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As ridiculous as it looks Angry Birds Star Wars seems pretty solid.
In the very first post of These Things We Call Video Games I referenced the phenomenon that is the Angry Birds series of video games. Merchandising aside it has amassed millions of dollars and over a billion downloads the world over. The game follows the strategy of many successful mobile games: it only takes a minute to learn and then serves dozens (sometimes hundreds) of levels for you to conquer equaling hours of on-the-go game play. I still have yet to be finished with the original game even though I have acquired sequels like Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Space, perhaps it was the latter that paved the way to a galaxy far, far away with the latest installment, Angry Birds Star Wars.
|These beloved characters have been bizarrely morphed into birds... Angry Birds Star Wars (2012)|
As long as you're not purchasing the Kinect-enabled version for Xbox 360 (which I'm still shaking my head at) you can pick up Angry Birds for just a dollar or two and sometimes even for free! I imagine Angry Birds Star Wars will be the same formula. Accessibility (in both the gaming platform and its pick-up-and-play style) for these titles ensures that if it is something you're interested in, you can easily gain access to it. If you have a smart phone or hand-held device that's worth its chips, or even a computer, you should be able to find Angry Birds Star Wars this week!
Words by J.S. Lewis