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Star Wars: Hunters Review

Star Wars: Hunters is a new arena based combat game available on Android iOS and Nintendo Switch. It combines standard MOBA gameplay with a Star Wars setting to make for a fun, casual gaming experience.

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Like most games of this type, it’s free to play, but there are a lot of options available in the shop, including arena passes, upgrades, new characters, and customization. While none of these are strictly necessary to enjoy the game, they will help you to progress quicker and give you a better chance against other players.

The gameplay is pretty standard, with different kinds of characters. Some are Jedi or Sith who use lightsabers and melee weapons. Others are snipers with blaster rifles. And some are more just brutes intent on destroying everything as quickly as they can. As a result, there are a lot of different gameplay styles available depending on what you prefer, and it’s worth experimenting with a few different characters to see which best suits your own style.

The controls themselves are basic, with move, jump, and special attacks. A big downside is the automatic trigger which means you have to find your target in the crosshairs before it will fire, which doesn’t allow for you to use any suppressing fire.

The best thing about the game is really its big selling point, that it’s set in the Star Wars universe. As a result, there are a lot of interesting characters, such as bounty hunters, stormtroopers, Mandalorians, the like. This makes for some quirky looking designs, such as an Ugnaught riding a Droideka, or two Jawas standing on each other’s shoulders. Naturally the locations are Star Wars themed, too, like the Death Star and, of course, Tatooine. It’s all capped off by a commentator who makes constant Star Wars references that fans will be able to pick up on.

This is where the game really makes its mark and where it offers something a bit different, because in every other way, it’s a pretty standard affair. The gameplay is fun but it’s more of a casual thing. Something to pass the time when you’re bored or stuck on the train. It’s what you’d expect from this kind of game and doesn’t throw any surprises your way, and can feel repetitive if you play too much of it. There’s some fun to be had from progressing through the game to unlock new hunters or designs and customization options, but it’s not what you’d call addictive.

The fact it’s a Star Wars based game means there are a lot of fans who’ll check it out for that reason alone, and its mobile platform means they can keep going back to it for some casual gameplay whenever they want a slice of a galaxy far, far away. As a Star Wars fan myself, I’m willing to recommend it, but I’m not sure if there’ll be much here for anyone not already into the franchise.

Star Wars: Hunters is available to download now on Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.

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