Use the Force, literally.
By all accounts, Angry Birds Star Wars is this week's biggest smartphone and tablet game, and for great reason. You'll find over 80 challenging levels, each one testing your slingshot flinging skills. That said, help heroes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi birds crush the evil Empire with our Angry Birds Star Wars cheats and tips guide, and remember, the Force will be with you. Always.
Make Use Of Birds' Signature Abilities
There's more to this game than just chucking birds at forts made of wood, metal and glass. Characters possess unique Star Wars abilities that add a welcome layer of strategy to the acclaimed Angry Birds experience. Luke Skywalker bird, for instance, unleashes a spinning lightsaber attack that slices through objects and enemies alike. Han Solo, on the other hand, fires three shots from his blaster that ricochet off metal surfaces. Obi-Wan Kenobi delivers a powerful Force Push to clear debris, while R2-D2 zaps its foes and C-3PO breaks apart, with his pieces flying around; you'll discover other characters the further you progress. To make all this happen, simply pull back on the slingshot, send the bird flying through the air and then tap the screen at precisely the right moment.
Pinch The Screen To See Everything
Some puzzles are so big the game cannot display them up close, thereby prohibiting you from seeing where those birds are headed. For a much better view, pinch to make things smaller, and expand to zoom. This will prevent you from blind launching.
Call The Mighty Falcon
Stuck on a tricky level? Bring in Han Solo's Millennium (Mighty) Falcon, which substitutes for the Angry Birds Mighty Eagle power-up. Tap the icon on the top left, providing you have Falcons to spare, then launch the targeting droid via slingshot towards the intended location. From there, the Mighty Falcon will fly into view and destroy objects/enemies within the area with several laser blasts.
Earn Mighty Falcons By Collecting Stars
Rovio doesn't just give Mighty Falcons away. You'll need to earn them by collecting gold stars. Nab 30, and you'll receive five Mighty Falcons, with more coming once you reach 50 stars, and so on and so forth. Of course, if you lack the patience to earn stars, you can always buy Falcons outright via in-app purchase. Just keep in mind that you won't earn stars for that particular try if you use the Falcon.
20 Mighty Falcons: $1.99
50 Mighty Falcons: $4.99
100 Mighty Falcons: $9.99
200 Mighty Falcons: $19.99
Also, don't forget about the Path of the Jedi levels, which require a modest sum of cash ($1.99 on iPad) to unlock.
Be On The Lookout For Golden Droids
Hidden throughout the game are special Golden Droids. Once you see one, experiment with the different birds' abilities to nab it. Doing this will unlock one bonus stage featuring C-3PO and R2-D2.
To Dodge, Or Not To Dodge
As you'll see, some enemies and turrets shoot laser beams, three blasts at a time. Getting hit by one will definitely halt that particular bird's progress, but you shouldn't always seek to avoid lasers. Sometimes, you'll need to deflect (using either a lightsaber spin or Force Push) the blasts to solve a tricky puzzle.
[Editor's Note: We'll add more tips in the coming days and weeks.]