It’s been quite some time since I last played an iOS game and actually enjoyed it enough to invest many hours as if it were my Xbox One. That has changed ever since downloading Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, the latest Star Wars app from Disney. If you’re thinking it’s another “Farmville” type of app, I can happily say, that’s not the case. It’s an actual game, with storylines, great playable functions, and of course, all the Star Wars Rebels characters we need.

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Official description:

Rebels wanted! Are you ready to stand up against the Empire? Become an intergalactic hero in Star Wars Rebels™: Recon Missions, the new action-platformer mobile game! Take on 4 FREE levels of battle against the Empire as Ezra Bridger, dodge TIE fighters, blast Stormtroopers, and drive an Imperial AT-MP. With in-app purchases, wield a LightsaberTM, fight Star Wars™ bosses, drive an AT-DP, and unlock 30 more levels and 50+ unique challenges. Customize and expand a secret Rebel Haven where heroes can hide out and rescue citizens. And, interact with characters like Zeb the muscle of the Ghost team, Hera the pilot, and even Chopper the grumpy Droid™. Fight to save citizens of Lothal and restore hope to the Star Wars Rebels universe by joining the rebellion today!

Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions take us further into the world of Rebels and has us playing, at first, as the character of Ezra Bridger.  You make camp at a top secret Rebel Haven where you can customize your area and interact with your favorite characters. It’s no “Clash of Clans” type customization, it’s way better. You can decorate your little shelter with graffiti by Sabine, which unlocks as you complete more and more goals. These goals are helping citizens around the haven and accomplishing missions on different planets, by which Hera is the pilot. Yep. Even in-game, Hera runs the show

As far as playability goes, I think Recon Missions is really reminiscent of the Gameboy Advance glory days. You have your blaster, the ability to jump, and walking from front to back. It’s that simple. You get to blast probe droids, Stormtroopers, and more! You can also dodge attacks from TIE Fighters. Star Wars: Recon Missions has it all!

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While Recon Missions has me saying nothing but positive things, it does has some downsides. For instance, you can only play up to level 4 before having to pay $4.99 to continue on. This also unlocks Kenan and Sabine. Once you unlock this expansion pack of sorts, you can unlock more with different $2.99 in-app purchases within those in-app purchases… Yeah. This may seem like an inconvenience, but it’s worth every penny. I also noticed that Hera wasn’t an unlockable character which makes me sad. Why is it that we can interact with her, have her fly us places, but yet we can’t play as her? Again, #WhereHera?

If you’re looking for one of the most fun iOS games, and are a Star Wars Rebels fan, I’d highly recommend Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions. The game can go by super fast especially if binge playing, but all the levels are definitely replay worthy. It’s now available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

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