Thursday, May 2, 2013

Angry Birds Star Wars Review and Giveaway

December of 2009 started an era of one of the most popular smart phone apps ever made, Angry Birds. In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playing field.

Over the years there have been many versions of this app, and the newest and most popular is the Star Wars version. I have put two of the new real life games to the test over the this last weekend. Right in time for Star Wars Day.

The Millennium Falcon Bounce Game is a Millennium Falcon that you set up and try to bounce ping pong balls into. When you open the box, you have to put it together and there is a cardboard base for it. I gave up on putting all of the stickers on it and was able to get it together after several attempts. The Brookie kept taking it and flying it around, which is why it took me so long to get it together! It's definitely an appealing "toy" for toddlers! The actual game is a simple game. It seems like it would be good for smaller children, though it is a little difficult to put together. The cockpit on the side of it did not fit on properly and fell off all of the time, but that was purely cosmetic. Not sure if it's meant to come off so easily, or if there was something wrong with the one I got. Overall, it's a nice game, and my toddler loved losing all the balls for it!

The next game was the At-At Attack Battle Game. When you set this game up, it looks really cool. You set up the "Dark Side" in any configuration that you want and even that part is fun. As with all the games similar to this, it takes more time to set it up than knock it down. Every piece does have some good weight to it and each one seems to fly differently! I did have two issues with it though. One, we have hard wood floors and it is NOISY! I'm surprised The Brookie didn't come running out from her room to bust us playing with toys after she has gone to bed (see? they really do miss out when they go to bed). Two, The Wife wouldn't let me play very long because she kept hogging it.

Now for the fun part.....Hasbro is going to be sending one lucky winner one of these games to Celebrate May the 4th!!! Just use that Rafflecopter thing below to enter and...
May the Fourth be with you!

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