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Angry Birds Star Wars is a puzzle video game, a crossover between the Star Wars franchise and the Angry Birds series of video games, launched on November 8, 2012, first for Windows, iOS and Android devices, later also to Mac and BlackBerry. The game is the sixth Angry Birds game in the series. The characters are copyrighted from George Lucas double-trilogy. On July 18, 2013, Rovio announced that Angry Birds Star Wars will be heading for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS on October 29, 2013 in conjunction with Activision. As of August 2013, the game has been downloaded over 100 million times on its various platforms. The game is a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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On July 15, 2013, Rovio announced a sequel, entitled Angry Birds Star Wars II. It is based on the Star Wars prequel trilogy and the television show Star Wars Rebels. Angry Birds Star Wars II was released on September 18, 2013.


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  • Binary Suns: Tatooine, of course.
  • Boss Battle: You have to fight Lard Vader in the final levels of the Death Star and Cloud City episodes, and both he and the Emperor at the end of the second Death Star level.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: You can either pay $1.99 to upgrade Luke's lightsaber to the green version (slightly longer and more powerful), or you can finish the entire 40-level Dagobah-themed "Path of the Jedi" episode.
  • Chained Heat: In Angry Birds Star Wars II, this is Ep. 1 Anakin's special ability. Tap the screen and he launches his pod racer engine and is pulled along behind it, making for a two-impact attack.
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  • Cool Helmet: The pigs are playing (among their many roles) stormtroopers and Imperial officers, so their respective helmets pop up frequently. Of course, there's also Darth Vader.
  • Crossover: of Star Wars and Angry Birds.
  • Deus ex Machina: The Millenium Falcon.
  • Expressive Mask: The pig stormtroopers and Darth Vader.
  • Evil Laugh: Lord Vader laughs at you on the "level failed" screen in Angry Birds Star Wars. In Angry Birds Star Wars II, it's Lord Sidious.
  • Gravity Sucks: Some areas have a gravitational "bubble" that not only pulls the birds toward them, but can also pull floating pigs to the ground to be eliminated if they're pushed inside it. It also affects how everything falls once a bird hits something, as objects will scoot/roll around the planet in the direction they fall until their momentum runs out.
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  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Fittingly, the stormtrooper pig is a terrible shot.
  • No Campaign for the Wicked: Averted in Angry Birds Star Wars II, you can play the Pork Side route, which shows the films' events from the bad guys' perspective and lets you play using the evil characters. The option is available in the first route but has to be unlocked for subsequent routes.
  • Oh, Crap!: The pigs look scared when a bird or debris gets close to them.
  • Rearrange the Song: Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II use a reworking of the traditional Star Wars theme that follows the Angry Birds theme's meter.
  • Recycled INSPACE: This is an Angry Birds game that cross-over with Star Wars universe. Also, it literally takes place in space.
  • Role Reprisal: Played with for fun as Ian McDiarmid, the original actor who played Emperor Palpatine on Return of the Jedi and the prequels, voices the pig version of Emperor Palpatine.
  • Space Friction: Objects you hit that don't enter a gravity well will eventually slow down and stop moving.
  • Spread Shot:
    • Once Lando takes over for Han in the latter half of the Cloud City episode, his blaster fires a 3-bolt spread instead of 3 shots in a straight line.
    • Captain Panaka in Angry Birds Star Wars II shoots two 3-bolt spreads instead of just one.
    • See also the stormtroopers, who spread fire in every direction but where you aimed.
  • That's No Moon!: The first Angry Birds Star Wars game has an achievement called "That's No Moon", for unlocking the Death Star level set.
  • Universal-Adaptor Cast:
    • In the first game: Luke is the red bird. Obi-wan is the black bird. Chewbacca is the big red bird. Both Han and Lando are the yellow bird, colored appropriately. Leia is the pink bird. C-3PO is the white bird. R2-D2 is an egg.
    • In the second game: Qui-Gon (an eagle) takes over for Luke as the lightsaber bird. Obi-wan, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are unchanged, Obi-wan's younger appearance aside. The red bird is now Anakin from The Phantom Menace, mimicking the Jewel/Blu Chained Heat dynamic with his special ability. Jar Jar gets Leia's "grab stuff from afar" ability, only it's with his tongue. Zam Wesell also has this ability, using a grappling hook. The pink bird is now Padme, whose beams push their targets instead of pulling them. Captain Panaka is the yellow bird (although he's brown) and has Han/Lando's blaster ability. Count Dooku gets the green bird's boomerang ability (and, since he's a pig, is green himself), but it's with his lightsaber instead of himself.
  • Vent Physics: There are large air vents in several levels of the Cloud City episode that alter trajectories of both birds and debris. The latter half of the episode introduces moving air vents that make things even more challenging.

Alternative Title(s): Angry Birds Star Wars II

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