After months of waiting, Star Wars Hunters is finally out! But before you rush to your App Store, I have to tell you that it is only available in India, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. However, if you want to try it from anywhere in the galaxy, you can follow the download guide.
Anyway, now that I have to play Star Wars Hunters for about a week, I’m going to share my first impressions with all of you. So if you are still not sure whether to download it or not, hopefully you will have your answer by the end of this article.
Star Wars Hunters gameplay and characters
The gameplay is pretty straightforward. It is a 4v4 shooting game where your team tries to achieve various objectives. It could be about capturing a flag (control mode) and hitting 100 points or something similar. There are a variety of cards. However, since this is a close-quarters shooter, all the cards are pretty tight. But on the bright side, that means you’ll be a part of the action throughout the game.
It’s a Star Wars game, so needless to say you can play as your favorite Star Wars characters and dive into the action. Each has their own unique abilities and attacks.
It’s a mix of MOBA and shooter. The characters are classified into different classes – Damage, Support, Tank. You also have the option to customize the loadouts of your characters according to the game modes.
Star Wars Hunters game modes and controls
There are three game modes available – Control, Escort and Huttball, but there is no option to select which one you want to play. Instead, they are chosen at random by the game itself.
The controls are pretty straightforward, you have the movement joystick on the left side and you aim using your right thumb on the travel side of the screen. Ability buttons are also present on the lower right side just like in any other MOBA.
Unfortunately, the game doesn’t allow you to customize the controls (Or maybe I didn’t find the option). So if you are someone like me who enjoys playing mobile shooters with a three / four finger pitch, this is sure to upset you.
Star Wars Hunters is way better than I expected. It’s fun to play. However, at the moment there aren’t a lot of active players so you’ll be dealing with bots most of the time which makes it a bit boring.
Finally, it’s certainly not pay-to-win, which is a big relief. However, you can use cash to quickly unlock all characters and loadouts. But, at the same time, you can grind to unlock them.
Star Wars Hunters is a fantastic 4v4 shooter game. I look forward to its worldwide release. I highly recommend giving it a try. It is available on google play in some countries.
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