Angry Birds Space Review
By Glenn Rice |
Yes, the Angry Birds are in Space, although they've brought along their pig enemies and stolen-eggs plotline to feel at home. As before, the pigs are lurking in wooden and stone structures that must be destroyed by catapulting the birds at them. The cast of characters has been redesigned in fine Duck Dodgers style, a handful of new bird tricks exist, and the game's explosive playgrounds have been extensively riddled.
The basics of Angry Birds remain unchanged in Space. You smash cute green pigs that have neatly placed themselves atop, or in, precarious-looking towers made of wood, steel, and ice. Different materials smash at different rates. New birds are introduced gradually as you progress, creating interesting challenges that tax the brain in new and exciting ways. The twist in Space comes from an inventive use of gravity. Rather than lounging on a simple surface, the pigs are spread across different planetoids in space. Aside from gravity fields, there are a few other additions to the Angry Birds formula in space. Some levels house a hidden space egg, which takes you to bonus levels. The final new addition is a special space eagle power-up, which is awarded to you periodically. These let you summon the space eagle, who proceeds to gobble up whole planetoids, letting you skip past difficult levels. Angry Birds Space is an incredibly addictive game. Even when you get frustrated that you can't find a solution, you keep coming back for more, and its bite-size levels make it ideal for playing on the go.