Forget elections, forget Guy Fawkes, forget Black Friday. The most anticipated day this month is today, November 8th, the day that Angry Birds Star Wars was released. Since early October the game designers over at Rovio have been teasing us with sneak previews, featuring the Luke and Leia Angry Birds characters, and by posting videos and images. But now, the wait is over Angry Birds Star Wars is now available in Google Play Store for free.
This Star Wars crossover game is a stroke of genius. It is Angry Birds and yet it is Star Wars. It is Star Wars and yet it is Angry Birds. Brilliant! Once you start the game you are welcomed by a rousing rendition of the Star Wars theme after the seeing the mandatory “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”
The game has 80 levels set on loads of worlds including Tattooine, Pig Star (Death Star), Hoth (which is a free update that is coming soon), a world called “Path of the Jedi” and a Bonus location.
In this Angry Birds variation, the Birds play the Rebels as they fight against the evil Imperial Pigs. During the game you will use the Force, get out your Lightsaber and do a lot of blasting! If you can guide the Birds as far as the Pig Star then you will meet the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs!
“We can’t wait for fans around the world to experience the fun of launching the Angry Birds characters into the Star Wars universe,” said Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd. “This is the kind of creative partnership that has helped Star Wars remain vibrant and beloved for over 35 years.”
I have only played a few levels so far as I wanted to get on an tell you guys about the release, but so far I am impressed! The graphics are excellent, the game play is is smooth and the Star Wars crossover excellently executed. It is comic, fun and challenging all at the same time.
Why are you still reading this? Get over to the play store and download it, it is free! Once you have played it a bit, please leave a comment below to let others know what you think about it!