Used to be you had to go to the arcade to flail around an expensive piece of hardware while watching a lightsaber swoop around on a screen. Forget about finding a working Star Wars Trilogy Arcade cabinet, Google”s latest browser experiment puts the elegant weapon in your control with just a computer and smartphone – you need Google Chrome on the computer, but Safari works fine if you”re on an iPhone. It”s perfect for slicing away the hours while you wait for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to hit regular-people theaters.
A playthrough should only last you a few minutes, and it”s a pretty simple game (it is possible to die, which I definitely checked on purpose), but it”s still a trip to use your smartphone as a lightsaber while watching the action unfold on the big screen. Don”t get too excited swinging the saber around as it goes “vwoom”, though – you wouldn”t want to break your phone and your computer in one literal fell swoop. Just saying, this is why Nintendo puts wrist straps on Wii Remotes.
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