Or they just wanted to go over the top with marketing Angry Birds Space. Of all the crazy, kooky things they could have done, they decided to go big and make an impact, doing something that I didn't even know was possible. Somehow, with the gazillions of dollars they made over the years, they were able to make the Space Needle tower in Seattle into a marketing device, turning it into a slingshot as if it was to launch the iconic red bird into space.
Genius. Absolutely genius. Every news outlet picked up on the story, even if it was just for a small story, but they got the message across. Angry Birds is here to stay as part of the gaming universe forever, changing the notion of how successful mobile games can be.
Playing this game again today reminded me of all the cool new space physics were in this game, as every Angry Birds game before it couldn't prepare you for playing this game. All the game play mechanics you were familiar with beforehand get thrown out the window, except of course the launching of the birds. After that, once those little birds are flung into orbit, the game is like nothing you have played before. In fact, this remains as the only Angry Birds game that I never completely finished the initial levels of.
This game is awesome, and while it totally feels like an Angry Birds game, it feels like something completely different as well. Maybe one of these days I'll finish it, but not today. It was a long camping trip and I'm actually kind of sick of Angry Birds. It got me through the weekend though, and for that I'm thankful, but for now, I'm ready to get back into some real games.