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Angry Birds Seasons Review

By , on October 24, 2010


Angry Birds Seasons
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • Simple and fun physics puzzles; no change to the Angry Birds formula.
  • 45 new levels in a Halloween theme.

CONS

  • Poor value and difficulty scaling for those who don't own Angry Birds.

VERDICT

Angry Birds Halloween is exactly what it says on the box - it's Angry Birds with a Halloween theme; if you own the original this is an easy to recommend game, but if you don't it's best to start with Angry Birds instead.


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It's hard to argue against the popularity of a game like Angry Birds and with 195 levels to master it's a heck of a great purchase. However it seems odd that the Halloween special edition has been released separately and for the same price as the original you get less content with no real change to the formula.

If you're already addicted to Angry Birds then you'll hardly need an introduction to the physics-based gameplay, however if you're one of the few iDevice owners that still hasn't tried this title then the idea is a simple one: Fling various birds from a slingshot to take revenge against the pigs that are hiding inside  their tenuously built fortifications. Each of the various birds have different effects, some of which need to be activated with a tap mid-flight, but a combination of carefully aimed shots and a bit of lucky are all you need to complete a level.

The usual bright and cheerful environments from the original have been transformed in to a Halloween landscape complete with ethereal lanterns, an eery forest background and even pumpkin-based armor to protect the pigs.

This may be nit-picking, but it's hard to fall in love with what amounts to a re-skin and a handful of levels could have been an in-game purchase. For fans of Angry Birds, the Halloween special edition certainly doesn't mess with the formula, but it doesn't improve on it either. Grab a copy if you're keen on more levels, but stick to Angry Birds instead if you haven't tried it yet.

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Comments

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FalloutNewVegas 3 years, 9 months ago

I must ask why you did this review. After all like you said there isn't really a gameplay difference to the original Angry birds and you've already done a review on that. Also I think one of the reason the made it seperatly is maybe because they wanted to overtake cut the rope since it beat them without much trouble in the appstore(I'm in Australia so I wouldn't know if its the same in the other country appstores). For all we know it could have originally meant for a update.

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andrew 3 years, 9 months ago

It was reviewed because it was a separate App - there was always the chance that there was something new to the gameplay that was worth mentioning; furthermore I would have been spammed with requests if I hadn't reviewed it ;) As to the reason it's separate - some have pointed out that Rovio had purchased the right to create this game separately before Chillingo's merger with EA, more than likely as an attempt to bring in some cash without strings attached (though I'd obviously prefer to hear that from them).