A version of the bird-flinging, pig-built structure-wrecking game but tweaked with a "Star Wars" license
Characters from Star Wars combine with Angry Birds' addicting gameplay in Angry Birds Star Wars. Characters and sounds are officially licensed from the Star Wars franchise. Therefore, players are sucked back into the universe of this classic movie franchise. The titular birds become the Rebels, while the Piggies transform into the Empire. Gameplay elements from other Angry Birds titles are rehashed here. However, force powers and space physics make this game interesting enough for fans.
Gameplay and Objectives
This particular title is available for both PC and mobile devices. Fortunately, gameplay is nearly identical on both platforms. Players will use their mouse or finger to control the birds and navigate the game. Pulling back on a bird and letting go will launch it toward the piggies. In this game, each level features the same goal: take out all enemies. Various obstacles stand in the way, but special Force powers aid in their destruction.
Graphics and Presentation
Aside from Star Wars characters, Angry Birds Star Wars looks identical to other entries. Space elements keep things interesting, but a space version already exists in the franchise. The graphics aren't noticeably improved or tweaked from other Angry Birds titles, though. For that reason, most players will feel like they're playing the same game as before. Such a statement holds some weight after all. Taking away character skins reveals a game similar to the original.
Star Wars Characters, Abilities and Nostalgia
Nostalgia and fandom are the biggest draws for this title. Without a doubt, players will enjoy seeing Angry Birds infused with Star Wars. Birds are modeled after Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and others. Enemy piggies include Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and AT-AT units. Plus lightsabers and Force powers, along with other weapons, are available during each level. Star Wars fans will likely try the game, even if they're not fans of Angry Birds.
Levels, Unlockables and More
Currently, Angry Birds Star Wars offers tons of levels for players. Each level features similar obstacles and strategies. Most players will find themselves addicted to scoring that three-star rating. In that vein, beating levels is quite simple, but mastering them is another story. Like other Angry Birds titles, Star Wars offers a challenge for beginners and veterans alike. Various secrets are hidden throughout some levels, too. Something is always available for mastering or unlocking.
Fans of Angry Birds will find themselves satisfied with this iteration. Likewise, Star Wars fans will be drawn to the nostalgia factor. The title doesn't necessarily bring anything new to the table. People that are tired of the same thing over and over again might won't be reinvigorated by this game. Still, Angry Birds Star Wars offers addicting gameplay and meaningless fun for people of all ages. It's worth some attention for anyone that finds themselves bored throughout the day.
+ Combines Angry Birds and Star Wars
+ Addicting Gameplay for All Ages
+ Addition of New Abilities and Levels
- Same Gameplay as All Other Angry Birds Titles
- Brings Nothing New to The Angry Birds Equation
- Ads Can Be Annoying for Free Versions