App Review: Star Wars: Trench Run by THQ, inc.
Star Wars: Trench Run is a game for everyone that loves Star Wars. Based on the famous trench run that Luke Skywalker fly’s through to shoot into the exhaust vent of the Death Star and destroy it. If you’ve ever seen the original Star Wars movies then you know what I’m talking about. So when Star Wars: Trench Run hit the app store I had to give it a try – being a Star Wars fan and all.
Trench Run has two different game styles: Mission and Arcade Mode. Under Mission you select the mission that you’d like to fly and complete. Missions range from dog fights to running the trench towards the exhaust port. Arcade mode has two modes: Trench and Dog Fight. Selecting Trench allows you to work your way to the exhaust port to destroy the Death Star.
Gameplay for Trench Run is decent, but it’s not as exciting as I was hoping for. Being a big fan of the whole Star Wars genre and franchise I was a little disappointed, but maybe my expectations where too high. Controlling your X-Wing Fighter is pretty much what you’d expect, you use the accelerometer almost exclusively to fly tilting left or right to turn and tilting forward and backward to ascend or descent.
I mentioned that Star Wars: Trench Run isn’t as exciting as I was hoping it would be, so let me explain further. True uber-fans of Star Wars based games will find no fault in Trench Wars. However, for those looking for a great theme game with player stickiness and gameplay excitement will be let down. Truth be told, the game lacks interest to keep me coming back. If you’re just a luke-warm Star Wars fan then this game may not do it for you unless you also like dog fights or space flying.
Final result: Fanboys of Star Wars could never be dissappointed by anything Star Wars, so by all means go get it. But like I said earlier, if you’re only luke warm on the whole genre then you may want to take a pass. One notable mention are the real Star Wars video clips that appear, especially when you fail in your mission to destroy the Death Star.
What we liked: great controls, graphics are good, it’s a Star Wars game!
What we didn’t like: gameplay stickiness is lacking, not all that exciting.