Review Angry Birds Stella
Meet the new not so angry birds
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 11 Sep 2014, tested on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Beautiful graphics, new characters and abilities, decent story
The birds do not feel as angry anymore, too few new features added over the original
Angry Birds Stella is the newest installment in the Angry Birds franchise. Introducing a new group of birds that are… well less angry than the originals. Along with a new flock of birds comes an assortment of new powers for each one of the new feathery friends.
The game maintains the same physics, slingshot mechanics as the original game. Pull back on the slingshot to launch the birds flying through the air and cause havoc among the bad piggies. In flight, each bird has a special power that can be activated to mix things up and cause more damage to the structures that protect the pigs. For example our protagonist, Stella, can, by holding down on the screen, stop the game for a few seconds and project herself along a new trajectory, while also adding a ricochet effect from the first obstacle encountered.
The environments are more colorful and vivid than ever, with beautiful environments, amusing characters, all created with vibrant colors. The game has plenty of entertainment for players, created from a combination of wacky structures and comic sounds that come together to deliver an amusing experience. Levels are as diverse as ever and players will find themselves surprised at the things those bad piggies will hide behind. Each level brings something new whether it’s a new mechanic, new birds or just new buildings that must be knocked down, up until the final confrontation with the evil princess.
Overall Angry Birds Stella for Android has a more childish feel than the original, due in no small fact to the color pallet used and maybe the fact that the main character is pink. For players such as myself that have played most games in the series, the new installment may feel like all it does is add a new coat of paint to appeal to younger audiences, however fans of the series and newcomers alike may fall in love with the game, and Stella’s laugh will certainly melt the hearts of any nay-sayers.