Angry Birds mini-review

   18/01/2010 at 08:12       Phil May       0 COMMENTS.
Source - Angry Birds (iTunes Store)
 - Angry Birds, Clickgamer.com, iPhone, iPod Touch, Anger
Catapult games seem to be springing up out of the woodwork at a rate of knots on the iPhone / iPod Touch. We've already covered the superb Crush the Castle here as you know and that game has pretty much had me hooked since last week.

I picked up Angry Birds at the same time and although it's a shade cheaper at 59p, and offers pretty similar gameplay the two games are worlds apart as far as the way they work goes.

Angry Birds, make up whatever convoluted storyline you like for pitching a bunch of frustrated feathered fiends against a set of slightly braniacally-challenged pigs. Holed up safe in their highly unstable and collapsible pig-pens, your only weapon against these dozy looking porkers is to fire yourself and your chums at them using a giant catapult.

Angry Birds uses a drag-and-let-go stretchy catapult rather than Crush the Castle's superb parabolic-driven trebuchet, nonetheless the game requires a keen eye, and the accurate judgement of the bird's flight path in order to wreak as much destruction as possible. Destroying things equals points, and once you've squished all the nasty little piggies, you can move on to the next level.

Unlike Crush the Castle you have a limited number of birds to fire at the pigs in each case, and some birds have different qualities. Some split into three so you can wreak havoc over a wider area. Some are quite large and heavy and explode on contact, but need slightly more accuracy in order to get the best out of them.

There are 63 levels in the game, so plenty to keep you occupied for a ridiculously cheap price.

Though the iTunes store reviews seem to favour this over Crush the Castle I actually prefer CtC myself, but don't let that put you off. Angry Birds is nicely polished, has some great sound effects and it feels a tad more challenging than CtC.

iTunes Store Link


User Comments:

You must sign up for an AATG account and login in order to post comments


0 comment(s) in total.
        
Pinball FX3 Review (0) (15/11)
Flip Out
Demon Gaze II Review (0) (07/11)
Monday, Tuesday, Happy Gaze
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows PS4 Review (0) (27/10)
Looks cute, isn't cute.
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe Review (0) (16/10)
We Are the Robots.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana review (0) (13/09)
Funtime in the Sunshine
Pinball FX3 Review (0) (15/11)
Flip Out
Demon Gaze II Review (0) (07/11)
Monday, Tuesday, Happy Gaze
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows PS4 Review (0) (27/10)
Looks cute, isn't cute.
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe Review (0) (16/10)
We Are the Robots.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana review (0) (13/09)
Funtime in the Sunshine
Hearthstone Beta Review - Gather Round (1) (24/02)
Gather Round Blizzard's Latest Cash-Cow
Dream: The Hypersloth Interview - Part 3 (0) (18/11)
Fears before bedtime
Dream: The Hypersloth Interview - Part 2 (2) (17/11)
I can't get no sleep...
Angband Retrospective (4) (25/10)
Learn to fear the letter D.
Why TitanFall is no Call of Duty Killer (5) (18/02)
But it's still bloody marvellous
Gioteck's PS3 Controller Range - Preview (0) (01/08)
Striving for excellence
Havin' a Go: Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer (4) (27/10)
Don't cry wolf just yet...
Shank 2 Set to Kick Your Ass in Early 2012 (0) (26/10)
Not actually a protein. Go on, google it.

 
Looks who's back. Shady's back.
 
GOD - In response to: Sniper Elite 4 Review - Xbox One - 238day(s) ago.
 
Micro Machines was my favourite!
 
ClaytonNotClive - In response to: Mantis Burn Racing Review - 280day(s) ago.
 
i agree chris, the Aliens table makes the others look bad.. because its so goood!! but they arent that bad.. haha! ...
 
neosalad - In response to: Aliens Vs. Pinball Review - 542day(s) ago.
 
I love it. It's the rally game I've been waiting for since Rallisport Challenge 2 (and it's a lot more technical / satisfying than that!) ...
 
peej - In response to: DiRT Rally Review - 592day(s) ago.
 
This looks and sounds AMAZING.
 
evilashchris - In response to: SUPERHOT Review - 633day(s) ago.