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Angry Birds

For: iPhone

Hitchcock warned you

Product: Angry Birds (iPhone) | Developer: Rovio | Publisher: Clickgamer | Format: iPhone | Genre: Action, Puzzle | Players: 1 | Version: Europe | App version: 1.0
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Never mess with an angry bird. A healthy respect for the fearless fliers is the lesson to be had from a spell with Angry Birds, if you hadn't already heeded Hitchcock's warning all those years ago.

Not that the gameplay here is designed to leave you trembling. If anything, you're more likely to be having a giggle or two during play, Angry Birds sprinkling avian warfare with laughs aplenty to ensure you don't take what's on offer too seriously.

The birds of war

The game is a subtle mix of the kind of experimental edge brought by the excellent Ragdoll Blaster and sheer bombastic blast that is Kil.a.ton.

The idea is to fling a pack of birds seeking revenge on a race of green pigs using a slingshot. Much like those that hid from the wolf in the nursery rhyme, these snouty foes have barricaded themselves inside contraptions built from scraps of wood.

These contraptions have to be destroyed before you can target the pigs directly, but often they can work against their hosts, crashing down on top of them and taking them out in the process.

You only have a set amount of birds to do all this with, each one effectively sacrificing its life to achieve the broader aim of a pig-free world. But before the RSPB get involved, Angry Birds is entirely blood and guts free.

Comical noises act as a backdrop, and the whole affair is carried off with more than a touch of humour.

Birds of a feather

It's an entirely entertaining world with which to interact, controls so simple that your only real concern is pulling the bird back in its sling with your finger. Naturally, your input determines both the shot's angle of approach and speed.

The birds themselves - available in a wide array as play moves forward - are what provide much of the entertainment.

Some drop bombs on command as they go, while others dive bomb and smash through defenses. Most effective are the big black birds that explode on a timed delay and take out large portions of the map with them.

The trick is to use each and every bird to its best ability, working out how to manoeuvre them through each setup, increasingly relying on setting off a chain reaction to take out all your targets at once, much like tipping over a line of dominoes.

Finger-licking good

The fewer birds you use - or, if you like, the more that remain alive and well - the more points you pick up. Each completed level unlocks the next, but is also re-playable at any stage for those eager to find perfection.

Though simple in style, this is a nugget of puzzling purity dished out with relish aplenty. Angry Birds celebrates failure just as much as success, replaying those tricky stages over and over simply giving you an excuse to experiment with new approaches.

This is a world that's almost as edible as the birds that inhabit it, the one criticism that can be laid at its door a lack of length.

For the skilled, Angry Birds could and should be over within an hour or so, but the fact that most will be eager to tuck into more is just further evidence of what a tasty bird this is.
Angry Birds
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Keith Andrew | 21 December 2009
Plump and ripe for roasting, Angry Birds is as addictive as any puzzler gets with light-hearted gameplay that flies with the best of the flock
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Anonymous | 10:44 - 27 February 2011
what are your top 10 iPhone apps.
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Angry birds is one of my best iPhone app
Anonymous | 22:19 - 14 December 2010
Our first try by comparing an OK iphone Game Crazy Coin Christmas with the famous Angry Birds yield the following points:

1. A fun background storyline: In Angry Birds, players take control of a flock of birds that are attempting to retrieve eggs that have been stolen by a group of evil pigs. Whereas in Crazy Coin, the story is not as appealing, just to collect crazy coins and try to win high scores. We need something more exiting!
2. Fun sound effects: In Angry Birds, fury birds chanting
Anonymous | 19:06 - 15 July 2010
in my mind, this game is over-rated.
Apr 2010
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Vipercon | 18:43 - 15 July 2010
Angry Birds is an App Store classic and has reigned at the top of the charts for a LONG time. This is an instant 10/10 in my mind.
Anonymous | 20:26 - 12 June 2010
what happens now!!!! I have a coming soon at the next level??
Anonymous | 03:35 - 7 June 2010
Very addictive and the game has been expanded with more levels
Anonymous | 07:26 - 27 May 2010
Level 2, Ep 15 - Fling the bomb just under the two horizontal blocks of the upper level in left/middle. It will cause the whole structure to come down hard!
Anonymous | 13:03 - 17 May 2010
stuck on level 2 episode 15. any help?
Anonymous | 20:58 - 10 May 2010
Addicting to say the least!
I am now going back to all the levels to reach a 3 star score on each level.
I am stuck on level 15 in Episode 1 world 3...any tips?
Anonymous | 04:26 - 17 March 2010
That trailer for ANGRY BIRDS is neat especialy seeing the way those birds are glairing at those rotten green pigs THOSE KIND OF BIRDS YOU WOULD KEEP THEIR FEEDER FILLED
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