Angry Birds Star Wars is out now, and it’s kinda cool

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This isn’t a review: It’s kind of awesome to fling a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker-haired bird across a Death Star docking bay.

That’s right — the new Angry Birds Star Wars is out now for iOS and Android on the Apple App Store and Google Play market. The new physics-based puzzler from developer Rovio is $.99 on iPhone and free on Android, although you can get a tablet-optimized HD version on Android for $2.99.

The game combines the pull-and-fling gameplay of Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space with the aesthetics of Star Wars. As we reported previously, Rovio brought in some of the most memorable aspects from George Lucas’s sci-fi universe, like  lightsabers, Force powers, and blasters, for the birds to use against the evil piggies. Action takes place across many of the franchise’s memorable planets and ships; it starts, just as in A New Hope, on Luke’s home planet of Tatooine.

While many feared this would be a quick grab at cash, it turns out that it’s actually kind of awesome. I haven’t played most of the game, so this isn’t a review, but if you like Angry Birds at all, I recommend it based on my time slinging Angry Bird Han Solo at piggy Stormtroopers.

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