Luke will not survive a collision with any enemy, enemy projectile, or spiked terrain. Touching any one of these items will kill Luke. However, you start the game with two extra lives, and can earn more throughout the game by collecting extra life icons. When you run out of lives, the game is over, and there is no chance to continue. Luke can only jump to a certain height while standing still, but he can increase that height by getting a running start before jumping.
The following Force powers can be utilized by spending Force crystals. Activate them by opening the menu with and choosing one with . If you have changed your mind about using the Force activate a blank space instead. If you do not have enough crystals for a power, it will not appear in the menu. In Novice Mission, you only lose enough crystals to activate a power. In Pro Mission however, all crystals are used up when you activate a power.