Parents' Guide to

Lego Star Wars Battles

By Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Strategic combat in a galaxy far, far away.

Game Apple Arcade 2021
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This strategic action title puts a quirky, amusing spin on battles with easy to grasp controls, fast-paced action, and lots of destructive fun. One of the most engaging things about Lego Star Wars Battles is how simple it is to control. As long as you can drag and drop a card from your hand onto the battlefield, the game takes care of the rest. Sure, there may be some instances where you mistakenly drop an aerial strike on your side because your finger lightly comes off the screen as you're moving towards your target, but with practice, this is just an occasional mistake in the heat of battle. What's more impressive is just how fast-paced the gameplay feels without seeming completely out of control. Regardless of whether you choose to launch a squad of porgs at battle droids, or you save up for Gamorrean guards to smash through incoming attackers at your tower, there's no right or wrong way to deploy your troops, unless you choose to leave one side completely open to counter attack. Even as things get faster and more energy is produced towards the end of the round to give you an accelerated push towards victory, things feel firmly in control and hopefully like something you can turn the tide with.The big advantage of the shortened game rounds means that you can hop into a ton of battles and improve your teams with just fifteen or twenty minutes in your schedule.

That does lead to one of the bigger negatives of the game as well, though. Because you can quickly finish a game, there are some players that have simply cranked through round after round with other players and are vastly more overpowered that you will be. These fights aren't particularly fair or fun, because your best troops will frequently get shattered with only a few strikes from your opponent, giving you the sense that you need to put in more work if you want to have a chance. Luckily, these mis-matches are few and far between, meaning that you might find yourself saying just one more round to the mini-fig blasting mayhem.

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