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  • Summary: STAR WARS: TRENCH RUN

    Your mission: Use the Force to overthrow the evil Galactic Empire as they attempt to destroy the small rebel base on the jungle moon of Yavin 4. As part of the Rebel Alliances Red Squadron, you dogfight with TIE fighters above the Death Stars surface before heading
    into a trench where you are inundated by cannon fire. Dodge obstacles and stay out of Darth Vaders sights as he tries to gun you down before you have the chance to fire your proton torpedoes into the thermal exhaust port the size of a womp rat. If successful, a direct hit will cause a chain reaction that destroys the Death Star, thus saving the Rebel base from impending doom.

    Star Wars: Trench Run features:

    Force Power - Slow down time and increase your agility using the Force to bring TIE Fighters into shooting range and to dodge obstacles while flying down the trench.

    Breathtaking 3D Experience - Incredible 3D graphics based on the original Star Wars movie.

    Hidden Features - You are just going to have to find out for yourself what these are.

    Amazing Special Effects - Like lighting, advanced shaders, explosions and incredible life-like models.

    Original Music and Sound Effects - Combined with real movie footage for complete immersion into the Star Wars universe.

    True-Life Flight - Accelerometer controls with life-like physics.

    Addictive Game Play - Ever increasing challenges and tons of replay value.

    Multiple Points of View - Featuring both chase cam and cockpit modes.

    Mission Mode - With storyboard, music and dialogue from the original Star Wars movie.

    Arcade Modes - For increased re-playability, includes both Trench Run and Dog Fighting
    modes.

    Multiple Difficulty Levels - From Easy to Jedi.

    Optimized Gaming Experience - To work on the 3G, with special graphical features for the 3GS, iPod Touch 2nd Gen and future devices.

    Leaderboards - Compete against others across the world for the top spot. Find out who the true Jedi are!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 21, 2011
    75
    A no-brainer for Star Wars nuts, but that blink-of-an-eye game length is a serious area of concern.
  2. Feb 21, 2011
    70
    While not perfect and not compelling in some areas, Star Wars: Trench Run brings the goods like no other iPhone app does. It's fun, it's quick and it's cheap.
  3. Feb 21, 2011
    67
    Star Wars: Trench Run offers 30 minutes of great X-Wing flying and Death Star destruction. But then it's over. THQ thinks the replay comes from extra difficulty levels or through playing areas again in arcade mode, but that's just not enough, especially when compared to other iPhone games with $4.99 price tags.
  4. Feb 21, 2011
    50
    Star Wars: Trench Run gets the vibe right, but the overly simplistic and repetitive gameplay is not the most compelling.
  5. Feb 21, 2011
    50
    To me this is a re-imagining of the arcade classic… and for that it does a great job, perfectly replicating the sound and action of that closing act. However, with it's relatively high price point, and when compared to other fly and gun games like Above and Beyond and Top Gun, it doesn't really stand up from a value and content standpoint.
  6. Feb 21, 2011
    50
    The licence promises so much but sadly Star Wars: Trench Run ends up clumsy, value-starved interpretation of one of cinema's most iconic scenes.
  7. Feb 21, 2011
    50
    Overall, the game feels like a series of mediocre mini-games tied together by scenes from the original movie.