What It Is
The latest highly addictive Angry Birds game, Angry Birds: Space, takes us to outer space where those lazy pigs have once again positioned themselves on and in various structures. It’s up to you to figure out how to hit those pigs by launching a series of birds from a sling-shot. Each bird has a unique power, such as the ability to explode, freeze surfaces and split into three birds.
Why It’s Fun
Taking the action into space creates a whole new game mechanic. There is zero gravity in space so your birds will drift off screen if they miss their mark so targeting and aim is important. Large items such as planets have a gravitational pull so you can use these objects to home in on the pigs. On some levels, the best way to hit a pig is by getting your bird into a planet’s orbit until the planet’s gravity pulls it down to the surface and hopefully, hits the pig.
Who It’s For
Angry Birds Space is perfect for casual gamers of all ages.
What To Be Aware Of
Angry Birds Space is available for $0.99 from the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch, and Angry Birds Space HD is available for $2.99 from the App Store for iPad.
Angry Birds Space for the Mac is available for $4.99 from the Mac App Store.
Angry Birds Space is available for Android devices for free with limited ads on the screen. I’ve been playing this version and the ads are not annoying and disappear quickly. An ad-free version will also be available for Android for $0.99 and an HD version for Android tablets for $2.99.
Technically there is no reason to play this game again once you have completed each level. However, with 60 levels at the start and more to download later, most players will find themselves returning to Angry Birds Space repeatedly. I’ve been playing for more than two weeks and play a few levels almost every day.