The Force has combined with the Angry Birds for another instantly popular game. Despite some skepticism that it was a gratuitous use of a commercialized Star Wars, I was genuinely delighted with Angry Birds Star Wars and recommend it as the best game yet in the series.
This isn’t just Angry Birds with a Star Wars wrapper. The game has been completely built around maximizing the integration of the Star Wars universe. The sound effects are straight out of the movies, with the iconic music and laser blasts. Both birds and pigs are reworked as Stormtroopers, Jedi, and other easily recognizable characters.
The gameplay is very familiar, yet it also has some new additions that play well off of the Star Wars theme. For example, when flinging Jedi-themed birds you can tap in any direction to use The Force to knock out opponents. With a Luke-like character you use a light saber to knock opponents or obstacles out of the way. Another screen shows all the characters collected as well as silhouettes of the ones still available.
The initial action takes place on Tatooine, which is complete with the pair of suns. You will also take the battle to the Death Star and face other forces from the Empire.
There is a slight difference between platforms when it comes to pricing. Android gamers can get it for free in Google Play, though it is ad supported (the ads are pretty minimal, so it is a pretty sweet deal). If you want an HD version for tablet gaming, it will cost you $2.99. However I found that the free version plays great on a Nexus 7, so I wouldn’t recommend purchasing the tablet version unless you are playing on a device with a larger screen.
For iOS gamers the iPad, HD version will cost $2.99, with the iPhone game priced at $0.99.