Parents' Guide to

Angry Birds Star Wars II

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Trickier but still good fun; heavier focus on buying.

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We've seen so many incarnations of Angry Birds at this point, it's hard to change anyone's mind: People like the game, or they don't. If you're in the like camp, you'll find plenty to enjoy here. The formula remains largely unchanged, but there are enough new twists -- such as young Anakin's pod-racer power or Jar Jar's tongue trapeze -- that it won't feel like a carbon copy. If you're not a fan, there's nothing here that will change your mind.

The commercial aspects of Angry Birds are ramped up this time. Although points unlock characters, the ability to buy points for up to $100 feels like a cash grab. Also, though the ability to unlock characters via store-bought Telepods is a unique take on the Skylanders/Disney Infinity movement to blend real and virtual toy worlds, it feels somewhat out of place in the app world -- as if the goal of the game is to move merchandise rather than to focus on gameplay.

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