Feathers fly as Angry Birds makes its way to your iPhone. Have you wondered who the arch nemeses of birds are? Well? Wrong! It’s pigs. I know I thought statues too. Why else would they constantly poop on them? However, it seems some incredibly dim witted green pigs have stolen our eggs and decided their best protection from our wrath are forts made from glass, rock, steel, and wood.
As a flock of Angry Birds, your arsenal will include an array of colored birds with attacks such as a basic assault, multiply and conquer, fast flight, suicidal bombing, egg bomb, and boomerang birdie. You will need to use every trick in your arsenal to attack and kill the Pigs, while they hide and squeal with delight at your failures. Deploy your birds from a slingshot and do not miss, because one wrong angle or ill choice will send you back to the drawing board on every puzzle challenge. It can get frustrating but the victories are sweet. Die Pigs!
From world 1 level 1 onward you will solve miniature puzzles which bring back fond memories of old puzzle games like Lemmings but with the violent twist of games like Tanks and Bowman. New puzzles and an increasing arsenal of bird weapons will keep you entertained as you make your way through every level. Pre-determined bird selections make this a challenge for the mind, as you will need to find the best way to utilize your arsenal for complete pig destruction.
The game has a solid physics system, which is to say that the gravity seems accurate and the building collapses look good, but prepare for massive repetition as you continually maneuver your flight trajectory in the same patterns over and over and OVER again in order to obtain the perfect angle.
If you don’t mind a bit of repetitious squawking and pig grunting, then you will likely fall in love with this puzzle game. For a quick two minute game or a full 4 hour rampage, this game will keep you entertained. I have not yet completed the game, but after 6 hours of desperately clawing my way through Poached Egg (the original 3 worlds of now 11 worlds, which were later updated to the game, with a current total of 120 levels overall) I am still fighting with those pigs for ground. I won’t stop until I’m frying bacon for breakfast in my Angry Birds Nest, no scrambled eggs please.
In addition to the natural addictive nature of the game, high scores can be improved and compared online, using Crystal social network, providing extra incentive to replay and improve on every level.
A quirky game, Angry Birds will keep you coming back to blow up more green pigs. It’s addictive and expansive, the best possible combination. It’s a solid game for between classes, during a work break, or just lounging at home. You will feel your mind melt as you will need all of your skill to assault the pigs. If only we had the number to call the wolf, he could huff and puff and blow this crap down for us already. Then we could get our eggs back and return to beating up mosquitoes (check out the video below).
[review title=”” pros=”Complex and fun puzzles, great physics system, plenty of levels, and the designers update the game with more levels…for FREE!” cons=”Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive. Sound bits get tiresome and gameplay slightly stale.” verdict=”This is a good deal, hours of gameplay for $0.99, If you like puzzles and things that go boom, or just simply hate pigs, then this is a must have for you.” score=85]