LEGO STAR WARS BATTLES takes players to battlefields plucked from the entire saga of Star Wars movies to give them a chance to lead characters to victory against opponents in 1v1-styled battles. Players will select from one of four randomly chosen units, dragging and dropping them on the battlefield in land they control to advance towards enemy lines. These troops fight on their own without player input, causing destruction based on their abilities and attack strength. This unit deployment leads to a tactical choice, because while your energy regenerates over time, you have to decide whether it's worth it to flood the land with groups of weaker troops, or do you choose to save up your energy and deploy a more powerful unit, such as an AT-AT or strafing run to launch destructive bombing raids on positions or troops. If enough energy is stockpiled, you can summon a champion to the field, like Yoda, Darth Vader, or Luke Skywalker, each with their own unique abilities that can give them an edge against enemies. But you also have to choose quickly, because each battle is limited to two minutes and thirty seconds, so a mistake can have significant consequences for your side. As you advance, you'll have the option to place towers and turrets to fortify your defense or claim more territory before you launch an attack on the enemy base. Each tower counts as a medal, and is vital because if you survive till thirty seconds are left, you're prevented from building any more structures. From there, it's an accelerated push to defeat the enemy, or at least have more towers standing than they do at the end. If you're tied, players are thrown into a sudden death battle where the next structure to fall grabs the win. Succeed, and you'll gain experience points, as well as scans of tokens that can be used to unlock additional units and upgrade their stats. Seasonal play as well as daily challenges are included to ensure that players will constantly make progress and boost their teams. Will you conquer the universe for the Light or the Dark side? Do or do not, there is no try, young padawan general.