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The Famous & the Furious: Android Angry Birds Review

Written on February 25, 2011 by B Waldorf

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"We're not talking about ordinary feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. We're speaking of Angry Birds." ---AllWeLike

What makes a game addictive? Pointing out specific features is somehow pointless. If you’re a game developer, all you have to do is throw in awesome controls, cute graphics and some magnificent physics and you’re good. Which reminds us all of ’s game which really is quite addictive —.

We first heard of the familiar furious fowls and their mortal ham-enemy in 2009. The craze of the iPhone opened the doors to the Finnish company making it big in the development industry. Starting of as a regular game play, Angry Birds made it big in the App Store. With 12 million downloads and now Rovio is opening its doors into new touch-sensitive platforms. In this case, iPhone’s arch-rival, .

After delays, betas and some more delays, finally the Angry Birds has flown to the green robot. Android owners are more than excited to try the same old slingshots and kill nasty piggies. Angry Birds’ debut to the Android Market is quite as successful as its first crash in the App Store. With all the “Seasons” version, Angry Birds maybe gone on the top spot for a day or two but surely, it soars back to its usual shine.

We’ve come across Rovio Mobile’s site and read a few notes about the game. We caught up with a man named Col. Angus, Bird Expert and he quotes a few terrific things about the game:

“Lemme tell ya, these ain’t no ordinary finches we’re talkin’ about. These here are the Angry Birds, the ones that’s gonna kick you in the ‘nads. And they’re the ones on your side. They must be from Galapadapados, or sumptin’.”

Yes, we’re not talking about ordinary feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. We’re speaking of Angry Birds.

Behind the Famous and the Furious (bird)

The backstory is that some birds are quite disgruntled to realize that their eggs are stolen. Imagine their deepest anxiety when they found out that some family of green and greedy pigs had been planning on a feast —with the missing eggs. Turns out, they were the thieves. The feathered creatures were forced on a mission to rescue their offspring for the sake of their survival.

Agenda: Get Rid of Greedy and Green Hams

The Android version is just the same with the version. In each level you use a slingshot, fling in some birds, one by one and kills some pigs. However, you can’t just sling birds and kill these nasty porks. The challenge is to aim the right aerial balance. In short, physics, basic physics. You have to throughly study each move. These pigs are quite well guarded so the invasion might not be that easy at it looks. Another challenge for the expert is the attempt to grab all the three stars, which will be displayed in the game. This depends on the amount of structural materials you destroy, our advice: Perfect your angle.

Pigs’ Defense Mechanism

Don’t expect the pigs to be just lying around with nothing but their fat skins to protect them. For the game to be addictive (and successful) you have to have a bit of an adventure. The pigs build fortresses that will protect them from the fowls. Made of all sorts of material. From the easy to break wood, hard to shatter glass and stone.

Weapons of Hams-Destruction

Don’t worry about the inability of the red birds to destroy a lot of pigs in the next levels, you always have a reserve weapon. Soon, as you ascend to the next levels, it gets harder to kill these pigs. However, you’ll be equipped with special birds too. The blue one maybe small but simply terrible. After shooting them on your desired range tap it and they split into three. Or maybe the black bird which has a bit of a darkness in him, he explodes when tapped.

Anger to Angle Management

To master the game, you should weigh up each of your shot. For every shot there will be dots which will indicate that if you repeat the same procedure and angle management you’ll be hitting the same spot. So you have to consider the placement of the sling. It has to be on perfect momentum and analytical study would do you some good. Except if you also downloaded some cheats.

The Golden Surprise

When you acquired the full version, which you will if you want to play the game in full, you’ll be seeing some Golden Eggs. Unfortunately you can’t trade this for some dollars or some real gold stash. These golden eggs contain unlockable bonus rounds. So to unlock this you have to deal with the challenges that will cross your path.

Cons

Apparently, there’ll be not much to hate about the game. Except if you’ve been on the same level for quite some time now. What makes us wonder is the lack of the online high-score facilities. Okay, partly for showing off how incredible you are. We’re hoping for Rovio to add this in the future, so as to inspire other gamers too. We also think that the presence of “challenge-other-angry birds-users” would make it a bit more interesting and interactive.

Pros

There are a lot of things to love about the game. Actually, you’ll be warming up your brains while enjoying the game. Practicing some physics and refreshing some laws of momentum. A very good way to break boredom and kill some peeping lazy day ahead. In terms of graphics and sounds, Angry Birds is quite amusing. The graphics are colorful, attractive and very creative.

Verdict

We think you should grab it. One of the greatest game ever touched the world of touch-screens. I’m sure there’ll be more to happen. More levels, more excitement, more thrill and more adventure. Kudos Rovio!

Download Angry Birds for Android here.

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