When you first start up the game you’ll you’ll realize that this game deviates greatly from the classic gameplay of Angry Birds. Like normal Angry Birds, you launch birds with different abilities in an effort to get back your eggs. This time however, they went in less of a ‘slingshot launching’ direction and more of a… ‘pinball-ish’ direction. In this game instead of destroying all the pigs in a stage, you need to break obstacles to rescue the eggs that the pigs stole… including the pedestals the eggs stand on. If this were in reality-land, those eggs would be scrambled by the time you launch head first into them at full force, but I really shouldn’t try to put logic into a series where the main plot is that a bunch of pigs stole some birds’ eggs, who are fighting back by launching themselves out of a slingshot hard enough to break through stone and explode said pigs. Also the pigs are green, because why wouldn’t they be? Also when you collect the eggs on your last life you get a really cool slow-motion closeup that really makes the game a bit more exciting!
There are a few things in this game that set it apart from other Angry Birdsgames. One thing is when you launch the birds they bounce off the wall into every direction for a few seconds, breaking just about everything in its path and collecting eggs, coins, and other stuff along the way. This is actually really fun, even though it can be hard to tell where the bird is going to go. Also, if you launch the bird and then sneeze you may find that half the map has already been blown up. Speaking of blowing up, there are different birds in this game that all have special abilities, which are basically what you would expect if you’ve played any other Angry Birds games (including the one that explodes everything around him.) In each level you collect coins along the way which will get you a mystery gift if you collect enough, which is usually a power-up that will do something like have the bird speed up every time it bounces off the wall. You can also get coins and power-ups with the Wheel of Fortune after some of the levels (Pssst! Rovio! Merv Griffin will be seeing you in court!) or the thing where you pick three mystery items after a level.
My only major complaint is really that when the birds lose all their lives, you need to use an in-game currency called gems to get more. You can win these in the Wheel of Copyright Infringement or the ‘pick-three’ lottery, but if you don’t have any, then you’re stuck using real money. You also have to use real money if you want extra turns after you’ve played as many levels as you’re allowed to play in one turn. They do give out new turns regularly though, so it’s not too bad, but still I don’t really like it when games try to limit how much you can play them.
I gotta say, I was not expecting this game to be so fun. It really is fun and exciting to launch the birds and see them bouncing off the walls to get the eggs and explode just about everything, and also that slow-motion closeup when you get the eggs on your last life. However, the game still falls into the same traps that most mobile games nowadays do, with the paying of extra money for playing longer sessions, which prevents it from being perfect. I give this game a 7 out of 10.