There are over 100 Star Wars computer, board and video games. From the table-top “Electronic Battle Command” game to EA’s Battlefront, games have expanded the Star Wars universe with their own storylines, unique gameplay and worlds that lets you interact with heroes, villains and variety of characters from the epic space opera.
Few games have been designed for the mobile space, but they are pretty good gameplay-wise. Here are some of the best Star Wars games every fan should play on their Android smartphone or tablet PC:
Best Star Wars Games for Android
Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes
Galaxy of Heroes takes you straight to turn-based tactical battles. There’s no story mode or plot, just battles between the light and dark side. You can choose your side and create your own squad. Data cards and shards are the best ways to collect your favorite heroes and villains. You can upgrade your characters, equip weapon mods, implants and various types of items to make them stronger and unlock special abilities and attacks.
Along with single-player missions, there are several other play modes, including a PvP squad arena where you can fight similar-level players. Your squad will battle a randomly chosen player’s squad to rank up and get rewards. If you are bored with PvP, then there’s always the Galactic War, where you keep on fighting enemies until you reach the end of the game board. There are rewards galore, but battles won’t be easy to win.
This isn’t just another video game companion app. Inside there’s a fun little strategic card game called Base Command. You can play this game to earn credits, which you can use in Star Wars: Battlefront or just enjoy blasting invading enemies. This Star Wars Android game combines card battle with tower defense elements. Your goal is to protect your base from enemies and to do this; you will need to destroy waves of attackers. Just tap on a unit card and if the enemy falls in its range, tap on the enemy. An animated battle will start and your unit will try its best to destroy the enemy.
There are different types of unit cards, such as Airspeeders, A-wings, rebel soldiers etc. Boosters make your unit cards stronger. Battles are turn-based, so you may have to wait for the enemy’s turn in case all enemy units are out of your units range or you have used up all cards. And if any card in your hand does not work, then there’s always the handy base cannon to get rid of units that are dangerously close to your base.
Base command may seem easy to play, but with different types of enemy units attacking in waves, it really becomes difficult to destroy them. You will need to plan your attack, attach booster cards to unit cards and take out the most threatening enemies first. The game’s quite addicting once you know how to make the most of each unit and booster card. The companion app also provides a handy guide, complete with tips and tricks on winning Base Command.
Knights of the Old Republic is the best role-playing game ever developed. Fans jumped with joy when the Android port was released. And no the game isn’t a stripped-down, mobile version of the original game. It offers a full KOTOR experience, complete with large maps and vehicles, right on your smartphone or tablet screen. You can choose a character from different types of customizable characters, use speeders to quickly travel through large maps, even build a lightsaber.
The game’s unique touch screen interface will make it extremely easy for players to play this game on their mobile devices. It also provides support for HID controllers for those who love the good old control system. If you haven’t installed this epic Star Wars game on your Android device yet, do it NOW!
It’s the “birds with lightsabers” versus the Empire’s evil “pigtroopers”. Angry Birds: Star Wars brings the best of both worlds right on your Android smartphones and tablet PCs. The birdie versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Chewbacca are so adorable. Oh and there’s also an evil oink dressed up as Darth Vader. So much fun!
The game adds new features to the popular physics-based game mechanics. Players can use lightsabers and blasters to deal damage to imperial structures made from wood, glass and stones. Each level is more challenging than the other, and offers chock-full of Star Wars references, from walkers to epic locations like the Tatooine and Death Star. There are also secret R2D2 levels and hidden Boba Fett missions waiting to be unlocked. Epic land and space battles await you. May the feathers be with you!
Commander is a Clash of Clans clone. But that shouldn’t disappoint players, especially those who love Star Wars games on their Android smartphones. Real-time strategy battles between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire will make them forget everything, start fortifying their base, build troops and vehicles (they look awesome in action) and summon famous characters from the Star Wars universe to attack rival players’ bases and collect loot. Despite being eerily similar to Clash of Clans, this game won’t bore you, and surely will make you fall in love with the original game, in case you haven’t played or hated it for some reason.