I make it a point to try and play the most popular video games out there, and mobile is no exception. That means of COURSE I’ve played Angry Birds, which has been at the top of the App Store sales charts for as long as I’ve had an iPhone.
Many criticisms of the game are that it’s not a new concept at all, but one that’s just dressed up with funny cartoon characters which is why it has succeeded. But as it turns out, even the inspiration for those characters was drawn from somewhere else. Here you can see how amalgams of various Sesame Street residents came together to form the birds and pigs we all love to prod with our fingers.
As for the game itself? It’s decently fun, but I don’t understand the hysteria that’s leading to it getting it’s own feature film. I’ll stick to Infinity Blade.