The latest installment of Rovio’s mega-hit Angry Birds franchise has hit Google Play. This time, it comes with a license from the world’s most beloved sci-fi franchise. That’s right, Angry Birds Star Wars is here, and you can grab it right this minute. As is usually the case, we expect this to shoot to the top of Google Play quickly, as it seems like Rovio has the Midas touch for mobile games.
When Rovio released Angry Birds Space, a Star Wars game seemed like a no brainer. Why not couple the most popular mobile franchise of all time with the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time? It seems like a crossover that was destined to happen, and one that is destined to sell a trillion copies. It just makes sense.
The gameplay in Angry Birds Star Wars borrows the physics from Angry Birds Space, but with the characters having Star Wars themed powers. For example, Obi-Wan bird can use The Force to knock down pig-stacks. Of course, there are Stormtrooper pigs, and plenty of imperial themed levels to keep things interesting. There are over 80 levels in the game, so there should be plenty to keep you busy for the long haul. The Star Wars theme adds some new gameplay mechanics, such as lasers that attempt to shoot your birds out of the sky.