Release Date: 12/11/2009
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The Good: Good visuals, flinging birds is fun
The Bad: Inconsistent difficulty, physics are a bit weak, lots of trial and error
Physics games tend to be very popular on the App Store and Angry Birds is one of the best among them. The idea is to flick birds off a slingshot and have structures crash down around the evil pigs. There are various types of birds such as one that spreads into three when you tap it, one that goes really fast, and then one that doesn’t do anything but cause damage, and a few other types.
At the start of each level, you get shown what you have to bring down and then you drag your finger to move to the slingshot. You can’t see where the structure when looking at the slingshot so this provides a challenge, but also a lot of trial and error. Trying to find the weakest points in the structures can be a pain and tedious since you never feel like your birds are strong or heavy enough to do a good deal of damage.
You get rated at the end of each puzzle for how many birds you have left and how much damage you caused. Once all the pigs are dead you clear the level and move on to the next. It seems that there is no consistent difficulty increase and it just seems all over the map. The art style is nice and it feels fluid, but the sounds are really annoying.
Overall Angry Birds is an excellent physics game and is well worth your dollar.