Star Wars as a Run-and-gun Contra Game, Starring Chewbacca

Continuing to spread Star Wars fever in the wake of last week’s The Force Awakens trailer and Star Wars: Battlefront announcement, Konami has released a special update for its free-to-play Android and iOS card battle game Star Wars: Force Collection.

This free update adds in a new minigame built in the run-and-gun platforming shooter likeness of the original Contra. Accessible after completing the main game’s tutorial, the Contra-style minigame consists of player-controlled Chewbacca blasting Stormtroopers away across four levels spanning the forests of Endor and the halls of an Imperial facility.

Yeah, it looks seriously low-budget, but it is free to play after all. If it sucks at least you didn’t pay anything for it.

For those who actually play the core Star Wars: Force Collection card game, the update has added new cards for C-3PO and R2-D2 alongside other general fixes and feature improvements.

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