Just how popular is Angry Birds? You could be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of the game. It’s practically everywhere—from mobile devices down to all sorts of merchandise items such as T-shirts and mugs. It has even penetrated the world of entertainment; the last we’ve heard, some people are brewing an Angry Birds movie. How it’s going to play out, we don’t know yet.
Is the Angry Birds the best iPhone game there is?
It looks nice.
It’s as simple as that—nice. The colors are stunning, the graphics highly visual. As far as we can remember, people always want go for those that are beautiful, neat, and organized. Of course, there’s a bit of chaos in Angry Birds, such as when towers start to topple down and the birds start popping right on your screen. But there’s still harmony, as if everything has its own place.
It’s both simple and complex.
An added charm to the game is its irony. The game synopsis is very simple: all you have to do is to kill the enemies, which are the pigs, by toppling their tower or getting rid of their defences. However, the mechanics add a sense of depth, dynamism, and complexity, which a lot of people love because they are challenged up to a point they’re comfortable with. The game allows them to move on to different levels, develop newer and better strategies, and even apply whatever they learned in physics to create great and, as much as possible, accurate trajectories.
You can play it almost anywhere.
This is definitely an Apple game. However, if you have other devices besides an iPhone, iPod Touch or an iPad, you can download the game and continue the fun. Today, Angry Birds is found in Facebook and Bada. You can also download it in your Chrome.
It’s able to sustain its popularity.
One of the reasons why it’s still relevant until today is because its developers have found a couple of ways to make sure it’s never forgotten. We already mentioned about the merchandise, which comes in all forms and sizes. We also talked about the upcoming movie. A number of viral videos in YouTube have direct references to Angry Birds.
Moreover, Rovio released some editions such as Angry Birds Rio, Magic, Space, and Season, which appeal to a certain demographics and have given its fans something to look forward to.
It doesn’t have any time limit.
A time limit can be a boon and a bane, depending on what kind of player you are. In this case, however, it is a blessing. It allows players to have more time to strategize, which eventually increase their chances of winning or going to the next level. The more they succeed, the more they feel confident to continue playing the game and testing themselves.
It has a good back story.
The truth is we do find Angry Birds a bit morbid. At first, we’re not comfortable with the idea of almost-wingless birds killing trigger-happy pigs. However, as you get to the back story, the apprehension slowly goes away, and you learn to “empathize” with the birds. You want them to win! Then give them justice for the pigs’ killing of their poaches.
Rovio has been through a lot.
Some players learned to love the Angry Birds because of the company itself. Rovio wasn’t created overnight, and it didn’t achieve monumental success in such a short time. Angry Birds was released in 2009, but the company went way back in 2003. Simply put, it waited around 6 years before it’s able to achieve what it’s reaping now. What’s more, they never thought Angry Birds would soar very high, earning them millions of dollars from downloads and venture capitalists.
Any player will be more inspired to continue with the game when the game itself is highly responsive. Thankfully, iPhone has been designed to be sensitive to touch, so there’s hardly any lag when you swipe and drag your finger across the screen. The characters, further, “react.” The birds make a lot of noise, while the pigs grunt when you miss them.
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