Phony Gaming: Angry Birds

Phony Gaming is a new feature which will be appearing on Mondays here on out. In this feature I will be presenting you with some of the better gaming experiences within the phone (maybe tablet later on) gaming market. Right now the feature is restricted to the Android platform as I’m a proud owner (I fucking love my phone) of a Samsung Galaxy S3. As I was thinking about this feature the name ‘Droid Gaming’, but I don’t want this to necessarily be an Android exclusive gaming feature. In a more perfect world I would post about iOS games as well.

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So the way that I’m going to start this of is by listing my top 10 favorite games, one game per week. Then when the whole list is complete I’ll dig into the Google Play store deeper and hopefully find some great new favorite gaming gems. As always please share your thoughts on the games and your own favorite games through out the weeks.

I had a hard time with the tenth place to be honest. As I’ve already shared some views on both Temple Run 2 and Tiny Tower I didn’t want to repeat myself over again. I liked both of them more than the highly successful finish developed Angry Birds. I don’t dislike Angry Birds per say, though it’s been over-talked for so long and has become that big essential phone game for Android and iOS devices alike. But maybe I can hit two birds with an Angry Bird and talk a little about all three games, let’s move forward to the actual post.

 

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10. Angry Birds

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You’ve surely heard of the angry birds long-lasting war against the thieving pigs. Developed by Rovio Mobile a development studio based in Finland. The game launched in late 2009 for iPhone and has since been made available on Android devices. They’ve also released four additional expansion packs Seasons, Rio, Space and the latest based on the iconic Star Wars franchise.

If you’ve never heard of Angry Birds it’s a puzzle game were you’re armed with a slingshot and shoot hot-tempered birds into increasingly more steady huts occupied by egg-eating pigs. The goal is to rid the level of all the pigs. You have arsenal of different types of birds each with a different skill, such as a blue bird which explodes into three smaller birds or a black exploding bird. They also have different effects on different types of building material.

I like Angry Birds well enough, I don’t think it’s the best game ever or that if it had been released a little later would had got so much attention. But they were early and got a lot of press for being on of the first successful mobile games, and that’s fair. It’s very charming, especially in the beginning. The ludicrous story, the cute art-style, the simple game-play and the great bird-noises go a long way but after a while you get quite tired with it. I haven’t picked it up to try out the later versions like the Star Wars one. I’ve heard some good things about it, I’ve just not gotten around to it, if I ever will.

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Actually I would have rather talked about two other games for my tenth spot, management game Tiny Tower and on-rails obstacle runner Temple Run 2, but as I mentioned in the presentation I’ve already had them in two different Bobo’s x3-posts so I’m just going to add a few new thoughts on each game.

I stopped playing Tiny Tower short after the post because the game started bugging out and crash a lot. If it was some kind of memory crash or something else I don’t know, but to continue playing a game like that if it’s buggy can be a gamble. I had to abandon ship before I got to attached to my tiny inhabitants, would have been too rough to have them die on me in a game crashing, save swiping bug. I liked the game up to that point. It was a nice little management game which didn’t need your full attention all the time.

Temple Run 2 I just got enough of eventually for no exact reason. It’s a fun game and like Angry Birds is one of those well-known games that’s probably installed on the majority of phones whether you play or not. I think I brought up my thoughts on that game quite well so if you want to read about it. You can go read it here.

Well that’s the first Phony Gaming post. Will return next Monday for a new edition and my ninth favorite mobile game.

Ballistics, fowl and both.

Infinite’s here! And it’s thick with all that Bioshocky stuff. Still haven’t really decided what I think of it. Other than that it is good so far.

And it has managed to change the definition of angry birds.

Cheers!
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-Andreas