Star Wars: Tiny Death Star Review
Following on from the success of Angry Birds Star Wars, LucasArts teams up with another popular mobile game franchise in management sim Star Wars: Tiny Death Star
The Star Wars juggernaut is moving forward at full speed again, with new movies in the pipeline and now two Angry Birds games, the franchise is everywhere. That includes the pixel universe, having been given the Nimblebit treatment – the team behind Tiny Tower and Pocket Planes.
If you’re familiar with Tiny Tower then you will have no trouble understanding the premise of this game; it’s exactly the same but with characters and creatures from the Star Wars universe. You take your orders from Darth Vader and the Emperor, constructing new levels, including secret Imperial ones where you undertake special missions that involve gaining rebel secrets through interrogation and beyond.
If you’re a fan of the franchise there are endless references and in-jokes to get a kick out of, but beyond that there is little on offer in gameplay terms that you couldn’t get from playing Tiny Tower instead. The one stand-out feature is the Collectable function, where over time you can unlock new species and iconic characters and save them to your album. It’s a fun sidebar to the main game and can help pass the time while you wait for retail levels to restock items.
As a free download then, it’s well worth spending some time with Tiny Death Star if you love all things Star Wars. There’s enough charm in seeing all the characters you know in pixel form, even if the gameplay isn’t as original as it could be.
Fun to play around with but there’s nothing here you haven’t seen before in Tiny Tower.
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