Game Review: Angry Birds Space
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of angry birds. Their 90+ levels mission: to seek out evil pigs and to boldly go where no angry bird has gone before (cue Star Trek music).
In case you couldn’t tell I’m talking about Angry Birds Space, the newest iteration of the Angry Birds series by developer Rovio. Usually the next (or final) logical step of any franchise is to take it to space and Rovio being the geniuses that they are have done just that. So is it really worth the download and the hours of your time? Yes, yes it is. In fact stop reading and play it right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Have you played it? Good. Now you’ll understand when I say that this game is even more fun than its predecessor. Now I have to admit when I first heard about this game I thought that it would be exactly the same thing as Angry Birds but the with space themed levels. Nothing more than a cosmetic change. I am man enough to admit when I was wrong. They literally took the concept of the game into space and with it some new gameplay elements that make for more challenging and fun levels.
All your favorite angry birds are back, albeit with some new looks to match their new environment. Think Angry Birds meets Buck Rogers or any old sci-fi show for that matter. Even the music has been updated to give it that old school sci-fi soundtrack. Though don’t fret, the abilities they had are more or less the same albeit some slight modifications to fit the new and challenging levels. If you thought physics was your enemy in the last game then you’re in for a treat. The level consist of the birds being on one small planet and the pigs being on another. Each planet is usually surrounded by its own gravity field. So when you launch your bird they’ll fly straight in space (as they should) but once they enter the gravity field they’ll be pulled to the surface. This makes for some great puzzles as you will have to launch your birds so that you use the gravity to make them curve around the planets and hit your targets. You can also knock pigs floating around into the gravity fields to have them pulled to the surface and taken out. You can also launch your birds into floating debris to be knocked into other pigs, bursting their protective bubbles.
The levels do a nice job of getting the player use to the new gameplay mechanics, especially when you get new birds. From there it’s a nice progression in difficulty, though there are plenty of levels that will have you trying over and over again until you conquer physics and beat them. And boy do I feel sorry for you completionists out there trying to get three stars on every level. I expect to hear about many phone being smashed, thrown, crushed, or torn to pieces over frustration. But it’s the kind of frustration you get from playing a challenging and fun game and for that I recommend this to anyone looking for a game to challenge them. If you’ve played Angry Birds before, you’ll also want to check this out.
This is El Lobo Loco telling you to live long and prosper (sorry but I just had to).