New Angry Birds: Star Wars- A Review

Angry Birds took the whole gaming world by storm. The easy interface, along with an exciting and entertaining gameplay, got the attention of the world. The game was an instant hit and won many awards and accolades in the process. The successive games were disappointing though, with no clear evolution of the gameplay. Both games, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons, were nothing unique, and had the same game basically, with just a change of background scenery.

 

The announcement of Angry Birds Star Wars did generate a buzz in the gaming community. The game delivers on this front. The hype surrounding it has been largely justified by the new product from Rovio.

 

Star Wars

 

The game has essentially the same elements as the previous versions. The 2D platform, shape of the birds, and the pigs are all there. But the game is significantly influenced by Star Wars. The red bird, which previously didn’t have any extra power, now destroys the lines of the ‘stormtrooper’ pigs while wielding a cool light saber. As a plus, it looks like Luke Skywalker. All the birds in the game resemble one of the main characters of the movies. There is Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewie, Rebel Pilot, C3PO and R2D2. Each character is uniquely portrayed through the birds.

 

Even the powers of the bird are fashioned around the movie characters. The Obi-Wan bird has the ability to knock down large objects or for that matter any other thing, by just tapping into the ‘Force’. The bird resembling the Rebel Pilot basically does what the blue bird previously did, but the catch is that they can actually do some damage this time.

 

The gameplay is essentially the same; you have to toss the birds around to destroy the villainous pigs. But instead of being birds, the characters are from Star Wars. The first world is based in Tatooine, and the second in Space. In world 2, you can see a pig-shaped DeathStar in the background. Despite the core being the same, the gameplay is highly influenced by the saga. Even the pigs wield laser blasters in certain situations. The Trash Compactor from Episode IV is also referenced in the games.

 

The performance of the game is as good as the previous versions. It runs smoothly on all platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and MAC. The Millennium Eagle has replaced the Mighty Eagle, and it’s free now! You get a certain quantity of Falcons in each stage to use in combat. The Millennium Falcon is available to you, once you get a pre-defined number of stars. This simplifies the stages in which you’re stuck and can’t cross it.

 

Final assessment

 

This is the best Angry Birds game from Rovio, since the first one created splashes in the gaming world. The game is very addictive, and you can’t possibly leave it till you have completed all the 80 levels. The next episode is also on the way, and is based on Hoth. The game and the movie have been mixed very well and the resulting experience is well worth the time.

 

 Grace is an expert associated with Airsoft Guns and writes guest post for blogs. The author has written game reviews for various blogs and is an avid gamer.

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