Angry Birds Seasons: Hogs And Kisses Review
Will you be our Valentine?
You don't have to be single to detest Valentine's Day, especially with convenience stores decked out in obnoxious splashes of red and restaurants cooking overpriced dinners for throngs of star-crossed lovers. That's why we intend to stay home and cozy up with some Angry Birds Seasons. Rovio Mobile's latest update, Hogs And Kisses, adds new levels that'll test your slingshot skills. The best part? It's free, something you don't often hear on February 14.
Hogs And Kisses follows the same Angry Birds formula, where you must destroy a fort (and the bothersome pigs within) by launching a limited number of birds in their direction. The big difference, of course, is the scenery. Rovio perfectly captured the spirit of the holiday with hearts, flying (and cupid inspired) pigs, pink trees, assorted sweets and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate.
If you despise V-Day, the graphics won't thrill you, but Angry Birds has always been about puzzles, massive destruction and top notch physics. In this regard, the update never disappoints. The designers crafted a fine collection of structures that explode and tumble, so long as you angle your feathered friends in the appropriate direction and make use of their special abilities, be it dropping egg bombs, exploding upon impact or splitting into three birds that tear through glass and wood.
In addition, the App lets you send Valentine's Day cards to friends via Facebook. The process takes several minutes compared to doing it through a PC or Mac, but the greeting card eventually reaches its destination. It's just a cheesy thing to do.
The only conceivable downside to Hogs And Kisses is a lack of content. You'll plow through those 15 levels in no time, though it'll take conceivably longer to acquire all of the stars. On that note, we had a blast completing each board, and suggest you download it ASAP, even if the thought of pink and red makes you queasy.
Final Score: 5 (out of 5)
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.