Outstanding Star Wars games for Android and iOS: the ones you've been looking for
December 2015 will undoubtedly be the highlight of the decade for all people out there that call themselves true Star Wars fans, as the seventh movie in the eternal sci-fi saga is opening on December 18 in most theaters around the world. Dubbed "The Force Awakens" and directed by J. J. Abrams, it will be prologue of a new trilogy, serving as a direct sequel to the original trilogy created by George Lucas.
Although we're a month and a half before its official release, the highly-anticipated movie is already setting records for pre-ordering tickets. We are certainly hyped up for the epic saga to continue and to witness the clash between the dark and light sides of the Force, but until late December we have no other choice but patiently hold our imaginary lightsabers and wait.
Oh, and we can rely on our smartphones in this, as the large number of Star Wars-inspired games and apps are certainly helpful in sating the hunger. We handpicked some apps and games on two of the major platforms - Android and iOS - in order to help you survive the wait.
Star Wars: KOTOR
Originally developed by BioWare in the distant 2003, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is widely considered to be one of the best Star Wars-inspired games ever released. It's an RPG based on the 3rd edition Dungeons & Dragons system of rules with round-based combat.
SW:KOTOR takes place some 4,000 years before the events depicted in the original trilogy and revolves around the Sith and Darth Malak in particular waging war on the Republic.
You can customize your character at the beginning of the game, but as it progresses, you will be able to woo a total of 8 companions to aid you in your quest of stopping Darth Malak. Of course, the Force flows through you, so at a given point you are bound to become a Jedi... Or a Sith, if this is what your angry soul desires.
Star Wars: Uprising
This relatively new 2.5D Star Wars game puts depicts events that have taken place between Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi and the upcoming Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
Turns out that the death of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine has not led to the fall of the Empire - it still stands strong, though shaken. It's a multiplayer game that allows players to engage in co-op action and unite forces against the common enemy.
Character customization has also made the cut. It's not the very best mobile out there, but Star Wars fans should certainly give it a chance.
While not entirely a Star Wars game, the latest iteration of Disney's Toy Box series includes a large host of Star Wars characters and items. This is a sandbox open-world game that allows you to tailor your own Star Wars adventure and solve a multitude of arcade puzzles and quests with your quick thinking. You can build almost anything you desire; actually, you need to use your creativity in order to get around. The beauty of the game is that it allows you to play scenarios (called "toy boxes") made by other players and try to beat the challenges they've created. It'a also important to mention that apart from Star Wars characters, players can also throw in some Marvel and Disney ones. Nice!
Star Wars: Commander
Star Wars: Commander is a Clash of Clans-like strategy game, in which you need to build a base, manage it, and defend it against enemy attacks. Apart from defending your base, you also need to attack the fortified bases of the rest of the players with various mechs, like AT-ATs, AT-STs, and others. The game is free to play, but a host of in-app purchases exists which will you help you progress the game more easily.
This cartoony take on the Star Wars saga is actually a tower defense type of game, in which the player is required to build defenses and prevent an incoming force from reaching a certain location. Unlike your regular tower defense game, this one also allows you to employ a champion in combat, all of which have made an appearance in the movies (Luke and his father are on board, needless to say). What's also interesting about that game is that it allows you to play either with the light or dark side forces. Leveling up and improving your arsenal is also a staple part of the game. In case you're fan of both Star Wars and tower defense games, this one should be on your list.
Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions
We're no longer in the golden age of platformer games, but these have certainly not lost a bit of their charisma. This game is an example of a well-made platformer, which allows you to battle the Empire's forces with a slew of characters, all of whom are straight our of Disney's animated Star Wars Rebels series.
The game is free to play up to a certain point, but most of the characters and missions are only available after you purchase them. Still, it's a good game nonetheless and deserves its spot on the list.
Star Wars: Heroes Path
Download on iOS (free)
This turn-based puzzle game allows you to experience the events that took part during Episode IV: A New Hope first-hand. Well, we all know what happens in the first Star Wars movie ever, but the game allows you to replay Luke, Leia, and Han Solo's quest on taking down the Empire from within. You do this by solving a variety of different puzzles.