On April 11, 2011, London hosted the Appy Awards to honor the top apps in the industry. Among the winners, Angry Birds topped the category of Best Game. What is the big draw toward this famous app? Read on to see the unique features of this addictive game.
The main storyline of Angry Birds takes life with cartoon clips depicting a group of pigs stealing bird eggs. The concept generates a wonderful imaginary but believable world as the birds exact revenge upon the pigs by using a user-guided slingshot to propel themselves into physics based structures, crushing pigs in the process.Â The plot is so addicting that according to GamingUnion.net as of March 15, 2011, the game had been downloaded more than 100 million times.
From oinking pigs to squawking birds, the sound effects in Angry Birds cause most players to smile. Various color-coded birds react to hitting walls, bricks, or rocks with unique voices.Â They holler, moan, and squawk while pigs oink like crazy in the background.
Simple to Play but Requires Thought
Each color of bird in Angry Birds reacts in a unique way while flying through the air.Â For example, the tiny bluebird splits into three when the user touches the screen. Similarly, the large white bird drops an exploding egg onto the pigs, while the yellow bird speeds up to gain momentum for crashing through wooden pieces. The game itself is easy to play, but requires thought to meet the goal of destroying all the pigs in a level with a minimum number of birds.
Overall, the game has a simple user interface while incorporating bright colors, a unique storyline, and fun sounds.Â It was, therefore, no surprise when BBC Newsbeat announced the app topped the Best Game category.