Angry Birds Star Wars Review
- Clever merging of two franchises to create something fresh and fun.
- Tonnes of content with a focus on problem solving instead of brute-force effort.
- Not far enough removed from previous titles to bring on board those who dislike or have fallen out of favor with the franchise.
Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space may be great on their own, but combine the two and you get Angry Birds Star Wars, a great tie-in that learns from the mistakes of the past to make something wonderful.
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I rarely say this, but every now and then a developer actually 'gets it'. 'Gets what' you say? They get tie-in products, which is all the more strange for Angry Birds Star Wars not only being a mash-up of two very popular franchises, but the game isn't even new - it's an add on. Yet still, here I sit playing the game, gaze firmly fixed on my targets as I attempt to solve yet another tricky puzzle.Over the years this sort of puzzle design is what Angry Birds has come to specialize in and nearly perfect. While the basic birds you should already know and maybe even love are here, they've all got a brand new spin to compliment the Star Wars theme and add brand new challenges in to the mix.From the Luke Skywalker-esque red bird with his block-destroying light saber, to the black bird's force-push, and even yellow bird is in on the action as a laser-pistol-wielding Han Solo. Although these abilities remain much the same as their original incarnations, the stages are tweaked to exploit their subtle secondary effects.Force pushing objects will cause some to float and not simply fly around, giving them greater hang-time and causing wide-spread destruction; Light sabers give the red-bird a deep-penetrating effect that can cause critical failure on the toughest of structures; and the laser-pistol will ricochet off metallic surfaces, allowing for complex shots that can bring down a fortress in seconds.Of course there are more than just this three, with Chewie, Leia, and C-3PO also joining in on the fun whether it's in the swamps of Dagobah; floating in space around the Death Star; or chilling out in the deserts of Tatooine.Angry Birds Star Wars combines all the best elements of the franchise to date, making it a definite must-have for fans of physics-flingers and the Angry Birds titles.
DescriptionJOIN THE ANGRY BIRDS IN THEIR BIGGEST ADVENTURE YET!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... a group of desperate rebel birds faced off against a galactic menace: the Empire’s evil Pigtroopers!
Rebel birds, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Imperial Pigs. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the PIG STAR, and are racing to deliver the plans to the Rebel Birds. Now they need your help!
Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star Wars™ universe! Use the Force, wield your lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star -- where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs! Can you become a Jedi Master and restore freedom to the galaxy?
Time to grab your lightsaber and join the adventure! May the birds be with you!
HOURS AND HOURS OF ENGAGING GAMEPLAY - Explore more than 100 levels in iconic locations like Tatooine and the Pig Star. Can you dodge Imperial pigs, laser turrets, Tusken Raider pigs, and the dark side of the Force to get all three stars?
NEW GAMEPLAY MECHANICS - Use lightsabers, Blasters and Jedi powers to wreak havoc on the Imperial Pigs!
LEVEL UP YOUR BIRDS - Keep playing and level up your birds to improve their skills!
SECRETS AND HIDDEN GOODIES - Can you unlock all the R2-D2 and C-3PO bonus levels?
FREE UPDATES - This is only the beginning of the epic saga!
THE MIGHTY FALCON
Stuck on a tricky level? Earn stars and call the Mighty Falcon to rain down the destruction. New goals, achievements and gameplay!
PATH OF THE JEDI
The ultimate training ground for a Young Jedi, this episode features 40 Dagobah Challenge Levels with Jedi Master Yoda! Master the Path of the Jedi to unlock the ultimate Lightsaber! Available as an in-app purchase, or by earning three stars on every level.
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