You’d be forgiven for thinking that this tie-in of two popular franchises is a recipe for disaster, but thankfully, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The game plays in the same style as the traditional Angry Birds format, but with the inclusion of Star Wars characters. The evil piggies are now Storm-troopers, while your band of piggies depict a wide range of heroes. Luke Skywalker is your main hero, with Han Solo, Chewbacca and Obi Wan also appearing. Through bonus levels you can even play as R2D2 and C3PO, what’s not to like?!
Although the crux of the game is the familiar Angry Birds format, the feel of Star Wars is clear throughout. Each bird/character has its own specialist move to aid you to clear levels faster. Luke uses his lightsaber to plough through debris, Han Solo uses his trusty pistol to blast enemies, and Obi Wan uses the ‘force’. The different worlds you travel between are also Star Wars themed, meaning you can take the battle to Tattoine, Hoth and even the Death Star.
You still need to try and collect the fabled 3 stars on each level, and the need for a good strategy to get through each level is more apparent than ever. The game gets tough, however, and you’ll soon find yourself throwing strategy out the window and manically throwing your characters in every direction just to complete the level.
Rovio should be congratulated on the fine job they’ve done throughout the game. It would’ve been very simple for them to simply stick with the same old formula, and a apply a few minimal Star Wars changes. Instead they’ve gone out on a whim to provide a fresh experience, filled with the charm of Star Wars but the addictiveness of the Angry Birds series.