App Review: Angry Birds Space
So it’s been a couple of days since Angry Birds Space was launched by Rovio and we have already played the game for more than a few hours. That’s pretty much usual as far as any Angry Birds game is concerned. From the first ever release which we call the Angry Birds Classic to Angry Birds Seasons to Angry Birds Rio, every time Rovio has delivered a game that has the ability of keeping you hooked trying to clear levels one after another hour after hour.
Angry Birds Space, as stated, isn’t any different. It keeps you hooked and you just have to keep on going on and on, unless, of course, you have exhausted all the levels. Angry Birds Space is pretty different from the previous versions of the game for there are a few more birds at your disposal and some interesting ones at that. Yes, the Angry Birds are in Space, although they’ve brought along their pig enemies and stolen-eggs plot line to feel at home. As before, the pigs are lurking in wooden and stone structures that must be destroyed by catapulting the birds at them. The game includes 60 levels split into two zones: Pig Bang and Cold Cuts. A further 30 levels are available in something called the Danger Zone, unlocked with an additional 69p in-app purchase (IAP). Rovio says more zones and levels will follow in the coming months.
The gameplay is as addictive as it always has been, and not too dissimilar to the tried and tested formula of Angry Birds games past, so you’ll know whether that means you are bored of it already or raring to go. The key difference is that gravity has been added as a gameplay tool, and specifically the gravitational pull of planets and moons. They each have an affect on the trajectory of your birds and that’s something you’ve now got to factor in. Now this gravity effect is that makes the game the most interesting from the previous releases. Fine, the basic laws of physics still apply, but the gravitational pull in space, when it is in act, it makes the difficulty go up a notch and likewise, the interest of the player. The levels themselves are well designed, offering enough of a challenge to newcomers without expecting you to have completed or even played previous outings.
If you have played the Angry Birds games before, you’ll probably whizz through the first planet with ease and it doesn’t take much effort to work out the way to three star success. Don’t expect that approach to stick around for long though and those gravity fields will need you to think in a different way to how you have previously.
The new birds are interesting and something that previous Angry Birds players would love to see and use.
All in all, this new addition to the Angry Birds stream has lived up to its expectations without any sort of doubt in our mind. It’s as good as the previous version. Without a doubt, we give it a flawless 5 on 5 from us at OP!