Angry Birds Star Wars is the best game in the series, and here is why
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.
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.
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.
- Angry Birds Star Wars for iOS ($0.99)
- Angry Birds Star Wars for Android (Free), HD Version ($2.99)
- Angry Birds Star Wars for Windows Phone ($0.99)
Angry Birds Star Wars Screenshots Fullscreen
More popular slideshows
iOS 7 release date and time are today (Sep 18), get ready to update!
18 Sep 2013, 04:00
HTC One 2 aka HTC M8 rumor round-up: camera, specs, release date and design
05 Dec 2013, 10:44
Android 4.4 KitKat update: release date, features and rumors
31 Oct 2013, 02:31
Cyber Monday 2013 deals on phones, tablets and other electronics
01 Dec 2013, 10:55
Living with the LG G2: a long-term review
03 Dec 2013, 07:53
Angry Birds Star Wars Screenshots
1. easymomo (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
I knew this one would be the best of the series after seeing at the teaser.
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
2. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 653; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
you gotta admit Rovio know how to play the right cards
3. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1042; 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 :)
4. tech2 (Posts: 827; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Does this version have Princess Leia in Gold Bikini ?......... ;)
5. JamesHunt (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
@Phonearena. This game is also available for WP8 ...
7. Nick_T (Posts: 122; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Actually we does care. Thanks for the heads-up!
13. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Nick was imitating iguano's poor English...lol
18. parvsingh05 (Posts: 92; 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
17. Johnnokia (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 May 2012)
I liked everything except for the music,, why did they change it ??
19. Jyakotu (Posts: 812; 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.
21. jroc74 (Posts: 3462; 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....
22. ajac09 (Posts: 1110; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
wtf it wants me to pay to do the jedi part ugg thought this was free
23. scsa852k (Posts: 239; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
this is the best Angry Birds game I've played yet.