Despite its pay-to-play structure, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a fairly good port of the console release, with hours of entertaining gameplay and fun graphics for kids and fans of the movies.
Here are some tips to help get you started in the game.
How can I build objects in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga?
For the most part, you'll want to look for piles of bricks on the ground. You'll know when they need assembly, as they'll jump up and down when you go near them. To build, simply walk over to the bricks and press the action button or hold down your finger on the pile, depending on your control scheme. Your character will build until the item is complete, whether it's a doorway, a stepladder or something else.
NOTE: try to save building for when enemy characters aren't around. You'll leave your character vulnerable to gunshots if you continue stacking away. Stop and take out the enemies, then continue.
Some doors require certain characters to open them in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. How can I get them?
Characters unlock over the course of the game, starting in Episode I and moving through the continuing chapters. You can always restart a level and choose which characters to play as, and using them near these doors will open them right up and reveal different goodies, such as a Minikit or bonus coins.
You can also buy certain characters in the Mos Eisley Cantina, if you have enough funds.
How can I earn "True Jedi" ranking in each stage in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga?
You must collect as many Lego coins as possible. The more you collect, the more the meter fills up over the course of the game. Get it filled all the way and you'll earn the "True Jedi" ranking, which will earn you an additional gold brick, getting you that much closer to 100 percent completion.
In each stage, look for objects to break, like chairs, crates and other goodies. Don't forget, with some Jedi characters, you can also use the Force and move certain objects around, earning a small cash bonus as a result. Don't be afraid to check around the environment to see what you can break!
How do I find Minikits in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga?
Minikits are scattered throughout each stage, with about 10 per level. Usually, they're well hidden behind a wall you need to destroy, or a room you need to access with a special character, like Anakin Skywalker crawling through a small hatch. Look around and you'll possibly find them all, which will net you an additional gold brick.
Which control scheme is better in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga?
There are two available. The first is touch-oriented for character movement and attacks, while the second utilizes a virtual joystick for movement and attacks. Honestly, the second is better, as the first is a bit unresponsive.
Do I need to pay for anything in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga?
Yes. The initial download comes with one chapter, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, free-of-charge, but to unlock the others, you'll need to pay a small fee in the app. Spending $14.99 unlocks everything the game has to offer in The Complete Saga, while you can buy individual levels for $2.99 apiece, as well as side character packs ranging anywhere from $1 to $3.
The choice is yours, but the first chapter offers enough gameplay to give you an idea whether you should invest or not.