"Angry Birds’s appeal lies in the simple tactile joy of playing around with a deceptively sophisticated physics engine, without having to think too hard about it. When you analyse each move, though, there’s a lot to take into consideration."
"Where’s a Big Bad Wolf when you need one? The evil pigs (you can tell they’re evil because they’re green) have stolen all the eggs from the birds and are hiding in their houses made of sticks and stones and … ice? Well, in the absence of a wolf to blow the houses down, the Angry Birds have come up with the next best thing: a giant slingshot to fling themselves at the houses, smashing them to bits and bringing down the pigs inside."
Depending on how many birds you use to wipe out all pigs in a stage, you earn up to three stars. I found myself replaying stages over and over until I figured out the linchpin of each structure, determined to drop the houses with a single throw. If you sign up for the social network Crystal, you can compare your scores with other players and log your triumphs on leaderboards.
"Never mess with an angry bird. A healthy respect for the fearless fliers is the lesson to be had from a spell with Angry Birds, if you hadn\'t already heeded Hitchcock\'s warning all those years ago.
Though simple in style, this is a nugget of puzzling purity dished out with relish aplenty. Angry Birds celebrates failure just as much as success, replaying those tricky stages over and over simply giving you an excuse to experiment with new approaches."
"Angry Birds' gameplay is incredibly easy to understand, and the visual payoff for blowing stuff up is consistently impressive. Blue chickens split up in midair for a spread effect; heavy bomb chickens explode and send structures flying; and egg-laying hens let you deliver a yolky payload directly below."