April 8, 2012

Android App Spotlight: Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space

The Angry Birds franchise has been around for a while now and it was a huge hit on the iOS platform and now on the Android platform recently. With every new spin-off, the gameplay is essentially the same. Shooting birds into structures. Well, with Angry Birds Space, Rovio tried to tweak the established formula a bit in changing the environmental variables that directly effect gameplay. Hence, the introduction of changing gravity played a major role in how Angry Birds Space is played.

Taking a closer look, Angry Birds Space does introduce some uniquely different gameplay than the rest of the franchise. With the use of gravity manipulation and new birds with new superpowers, they try to change the way Angry Birds is traditionally built from. But does this Angry Birds spin-off replace the original game? Looking at the Google Play Store, Angry Birds Space has between 10,000,000 to 50,000,000 downloads. However, Angry Birds has over 50,000,000 downloads. What does this tell us? Does it mean that many people have given up the Angry Birds craze or they are simply bored of this version?

Moving on, it really depends if you are a hardcore Angry Birds fan or just want to try something new. Angry Birds will always be the classic game that shook the world.