iPhone Unleashed Now Available in App Store!

What? Why are you still reading this? Lightsaber Unleashed, the THQ'd official re-release of the PhoneSaber application, is now available from the App Store.

Got it? Good. What do you think? Better than the original? Or totally prequel'd?

Our take after a quicky first look? The UI is... er... underwhelming considering the LucasArts resources. The advertising for the Force Unleashed would be grating if we didn't understand it was basically subsidizing this freebie (and curse the iPhone sandboxing for not letting it know we already bought the dang Force Unleashed, and disabling the adware!) Tying it to the Force Unleashed also, and unfortunately, limits us to that universe and its characters (one of which I would say demands a SPOILER WARNING, THQ!). No Luke, no Yoda, no Mace Windu (no purple!), no Obi-Wan, etc. On the plus, side, we get music!

Bad Ash Bonus from Jeremy: When you are in the app you will see stars in the background that shine every once in a while. Tap on them for a little voice action... (depending on the character you select).

Nice! And, again, it's back and its still free.

(Thanks Cherryhead25 for the tip!)

Rene Ritchie

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cherryhead25 says:

Haha! I was so excited to download this but it seems like just a fancy schmancy ad for The Force Unleashed. It also took the original phone saber off my phone. Anyways cool enough for a freebie! Hope they add more characters.

Josh says:

I was a little bummed it took the original off, but I saved the app files just so I would have it still.
Otherwise, the only thing that bothers me is that they didn't change the top bar (where it shows your reception, time etc) to black when you launch the app. It stays white and stands out like a sore thumb!!!

charlieball says:

well I'm just adding more info. But the little voices with the stars thingy, it's the same two voices for every character. It's just darth vader talking about how the player is weak, etc.
When your on the character select page, each character has an "I" on their box, tapping that will give you a picture of the characte, and even that gives you a bio of that character.
Is it me, or when you full screen the lightsaber, the beam is thinner than before? Also when it's in full screen and when you wave your phone really hard, the screen flashes. Also the lightsaber has a different default sound than before.
I think the character select was pointless, it's just showing off the force unleashed. You only get 3 colors of lightsabers. Red, blue and green. Three characters have the red lightsaber, but just a different I think it's called the hilt of the sword.
I like the music btw.
Like mentioned above I wish they added more characters and different colors.
But all in all if you missed getting the original phonesaber. You should def. Get this!!!!

samuel says:

good to know it removes the original lightsaber app off the iPhone. I'm not gonna install it just to defy them.

hotrod says:

Yeah, I was really disappointed about only 2 voices and they both are Darth Vader. I also thought they were supposed to add laser blaster fire? Where's that at?
I like it, but I also miss the old PhoneSaber. Is there a way to have both installed?

Alice Free says:

You are so right about this!