When it comes to gaming, mobile gaming sort of gets the short end of the stick more often than not. A lot of it has to do with it being a more non-traditional platform to game on, as well as the games being released for mobile platforms being, well, nowhere near what their bigger brother games are on consoles and the PC. If you’ve had a smartphone for a while, you’ll know what I’m talking about; the endless array of tower defense titles and the Zynga remakes of better games that are such memory hogs that they make your multi-core processor, state-of-the-art $800 phone act like an old Palm Pilot running Windows CE. Angry Birds changed all of that in a heartbeat in late 2009 when they introduced their addictive puzzle game to the world.
Angry Birds wasn’t a revolutionary game by any means. It was one of many games that used a slingshot or trebuchet to fire various projectiles at enemies based on a field in front of you. What made Angry Birds a breakout hit was the execution, including creating cute, lovable characters and building a narrative (even if a rather sparse one) to appeal to a multitude of players. On top of this, they kept releasing new updates with more levels. To this day they continue to update their Angry Birds titles with new maps across multiple platforms.
So, Angry Birds was not the original game of its type, it might not be the deepest gameplay experience, but it did enough to become a global phenomenon, and they look to partner up with a very similar franchise in the way of George Lucas’s Star Wars. This is not the first time that Rovio’s Angry Birds has picked up a license, as they partnered with 20th Century Fox for the film Rio in Angry Birds Rio. This time around, the Angry Birds will tackle the Star Wars license, coming on November 8th.
While we are at it, check out this trailer for the upcoming game.