Star Wars: Galactic Defense was a tower defense mobile game developed by DeNA Santiago for Android and iOS. The game took place in a wide variety of eras, spanning both the prequel and the original trilogies.
The game was announced on September 24, 2014, and released on October 30, 2014. In mid-February 2016, DeNA announced the release of 10 new missions on the planet Coruscant, along with the eventual shutdown of the game. On March 6, 2016, the game was no longer available for download. Finally, on April 28, 2016, DeNA shut down the game's servers, rendering it unplayable.
Experience the Star Wars universe as an elite tower defense force in the free mobile game Star Wars: Galactic Defense. This game propels the traditional tower defense genre into a galaxy far, far away by seamlessly blending iconic characters, adrenaline-fueled battles, and strategic gameplay into an exciting one of a kind mobile experience.
Star Wars: Galactic Defense contained numerous Easter eggs referencing Star Wars Legends media. Some vehicles in the game (such as the MLC-3 light tank) were based on Kenner's Mini-Rig toy line. Another example is Tarfful yelling "hnn-rowr yrroonn nng rarr," a quote which first appeared in the Legends comic Empire's End and meant "long live the New Republic" in Shyriiwook. In the limited-time event "Jedi Hunt," two new playable characters were added to the game—a gray-haired Ben Kenobi, and Darth Maul with cybernetic legs—a reference to the Star Wars: Visionaries comic Old Wounds.
Despite the game not having any official content from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it contains two unintentional nods to Kylo Ren. One is found in the Champion description for Luke Skywalker in his Jedi clothing, which talks of how he plans to "finish what he started" (which is similar to what Ren says in the film's official trailer), referring to early speculation that Luke was actually Ren, which was ultimately disproven. The other one is an in-game glitch that occurs during intense battles involving ranged units firing a huge number of blaster bolts at each other, in which some of the bolts freeze in midair for the rest of the level. This is one of Ren's unique Force abilities.
The game also introduces several never-before-seen units, like the B1 Grapple Droid.
Tatooine (10 levels): "When rebel spies obtain information that could lead to the destruction of the Empire's new secret weapon, the two forces engage in battle on the surface of this arid and hot desert world."
Hoth (10 levels): "The Rebel Alliance has established a base on this desolate world covered in ice and snow, but the Empire has discovered is location and has prepared a large-scale ground assault to destroy it."
Endor (10 levels): "The Empire has set up a massive shield generator on this small forest moon near the Outer Rim, but the Rebel Alliance has sent a covert strike team to attack and destroy the Imperial outpost."
Geonosis (10 levels): "When it is discovered that massive droid foundries are creating the Separatist droid army led by Count Dooku, the Galactic Republic dispatches the Jedi to the arid desert world to destroy the operation altogether."
Felucia (10 levels): "The dense and humid Outer Rim planet becomes a battleground for control of the galaxy's trade routes as Republic and Separatist forces fight to secure the advantage in a never-ending battle."
Kashyyyk (10 levels): "The wroshyr tree covered Wookiee home planet is a major hub in the Mid Rim section of the galaxy. When the Separatists invade, the Republic is threatened with the loss of the crucial system."
Coruscant (10 levels): "As the capital city of the Galactic Republic, Coruscant is residence to many senators and the Supreme Chanchellor himself. The Separatist special forces will attempt to disrupt the power of the Senate."
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