N.O.V.A. Legacy Java is an 2D mobile app that is dependant on third party software in order to run on device. When attempting to open the application N.O.V.A. Legacy Java prompts you that in order to install the software you need to install "Java" which is why it is given the name N.O.V.A. Legacy Java.
It's fairly hard to find the game as Gameloft has never advertised it or put it in any of the stores i.e Google Play, App Store, etc. So it's presumed that in order to obtain an original copy of this game it must have come pre-installed in the device (as bloatware) Although it is possible to find an extracted apk file of the game online but the maximum rendering is 240×320 which is extremely small for newer devices.
- In the Java legacy a notable feature is that the AI Yelena appears to be human
- The Java Legacy main menu music is the same as the original N.O.V.A. 1 game