GAMES DEVELOPER Rovio has released the latest version of its Angry Birds game, and this time it has a big dose of George Lucas' Star Wars.
Angry Birds Star Wars is available now for IOS, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac OS X and PCs, including Windows 8.
We've had a go, of course, and we can tell you that the angriest of birds are engaged in the stariest of wars.
You will play as birds that look like your favourite Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca, R2D2 and C3PO, and attack pigs that look like Darth Vader, Tusken Raiders, Stormtroopers and others.
The action of the first level takes place on Tatooine, but others happen in space, meaning that the game invokes the gravity physics of, you guessed it, Angry Birds space. Expect Star Wars puns aplenty, including a level where the action takes place on the Death Pig.
"It's a banner day for us," said Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment. "This is our best Angry Birds game yet, and we're excited for our fans to finally meet Luke, Leia, and the rest of the gang! But it's more than just a game launch: we think fans are going to just love the new animated trailer and the Angry Birds Star Wars products, sure to be a big hit this holiday season."
The Star Wars birds can use lightsabres and the Force to attack pigs. There are 80 levels and chances to power up your birds when playing. Rovio promises hidden levels that can be unlocked, and more levels to be released in the future.
Guess what, with Christmas coming the firm has even released a load of merchandise that you can buy, place on a shelf and accumulate dust. Cynicism aside, the game has a nice feel about it, and a warm, cosy, Star Warsy look and feel. We imagine that it will be a holidays must for fans of both. µ
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