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MacRumors
Sep 18, 2013, 01:52 PM
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The sequel to Rovio's (http://www.rovio.com) original Angry Birds Star Wars game has just hit the App Store following the public launch of iOS 7 (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/18/apple-releases-ios-7-with-ui-redesign-itunes-radio-new-notification-center-multitasking-screen-and-more/). Angry Birds Star Wars IIis based on the "Star Wars" movie prequels and allows players to join either the Pork Federation or the "Pork Side" to play as the pig Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine, and more.

Angry Birds Star Wars II includes more than 30 playable characters along with support for Telepods (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Angry%20Birds%20Telepods), allowing users to place Angry Birds Star Wars figurines on the front-facing camera of a device to unlock new birds within the game.

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Our sister site TouchArcade (http://toucharcade.com/2013/09/18/angry-birds-star-wars-ii-review-we-joined-the-pork-side-and-so-should-you/) has published a detailed review of Angry Birds Star Wars II, describing the game mechanics, in-app purchases, and more.It's tricky reviewing Angry Birds games now, as I'm really not sure what can be said anymore about these games that we haven't already in reviewing the half dozen or so other Angry Birds games. Everyone knows how they play, everyone knows the premise, and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't at least tried (and vaguely enjoyed) an Angry Birds game.

Like its gaming forefathers, Angry Birds Star Wars II is a great game. There's a reason why the Angry Birds global dynasty exists, and that's because Rovio knows how to make killer video games that appeal to gamers of all types and all ages. ABSII is fun as heck regardless of whether you're just breezing through levels with the included birds, or slamming your head against the three star wall. Even calling it a "refinement" of the originals seems weird, as Rovio perfected the Angry Birds formula years ago.Angry Birds Star Wars II (http://appshopper.com/games/angry-birds-star-wars-ii) is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for $0.99. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id645859810?mt=8)]

Article Link: Rovio's 'Angry Birds Star Wars II' Hits the App Store (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/18/rovios-angry-birds-star-wars-ii-hits-the-app-store/)



xero9
Sep 18, 2013, 01:59 PM
I think I played maybe 10 levels on the original.. Kind of tired of Angry Birds at this point.

SockRolid
Sep 18, 2013, 02:00 PM
Can't wait for "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Porkchop."

troop231
Sep 18, 2013, 02:00 PM
I see Rovio is still milking it. :rolleyes:

NachoGrande
Sep 18, 2013, 02:02 PM
I'm over it.

ghostface147
Sep 18, 2013, 02:04 PM
I'm over it.

I'm not. I downloaded this one and love it.

Oui
Sep 18, 2013, 02:05 PM
I'm not. I downloaded this one and love it.

ditto

lolkthxbai
Sep 18, 2013, 02:32 PM
You go Rovio! Beat that dead horse!!! :D

iPusch
Sep 18, 2013, 02:35 PM
looks like it's the end of updating old applications w/ free levels :(

olowott
Sep 18, 2013, 03:04 PM
Milk it baby!

trainwrecka
Sep 18, 2013, 03:13 PM
I see Rovio is still milking it. :rolleyes:

There is money to be made, that's for sure.

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You go Rovio! Beat that dead horse!!! :D

That horse is alive and well. Might even have some sort of Wolverine-type healing mechanism. I think all the Angry Birds games are in the top 30.

Xenomorph
Sep 18, 2013, 03:23 PM
How about Lord of the Rings Angry Birds?

funnyent
Sep 18, 2013, 04:03 PM
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milk milk

ArtOfWarfare
Sep 18, 2013, 04:36 PM
If it's so hard to write about Angry Birds, why not spare us all and cover literally any other app? Hey, how about an app that keeps track of the battery on your wireless keyboards, mice, and trackpads? It's a lot easier to talk about, a lot more people are interested in and want it, it won Apple's student design contest, MacWorld deemed it one of the best apps on the App Store, it's not a duplicate of another app, and you've never covered it before?

Probably too risky a move to actually put a Mac news item in the Mac blog - it's much better sticking stock news, news of Apple executives, and Apple store openings in the Mac blog.

needfx
Sep 18, 2013, 04:58 PM
Disney is licensing away it seems

BornAgainMac
Sep 18, 2013, 06:17 PM
No Mac version yet.

pnoyblazed
Sep 18, 2013, 09:22 PM
I'll just get this whenever Starbucks decides to give it for free

Solomani
Sep 19, 2013, 02:20 AM
Can't wait for "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Porkchop."

Or AB Star Wars III: The Bacon Strikes Back!

roadbloc
Sep 19, 2013, 02:25 AM
Can't wait for the sequel next year. And the LEGO Star Wars Angry Birds that will follow shortly afterwards.

Solomani
Sep 19, 2013, 02:32 AM
I do not like birds that are angry. I like them happy. Happy happy birds. Like the one below on youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3QrhdfLCO8

Twimfy
Sep 19, 2013, 06:56 AM
This whole "buy toys to unlock new stuff" thing has to stop.

It's horrific marketing which puts pressure on parents to buy **** for their kids just because Johnny next door has a figure that their kid doesn't.

It's very clever, but it's sick.

Oui
Sep 19, 2013, 08:07 AM
This whole "buy toys to unlock new stuff" thing has to stop.

It's horrific marketing which puts pressure on parents to buy **** for their kids just because Johnny next door has a figure that their kid doesn't.

It's very clever, but it's sick.

Oh. get a grip man.

NeroAZ
Sep 19, 2013, 09:25 AM
This whole "buy toys to unlock new stuff" thing has to stop.

It's horrific marketing which puts pressure on parents to buy **** for their kids just because Johnny next door has a figure that their kid doesn't.

It's very clever, but it's sick.

I would agree, but I'm anxiously waiting the next series of Disney Infinity characters and world sets.

oh, and all of my dusty skylanders figures are awaiting a new game to play as well.

SockRolid
Sep 19, 2013, 11:59 AM
Or AB Star Wars III: The Bacon Strikes Back!

"The Porcine Menace"

OnceYouGoMac
Sep 23, 2013, 08:55 AM
I downloaded it last week and I really like it. Will it ever be released on Mac?