Just when you were ready to give up cold-turkey and resort to Drawing Something, Rovio releases Angry Birds Space – the latest entry in their popular game series. As you’ve probably already grasped from the title, our favorite birds are now poppin’ pigs in the far reaches of Outer Space and Rovio has gone great lengths in making the out-of-this-world experience a worthwhile entry which rejuvenates the series with a fresh atmosphere.
One of the best new elements in Angry Birds Space is the planetoid/gravity physics. You’ll find levels with multiple planets containing their own atmosphere and gravity that completely affect the way you play. Or, maybe there will be no gravity at all, meaning once an object is in motion, it’s going until it hits something else. If you’ve played Super Mario Galaxy, you’ll understand right away, but if you’re still a little confused, check out this video to see the gravity in action:
Space physics may be a weird thing to be excited about but since the game was first announced, this has been its selling point for me. Rovio has done a great job in adding this piece to their physics puzzler making it that much more enjoyable.
New Angry Birds
Some more stuff to be excited about: new birds!! Almost all of our classic friends have received upgrades to create characters like the Purple Laser Bird (my new personal favorite,) who is very similar to the classic Yellow Bird except it can now speed off towards a specified target.
Entirely new to the series is the Ice Bird – an “alien species” of bird which turns anything it touches into ice. A tap on the screen after launch will result in an ice explosion. Alone, this bird isn’t entirely useful but combined with the powers of The Blues, you can cause some serious pig destruction!
Overall Angry Birds Space Review
Many things have returned from previous iterations of Angry Birds including the boss fights from Angry Birds Rio and the Sling Scope from Angry Birds Facebook giving your birds precise aim. These combined with all the new levels, characters and challenges form the best entry in the series. A tip of the hat to Rovio on the old-school gaming nods in the new Golden Egg levels!
My only complaint would be that it feels very short as released – but we can expect some (hopefully) free updates to include some new levels, if past games are any indication. For $2.99 USD on iOS/Kindle Fire or FREE on Android, there’s no reason to miss out on this great, totally addicting and super fun game.