To hop on the back and control one of the larger battle droids, you simply needed to press X once. If you double tapped it you'll jump on their back and then slice them apart with your Light Saber. This is not what Yoda wanted us to do. To my nephew's dismay, try and try he did, but he kept destroying them.
"This game is hard. I can't control them. And you keep killing all the guys."
Uh oh, this is starting to sound like a co-op feud.
Slowly we worked through it, moving onto the next set of tasks. We dispatched numerous droids along the way - picking up blue somethings for whatever reason - and of course, each time I picked them up...
"Hey...I needed those!"
"You don't even know what they do," I said.
"What are they for?" he replied.
"I have no idea."
And so it continued. Soon we hit a jumping puzzle where you needed to volley off opposite walls and collect those blue things again.
"I'll go first Uncle Nick, I'm the Master so I should go first."
When the Clone Troopers showed up, he called them our "best friends."
Finally we reached the boss, a spider like creature where we had to use the force on and slice off his guns. After some careful coaching the pattern became immediately apparent. I was told we just need to do that a few more times and he'd be dead. Sure enough, Jadden dealt the killing blow...
"I got him! That's why I'm the Master!"
"Good job!" I told him. The sense of accomplishment was two fold.
Then came a familiar sound. Cla-chink. 3 Achievements unlocked for 75 gamer score. I guess it's really not that bad to let the 5 year old be the master.