Well, after so many years since Angry Birds first came out, Rovio finally decided to provide a service for its gamers to sync their progress.
It was a long time coming and I am very happy that this finally got rolled out. While currently only the classic Angry Birds has this, I am sure its other games will follow suit.
It was especially tedious to having to back up my saved game data in Android and restoring them whenever I upgrade a new OS or if my device needs to be cleaned up because I use experimental nightly builds in my Galaxy S2.
This is definitely a huge help for players who want to keep their Angry Birds progress intact. Heck, I already cleared all its levels twice and I still was not able to back up my progress. At least this time, everything should be okay from here on out.
Registration is free so go ahead and register now. Sync your progress and never worry about restarting all over again.
Now, this was a surprise. Angry Birds and Star Wars. How can these two co-exist? Well, it seems Lucas Arts and Rovio found a way and I am uberly excited once it is available next month (November 8).
The game will show familiar scenes from Star Wars movies but the feel will still be true to the Angry Birds brand. The idea for the game came up around the time Rovio released Angry Birds Space, a collaboration with NASA.
The game will be based around the Angry Birds Space version of the title, with the birds replaced by Rebel Alliance stars like Luke, Han, Ben Kenobi and Leia, while the stormtrooper pigs will be marshalled by a suitably porcine version of Darth Vader.
The planets will be from the Star Wars universe like Tatooine and the icy planet Hoth. There have not been any teasers on how the game looks like but the cinematic intro for an Angry Bird jedi was awesome!
Now … will the birds be able to talk? Or will the pigs do … Maybe the pigs could say “May the pork be with you …”
When I read about Rovio planning to create a new game that features the Angry Birds’ nemesis, the pigs, I thought that they would make a game that pits the players against the birds.
Seems like that was not the case when I installed the app. Instead, you construct ways for the pigs to accomplish a level’s accomplishments, like getting the map without blowing up something, or making sure you get a star or finishing it within the allotted time.
At first I did not understand how to get 3 stars because no matter how much I tried different variations, I still was not able to get all 3 stars. However, as I played along I figured that the game play is a bit the same as how you get all 3 stars in Spy Mouse.
After that, it was all fun for me since I knew how to get the 3 stars, it was all a matter of trying to gem them all in every level.
But I have to admit, not all levels are easy especially the special levels where you get to try to construct using a lot of materials.
Create the ultimate flying/crawling/rolling/spinning/crashing device and pilot the pigs safely to the eggs!
The game has some other quirky things like when you drag items anywhere on the screen, the pig’s eyes follow where your finger is dragging the item.
While the hype surrounding Rovio’s new game may not be the same as Angry Birds, overall it is actually quite good.