It’s that most wonderful time of the year when all the Star Wars gift books come out. So which ones are worth putting on your gift list for the year?
National Geographic Angry Birds Star Wars: The Science Behind the Saga has a fairly self-explanatory title. This book, targeted at the teenage reading level, gives you cute little stories about the adorable Angry Birds Star Wars characters, but also delves into the science associated with it. Astronomy. Physics. Science history. There’s a little bit for everyone in there. And since it’s National Geographic, you know they’ll have it right.
This is probably a fun book even if you haven’t gotten yourself aggravated by Angry Birds Star Wars, yet. (Why am I so bad at that game?) Many of the facts concern the science behind Star Wars, as well. And the graphics are bright and colorful.
Both the hardcover and paperback versions are reasonably priced. So if you’re trying to find something on the lower end for folks to get you, this would be a good one to add to your wish list.
So it’s not Angry Birds Star Wars: The Prequels, it’s Angry Birds Star Wars II with prequel characters and some Skylander-style action figure things. Alrighty then.
The new game will be out on September 19.
Looks like Star Wars Angry Birds is getting a prequel…
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Does this seem awfully quick to you? In any case, upgrade your installation of Angry Birds Star Wars today to get the 20 free Hoth levels, which finally introduce the Princess Leia bird.
Remember when we thought this was going to be the big news for the rest of the year? We were so innocent then.
Angry Birds Star Wars is free (with ads) for Android phones, $0.99 for i0S devices, $2.99 for the iPad and Android tablets, and $4.99 for the Mac. (Another device? Try this.)
If you can’t spare a moment now, go check out what the game’s art director, Toni Kysenius, had to say about the game’s design on the official blog. There’s more art – both pro and fan – at their Tumblr.
UPDATE: And here’s one of the first reviews of that game that I’ve seen, from Kotaku’s Mike Fahey. Spoiler: He likes it.
Played it? Let us know what you think!
With the big news this week, we’ve been neglecting what we thought would be the big event for the next few weeks: the release of Angry Birds Star Wars on November 8, as Rovio has quietly released a few more gameplay videos. Artoo and Threepio you can see above, with a few more under the cut. Continue reading
(Skip to .25 to see actual gameplay.) Well… That’s not what I was expecting? At least, the Leia bird looks like it has a much more useful ability than the original pink bird in Seasons.
Looks like the push is on. StarWars.com has the details, including a look at all the revamped birds. And don’t fear – it looks like the game is hitting all the major platforms: iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8
We get our first real peek at the Star Wars Angry Birds via merchandise, naturally, thanks to Idol Hands. Of course Leia is the pink one. Sigh. (via)