I was a huge fan of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II way back in 2005 and 2006 when they were released and a fan of the subsequent 2007 ‘Complete Saga’ release. The PC & Mac versions arrived in 2009 and 2010, and now have landed on the iTunes App Store as a universal iPhone/iPad release.
It is free with in-app purchases, and it is STILL a blast!
From my review of LEGO Star Wars II:
If you can’t understand why last year’s LEGO Star Wars was one of the most entertaining games of the year, I’m afraid I can’t help you. If you avoided it simply out of loathing for the prequel movies, then shame on you. Now your salvation is at hand. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is every bit as fun as the first LEGO Star Wars, adds a few new twists, and is a wonderfully compelling experience.
Here are the features:
- 36 STORY MODE LEVELS + BONUS CONTENT
- From the Trade Federation’s “negotiations” with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace to the space battle above Endor in Return of the Jedi, play the most memorable and exhilarating scenes from your favorite episodes. Also unlock special bonus content featuring Bounty Hunter missions, a special Challenge Mode, Arcade Levels, and more!
- OVER 120 CHARACTERS
- Play as your favorite Jedi Knight or Sith Lord! There are over 120 playable characters to unlock, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Boba Fett.
- FORCE POWERS
- Which side of the Force will you use? Both dark and light side characters have their own unique Force abilities. Will you use a Force Throw to defeat the Jedi or choose your Lightsaber and Force Push to take down the evil Empire?
- LEGO STYLE GAMEPLAY
- Smash objects into LEGO bricks and switch characters on the fly as you play through different story levels. Create your own Star Wars character mash-ups like Han Windu and Lando Amidala!
- DYNAMIC CONTROL STYLES
- Switch between “Classic” and “Touch Screen” controls to find the play-style that suits you best
The initial download giving you Episode I is free, with in-app purchases of $4.99 to complete the prequel trilogy and $14.99 for the full collection including all extras and bonus material.
Head to the iTunes App Store and check it out!
Here is the trailer from the original release: