Angry Birds Star Wars was an intriguing blend of the popular Star Wars theme, with cute, cuddly, squirmy birds filling out the background. The game was originally a puzzle game, a cross between the popular Star Wars series and the popular Angry Birds franchise of mobile apps, released on November 7, 2021, first solely for mobile devices, then for iPhone and Android. The game is currently the second Angry Birds game in the entire series.
Players take control of the main character, playing as Rintoo, and assisting the green pigtrooper Piggie in his mission to save the princess from the clutches of the evil Emperor Piggie. The action is set against the backdrop of outer space and includes missions to collect fuel pods, destroy enemy ships and soldiers, and prevent the pigs from destroying the oxygen supply on the planetoid where the princess lives. Each level has five goals, but can be re-done if you lose one of your first four tries. The graphics are fairly simple, although there are some nice effects, like explosions and moving objects. The controls are very smooth and responsive, allowing the player to move the characters deftly around the screen. The various gem levels are simple, but they are fun to complete, and can be made harder by using the right gems in the correct sequence.
The two new gameplay mechanics in Angry Birds Star Wars are the ability to use Raccoons to push the pigs into oblivion, and to fly through the vacuum of space. The former is quite self-explanatory, and takes just a few seconds to master, using the Raccoon's speed to quickly take down the pigs. When using the vacuum, you need to direct it towards an enemy ship, and release it when you think it's about to explode. This helps you clear away any loose pigs that may be following you and finishes the level within a couple of minutes.