What happens when two behemoth franchises collide? Find out in our Angry Birds Star Wars review.
Published on Nov 16, 2012
The Angry Birds series is most definitely part of mobile gaming folklore these days, so every time a new title appeared there is much fanfare.
However, you would have been forgiven if the news of Angry Birds Star Wars brought a slight grimace. The idea of two success franchises in their own fields coming together is not always a guarantee of further success – a gimmick is what some have said.
To a large sigh of relief though it looks and feels as if this latest incarnation of Angry Birds is more than just a stopgap between new projects.
While there is an element of fun in seeing the main, iconic characters from the Star Wars series immortalised in the form of Angry Birds, there is more to the game that that.
For starters there are a few new skills and traits to unleash upon the unsuspecting Pigtroopers (yes, they really are called that). You can use your lightsaber to break through various barriers that stand in your way when equip with the standard red bird.
Once you’ve unlocked Obi Wan Kenobi you can use the Force to push and pull objects in order to wreak havoc among the Pig Empire stations.
The most satisfying element to all this is that the game isn’t just normal Angry Bird puzzles that we’ve seen before, but on stylish Star Wars-themed backgrounds – real effort has been made to bring the two universes together, with key aspects from both.
The gravitational pull first introduced in Angry Birds Space is back again this time around, and when combined with the new attacks that you have, as well the defences of the pigs that now include lasers, you have some very entertaining levels.
These are set across iconic parts of the Star Wars universe; Tatooie and the Death Star for now, with more levels promised in an update.
If you’re a fan boy of either series you will find plenty to love about this game, with the new features drawing a smile. There is always the sense that very little has actually changed apart from the setting, and that the Star wars brand is what keeps this particular game feeling fresh.
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Plenty of fun to be had courtesy of the Star Wars name and themes, but you always feel you like you’ve seen it before.