Parents' Guide to

Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Interactive retellings with games put kids in the action.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Entertainment
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Fans can get in on the action thanks to the impressive graphics and customization options; however, the reliance on in-app purchases and clumsy transitions complicate the quality. The characters are recreated in accurate cartoon style, but the violence and suspense of the story is still pretty intense and may be harder to handle for younger kids since they're actively involved in the interaction. The options for customization are nice, and the graphics and sound effects are impressive -- as they should be for the price. The games are fun but limited, with the variety coming not from different games but from playing as different characters. Transitioning among the stories, activities, and collected characters is a bit disjointed, and some kids might not know how to get back to where they want to be. For die-hard fans who are willing to shell out some cash, there's plenty to enjoy.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (First three chapters are included free; additional chapters require an in-app purchase.)
  • Release date: June 10, 2015
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Topics: Adventures , Space and Aliens
  • Publisher: Disney
  • Version: 1.8
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 28, 2016

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