Feeds
85%
Angry Birds Star Wars

Angry Birds Star Wars game review

Rovio joins the galactic empire

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Rovio expanded its most popular franchise yet again today, transforming Angry Birds for sci-fi fans with a Star Wars theme.

While the game is essentially Angry Birds Space with a dollop of Jedi and a mix of the previous games in the series, those yet to find themselves bored of flinging feathers will love it. Fans of George Lucas' film series, even more so.

Angry Birds Star Wars

The game expectedly ruffles the feathers of its cast with Star Wars characters, each with relevant modifications. Little Obi-Wan birds wrapped in Jedi robes attack with the power of the force, a secondary tap of the screen shoving enemies aside with an energy burst.

Meanwhile a Han Solo fledgeling fires his space pistol, and a Skywalker budgie flies off wielding a devastating lightsabre. Other familiar characters make an appearance too, including C-3PO and R2-D2, unlockable through bonus levels.

Predictably, the pigs represent the dark side and appear as stormtroopers and other baddies, including Tusken Raiders. Some even fire lasers into the sky from their miniature TIE Fighters. Upon failure to complete a level, a cartoon Darth Swine chortles at your failure to take down his piggy empire.

Angry Birds Star Wars

Failure is limited, however, by the precence of the Mighty Eagle Falcon power-up, which zaps everything with a laser as it shoots across the screen. There is a limited number of these available, but frustrated gamers can fork out for more, should they wish to fill Rovio's pockets further.

Tonnes of Star Wars sound bytes accompany gameplay, although the high pitched bird "yippees" have become very reminiscent of Team 17's Worms characters. It's all too noisy and arcade-like for me, though, and my Motorola Razr i soon found itself muted to prevent permanent brain damage.

Star Wars-themed Angry Birds artwork is unlocked as you swipe your way through the game too. Rovio must have enjoyed knocking those up.

Angry Birds Star Wars

The initial pack features 80 levels split between Tatooine and the Death Star, although there is the option to splash an extra £1.50 for another 40 levels based on Dagobah. A free Hoth-themed update will touch down sometime in the near future.

Considering the poor Star Wars games releases of late, this Angry Birds version should be a welcome boost for the soon-to-be-Disney owned sci-fi franchise. It certainly leaves bird droppings all over Kinect Star Wars.

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.