I have only recently started playing this game, even thoigh it has been around for quite some time & loads of people have mentioned that it's good, I have managed not to succumb to it (knowing what I am like with these types of games and that I would waste too many hours on it), until now!
I am now hooked! As I kind of knew I would be!
It is a very simple idea but so much fun and extremely addictive. Basically each level shows a sling shot from which you fire various types of birds at a structure made of varying materials with the overall aim of killing the little green pigs which have stolen the birds' eggs (hence making them angry!). Different coloured birds do different things, some are bombs, some split into 3, some are slower, some faster etc. On each level you will be allocated a certain number and type of birds. There are also different things you can use to help you, such as a better sling shot, but these are limited and you have to 'earn' these as you go along. In addition the structures you fire at (on and under which the green pigs are hiding) are made of different types of materials that differ in terms of how hard they are to break. Wooden structures are pretty easy whereas glass and stone are more difficult. As I say the main aim is to kill all of the green pigs on each level, but in addition you are trying to do as much damage as possible by firing your birds at the structure in order to get the highest score possible. If you can complete the level without using all of your allocated birds then you get bonus points for each left over bird.
It really is a fab little game which I'm sure anyone would enjoy. It is cheap to buy and will provide hours of fun. Anyway, I must dash now, I am missing out on valuable Angry Birds time...... :)
Angry birds is by far the most addictive app available on the iPhone. I originally got it to pass the time on my short daily commute and at work when I was bored but now I am well and truly hooked and play it everywhere and anywhere! It is only 69p to purchase which is well worth the hours of fun you will get out of it in my opinion.
It is based on such a simple concept but is so much fun and it has a little story behind it so is great for kids as well as adults. Basically, some little green pigs have stolen the birds golden eggs so they become angry (hence the name) and want to get revenge. This is where your job comes in as the player-to use the catapult to fire the birds into the pigs to destroy the strategically built castles around them and ultimately the pigs themselves. The level is only complete once all pigs are destroyed, although more points are available for causing as much damage as possible to the setting and also if any birds are left over you also get bonus points. More points = more stars!
The different birds make it fun too as there are new ones as you progress through the levels with different special powers. The traditional birds you begin with are red in colour and have no power as such just simply cause damage through catapulting directly into things, but a few others as you progress are: the black bird who is effectively a bomb so can be really useful for concrete blocks, the blue birds which when tapped split into three for more destruction particularly with ice blocks and the yellow birds which when tapped speed up into the obstacles/pigs. There are many many more which all have their strengths!
It doesn't stop there either as there are always new elements to the game meaning it never gets boring like other games quite quickly do. For example, on the iPhone there are often new levels to download from the app store which do not need to be paid for, just simply update the app and away you go on the new challenging levels. Also, even once you have completed all the levels there are still things to go back and do such as finding the hidden golden eggs and trying to get all three stars on each level (which I am currently trying but failing miserably!)
It probably doesn't sound as good as it actually is, but honestly I can intend to have one little go and end up playing for hours without realising! So be warned- you will become addicted! I don't know anyone who has played it and not! It does get really frustrating when you can't complete a level after several attempts, but I suppose this is the sign of a good game-not too easy that it's boring but not too difficult that it can never be done! There are however cheats available online which I have had to use once or twice ashamedly!!
The graphics are good too and it is really easy to play. I have only played it on the iPhone but I presume it is the same on iPod touches/iPads etc. I also love the sound effects on the game and it really adds to the fun factor of it all. The only negative I can think of for this game is that I've always thought the player should be able to choose the order of the birds to use so can be more strategic/get more points but I suppose it adds to the challenge not being able to! So really, I can't fault it at all and would definitely recommend Angry Birds to anybody!
Finally, as a side point, it is also worth noting if you do decide to get Angry Birds and enjoy it as much as I do, they have expanded the brand by bringing out other apps such as Angry Birds Seasons, Rio and Space. They all have the same basic principles of the original (kill the pigs) but all have a slight twist. Obviously as these are new apps, they will need to be paid for but are all also only 69p and well worth it-I have them all and love them, although I still think the original is the best!
Thanks for reading!
Angry birds is developed by a company called Rovio and was released for iPhone on December 11th 2009 since then it has been a worldwide success best seller. It is incredible that such a simple game has done so well but it is like with all good games they start with a small idea then expand to be a game that millions of people have on their phone. More versions of the game have been released like angry birds seasons and angry birds space which are both great games.
The aim of the game is to get pigs by firing a variety of birds (blue,red,black,yellow at them with the swipe of your finger. The story behind the game is that some pigs have stolen the bird's eggs and the birds are trying to get their eggs back.
The graphics are very detailed with bright and vibrant colours but the designs of the birds are simple but extremely attractive and the backgrounds are mind blowing on every level.
Overall this is a great game and I would recommend this to anyone who can get it and it is currently priced at £0.69 (on iPhones) and is a bargain for such a great game, if you are looking for an addictive, fun time waster this game is definitely for you.
I think that the majority of people have heard of angry birds, though may not be too sure exactly what it is. Angry birds is a simple game that can be downloaded to your iphone or android phone (I will be reviewing the Android version which I have installed on my Samsung Galaxy S2). The game is probably the most popular game on mobile phones, proving that simplicity is often best. The game has even reached national news in its successfulness.
As I am running the version on android I was able to download for free but I believe the iphone version charges 69p. The games storyline (if you can call it that) focuses around a group of birds who have had their eggs stolen by some pigs and their struggle to get the eggs back (all very dramatic stuff). The animation are quite funny and the characters look great. The aim of the game is to launch your birds from a giant catapult and try to demolish the pigs bases and explode the pigs by hitting them. There are a variety of birds each with their own special abilities such as exploding or dropping egg bombs which adds some variety to the game.
The game is excellent, offering huge amount of replay value. There are hundreds of levels to work through and each one can be played over and over, trying to beat your personal best score. The graphics are great with vivd colours and nice backgrounds. It runs very smoothly with no lag on my SG2.
Since the original release there have been several follow up releases, including Angry Birds Rio and very recently Angry Birds in Space. I have player Rio and found it very similar to the original and have recently downloaded Space but have not played it yet. From the look of the screen shots Angry Birds in space looks like it will offer something very different and looks great fun.
Considering the game is free I take my hat off to the developers. It is such an addictive game and is great to kill time on the train or waiting in line at the post office (which I find myself having to do more and more!)
I had managed to resist getting an IPhone for as long as possible. I even opted to stay on Vodafone and take a Blackberry instead some 3 years ago but a couple of weeks ago, having become disillusioned with the Blackberry I upgraded to an IPhone 4. It also meant that I would finally become acquainted with Angry Birds, a game I'd heard so much about but never actually played. In fact once my phone was up and running and connected to my Wi-Fi it was the first app I downloaded.
What Is It
Well Angry Birds is a game for the apple range of products that utilises the devices touch screen capabilities. It is the bestselling app on ITunes ever and its popularity doesn't seem like it will subside anytime soon. The premise of the game is that a group of Pigs have stolen all of the Birds eggs from their nest and now the Birds are Angry. They want their eggs back and they want revenge against the pigs who hide out in various types of structure.
The idea is that with various different types of Birds, each type with a different skill, you need to wreak your revenge and destroy the Pigs hiding place. The birds are loaded into a catapult and using your finger you decide on the trajectory and speed of the bird and let it fly. There are various types of birds from little red ones with a little force behind them to pelicans that act as boomerangs and even larger red birds that act as a bulldozer.
To pass a level you have to get revenge and knock out all of the pigs on any given level. This can range from 3 to as many as 10 pigs depending on how difficult the map is. As you pass a level you also get a star rating from 1 to 3 to tell you how well you did compared to the best way to complete the level. This rating is determined by how many points you get for revenge on the pigs and also how much damage you do to their hideout as this also gains points. This makes each level even more addictive as you try to gain a three star rating on each and every one.
Pretty Addictive Then
For an app that costs 69p for the full version or free for the 12 level trial version it is one of the best apps I've bought so far. The game contains 7 different worlds, each with around 3 sets of levels and within those levels there are currently on average 15 levels on each of these after world 3 and 21 in worlds 1 & 2. The developers are also adding new content all the time, with a 2012 season coming very soon.
The thing I've found with Angry Birds is that once you pick it up, it's hard to put it back down again. It's one of those games where you convince yourself that you'll only have one more go and that one more go turn into another half an hour and then another hour. It's probably the most addictive game I've played for a good number of years and it doesn't seem to be getting tired.
If you've got an Apple touch screen product then chances are you already have Angry Birds downloaded and are already an addict. If, however you've still not taken the plunge and weren't really sure I will admit to being in your position when I had my blackberry but now I'm hooked. For the size of the game 69p is incredible value and if developers Rovio mobile keep developing new levels I'm sure I'll be addicted for a long time to come.
@ About @
This game is available from the App store as either a Lite Version or as a £2.99 paid version which removes ads for you. (ipad) or 0.69p for iphone. If you buy the iphone version for 69p you can run it on the ipad. When I first started playing this I thought it was like paper toss, just another random game where you simply flick something at something else and earn a score; I was right it is that simple.
The aim of the game is to kill all these enemy pigs whilst they are in their alcoves. You then destroy their buildings they hide in, eventually killing the pigs and earn points for every piece that breaks, including squashing each pig. There are also several types of birds to throw such as bird, which split into three, explosive birds, and birds that lay eggs super fast.
@ Ease of Use @
To fling one of the birds into the enemy pigs you simply pull back the slingshot with your finger and then let go when you want them to fly. You can angle the birds so they reach their target but if you angle them incorrectly they simply drop to the floor or overshoot the enemy pigs. However there are different difficulty levels, which are more suited to the advanced players. You start off with the first levels which can be done in minutes and then progress to new levels which have a different theme each time and then get harder and harder to kill the pigs.
@ Graphics, Sound, Physics @
Normally there is some background sound in the game, which involves rustling or animal noises from the birds or the pigs. This is usually a tweet or an angry "ah" sound. This over time becomes very annoying, and can interrupt the music of what you're playing so simple solution; there is a mute button on the main menu.
Graphics are excellent - Full HD game play and Menu's and not to mention the high FPS to make game play smoother. There are little details which I greatly appreciate here and there: Wood has knots and grooves on it and rocks appear bumpy, and none of the rocks are the same shape size or shade of grey. You also get lots of destroyable objects like flowers, blocks, planks, dynamite etc,
Physics here are not perfect because its highly inaccurate that a bird can fly into a block of stone, move it and break it but realism aside here, they have done alright. Birds don't bounce miles high in the air when they hit the ground and the balancing of blocks is perfect, they don't fall off too easily but equally they aren't too sturdy to never move.
@ Overall @
This is an annoying game when you get to the harder levels. I wish you could choose a difficulty for every level but it appears you cant. The graphics are great and I can see why people enjoy this game but its not for me, and I cant justify paying £2.99 to remove ads if you're not that into the game.
Angry Birds really is the one of the best iPhone apps ever made. It's really quirky and a great was to pass time. It is also surprisingly addictive with all of the episodes and golden eggs (Angry Bird's extra content) to unlock. Also, if you dare to accept the challenge to try and get 3 stars on every level, it really does get infuriating but for some reason you just cant put it down.
There are many birds such as the red bird (classic but does nothing), the blue bird (splits into 3 mini blue birds) and the yellow bird (speeds up very quickly when tapped). When put together these powers make addictive game-play that you just can't put down. Another great bird is the Mighty Eagle (costs 99c/ 69p extra) which adds a new dimension of GameSpot where you have to try and destroy every block on the level.
Angry Birds can be downloaded free from the Itunes store and is available for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. A fuller version can be purchased with more levels. Angry Birds is 10.1MB in size and produced by Clickgamer Technologies Limited.
The idea of this app is to catapult various birds into the air and ambush some green pigs. The pigs are hiding in various obstactles and you need to aim the birds at the obstactles in an attempt to gain access to the pigs. There are 12 levels on this version of the game and each varies in complexity. The pigs are very smart and have hidden themselves in brick towers and castles which require some amount of force to knock down.
There are a few different types of birds in this game and some have different purposes. One of the birds can split into 3 individual birds to cause more distruction. Another can be get a flying boost giving more speed and strength to destroy structures. All the pigs must be ambushed before you can move onto the next level. A score is kept and if you repeat the level, you can attempt to beat your score. Points are gained by knocking planks from structures, ambushing the pigs or if you have any unused birds left at the end of the level.
I downloaded the free version to see if I would like Angry Birds. There has been a lot of hype about this game but personally I am not taken enough to get the full version!
The graphics are really good..crystal clear and bright. The app itself is easy to navigate on my iPhone 3 and the touch screen communicates with the game well. This game does require a good level of concentration and logic. The sounds are quite funny with disgruntled birds and snorting pigs. It is cartoon like and I have no issues with my son watching me playing this as he finds it rather amusing!
It took me quite a while to complete his game despite only having 12 levels. I like the different qualities that the birds have as it does make the game more interesting than simply throwing a single bird through the air. The variation of difficulty between the levels is evident and sometimes it is pot luck for me to kill all the pigs.
The birds are easy to aim and you can decide how high or low you want to aim them. It takes a while (well for me anyway) to get the aim just right. Some of the constructions are really difficult to knock down and it can be really frustrating! The wooden planks aren't too bad but the various blocks (ice or concrete..I'm not sure which) are a nightmare and need extra force to knock down,
There is usually 3 pigs to ambush but sometimes more depending on the level. They vary in size and can take direct hits aswell as being squashed by falling bricks! They simply burst rather than splatter and the birds once they have fufilled their flight, burst into a feather puddle before the screen allows you to jump back to the catapult and try again.
Activitating the birds special powers is easy and can be done by clicking the screen mid flight. It took me a while to identify which bird did what but once I got the hang of it, it was easy to remember. I managed to get through the first few levels quickly as the level of difficulty was minimal and I could ambush the pigs with ease and move along. As the constructions got more complex, I found myself getting frustrated rather than addicted but still, I was determined to complete the game.
I was pleased when one bird caused a lot of distruction to a construction then became resentful to the pigs when the final bird simply couldn't destroy enough planks or blocks to knock out the final pig. Often the pigs would slip underneath a fallen plank and angle themselves which made it near on impossible to get rid of them. The pigs had a gleeful smirk on their faces when they managed to outnumber the birds which I found rather amusing!
I can see why many get addicted to this sort of game. Personally I didn't think much of it and got bored of it very easily. I suppose I am more into using logic to solve puzzles rather than to line up crazy-ass birds with pig ambushing on their minds! Not for me but recommended as it is fun if you can focus on it.
Thanks for reading x
Angry Birds is a game which can be downloaded onto your iPhone, iPod or iPad through the App store. I decided to finally download this app after trying it out on my friends iPhone. I had heard so much hype about Angry Birds and about how addictive it was but the thought of a game which involved angry birds never really appealed to me. I then tried it out after seeing a clip about it on Glee and after I tried it I pretty much downloaded it instantly.
Angry Birds has been so successful that since its launch newer versions have been developed and it is constantly in the most downloaded apps section of the store. The app was developed by Rovio Mobile Ltd in 2009. It comes in a variety of languages from Chinese to Spanish and is a worldwide hit. It currently costs £0.69 to download which is a bargain really considering it is such a good app that you will get a lot of use out of. There is a free version available to download if you wanted to just test it out before you buy.
Oh those birds.
The aim of the game is simple: use a catapult to fly angry looking birds into the air and try and demolish the green pigs. The green pigs have stolen the Bird's eggs and therefore it is vital that they are destroyed. Each level contains a new scenario in which you have to kill the pigs which are protected by their castles made out of wood and stone. There are 288 levels in total to complete in 6 different sections, you may only move onto the second section once you have completed the first and so on. The graphics on the game are brilliant and it is so colourful which I love.
Naturally the game becomes more difficult as the levels get higher, it is a game of tactics and patience. You have to think hard about the best way of demolishing the structures in order to kill the green pigs. The green pigs sometimes have helmets on protecting them too which makes them harder to kill. There are objects which will help you in your mission and hinder you. For example you will find TNT boxes which you can use to your advantage by blowing things up. Every time that your bird hits something you are awarded points.
The birds themselves vary and you are given different ones to catapult each level, depending on how difficult or easy it is.
Here are a few examples of some of the birds and their powers:
1. Red Bird: a regular angry bird.
2. Yellow Bird: this bird speeds up after being catapulted.
3. White Bird: this angry bird will drop an egg from a height.
4. Black Bird: this angry bird is also a bomb.
The game is really easy to play, you simply just use the touch screen to catapult the angry birds and then tap to use their special powers. It can be a little frustrating if you really do get stuck on a level as it is hard to walk away from it but to me that it is a sign of a good game. If you really do feel like giving up on a level you can invest in The Mighty Eagle which you have to pay a one off fee for but you get unlimited use to skip tricky levels. I have been stuck on some levels but I have never resorted to buying The Mighty Eagle as I think it would take away from the game. One of the things that gets a little bit annoying about the game is the sound of screeching birds but luckily you can switch that off with just a quick tap of a button.
Angry Birds is definitely one of the most addictive apps out there and with so many levels it will keep you occupied for hours. It is one of the apps which I use most on my iPod and I have quite a lot of games downloaded but none of them can compete with Angry Birds.
Definitely worth a try.
I am sure that a lot of people with iPhones, iPods and iPads do already have Angry Birds or at least have heard of it. However if you do not have it or have considered downloading it then I definitely recommend to do so. Yes it is addictive and can lead to endless hours spent wasting time on an App but it is fun which is the most important thing. It is great to have if you are stuck on the train or waiting around for something, it really passes time quickly. For the die hard fans of Angry Birds there is a lot of merchandise available in shops, not many other apps can say they have that!
I give it five out of five stars!
Thanks for reading : )
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I finally bit the bullet and got myself a copy of this game for the android instead of the iphone (well it was free) expecting just a few levels and then the game would be done, however what I didn't realise it the insane amount of levels there is on the game,
The concept is very simple, catapult birds at the pigs and kill them. mastering the game is pretty much impossible.
At work most of my colleges also have this game and we kinda compete with each other over scores not stars (thou chances are if you don't have three stars on a certain level you will not be in running for the top spot), the other week everyone with an iphone or android phone had the game and was just on the first stage trying to beat the boss's score (still not done, but we will keep trying)
Cute graphics and still music coupled with the insane physics involved makes this a must have app, even if you have to pay for it, you are getting well over 100 stages to play and thou it may get frustrating at times trying to get pass that one stage or getting the final star put the game down for a few hours and come back to it with brand new vigour.
I've had the game for quite some time now and not got tired of the game yet, however with the slow updates and new maps only really coming out over 3-4 months players who has been playing since the initial launch would find that the game no longer challenges them so much, however any new comers should really dive straight in since, you will get so much pleasure out of launching those birds at the pigs
Angry birds is one of the biggest selling cross platform games, it initially started on Apple's IOS platform but has now migrated to other OS's such as Android and you can even use it in browser's such as Google chrome now. The game itself is only 79p making it a fairly reasonable purchase and one you would be silly not to get in consideration of the length and size of it.
The game is essentially about firing various birds out of a catapult to pop pigs and advance on to the next level, you get various types of birds, some just fly, others get super speed, some shatter and others explode. This gives a good variety and makes the game unique and different to others making levels harder than others to complete. It also isn't just about popping the pigs, they are protected by various objects, some that can be destroyed, others that cannot so you must use tactics to complete it. The further you get the more difficult it becomes and it does become very difficult! The game is also about high scores, whenever you complete a level you get either one, two or three stars showing how well you did. As well as this you do get a high score number so you are able to compete directly with your friends but on each other's device which can be fun.
If you're looking for a time consumer then this is definitely a great app however it is quite demanding on the device so battery life isn't great while playing however if you turn stuff like brightness down you can compromise. The game is also quite large and has many levels meaning that it is good value for money in comparison to those that you can finish in days, even if you were amazing i think it would take you weeks/months to complete the amount of levels that the game offers.
~Here we go!~
I am sure everyman and his dog has heard about this game by now, if not where have you been? I know most people will already know all they need to know about this iPhone application, but just in case you've been held in captivity and know nothing of this game, I have written all you would need to know just in case you were interested in purchasing.
Angry Birds, best selling, highest rated game on iTunes ever. The game was developed by Rovio Mobile and published by clickgamer Technologies LTD in 2009, it was last updated in July 2011 The size of the current 1.6.2 version is 15.7 MB and is available in many different languages. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requirements are IOS 3.0 or later.
~So What's It All About?~
It's about a bunch of birds that got real angry with the pigs that stole their eggs. They want revenge for this theft and so go about setting up a catapult on each and every level, so they can be catapulted across the screen and reek havoc on the little fortified castles the pigs have built around themselves in order to keep themselves safe. But, with the help of the human finger or thumb, their little places of safety can and will be destroyed, resulting in chaos for the pigs ending in ultimate and certain......death!
I have played this game on the computer, on a Tablet PC and now on my iPod Touch. The quality of the game is fabulous, the simplicity of operating the game is amazing, the sound effects and music are spot on, the addiction of this game is unhealthy, there should be a warning on this game, I play for a few minutes, which turns into an hour which turns into several hours.....I'm losing my life to this game, but I'm addicted, once I start playing it I can't stop.
The Angry birds aren't just any old birds, no, they all have their own special force that they can and will use, in order to destroy all the enemy pigs and their fortified castles, where they thought they would be safe. The Angry Birds are too smart for the pigs......I have catapulted that many birds across each level that I have strained the thumb in which I use to catapult, but you have to remember, I have arthritis in my hands, so hours of Angry Birds is not really that advisable for me. But once addicted it is very hard to stop, so I battle on despite the pain. (Only Joking by the way, it doesn't hurt that much) I will not only get lots of points for destroying the nasty pigs, I will also get points for everything I destroy in the process, so whether their fortified castles are made of sticks, glass or concrete, I will strive to destroy as much as I possibly can, with the help of my heroes the "Angry Birds" and together we will be victorious!
~The Birds and More~
I love the birds they are my heroes, there are several different kinds of birds. We will start with the Red bird.
Red Bird-----The most basic of the lot, he doesn't really have any special force as such, I aim him in the direction I want him to go and sometimes, only on later levels I have found if the screen is tapped just before he hits his target, he will hit it slightly harder than normal, thus causing a little more damage than he usually would.
Blue Bird-----He is much smaller than the others but when I aim him in the direction I want him to go, I can tap the screen mid flight and he will split into 3, how cool is that? 3 birds for the price of one. Thus causing three times more damage than he would have done alone. But I have to be quick to tap the screen at the right moment otherwise they will all fly off, too high or even worse if I tap to late, the X3 is wasted and he just lands with a thud as a single little bird doing no damage at all. Such a waste.
Yellow Bird----He reminds me of a piece of cheese, or a pie piece in a game of Trivial Pursuit. He's a tough cookie, when I aim him to where I want him to go he flies fast, but once I tap the screen he flies even faster he dives in a downward motion at the exact time I tap the screen, with a very strong force, this is great for causing lots of destruction to the pigs and their castles.
Black Bird----I love the black bird, he is my favorite of all the birds, he's big and round and he's basically a bomb. As soon as I have let him go, if I tap the screen he will blow up, I love him but sometimes forget he's a bomb and tap the screen prematurely and he blows before I want him to. If I leave him to land within the pigs castle he will blow when he is ready, this is great as loads of damage is done with the black birds.
White Birds----Now then, the white bird looks somewhat peculiar in my opinion, Once I catapult the white bird he will fly where directed until I tap the screen to release an egg, strange but true, Once I have the white bird in the position I require I can tap the screen and he will immediately release an egg, so timing here is crucial. The white bird has to be exactly above where I need his egg to land in order to cause as much destruction as possible, lots of times I fail with the white birds, I find it hard to line it up most of the time. I'm not over keen on the white birds.
So I've introduced you to the birds in question, these are the heroes who I am working with, these little fellows are helping me to get through each and every level, killing and destroying the pigs as we go. Each new level gives me a new set of birds to play with, this is ok but I would like it better if I could choose the order in which I use them, as they all do different things and I have to logically work out exactly where I am to catapult each and every bird I am given, for each particular level, this can be quite frustrating at times because I find I need particular birds to do particular things and would get on better if I could choose the order myself. But I guess this just adds to the fun of the game. There are about 270 levels to get through on this game and each level tests my skill and precision, progressively getting more and more difficult, trying my patience a little more with each new level presented to me. I love the feeling when I complete a level, the feeling of accomplishment is great, especially when I have tried continuously for ages over and over again on one single level, getting more and more frustrated and wound up.....Who's more angry at this point me or the birds? It's difficult to tell I can assure you. But I can never be angry for long with this game because as soon as I turn it off totally frustrated with it, I want to turn it back on again as I don't want it to get the better of me........The pigs will not win!
It's not just about killing the pigs though, there are other things to aim for, one thing being the stars, on each level there's a chance for me to earn myself 3 stars, whether I get all 3 stars or not depends on how well I complete the level, it all depends on timing, the amount of birds I needed to use to complete the level etc. The better I do the more stars I will get. I have managed to get 3 stars quite often, but not all the time. There are those frustrating levels that take up so much of my time, that when I do finally manage to get through it, even if I got no stars I wouldn't care, just finishing some levels is accomplishment enough for me.
So to the golden eggs, these I randomly find hidden in certain levels, once collected they are stored and each one reveals a bonus level. There are seven of these golden eggs to find, I don't know when or where these are going to appear, this makes for more fun whilst I'm playing the game. There are 6 different sections to complete throughout the whole game, not including the golden egg levels.
Poached Eggs, this is the first of the six sections of the game which compromises 21 individual levels.
Mighty Hoax, the second section, compromises 21 individual levels also.
Danger Above, third section, compromises 15 individual levels as do all the rest.
The Big Set Up, number four.
Ham 'Em High, number five.
Mine And Dine, number six completes the sections, I need to complete in order to finish the game.
At the end of each section I am greeted with a cut scene that takes me into the next section, like a little story, moving me along each and every section to the very end. Since the update in July I now have the option to wipe out all the nasty pigs with the help of the eagle eye. If I get so distressed with a level and I feel I cannot cope with it any longer I can tap the eagle eye situated on the screen and this causes an eagle to swoop in and wipe out all the pigs. I haven't used this option myself, so I don't know how effective it is, but I have spoken to others that have, who claim it can be a god send when your close to breaking point.
Sometimes the music really bugs me, but there is an option to mute so that's good. The birds each have their own distinctive sounds they make as they are catapulted across the screen, which at first is quite comical, but can get rather annoying after playing for a while. But not half as annoying as the pigs when they laugh at you if you fail. However if you win the level, you are immediately greeted with cheers from all the birds, it's great fun. Overall though the music and sound effects are really good, well I think so anyway. The game works perfectly on my iPod touch, I can't speak for the iPhone or iPad as I've not played the game on those devices, but I would imagine the game would play just as well, if not better on them. I really cannot fault this little game at all, apart from getting annoyed, irritated, wound up and sometimes ANGRY at it, the game is faultless.
If you have an iPod touch or iPad or iPhone and you don't yet have this App. I would not wait a second longer, I would get straight to iTunes and download this App, but be warned you will become addicted, the game is just amazing, all you need to do is download it and your ready to play, it is so easy, the moment your finger touches that screen to play, you will be hooked, you will instantly know what you have to do and you will just do it, believe me I know and if I can do it, anyone can.
There are several other Angry Birds games to choose from now, which I will definitely be downloading, I won't be able to stop myself. At 69p for this Angry Birds App I really can't understand why everyone hasn't got it already. There are plush toys also, how cute is that, I want a black one but then again I wont just want one, I wont be satisfied till I've got them all.
I can't help myself......."My name is Michelle and I'm an Angry Birds O'holic".....Phew, there I've done it, I've admitted it......it should get easier now.
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Angry Birds is right up there as one of the most addictive games around. To be honest, it isn't my favourite but there is something about it which makes you come back and play it!
The idea of the game is quite simple. You have birds and you have pigs. They are rivals because the pigs keep stealing the birds egg (as they do). You have to catapult the birds in the direction of the pigs in order to defeat them. There are various levels and each one is different as you need to take a new approach to getting those darn pigs! The birds themselves also differ in that there are varying kinds and they all have a different use and benefit (such as an exploding bird or one that breaks into 3 smaller ones).
Generally speaking getting the better of the pigs is not too difficult but the part that gets addictive is trying to get the best score. When you complete each level you are given upto 3 stars which dictate how well you have done in terms of the number of points received. In order to get more points you need to destroy more of the environment using less pigs. This is where the frustration and addiction are.
Visually the game is quite nice looking - I recently changed phones and got a more recent one and realised that a proper phone will do the game a lot of justice. Images are clear and sharp and are movement is always fluid.
Its quite easy to see why this game is so additive and why its one of the best selling games. If you're on Android then the games (as well as the newer versions - Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons) are free but if on Apple then you have to pay for them but its totally worth it!!
If you've ever sat on a crowded commuter train and wondered why the men in their smart, businesslike suits are holding their iPhone's in landscape orientation, dragging their finger back and forth across the screen and then grinning madly... you've experienced the phenomenon that is Angry Birds.
Spottable a mile off by seasoned players, it's one of the most addictive games I've ever played. In essence, you fire a variety of birds (with different tricks and movements) at a structure containing wood, glass, explosives and pigs. The aim is to destroy all the pigs.
Simple, easy to master, highly addictive and most of all fun. The gameplay is flawless, the levels endless. There are 3 versions - Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. I haven't run out of levels yet, and even if you have... play them again! By the time you've got to the end you won't even remember what you did the first time around.
If you haven't tried it yet and own an iPhone, you have to try it. You really don't know what you're missing. For 59p (or free for a limited trial version), what have you got to lose apart from a few hours out of your day?!
Angry birds is definitely the most popular iPhone game to be released in the history of Apple's App Store in iTunes. It has become a pop culture phenomenon being mentioned in both movies and television wherever you turn. Angry Birds has made a stamp in technological history.
So why is it such a popular game? It's probably because the concept is so simple. There's not much too it. All you have to do is catapult birds into the right spot in order to knock out all the pigs, who are the rivals of the birds. Some birds come with special abilities, which adds some versatility and difficulty to the game. I can honestly spend hours playing this game. It's really fun and very addicting because you always think that you can do better and find an easier way to beat the level in order to get to the next one and ultimately achieve the high score in order to get the allusive five-star rating.
If you have an iPhone or another phone that allows for the download of this app, I would suggest getting it. Start with the free version to see if you really like it. Buy the full app for the most fun because it gives you all the levels. It's a great game, and you should at least give it a try.