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Review: Angry Birds Star Wars HD

Not a long, long time ago... in an iPad quite close to home...

View on the App Store: Angry Birds Star Wars HD - Rovio Entertainment Ltd

Features of Angry Birds Star Wars HD:

  • Great for practicing visual geometric learning
  • Fun and nostalgic for Star Wars Fans
  • Good for strategic thinking and planning
  • Great for practicing cause and effect relationship
  • Just great fun, and that's good for you!
Lightsabers and pigs in storm-trooper uniforms? Yes, you got it! Angry Birds Star Wars HD, an instant success.

Star Wars fans will enjoy this 'Angry Birds' take on Star Wars. Join Luke, Obi-Wan, Han Solo, Chewbacca, the droids and even Yoda on their epic journey to defeat the Pigpire, I mean Empire.

The addition of lightsabers, laser blasters, pigs in costume and our favourite Star Wars landscapes (and space-scapes) makes this Angry Birds... dare I say it, the BEST yet! Combining the best of the Angry Birds original game with some of the features of Angry Birds Space HD, the birds-gone-Star-Wars is fun and exciting gaming experience. Even the Millennium Falcon joins the fray!

The original Angry Birds became increasingly difficult quickly whereas Angry Birds Star Wars HD is more of an entry-level Angry Birds experience. There are definite challenging levels, but for experienced Angry Birds fans, you'll be blasting your way through the first levels pretty easily. If you haven't yet purchased an Angry Birds game, this one is a good way to start!

Not only are their Stormpigs, but a lot of the excitement comes from seeing the pigs in Star-Wars like environments. Tie Fighters, asteroid belts, and even the Death Star keep us playing... even though we downloaded it over an hour ago... but don't tell Mum! just kidding, she's laughing at our laughter!

NOTE FOR PARENTS:
There ARE IN APP PURCHASES in this game. Parents, make sure you've locked-down your in-app purchases before giving over the iPad (or installing it on theirs), see this post on Setting Children's iPad Restrictions. I would have rather had them charge more for the App and include the extra levels, but I expect this is better financially for Rovio or whoever's making the money off this App (but this is me just guessing!) It just means parents need to switch on and off the iPad restrictions settings, and the children can pester you to purchase the extra levels. Not my favourite choice, developers!

The graphics are excellent and the typical 'slingshot' experience is still there. We do notice a difference in the zoom level: the screen defaults to left or right and is difficult to keep in the middle when zoomed in. Not an issue once you get used to it, but different from the previous Angry Birds games. Maybe it has something to do with 'the Force!'

All and all a brilliant addition to our iPad games, and fun for all of us Star Wars fans! Five out of Five stars!

This iPad App is recommended by: iPad Dad - Google Plus

Our RATING:

10 out of 10!

Age Group:

6-Adult

There ARE IN APP PURCHASES in this game. Parents, make sure you've locked-down your in-app purchases before giving over the iPad (or installing it on theirs), see this post on Setting Children's iPad Restrictions. I would have rather had them charge more for the App and include the extra levels, but I expect this is better financially for Rovio or whoever's making the money off this App (but this is me just guessing!) It just means parents need to switch on and off the iPad restrictions settings, and the children can pester you to purchase the extra levels. Not my favourite choice, developers!

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