The animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes spans seasons one and two. In the game, the player discovers more about the mysterious bounty hunter Cad Bane and pursues the all-new Skakoan super villain Kul Teska in a gameplay style reminiscent of Lego Star Wars. The game is designed entirely around a two-player drop-in/drop-out coop. This means that each mission in this third-person action-adventure features two famous characters from the TV series, separated by class, such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the padawan Ahsoka, and Captain Rex. The players either control commandos or Jedi characters, never both, as their abilities and limitations are vastly different. If no second player is available, the AI will automatically take over the second character and assist in overcoming the many obstacles that await – mainly in the form of various types of separatist droids. While the players can defend themselves with their lightsaber or blaster, the Jedi characters can ride the droids by jumping onto them from behind. This is useful for blasting through enemy lines and solving specific riddles that prevent the characters from progressing.
Furthermore, the droids can be forced to dance with every other on the screen to follow his lead, rendering them defenseless. These dances are unique to each droid and must be purchased first in the shop. Amusing masks and combat upgrades, such as more potent blasters or a more powerful force push, are also available. Players must first unlock these items and invest points earned by killing enemies and completing missions or mini-games to buy them. These mini-games are scattered throughout the levels and appear after completing a specific section. They usually entail killing as many enemies as possible in a short period. Each kill in a row, both in normal gameplay and mini-games, raises the multiplier, adding even more points to the account. When a player dies, he will respawn at the nearest checkpoint, either immediately if he is playing alone or after the second player has reached one, with no penalties.