First published in 2009, Angry Birds is a puzzle video gamed developed by Rovio Entertainment, a Finnish company. The objective of the game is saving the multi-colored birds eggs from their enemies, the green-colored pigs.
Recently Rovio has launched an augmentative reality (AR) version on mobile, initially exclusive to iPhone and iPad. The AR brings a different aspect of the game making your experience more mobile and energetic.
- Unlike old 2D version now you can see the level’s structure in 3D and move around it looking for its weak points, hidden eggs or explosives.
- Every level has a weak-spot that can crumble the entire structure with one hit. The location is not always at the base of the structure, sometimes you have to be quite crafty and astute in finding it.
- Time accurately your launch if you have birds like Chuck or Bomb. Chuck has the ability to speed up if you tap the screen, for example. If you use it too late will be completely useless.
- Assess and look for chain reactions. In a true Angry Birds fashion, many levels will have a very obvious setup of blocks aligned as dominoes so is very clear that a chain reaction should occur. In others you have to be quite alert and find that particular spot that will initiate the domino effect.
- Even if you can hit directly a pig, is better if you aim for the structure. The more destruction, the more points you will get. Points are important in order to get all the three stars in a level.
Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs is free to download with in-app purchases. You will need a device that supports ARKit, mainly an iPhone 6S and minimum a 5th-gen or later iPad.
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