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Old Sep 18, 2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Rovio's 'Angry Birds Star Wars II' Hits the App Store




The sequel to Rovio's original Angry Birds Star Wars game has just hit the App Store following the public launch of iOS 7. 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, allowing users to place Angry Birds Star Wars figurines on the front-facing camera of a device to unlock new birds within the game.

Our sister site TouchArcade has published a detailed review of Angry Birds Star Wars II, describing the game mechanics, in-app purchases, and more.
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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 is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for $0.99. [Direct Link]

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Old Sep 18, 2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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I think I played maybe 10 levels on the original.. Kind of tired of Angry Birds at this point.
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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Can't wait for "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Porkchop."
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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I see Rovio is still milking it.
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 03:02 PM   #5
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I'm over it.
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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I'm over it.
I'm not. I downloaded this one and love it.
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 03:05 PM   #7
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I'm not. I downloaded this one and love it.
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 03:32 PM   #8
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You go Rovio! Beat that dead horse!!!
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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looks like it's the end of updating old applications w/ free levels
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 04:04 PM   #10
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Milk it baby!
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 04:13 PM   #11
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I see Rovio is still milking it.
There is money to be made, that's for sure.

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You go Rovio! Beat that dead horse!!!
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.
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 04:23 PM   #12
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How about Lord of the Rings Angry Birds?
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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.
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Disney is licensing away it seems
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 07:17 PM   #16
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Angry

No Mac version yet.
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 10:22 PM   #17
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I'll just get this whenever Starbucks decides to give it for free
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Can't wait for "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Porkchop."
Or AB Star Wars III: The Bacon Strikes Back!
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:25 AM   #19
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Can't wait for the sequel next year. And the LEGO Star Wars Angry Birds that will follow shortly afterwards.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:32 AM   #20
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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
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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.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 09:07 AM   #22
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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.
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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.
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"The Porcine Menace"
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I downloaded it last week and I really like it. Will it ever be released on Mac?
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