Crash Birds Islands Review
- Great old-timey music.
- From collecting coins to knocking over toilets, you're not doing the same thing is each level.
- Coins needed to buy things necessary for certain levels.
- Every level pretty much looks the same.
Flying around islands is fun and all, but there's not much else to this game besides the good controls and music.
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Oh to slip the surly bonds of Earth and take to the skies above. Flying always holds a fascination for man due to the freedom and wonderment such ability bestows upon us. Crash Birds Islands lets us live out this dream vicariously through three selectable birds. Sadly aside from the flying mechanics, there's not much more at play here. You'll see what we mean.
You launch your bird at the start of each stage through dragging back a giant slingshot and letting go. Once airborne, you flap and soar through tilting the iPhone. The controls respond well and you are capable of some tight turns and all manner of ups and downs. The thing is that the game doesn't allow you a broad canvas in which to explore or just take your time to play around in. Each level is a dash towards the windmill, completing some short and banal task along the way, and that's if you can make it through the deadly blades right at the end. You might be collecting coins, sprinting through checkpoints, or even knocking over port-a-loos, but this is all done on floating islands that look the same from stage to stage. Collecting stars at the end of a level doesn't even carry much weight or feeling of satisfaction along with it. It's just all rather lifeless.
Coins are the in game currency and are needed to unlock new stage packs as well as to equip power-ups going into levels, such as the jet pack or a helmet. Stages such as the checkpoint sprint or the crate busting challenge require the jet pack, forcing the player to spend coins. This habit of forcing the player to use the currency is always a design decision that rubs us the wrong way as reviewers, and it's no different here. The whole game kind of has the same aura around it, like instead of making the most of the possibilities inherit with a fun concept and good flight controls, they decided to create a bunch of superfluous activities doted out in bite sized levels that stifle the core experience. Really it comes across as a wasted opportunity and overall makes the game hard to recommend.
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This game will only run on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S as well as iPad2 (iOS5 and up). Other devices are incompatible!!!
Fasten your jetpacks and get your helmets ready for a whole new Crash Birds game! Crash Birds Islands is the ultimate 3D bird flight simulation on your mobile or tablet device.
Following up the 2010 top ten hit, Crash Birds Islands takes you to a completely new bright and colorful 3D world. Fly three cute bird characters through 45 fantastic levels and master all the different challenges. Just pull the sling shot and let it go:
* Meet your birds Fred, Suzy and Jack
* 45 levels in 9 stages
* Choose your gear: jetpack or trusty helmet
* Cheerful soundtrack that could rival your most beloved animation movies
* Colorful and detailed 3D graphics
* iCloud & Game Center integration
Take on the five different challenges and safely pass the wind turbine at the end:
* Find and collect the secret golden egg
* Pass all the checkpoints in time
* Collect all golden coins
* Crash all the piles of wooden crates
* Crash all the blue toilets!
If you are really fast you might collect all the three time bonus stars for every challenge. You should try the fastest birds to proof your skills.
Enjoy the completely revised control scheme for the tightest control of a bird you can ever get. You do not have to learn any cumbersome controls. Just jump right into the action.
There were really no birds harmed in making this game!
What's New in Version 1.1.1Added iOS 4.0 support without iCloud.
Added language support for German.