LEGO games on iOS are some of my favorite titles on the App Store. Whether its Batman, Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, playing through the story as a LEGO character is always enjoyable. Within the past few hours, possibly the most exciting title to join the franchise has landed in the New Zealand App Store.
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga plays through the entire Star Wars story (so far), from Episode I and the irritating Jar Jar Binks, through to Return of the Jedi and the universe-saving Ewoks. From the App Store description:
36 STORY MODE LEVELS + BONUS CONTENT
From the Trade Federation’s “negotiations” with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace to the space battle above Endor in Return of the Jedi, play the most memorable and exhilarating scenes from your favorite episodes. Also unlock special bonus content featuring Bounty Hunter missions, a special Challenge Mode, Arcade Levels, and more!
OVER 120 CHARACTERS
Play as your favorite Jedi Knight or Sith Lord! There are over 120 playable characters to unlock, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Boba Fett.
Which side of the Force will you use? Both dark and light side characters have their own unique Force abilities. Will you use a Force Throw to defeat the Jedi or choose your Lightsaber and Force Push to take down the evil Empire?
LEGO STYLE GAMEPLAY
Smash objects into LEGO bricks and switch characters on the fly as you play through different story levels. Create your own Star Wars character mash-ups like Han Windu and Lando Amidala!
DYNAMIC CONTROL STYLES
Switch between “Classic” and “Touch Screen” controls to find the play-style that suits you best
In the NZ App Store, the initial download is free, but only includes the first episode. If you want episodes II through VI, you’ll need to buy in-app purchases. Hopefully, that means I can skip episodes II and III altogether and just go for the Luke Skywalker trilogy.
You’ll need 1.44GB of free space to download, although the file itself is around 735MB. It’s universal, and compatible with an iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 6.0 or later.
Although it’s not available in the UK or US yet, it should be within the next 12 hours. According to TouchArcade’s forums, it’ll be available in the States from 11pm Eastern Time and the UK from midnight GMT.