Angry Birds has quickly become one of the best selling iOS game franchises of all time. The original game launched in 2009 and quickly became a best seller on Apple’s App Store. With the success of the original came more sequels, and one of the newest iterations of the game is Angry Birds Star Wars II. The merger of Angry Birds and Star Wars has been successful so far, and the sequel to Angry Birds Star Wars has also been successful.
This week, the game has been named Apple’s App of the Week, meaning that the app will be listed for free this week. Below is an excerpt of the description listed on the App Store for the game.
The Force is strong with this one. Get ready for Angry Birds Star Wars II – the epic follow-up to the #1 smash hit game! Based on the Star Wars movie prequels, use the Force for good against the greedy Pork Federation or choose a much darker path. That’s right; for the first time ever you can “Join the Pork Side” and play as the fearsome Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine and many other favorites!
JOIN THE PORK SIDE! For the first time ever play as the pigs! Wield Darth Maul’s double-bladed Lightsaber, or play as Darth Vader, General Grievous and other villains!
30+ PLAYABLE CHARACTERS! Our biggest line-up ever of playable characters – Yoda, pod-racing Anakin, Mace Windu, Jango Fett and many more!
TELEPODS! A groundbreaking new way to play! Now teleport your favorite characters into the game by placing your Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods* figures on your device’s camera!
BECOME A JEDI OR SITH MASTER! So many Bird and Pork Side levels to master, plus a bonus reward chapter and a ton of achievements to unlock!
SWAP CHARACTERS AS YOU PLAY! Switch characters in the slingshot at any time – yours to earn or purchase!
ToonsTV READY TO GO! The home of the hugely popular Angry Birds Toons animated series, plus many other top-quality videos!
As a big fan of the original game, I was thrilled to see that Angry Birds Star Wars II is listed for free this week. In fact, I’ve already downloaded the game, and so far, its a pretty darn good game, especially considering it’s free for now. If you’re interested, be sure to check out the game’s listing on the App Store. Let me know your thoughts by tweeting me at @TiP_Griffin.