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LEGO® Star WarsTM Microfighters
LEGO® Star WarsTM Microfighters
Price: £0.59

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great Microfigthers shooter game, with upgrades, good graphics, excellent sound effects, and NO IAP!!!!, 19 May 2014
Now I may not be the best person to review this game, since I am a LEGO fan, a Star Wars nut, and a gamer that enjoys top down 2D shooters. So this game hits me on multiple levels, and when I got to fly the Millennium Falcon, I went full on nerd mode.

The game is a very simple top down shooter, with some interesting levels, pleasant graphics, and excellent sound effects. You can chose to pilot for either the Empire or the Rebellion, and this will impact the vehicles you have access to, as well as the enemies you face. Sadly the levels stay mostly the same. The destructible environments are also a nice little feature, but nothing game changing.

There are 18 levels spread through two campaigns (Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War) and 4 planets (Geonosis, Endor, Yavin, and Hoth). Combined with the simple but effective upgrade system, you will really be playing this for a while. By destroying your enemies and collecting their scraps, you can upgrade your ship with everything from extra HP to super-weapons.

So why did I score this a 4 out of 5? Well while there are no in app purchases at the moment, the permissions in the game ARE already there to allow for such nonsense.
I see absolutely no reason to have the following permissions in a single player game:
Open network sockets
Access information about Wi-Fi networks
Access information about networks
Finally, even though the game IS pretty large, I ended up beating it in just a few hours. Having a lot more levels, upgrades, and Microfighters would go a long way to making this game stellar.

To sum it up, yes the game is easily worth the $.99 cent entry fee, and even though you can beat it in just a few hours - it offers a lot of bang for your buck. Add in the lack of IAP and you got a winner. Hopefully the game gets updated with more levels and Microfigthers, as well as stays IAP free.

Side note: While the game ran just fine on my two test phones (Nexus 4 with a custom ROM, and a stock Nexus 5), it does have performance issues (including crashes) on some hardware. The issue, most likely, revolves around the obscene amount of RAM the game uses. There seems to be a memory leak within the app itself, as this number seems to increase the longer you play.


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