A new hope for Angry Birds
A new hope for Angry Birds
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A new hope for Angry Birds

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Hey everybody, welcome to Tap That App, I'm Jason Parker, and this is the show where we check out the hottest apps in the Mobile space. Angry Birds: Star Wars is finally here, and it's got all the sling-shot bird destruction you already love, paired with the Star Wars characters and weapons you remember from the movies. While the gameplay is similar to earlier Angry Birds games, new weapons and Jedi-like abilities add enough new elements to the action to make the game well worth your money. Just like earlier Angry Birds games you're presented with a level where you need to destroy all the pigs. But these imperial Pigtroopers have new tricks up their sleaves including blasters you'll need to avoid. As you progress through the levels you'll unlock new Star Wars birds, like the Obi Wan Kenobi bird that uses a force push to knock down objects and take out Pigtroopers. You're birds level up as you play too, so the original Luke bird you get in the beginning will later earn a lightsaber that you can use to take out objects in your way. Of course if you fail to finish a level, you'll get a glimpse of the Pig Darth Vader taunting you to try again. There are more than 80 levels to explore, including hidden levels you can unlock by getting a specific number of stars. An early bonus level I played let me use C3PO and R2D2 birds to take out pigtroopers in space using the droids' own special abilities. If you get 30 stars, you'll also unlock the mighty falcon, which you can use on particularly hard levels to blow away all the pigs at once. You only get a small number of Falcons to use, so you'll need to pick your battles wisely. In keeping with the Star Wars theme, you'll not only play with birds made to look like Luke, Obi Wan, and Chewbacca, you'll also explore themed worlds starting with Luke's home planet of Tatooine and then the Imperial Pig Star. There is a place holder for Hoth themed levels as well, but those are still to come in free updates down the road. But you can spend an additional $1.99 to open up an extra Path of the Jedi level set now where you'll be under the tutelage of a bird-like Jedi Master Yoda. Angry Birds Star Wars is available now at the app store with an iPhone version that costs 99 cents and an HD iPad version for $1.99. If you like Angry Birds or Star Wars I heartily recommend you tap this app immediately. That's it for today's show, but if you have any suggestions for Tap That App, hit me up on Twitter at jparkerCNET. I'm Jason Parker, thanks for watching.

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