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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is a turn-based strategy combat game where players create squads of heroes and send them into battle. Combat is cartoonish and contains no blood or other graphically violent effects. Unlike other Star Wars properties, there's no story or message to speak of, and players collect and use heroes from both the light and dark sides. The game is free to play with in-game purchases. Read the app's privacy poilcy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.
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What's it about?
STAR WARS: GALAXY OF HEROES begins in a cantina with a Twi'lek guide instructing players about the rules of gameplay: An efficient tutorial teaches players how to build squads and train and equip heroes and then opens the gates to countless dark and light side-arena battles, both against the AI and other players. Battles are turn-based and take place in familiar locations such as the deserts of Tatooine or the stately rooms of Coruscant. While fighting against iconic enemies like Tusken Raiders, Jawas, and Imperial Guards, using special attacks like Force Lightning and Wookiee Rage earns you credits and gear that you can use to upgrade your heroes to unbeatable levels. Kids can also purchase items in-app to help their progress.
Is it any good?
Star Wars fans, behold the perfect strategy-game companion to the latest film in the franchise. This elegant little app makes it all too easy to spend hours collecting, equipping, training, and upgrading in the quest to create the galaxy's most formidable team of dark or light side heroes. Graphics are great, and official Star Wars sound effects and music are bound to get your pulse racing. Combat is cartoony and doesn't dilute the fun with blood or dead bodies. Young kids will love the easy one-touch controls and autoplay mode, and older kids will love customizing their heroes and moving up the leaderboard. Though it takes some time (and possibly money) to unlock the most popular heroes, this highly entertaining game offers all the fun and excitement of the best Star Wars films in one sleek, free-to-play package.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the power and attraction of good and evil. Why do you think some people are drawn to the light side and others to the dark side?
Discuss Star Wars' enduring legacy. What it is that makes Star Wars appeal to both parents and children?
Set expectations for in-app purchases before downloading. Is it OK to buy? If so, how much?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free with in-app purchases
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: December 3, 2015
- Category: Strategy Games
- Topics: Adventures, Robots, Space and Aliens
- Size: 79.20 MB
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Version: 0.2.10
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
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