Star Wars Commander is the latest in the Star Wars franchise of apps from Lucas Arts that brings a tower defence style game to the Rebellion versus Empire universe. Like many such games, the object is to keep your own base safe and secure while also leading attacks on your enemy bases to collect currency and materials to further upgrade and build your own base.
This is where the game takes a twist. In Star Wars Commander you can choose if you want to fight for the Rebel Alliance or if you want to take up arms for the Galactic Empire. Depending on the site you select will determine the weapons at hand and your mission objectives.
I have to say that personally I’ve grown a bit tired of the tower defence style games as there are so many of them. But Star Wars Commander, while certainly in the genre, has been a great amount of fun to play partly because it is in the Star Wars universe (and really, what’s not to love about that?) and the fact I can pick my side in the game. It’s kinda nice being on the Empire side and commanding TIE Fighters.