Angry Birds Star Wars II – Review – The Prequel is Strong in this One

On September 25, 2013

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Angry Birds Star Wars II – Review – The Prequel is Strong in this One

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By: Rovio Entertainment Ltd

Version #: 1.0.1

Date Released: 2013-09-18

Developer: Rovio Entertainment Ltd

Price: 0.99

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What can one say about a sequel video game that’s based on a set of prequel movies that wasn’t just said in this sentence. The sequel game based on the popular, original Angry Birds Star Wars game (and the empire it spawned, pun intended) is pretty identical but different enough to keep things interesting.

The game loyally but loosely follows the plots of the three Star Wars prequel movies.  The player starts on Naboo eliminating pigs but throws in interesting swerves later on like being able to play AS the pigs (hence, joining the “Pork Side”).

At one dollar, this game seems a steal akin to the Kessel Run, but in-app purchasing for extra birds removes the shine a bit.  You can earn credit by playing for points for the extra lives or cough up real money.  Another alternative is to buy Angry Birds Telepods and use those and your iDevice camera to earn the credit, but that’s up to you.

There’s not much that can be said about this game that hasn’t been said before about previous incarnations with or without Star Wars.  It’s a physics game for knocking down structures that is sometimes in zero gravity.  There’s only so far that particular ship can sail until it becomes old and you hope for a revival in a decade or two.

Still, it’s a fun game and kids would undoubtedly like it (particularly those that watched only the prequels, God help them).  For them and for Star Wars completists, it’s worth the buck for the universal game.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Probably.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Kids, physics fan and Star Wars completists.

What I Like:You know what your'e getting out of the box and you can play as the pigs sometimes.

What I Don't Like:It's based on the prequels. Okay, that's a personal thing.

Final Statement:Join the Pork Side and get Angry Birds Star Wars II.

Read the Developer's Notes:
The Force is strong with this one. Get ready for Angry Birds Star Wars II – the epic follow-up to the #1 smash hit game! Based on the Star Wars movie prequels, use the Force for good against the greedy Pork Federation or choose a much darker path. That’s right; for the first time ever you can “Join the Pork Side” and play as the fearsome Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine and many other favorites!

JOIN THE PORK SIDE! For the first time ever play as the pigs! Wield Darth Maul’s double-bladed Lightsaber, or play as Darth Vader, General Grievous and other villains!

30+ PLAYABLE CHARACTERS! Our biggest line-up ever of playable characters – Yoda, pod-racing Anakin, Mace Windu, Jango Fett and many more!

TELEPODS! A groundbreaking new way to play! Now teleport your favorite characters into the game by placing your Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods* figures on your device’s camera!

BECOME A JEDI OR SITH MASTER! So many Bird and Pork Side levels to master, plus a bonus reward chapter and a ton of achievements to unlock!

SWAP CHARACTERS AS YOU PLAY! Switch characters in the slingshot at any time – yours to earn or purchase!

ToonsTV READY TO GO! The home of the hugely popular Angry Birds Toons animated series, plus many other top-quality videos!

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*Availability varies by country. Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods sold separately and are compatible with select mobile devices. See the full list of supported devices from Hasbro:

Important Message for Parents

This game may include:
- Direct links to social networking websites that are intended for an audience over the age of 13.
- Direct links to the internet that can take players away from the game with the potential to browse any web page.
- Advertising of Rovio products and also products from select partners.
- The option to make in-app purchases. The bill payer should always be consulted beforehand.
What's new

We used Jedi mind tricks to fix some minor issues and give you an even better game experience! Thanks for playing, and may the birds be with you!

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