Top 4 Star Wars Games For Android
- LEGO Star Wars Battles (Free)
- Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes (Free)
- Star Wars: Starfighter Missions (Free)
- Star Wars: KOTOR ($9.99)
Star Wars has been part of the pop-culture vocabulary ever since the first movie was released in 1977, and for good reason. The epic science-fiction saga opened the door for big franchises in the movie industry, and Marvel and DC followed suit. Created by George Lucas in the 70s, the franchise has over a dozen films, several different television series, books, video games, and even theme park attractions to its name. Overall, it is estimated that the franchise is worth over 70 billion dollars, which makes it the fifth-highest grossing media franchise of all time, running behind the likes of Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Winnie The Pooh, and Mickey Mouse & Friends.
The Star Wars franchise has released over a hundred games until now, and they have come in three different eras. The first era was that of the early licensed games which did not feature much in the way of narrative, opting instead to focus on a particular scene from the original movies. This was also due to restrictions in graphics, and most of these early games were 8 or 16-bit games. Next came the era of LucasArts, which was a dedicated game development company created by George Lucas which enabled him to have more control over the video games being released under the Star Wars banner. The games made under LucasArts featured CGI cut-scenes and much better graphics, and the narratives were not limited to the Star Wars films. Although they were based in the same Star Wars universe, the games existed in their own timelines, with retellings of the original movies as well. Finally, in 2012, Lucasfilm, George Lucas’ company, was bought by The Walt Disney Company, which led to the shutdown of LucasArts. Since then, the right to make Star Wars games has been placed only with EA, or Electronic Arts. All the games made prior to Disney’s takeover have been labeled Star Wars Legends, which essentially means that these narratives are non-canonical, while the games made by EA have been labeled Star Wars Cannon.
The Star Wars franchise has produced many incredible games for different consoles, and they have lately made a few games for mobile devices as well. Apart from canonical games, there have also been several crossovers between different franchises which have resulted in games such as LEGO Star Wars Battles. This article will list out the best four Star Wars games available for Android that can also be played on Bluestacks.
1. LEGO Star Wars Battles (Free)
LEGO Star Wars Battles was created by Playdemic and has a rating of 4.1 stars on Google Play Store, with over a hundred thousand downloads. The game centers around the concept of tower defense, with the main aim of each player being to build as many towers as possible and then defend them against the attacks of the opponent. You must also try to destroy the enemy’s LEGO towers; the player with the most amount of towers up by the end of the match is declared the winner. Playdemic has left no stone unturned with this game in terms of characters. One can play using characters, droids, and even ships from the various eras of the Star Wars universe. The player has the option to play for both the Dark Side and the Light Side. LEGO Star Wars Battles has an in-game currency that allows players to increase their characters’ strength, which means they perform better in battle.
The game matches you with different, random players online, and you deploy your troops using charges which regenerate with time. Each character uses up different amounts of charge depending on their strength level. Once these troops are deployed, they fight the troops of the other side, and if they are successful in killing them, they begin to destroy the towers of the opposite player. Towards the end of the match you enter a phase called ‘no building’, wherein your charge bar fills up twice as fast and you must only aim to destroy your opponent’s towers. If both players have the same number of towers left standing by the end of the match, the game puts you into a ‘sudden death’ round where things get faster and more intense.
The game begins in Jakku, and as you play and win matches, you are rewarded with medals that allow you to unlock more regions in the game, such as Endor, which costs 200 medals. Losing a match also means you lose these medals, which is why it is important to play matches strategically to increase your chances of winning. One of the main drawbacks of the game, however, is that upgrading characters can take a lot of time if you are simply using medals and crystals that you make from winning. If you are matched against an opponent who has used the game’s in-app purchases to increase their character strength, they are sure to win the match.
2. Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes (Free)
Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes was developed by Capital Games and published by Electronic Arts, or EA, in 2015. It has garnered over fifty million downloads on Google Play Store and is rated 4.2 stars out of five. The game is a turn-based RPG in which you can collect and play with characters from both the Star Wars canonical universe and the Star Wars Legends universe. Characters are either won through gameplay or are given to the players in the beginning of the game. Another way to collect characters is by collecting character shards, which can be used to unlock characters or to promote them. Shards can also be bought from the shop. The promotion of characters increases their strength and each character can be promoted until they reach the seven-star status. You can also level up characters using droids which provide experience points.
The matches are divided into rounds, where the character with the highest speed from each team goes first. In order to win one must deal the most overall damage and have the last character standing. Players also have the option of trying out different modes in the game which include the Light Side Characters Campaign, where one must lead a team of heroes to defeat a team of dark side villains in a 3-wave battle, the Dark Side Characters Campaign, where you do the same thing as the former, only leading the Dark Side villains this time, the Arena Battles, where you can play against other users in a 5v5 match for daily prizes, the Galactic War Campaign, which involves playing against a gauntlet of 12 player squads with the user’s entire collection of characters, and many other modes.
There have also been several additions to the game over the years. Guilds of a maximum of 50 players were introduced in 2016, and so were Raids, where a Guild must send five holograms to fight four powerful bosses, all of whom share a health bar that is split into four parts. Once all the bosses are defeated, the raid is won. Ships were also introduced in late 2016, allowing players to control different ships using pilots and captains. At the time of this modification, there were 23 different spaceships to choose from. To make things easier for those who have just been introduced to Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes, here is a beginner’s guide to help you start playing the game. If you are looking mainly to improve your attacking technique and strategy in this game, this article is for you.
3. Star Wars: Starfighter Missions (Free)
There are a few different things that Star Wars fans want above all else. First is to be able to use a lightsaber, and the second is to be able to man a starfighter and lead a squadron to victory. Joymax’s Star Wars: Starfighter Missions allows you to do the latter. Released in 2020, and currently, with over a hundred thousand downloads on Google Play Store, Starfighter Missions is one of the most popular and fun to play Star Wars games out there.
There are over 80 starfighters for users to choose from, and the game features classics such as the Millennium Falcon, the TIE Advanced x1, and the T-65B X-wing Red 5. Apart from the starfighter, there are also different pilots that can be assigned, each of them having a different impact on the overall stats of the starfighter. Squadrons have up to 3 members, the leader, and two wingmen. As the pilots’ stats increase, so do those of the starfighter, leading to better overall damage, etc.
Here is a detailed article about the game modes and gameplay of Star Wars: Starfighter Missions.
4. Star Wars: KOTOR ($9.99)
Star Wars: KOTOR, short for Knights Of The Old Republic has been made available for Android devices. Released in 2003 for PC by BioWare, the game has been optimized for mobile use by Aspyr Media, bringing the hit game to your mobile devices. KOTOR’s storyline takes place 4000 years before the storyline of the main Star Wars movies, with the players fighting against Darth Malak, who has unleashed a Sith armada against the Galactic Republic.
The players choose between a Scout, Scoundrel, or Soldier, customizing their characters at the beginning of the game. The gameplay is round-based, with each player reacting together, although the actions play out turn by turn on the screen. Apart from the main game, there are also several minigames that the players can play such as Pazaak, which is a card game similar to Blackjack.
You can also build your own lightsaber in the game, and players have 40 different powers to explore. Along with this, players can travel to eight different worlds in the game using your starship, the Ebon Hawk. The game has a rating of 4.2 stars on Google Play Store with over five hundred thousand downloads. Although all other games on this list are free, Star Wars: KOTOR is paid, costing $9.99. The game is quite large and takes a lot of phone space, but this is so that players can have the full experience of the original KOTOR PC game.