The meteoric rise of Angry Birds was somewhat unexpected. How could a side scrolling game with attractive but simple graphics, annoying music, and a very basic idea become the most popular game for mobile devices of all time? Lots of As have taken a stab at answering that question, but in the end it boils down to one fairly simple truth: it’s just fun. This is a game that does not require too much of your brainpower, you can discretely play it at work or in class, and you can kill hours (days?) of your time.
The basic premise of Angry Birds sounds kind of stupid if you have not played the game for yourself. There are some birds, and they are angry because a band of evil green pigs has stolen their eggs. This means war. Going to war, however, involves the green pigs sitting behind barricades, but otherwise defenseless, waiting to be smashed by a swarm of angry birds that you launch at them. The birds do three things. They break through the barricades that protect the pigs by smashing through either glass, stone, or wood. They can also smash directly into the pigs and kill them instantly. Or they try and knock the pigs from a high perch and hope for the worst as the fall to the ground.
How to Play
You, the user, have a slingshot from which to shoot these birds, and each bird has different abilities to break through barricades. Red birds are the standard bird. They are kind of boring. You can just point and shoot with these guys and hope for the best. As you go on, you will unlock new types of birds with different capabilities. Yellow birds can go into high speed and smash through more objects in the barricade, especially wood. Blue birds break into a flock of three and rain down from above. Black birds explode like a bomb and can obliterate stone. And white birds can drop bombs from above and then fly off to crash into another object. That one is like getting two for one.
Updates to the Game
Since its release in 2009, the developers of the game have released a few new versions. The game is so addictive that people were solving the levels relatively quickly and kept demanding more. In response, the developers gave us Angry Birds Seasons, modeled on the different holidays and different times of year. They gave us Angry Birds Rio, with uses the theme from the cartoon movie of the same name. These were met with mediocre reviews. However, the latest version, Angry Birds Space full version, has been a breath of fresh air. The game’s basic format stays the same, as does the premise of angry birds fighting against green pigs. The difference is that since you are in space, you have different levels of gravity to contend with and even orbital paths to account for. These nuances will keep you coming back for more, trying to figure out how best to solve each level. You can Download Angry Birds Space Free at developers web site.