Angry Birds On Top
Sliding square games appeared to have gone the way of the dodo, either that or they have moved to the web or our phones. Smart Toys has reinvented, reinvigorated and basically breathed life back into the genre by borrowing from one of the most successful apps of all time. The familiar Angry Birds concept of Birds vs. Pigs has been ported from shooting birds at pigs to covering pigs with birds. With four different levels players can test themselves with increasingly difficult challenges. The graphics are bright and engaging, the unit quite durable and the game play is easy to understand and grasp. Parents were impressed how the game enhances and rewards logical thinking, strategic planning and visual perception. They also noted, with some amusement, that this is an instance where a “virtual” game successfully leaps off the tablet (or phone) and into the toy store, not the other way around.