The Angry Birds series are without doubt one of the most popular games for Mac and other platforms, the total number of downloads exceeds 500 million. It is easy, fun and moreover addicting. Basically what you do is you control a flock of birds who are ‘angry’ at a group of green pigs who have stolen your eggs. You have a slingshot to fire your birds in a kamikaze way at the pigs and buildings where they leave, to get the birds’ eggs back. The latest in the sequel is Angry Birds Space
What is new? From: Appstorm
”As the name suggests, Angry Birds Space is set in outer space, which dramatically changes the physics of the game from that of previous versions. The normal trajectory of the birds has gone out of the window, for most shots the birds travel along a straight path, with the curved trajectories familiar to players of the first Angry Birds only making an appearance when the birds are inside the gravitational pull of a planet. This definitely livens up the game play a bit, especially when two gravity fields overlap, allowing you to sort of slingshot the bird around one planet and into the gravity of the next one.
Slingshotting in action
The inclusion of gravity fields, which look a little bit like atmospheres around each moon/planet, also allows you to get creative when destroying the pigs. Simply knock a pig into the pull of a planet and it will be sent plummeting planet bound. Or if you’re feeling particularly cruel you can burst the bubble any free floating pig is in to let it freeze to death. After all, they did steal your eggs.
Aside from the setting, the birds themselves have also undergone a revamp. Most of the original cast are present, but now sport cool space visors and suits. Presumably left on Earth are the boomerang bird, egg bombing bird and orange bird (apologies to die hard Angry Birds fans if these names aren’t correct). I can’t say I’m disappointed in the exclusions as the egg bombing bird was possibly the most useless waste of space ever. With the new setting however, the way you use each bird has changed, the black bomb bird for example is now more effective at sending space debris flying rather than blowing the hell out of a pig stronghold.
Overall the game is extremely enjoyable, the graphics are awesome and the new gameplay dynamic is amazing. The team at Rovio have done a great job of reviving a series that in my opinion at least seemed to be getting tired. The price could do with being reduced just a tad for the Mac and iPad versions in my opinion, but otherwise it’s definitely a worthy successor. What do you think about the latest Angry Birds adventure?”