Angry Birds Seasons
Spread some holiday cheer with another perfect Angry Birds game from Rovio Mobile.
Rovio Mobile recently changed Angry Birds Halloween to Angry Birds Seasons. Spend $1.99 and you'll receive not only the Halloween levels, but also specially themed holiday stages that'll take plenty of skill (and a little bit of luck) to complete. This is without question a must download, whether you're a longtime fan or newcomer to the series.
Seasons plays exactly like the original Angry Birds. Each stage presents you with a structure containing evil pigs. It's your job to destroy them all, and bring their fort tumbling down in the process, by launching birds from a slingshot. Just drag a finger across the screen to pull back on that sucker, aim and let it rip. Some birds even have unique abilities post launch, like dropping eggs (achieved by swiping down) or splitting off into three birds for triple the damage.
The primary goal is to kill those pigs, but you'll also want to cause chain reactions that result in shattered glass and splintered wood; the more damage you cause, the higher the final score.
What separates Seasons from the previous title are the 25 days of Christmas. Rovio Mobile locked much of the game away, so you only receive one new level per day. It's a cute little gimmick, since these are by far some of the toughest puzzles we've seen. On the flip side, it's also a bit annoying if you just plunked down the cash to plow through the game. That said, you can still experience all of the Halloween stages, providing you haven't played them before; Seasons is a free upgrade to users who already own Halloween.
Bottom line, this is more of the same and we couldn't be happier. Angry Birds Seasons is both addictive and challenging, and you'd be crazy not to pony up the cash and download it ASAP. Besides, it's December 3, so you already have three puzzles available from the start.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Requirements (HD version): Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
What's Hot: Angry Birds goodness, exquisite touch controls, razor sharp graphics, bonus Halloween content, free update for those who already own Halloween.
What's Not: Locking away the holiday stages may annoy some consumers.