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Angry Birds Star Wars is the best game in the series, and here is why

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Angry Birds Star Wars is the best game in the series, and here is why
We've been playing Angry Birds Star Wars for a while now, just like a great number of you, guys, we suppose. Actually, let's make it clear that we've been playing the game quite a lot since the moment it was made available for download: on the bus, during our lunch break, and then later in the couch at home.

Quite honestly, we didn't think we'd stick with Rovio's latest creation for more than a few minutes, yet contrary to our expectations, we still find it hard to let go of it. In fact, we believe that this could easily be the best Angry Birds game ever made, and allow us to elaborate on what makes us say that.



Theme and visuals

For starters, Angry Birds Star Wars is a lot more than your garden variety bird-tosser. It is a successful mash-up of two highly acclaimed franchises, both of which have achieved iconic status in popular culture. And the blend between the two is well executed indeed.

Angry Birds Star Wars is the best game in the series, and here is why
As far as visuals go, things have not changed much on a fundamental level – graphics are still drawn in two dimensions and have a pronounced cartoonish feel. Yet Rovio does not really need to change the formula that won the hearts of millions of Angry Birds fans worldwide. The game is very pleasant to look at, especially since it is choke-full of Star Wars references. The looks of all birds are now based on characters from the movie: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and everyone's favorite droids C-3PO and R2-D2. In a similar fashion, the pigs depict a number of bad guys from the saga, including the ultimate villain – Darth Vaider. The backgrounds in the levels have not been overlooked either as they are now inspired by a number of Star Wars scenes.


Gameplay

It's always nice to have a lightsaber handy

It's always nice to have a lightsaber handy

In the beginning, the game feels a lot like Angry Birds – as usual, the goal is to toss the little wingless fella at the green guys and score points by smashing them to smithereens. However, what quickly spices up things quite a bit is that your birds level up and learn new tricks as the game progresses. For example, the red bird gets its own lightsaber, the yellow bird can shoot with its blaster, and the black bird is now a master of “The Force”. R2-D2 can electrocute nearby pigs, while C-3PO can shatter itself into pieces flying in all directions. Using these skills in the best way possible is the key to scoring those elusive three stars in every single one of the game's 80+ levels.

Thankfully, that isn't as easy to achieve as it may seem. Angry Birds Star Wars gets quite challenging once you reach the higher levels. Yeah, you might be able to beat them, but getting three stars could seem impossible in some stages, unless you put all your puzzle-solving skills into it. Or if nothing seems to do the trick, just call in an air strike by summoning the Mighty Falcon, although you can do that only a limited number of times. It is also worth noting that both levels on the ground and in space are available, with their own specific physics, which adds even more variety to the game.


Conclusion

Right when you though that Rovio's franchise was past its prime, Angry Birds Star Wars comes along and instantly gets us hooked once again. It is fun, silly, challenging, and made with great attention to detail. Add to all that the fusion with the Star Wars Universe and the result is possibly the most engaging game to roll out of the developer's workshop. Just go ahead and download it, if you haven't done so already – chances are you won't be disappointed. Now excuse us, we have stars to collect.

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posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:21 3

1. easymomo (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I knew this one would be the best of the series after seeing at the teaser.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:13 1

20. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Even I got interested in this, and I am not even an angry birds game fan!!!
Believe it or not

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:22 3

2. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


you gotta admit Rovio know how to play the right cards

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:22 2

3. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Angry Birds was already awesome and if you add something like the Awesome Star Wars to it...the game just cant be beat :)

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:28 2

4. tech2 (Posts: 2040; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Does this version have Princess Leia in Gold Bikini ?......... ;)

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:29 1

5. JamesHunt (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


@Phonearena. This game is also available for WP8 ...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:36 1

6. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Lol they doesn't care

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:55 7

7. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Actually we does care. Thanks for the heads-up!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:55 7

11. tggoulart (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


*we do care...
R.I.P English phonearena

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:13 11

13. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Nick was imitating iguano's poor English...lol

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:06 6

18. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


that was a sarcasm i guess because the above guy said "they doesn't care " which is also gramtically incorrect, lol actually they do care :P

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:06 4

8. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Burnnnnnnn

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:11

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


WP... WP8 or WP7?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:35

10. JamesHunt (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


WP8 i think..

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:55

12. tggoulart (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I've bought it and it's pretty good!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:03

15. Mfa901 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


But why they are angry :s

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:55

17. Johnnokia (Posts: 515; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I liked everything except for the music,, why did they change it ??

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:48

19. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Out of all the games in the Angry Birds franchise, Space and Star Wars are easily my favorites. I'm not a big Star Wars fan, but I know the series well enough to get the references. The puzzles in this game are harder, but also the new elements introduced by the birds are what makes them a blast to play. Angry Birds Star Wars is the best game in the franchise at the moment. Makes me wonder if Rovio could make another iteration that could best it.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 08:20

21. jroc74 (Posts: 4722; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I would have never gave this a 2nd look until this article. Funny cuz I have every other Angry Birds game....lol.

These are the Birds we are looking for....

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 20:12

22. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


wtf it wants me to pay to do the jedi part ugg thought this was free

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 20:53

23. scsa852k (Posts: 291; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


this is the best Angry Birds game I've played yet.

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