Tuesday, 30 July 2013

App Review No. 9 Angry Birds Seasons

Strong Points:
Changes the formula of the original while keeping the great Angry Birds gameplay
Lots of themed levels
Great variety of themes
Great sound effects and soundtrack
A good variety of birds and pigs
Great physics

Weak points:
Only one new bird
Some themes are similar
Some levels can be frustratingly difficult

In-depth Review:

Release Dates:
World Wide: October 21, 2010

Slide to aim bird and release
Tap to activate ability

This is the 2nd part of the 6 part Angry Birds saga in which the Birds have to face off against the Pigs in a variety of seasons and occasions from Christmas to Halloween. The formula is the same as ever only with different seasons and events instead of normal level packs. There are 16 level packs split into three seasons. This is double the amount of the first game so you get even more for your 69p.

The addictive gameplay which has made the franchise so successful is still there but with added gimmicks and more of the colourful graphics and annoying sound effects. You still have to kill the Pigs by destroying their fortifications but with the added mechanic of seasons. Seasons can change anything from speed when you hit snow to being merely ascetic like clouds. There are also more variations of the Mighty Eagle like the Mighty Dragon and some new birds like the Pink or Orange bird.

Some of the levels aren't unlocked normally but rather has a time lock on it with one level being unlocked every day for a certain period like Christmas. There are also bonus levels on each pack but no golden eggs.

Conclusion: overall this game is the same as any other Angry Birds game but with the 'Season' gameplay. The levels will keep you addicted for ages and you will come to love the Angry Birds. This game has delivered again and the game is well done but just doesn't capture the basic essence of the first Angry Birds quite as well.

Rating: 90%

Goodbye for now, Harry 

Update: are you ready for ice? Are you ready for snow? Are you ready for frigid waters? Are you ready to get the sniffles? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the update for you! 25 new Arctic Eggspedition levels (as well as 4 bonus levels!) in which you fight pigs in the freezing climates of the north! Also, can Birds swim? Find out in this update!

South Hamerica level pack - 24 levels and three bonus ones
Pig Days - these levels celebrate various special events around the world and will be updated almost every week
NBA themed level pack - 15 new levels as well as 30 new team levels (one for each NBA team - unlocked once you've brought the NBA pass)
New Powerup - the Shockwave
Count down the days to Christmas with 25 new Christmas themed levels
New playable character - Terence's Finnish cousin, Tony
Discover fun facts about Finland with Professor Pig

15 new NBA All-Star levels + 1 golden egg level
A free shockwave use per level

Tropigal Paradise level pack - 26 new tropical themed levels, a new way to fry Pigs using hot lava and some new Pig Days levels!
A critical issue involving the game crashing on users who had disabled notifications has been fixed
Finals arrive in the NBA Ham Dunk level pack - 7 new levels + 1 golden egg level and some more Pig Days levels
5th Birthday update - Invasion of the Egg Snatchers level pack (30 new levels with the feel of a B Movie), a new Bird (the Telebird teleports through solid objects to pop those hard to reach Pigs), new Hats (Angry Birds goes TF2 and allows you to dress up your flock!) and new Pig Days levels.
A new Advent Calendar level pack - Ski or Squeal which includes 25 new skiing based levels that are unlocked every day from the 1st December to the Big Day itself! More Hats, this time Xmas themed. Lots of minor improvements and bug fixes

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