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Surprisingly, the licensed LEGO Star Wars PC and console games (and most of the subsequent Indiana Jones/Batman/Harry Potter/et cetera games) turned out to be pretty good. They're tight, enjoyable adventure games with interesting construction mechanics, and humor suitable to both kids and adults. Though The LEGO Group has released more than a dozen Android titles already, their first tie-in game is LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, available now as a free download. Just in case you didn't get your Star Wars fix with Angry Birds or pinball.

The player guides either the titular Dagobah-dweller or his Dark Side counterpart Count Dooku through eight levels, with the series' standard add-on characters, buildable vehicles, and surprisingly varied mini-games breaking up the top-down shooting and slashing. (That puts the game in between episodes two and three in movie terms, for anyone who still cares.) LEGO games of this nature are somewhere between a platformer (beat the bad guys, collect the coins) and Zelda, with plenty of puzzles and brick-based humor. 

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I usually download free games to try them a bit and look out for in-app purchases before posting these types of stories, but according to the Play Store, LEGO Star Wars is only compatible with my ancient HTC DROID Incredible and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, neither of which are handy. Fellow Android Police writers Cameron Summerson and Cody Toombs show a similar situation on their devices, with only older Samsung, ASUS, and HTC hardware supported at the moment. I've got a Transformer Prime TF-201 as well, but strangely, mine is showing as incompatible.

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We'll chalk this up to an error with either the initial release, or one of the more common errors with the actual Play Store listing. If anyone out there in Internetland cares to give this a go and has hardware that's currently supported, let us know about it in the comments section.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Joseph Cascio

    I always find it appalling when an app isn't compatible with anything Nexus related. WTF

    • Sam Hollis

      That always makes me raise an eyebrow. I mean, how could something NOT be compatible with a Nexus? It's the barest form of Android you can get.

    • Karndevsinh Jhala

      The only Nexus device it is compatible with is Nexus One.. :/

      • http://twitter.com/Bobby_Phoenix Bobby Phoenix

        Not for me: This item is not compatible with your device.HTC Nexus One

        • Karndevsinh Jhala

          Compatible with mine

  • Stephen Sharp

    Compatible with my Tf101 and XPlay both running CM10. And that's all the Android devices I have :P

    • Alan Shearer

      Which play version? not compatible with r800i

  • Mike Hermon

    out of my Asus Transformer Tf300, HTC One X and rooted First gen Kindle Fire running JB 4,2, the kindle fire is all I can install it on

  • ChainsawCharlie

    I hope they fix this. Curious about the IAPs

  • dad

    are there information wether they release real lego games like on ios?

  • Dipish

    Compatible with Sony Xperia S

  • Lizard

    It's compatible with my Htc HTC Flyer P512

  • manudel96

    Compatible with my HD2,WTF?

  • Andi Springthorpe

    Not compatible with my HTC One M7

  • Álvaro López

    Downloaded in european Sony Xperia Z running AOKP PAC 4.2.2.
    Running fine.

  • Rob

    Incompatible with my Galaxy Tab 2, which is rooted and running CM 10.1.

  • http://www.jeroenheijster.com/ Jeroen Heijster

    Not compatible with Samsung Galaxy S IV (I9505)... Sigh...They'll probably blame bad sales to piracy or something, not the inability to download it. Oh wait.. It's free...

  • Jay T

    I think that they do this so they can test the app on a few devices, before they release it to the whole world. They release it for a few not-very-popular devices, and see how it goes. Then, when they get some feedback, they do a general release. The new ability that the Play Store is getting to do partial releases should fix this up, though.

    • cameron charles

      im pretty sure the lego group can afford to buy a few devices and test locally first

      • Alan Shearer

        I am sure they can, but are they willing?

        Not compatible with xperia pro, play, galaxy nexus unlocked, or asus tf300t

        • http://twitter.com/RvLeshrac RvLeshrac

          I'm pretty sure they have employees who own all of these devices who can test. They don't need to buy brand new devices.

          • Alan Shearer

            I am sure they do, but it would appear that they did not or are just lazy as they were not tested, and the game appears to be a bad port compatible with few devices. Makes me wonder if this is a beta rather than full release.

      • Jay T

        I agree. Plus, it's just a stupid way of doing a test. As someone else said, if you're going to choose any first devices, it should be the Nexus ones.

        • Sean Royce

          Not necessarily Nexus as the first. You'd pick the most popular, like the Samsung Galaxy S series or the HTC One series.

  • cameron charles

    not compatible with aus galaxy nexus or nexus10 lame

  • Justin Moore

    LOL, it's compatible with my OG Motorola (wait for it) DROID! Not my Galaxy Nexus or my Tegra2 tablet, my freaking Droid 1 that I bought in 2009. This is nutburgers.

  • gr227

    Its compatible with your dongle ...you are having better luck with that than 99% of the female population.

  • Stephen Hall

    Compatible with rooted kindle fire hd7 running CM10 but not my htc one

  • keenan hansen

    TF201 wouldn't download it

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    From the reviews, it seems to be compatible with a whole range of Sony Xperia hardware.

  • Diego Java

    LOL, its compatible with my Nexus One but not with my Galaxy Nexus...

  • Bryan Aldrich

    Works on my GS1, not the GS2, GS3, N7 or Touchpads.. Go figure..

  • http://profiles.google.com/zandmstudios Steven Zang

    Compatible with my Xperia Arc S and my Sony Tablet S :D Seems like the game is compatible with just about all Xperia/Sony devices...

  • patbreda

    Lame shit. Big time Amatures. Add the samsung gs i9300 as incompatible aswell. Remove this crap fast from the playstore! Android rocks? DoH.

  • Steve

    Shows as compatible with my Asus Transformer TF101 but not my Moto Razr Maxx or my OG Moto Droid. Fine by me, I'd rather play it on a big screen anyway. Glad I just rooted it!

  • Mauro Julián Fernández

    Compatible with my old Atrix but no with my new Note 2, WTF Lego...

    • Layman76

      You and I are in the same boat, my friend.

  • Dan Semple

    Not compatible with my LG Optimus G

  • Nathan J

    Incompatible with the American Galaxy S3 (someone already said it was incompatible with the international version, but that has a different SoC, so I thought I had a shot).

    Also incompatible with Motorola Photon.

    I agree Nexus should be first... non-Americans have been getting boned on software for years. Now that they have something most of us can't get, it would be nice to see it get some love from developers. A little quid pro quo before we, I dunno, make everything as universal as the Internet?

  • Paulo Santos

    Running great on Xperia ZL. Gorgeous graphics!

  • TheKaz1969

    ha! Only compatible with my Viewsonic GTab.. time to dust that thing off..

  • Dan

    Nice device list. Show off.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Reviewers lists tend to look like that after a while (that one's Cameron's, not mine, by the way). Nine out of ten devices aren't ours, and we don't get to keep review units - notice how some haven't been used in months.

      • Dan

        Doesn't make it any less hilarious. :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

        We're all just jealous. My list only includes the Epic, Epic Touch, Nexus 7, EVO 4G LTE, and (shudder) Samsung Moment

  • http://twitter.com/Gehim Rehan Ahmed

    Woah, that's a long list!

  • Kenny Gee

    I know right? How is it compatible with your dongle, but not the Nexus7?

  • Melissa Peterson

    Compatible with OG Evo 4G.

  • Chong Kok Hoong

    That's one hell of a list of devices you got there O.O

  • Agustin Tashdjian

    Captivate from Argentina - works perfectly :P

  • http://www.jeffratte.com/ Jeff Ratte

    Compatible with my ancient Droid X :0

  • alucka

    not coompatible in us ?
    in france compatible with a xperia z or SGS 1 on CM10

  • Ashutos jain

    Not compatible with gnex

  • Vikram Mohan

    Incompatible with my Nexus and GalaxyTab 8.9 - I thought you said the tab was supported. But It is compatible with Xperia S Lt26i

  • etheri0n

    My TF201 is also incompatible, so the list is even shorter :)

  • Jamie Sidford

    not compatible with my TF300T or my Nexus S

  • kony

    Compatible with my xperia Ion :D

  • Tanmay Jain

    Is it only for me or are the screen shots posted on play store repeat twice for this game.
    Using international Galaxy S3. No luck whatsoever with this game.

  • kronaa

    Just installed it on int One X (quad,tegra)

  • Marcell Lévai

    Compatible with good ol' Galaxy S

  • CandyCaneNJ

    It's not compatible with my new Quad core Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet! What on earth??

  • primalxconvoy

    Doesn't work on galaxy note 2. Apotide's download has links to the obb file which have been removed.

  • Aditya Kavoor

    compatible with the Desire HD

  • http://nikolaovcharski.com/ Nikola Ovcharski

    No problem with Xperia S

  • Merri Mogridge

    It's compatible with my Desire HD and even my old Motorola Milestone (Droid in the US) here in Ireland!

  • dm

    compatible with my china tablet with Samsung Exynos Quad mwahahahaha.....

  • James Peers

    Currently downloading it on my Sony Xperia P.

  • primalxconvoy

    Lego replied to my email and stated:

    - "... the moment, The Yoda Chronicles app is exclusive to the Sony Xperia for Android users. However, I'm happy to say that the game will be made available to other Android devices around the middle of June!.."

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