Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Attack Review

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Our rating: 4 stars

Angry Birds is one of the biggest video game brands globally. Kids and adults all over the world enjoy playing their apps on phones and tablets.

Now Angry Birds have linked up with Hasbro to produce actual toys, and the Star Wars AT-AT Attack Fighter Pods toy is a pretty amazing example. It looks great, offering just about everything you need to play Angry Birds Star Wars games in your own home. Its figures are recognizable Star Wars battle pods and Star Wars characters, so you can really get into the Star Wars theme.

But is it a good quality toy? Scroll down to see what we think.

Features

* Angry Birds Star Wars app brought to life.
* Includes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Rebel Trooper bird figures.
* Also includes Darth Vader and R2D2 figures.
* Plus Stormtrooper pigs and Snowtroopers.
* 21 blocks, 8 AT-AT pieces and Lightsaber Launcher.
* Age 5+

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Warning: do not aim at eyes or face. Do not fire anything from launcher except figures designed for this product.

Hasbro Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT Attack Review

This is a great looking fighter/launcher set that fans of Angry Birds and Star Wars will likely love. The Angry Birds Star Wars toys are unique and unusual, giving kids the opportunity to play an Angry Birds game with Star Wars characters for real, instead of just in the Angry Birds app.
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The ‘good guys’ are the Angry Birds characters including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and rebel troopers. The ‘bad guys’ are the pigs, including Darth Vader and the stormtroopers.

But the real star of the show is the AT-AT stage, the massive walking machine on four legs that features in the Star Wars movies. It’s a cool model that looks truly awesome.

AT-AT Attack with boyHow To Play

So how do you play the Angry Birds Star Wars game? It’s pretty simple. You build up the blocks, then players use the Lightsaber Launcher to fire a bird character at the pigs, knocking down some of the blocks and scoring points that way. You could also paint the blocks and some of the other pieces to make it even more unique.

Room For Improvement?

It’s a fun game, but we don’t think it’s quite as good as it could have been. If you are used to the Angry Birds Star Wars app, you may be disappointed that the blocks in this game are very easy to knock down. They don’t have the resistance that the blocks in the apps offer.

Another downside is that the pieces are not great quality plastic, and smaller than you might expect from some of the manufacturer’s pictures. However, this is not something that most kids will notice, it’s more of an adult comment. Kids probably will not care.

The Verdict

The Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Attack battle game is a toy that most kids will love, especially if they are Star Wars fans. Adults may not be so impressed but kids will have loads of fun with the catapult-style launcher and the game could keep them happy for hours.

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Our rating: 4 stars

Published January 1st, 2013

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