Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings Review (Disney Publishing)

Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
What It Is

Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings from Disney Publishing is an interactive storybook and game app. The main Story Experience section of the app, guides users through the action and plots of the Star Wars movies using a combination of scrolling text and interactive image screens. As the text scrolls, the story is read out loud by the app. While following along, kids can tap on the image to reveal animations and sounds. There are also Profiles to collect in the images. Profiles are stat cards for characters, creatures, and vehicles. Once a profile has been found it can be viewed in the Profiles section, which is accessed from the main screen. The third section of the app is the games or activity area. This is where you can play a game or activity that is based on the particular movie that you are reading through. For example, The Phantom Menace features a Podracing game.

Is It Fun?

This is an entertaining and creative way to introduce young Star Wars fans to the prequels. The hidden items and games also give kids a fun way to engage with the movies' characters and settings.

Who It’s For

The app is rated for ages 4 and up. However, it is mainly going to appeal to Star Wars fans around the ages of 6–10.

What To Be Aware Of

Currently this app includes all three prequel movies. Some of the activities are locked but can be unlocked through in-app purchases.

The app is currently available for iOS devices and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Learning Curve

  • Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings from Disney Publishing
  • Part of the Star Wars brand
  • Rated 4+
  • Available on: iOS
  • Available December 19, 2014