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This late Christmas present from my wife finally arrived in the mail - an iPhone hard case to replace my broken one. I think the image image of Boba Fett erupting from the Sarlacc is pretty metaphorical for the New Year.

“I deliver. Once I’ve caught my prey, nothing stops me from bringing it in – nothing. If I take on the job, I complete it and everybody in the galaxy knows that.”

Zen Studios released the first trailer for its digital Star Wars Pinball game, the first tables including Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Starting Feb. 26-27, the games can be downloaded on Xbox LIVE, Playstation Network and through multiple mobile platforms.

The trailer teases viewers with engaging game play, which features fast moving graphics, authentic sounding audio and iconic homage to the original trilogy.

The first trailer introduces the gravely, accented voice of Boba Fett and pans to a view of a vast arena, which includes the Sarlacc Pit; secret doors harboring Stormtroopers, Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader; icons of other bounty hunters; and dozens of moving pieces.

The Boba Fett game will feature several options to execute action. The goal for the player is to complete missions by scoring a certain amount of points, triggering letters to spell out specific words, or hitting various targets – all the while avoiding being sucked into the Sarlacc Pit.  

This isn’t Zen Studio’s first venture into digital pinball. After a number of original titles, they’ve released a half dozen Marvel franchise theme games. Officials stated there will be about 10 Star Wars digital tables available planned for this series.

I’m excited to check out this game, once it’s available. This is a fresh way to experience the Star Wars universe and there’s a reason pinball games have been a popular arcade style game for more than three decades. However, I wonder who this game is aimed toward – I feel it will be embraced more so by the original trilogy generation.

I have a feeling Zen Studios is also not quite sure which demographic will download this game the most, explaining their choices in initial releases. The Empire table will appeal to the OT players, the Boba Fett table will demonstrate stand alone character power and the Clone Wars table is probably targeted toward the younglings.

Depending on which of these versions proves most popular will most likely decide which direction the company steers for future releases.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:

Battle Orders is a free mobile app game based on the LEGO Star Wars toy line. In this game the user navigates Anakin Skywalker, Gold Leader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in space battles against the Galactic Empire, which is represented by Darth Maul, Boba Fett and Tie Pilots.

The game is confusing at first, because there’s no clear directions on how to play. However, the purpose of the game is to create Rebel Alliance bases on the various planets on the screen while simultaneously defending those bases from your enemy.

The bases are represented by LEGO blocks – red blocks for the Galactic Empire and blue blocks for the Rebel Alliance. You may also use secret weapons to attack empire bases by charging them through repeated attacks on the enemy.

The game is a fun way to kill time, but it grows stale after a while. I don’t see this as a game to play over a long span of time, but it may be more engaging to younger children who are fans of the LEGO Star Wars toy line.