Star Wars: Tap into the Force
As The Last Jedi hits cinema halls, Star Wars fever has gripped the world. And as with everything these days, there are apps out there that can let you add a bit of Star Wars to your digital life. These vary from games and information about the franchise to messing with lightsabers.
The official Star Wars app from Disney does not just provide information about the film franchise. On offer are digital dollops of the Star Wars universe—not just the latest news and Star Wars stories and trivia, but also sound bites of famous dialogues, options to snap selfies in Star Wars regalia, Gifs, emojis, and even some virtual reality (VR) magic (best experienced if you have a Google Cardboard handy). It does not even look like your run-of-the mill news app, with its starship command console-like appearance. You can also choose the colour of the interface.
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
The Star Wars franchise has spawned a number of games. But few have been as famous as the role-playing series Knights Of The Old Republic, where you build your own character and play in the massive Star Wars universe. And that means doing pretty much everything, from flying ships and shooting baddies to wielding a lightsaber and even building one. The game, a cult hit on PCs, is now available on iOS and Android devices. The controls take some getting used to, and sometimes the whole character-building stuff can get tedious, but in terms of sheer immersiveness, there is nothing to beat it.
Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes
If Knights Of The Old Republic seems a little overwhelming with its multiple options, and all you are looking for is a bit of Star Wars magic with minimum fuss, head for Galaxy Of Heroes. There are stacks of special effects with great graphics and gameplay is much simpler too. You build your character and your team, encounter a number of legendary characters, and even get a chance to battle some of them as you make your way through the world. One of the highlights of the game is the official Star Wars music. The turn-based battles might be a little tiresome but that apart, this is the best Star Wars game for mobile-gaming addicts.
Angry Birds: Star Wars
Yes, it has been around for a while now, but there has never been a better time to go back to one of mobile gaming’s cult titles. Angry Birds this is—your main task remains flinging birds at pigs that are hidden within fortifications, working out the best angles and speed of release—but with a distinct Star Wars flavour. And we do not just mean in terms of background and graphics. You get to use blasters and even the Force as you decide to put those pesky pigs to the sword, or, rather, lightsaber.
Darth Vader Voice Changer DTVC
He may have been the villain of the piece and heck, not even visible behind his armour initially, but there is no doubt that Darth Vader was one of the most compelling characters of the Star Wars series. And if there is one feature of the Dark Lord that everyone remembers, it is his voice, mechanical but full of echoing menace. Well, if you have wondered how your voice would sound if you were in Lord Vader’s shoes, just go ahead and use this app—it converts whatever you say into Darth Vader’s voice. Go ahead, shock your friends with voice messages that seem to be from that most terrifying character from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Force Saber of Light
The Star Wars universe had it share of flying ships and laser guns, but if there was one weapon that captured everyone’s imagination, it was the lightsaber—that lethal ray of light that seemed to cut through anything and made weird noises every time it moved through the air (some disparagingly called it a tube light). Well, if you always wanted a lightsaber of your own (even the toy ones cost a bomb), here’s an app that will put a lightsaber right on your phone’s display, complete with sound effects and vibrations. No, it does not do anything more, but hey, it is a free app, and it does let you get your hands on perhaps the most famous weapon in science fiction.