Angry Bird Millennium Falcon - Sucks!

Posted by zanshin (148 posts) -

I just started using the Millennium Falcon in Angry Birds Star Wars. After completing all the other levels with 3 gold stars, I had 75 Millennium Falcons.

I wasn't really sure how game play would work, but now I have a better idea. Once you select the Millennium Falcon, your current bird is changed into an egg. That egg, after being launched and coming to a stop, acts as a target for the Millennium Falcon, which flies in and release a barrage of shots. The Falcon always does substantial damage, making most levels fairly easy.

The Falcon attacks are strangely scored by percentage, rather than points. That makes it rather confusing, as it is unclear what makes a full 100%, or what prevented you from achieving that percentage. Also, you seem to get some kind of credit for having unused birds, but how much they count for is not clear. It is often a toss up between using the birds to attempt to reach 100%, or using an additional Falcon on the level.

Every single time you use a Falcon, one is deducted from your total. So if you retry a level multiple times, you will use up more of your reserve of Falcons. Also, if you kill all of the pigs, the level will end, and if you haven't reached 100% (if that is your goal) you will have to do the level over again, using additional Falcons. So in order to get 100% you may have to miss one of the pigs intentionally, to give your more opportunity to destroy the structures.

As I mentioned above I had 75 Falcon when I started the playing. I began with Tatooine, and thought I would easily clear all the levels and be able to try some Death Star levels. It turned out to not be the case. I used up 75 Falcons, only completing 31 levels, with two of them not reaching 100%. There is the option to buy more Falcons, but this seems rather unscrupulous (as it requires you to spend money to complete the game), as a lot of money would be required to complete all 140 levels (soon to be 160).

#1 Posted by zanshin (148 posts) -

I just started using the Millennium Falcon in Angry Birds Star Wars. After completing all the other levels with 3 gold stars, I had 75 Millennium Falcons.

I wasn't really sure how game play would work, but now I have a better idea. Once you select the Millennium Falcon, your current bird is changed into an egg. That egg, after being launched and coming to a stop, acts as a target for the Millennium Falcon, which flies in and release a barrage of shots. The Falcon always does substantial damage, making most levels fairly easy.

The Falcon attacks are strangely scored by percentage, rather than points. That makes it rather confusing, as it is unclear what makes a full 100%, or what prevented you from achieving that percentage. Also, you seem to get some kind of credit for having unused birds, but how much they count for is not clear. It is often a toss up between using the birds to attempt to reach 100%, or using an additional Falcon on the level.

Every single time you use a Falcon, one is deducted from your total. So if you retry a level multiple times, you will use up more of your reserve of Falcons. Also, if you kill all of the pigs, the level will end, and if you haven't reached 100% (if that is your goal) you will have to do the level over again, using additional Falcons. So in order to get 100% you may have to miss one of the pigs intentionally, to give your more opportunity to destroy the structures.

As I mentioned above I had 75 Falcon when I started the playing. I began with Tatooine, and thought I would easily clear all the levels and be able to try some Death Star levels. It turned out to not be the case. I used up 75 Falcons, only completing 31 levels, with two of them not reaching 100%. There is the option to buy more Falcons, but this seems rather unscrupulous (as it requires you to spend money to complete the game), as a lot of money would be required to complete all 140 levels (soon to be 160).

#2 Posted by C0V3RT (1377 posts) -

The only room I make for bird related games on my phone and/or tablet is for Tiny Wings. GOOD DAY SIR.

#3 Posted by mtcantor (948 posts) -

Wait, someone is actually complaining about the mechanics of an Angry Birds game on Giant Bomb?

Fuck. It's all over guys. We might as well pack it up and move on. They've found us.

#4 Posted by bartok (2480 posts) -

Woah!!! How fucking meta dude!!! This guy is angry at Angry Birds!!! HOW DEEP DOES THE RABBIT HOLE GO?

#5 Posted by zanshin (148 posts) -

Well, the ONLY reason I even gave the game a try is cause of the Star Wars theme. I had never even seen Angry Birds played before a few weeks ago.

#6 Posted by chilibean_3 (1639 posts) -

Isn't the falcon in those games mainly meant to be used as a cheat? Like, for when you are having trouble with a level?

#7 Posted by SeanFoster (868 posts) -

Star Wars Angry Birds is actually really fun. One of the better uses of the Star Wars license in awhile.

#8 Edited by Willza92 (263 posts) -
@SeanFoster said:

Star Wars Angry Birds is actually really fun. One of the better uses of the Star Wars license in awhile.

This may be true but is still entirely depressing. 
#9 Edited by zanshin (148 posts) -

@chilibean_3: Ya know, before I played using the Falcon, I though it was for a cheat. I went ahead and completed all the levels not using the Falcon.

But as it turns out, the Falcon is actually a slightly different game mode. Instead of getting a score, you get a percentage ranking.

I am uncertain if the Falcon can be used to obtain 3 gold stars (so perhaps it could be used as a crutch in that way), as you are give a medal at the end of level depending upon your performance.

I can sort of a agree with you about it being depressing, if you are referring to the fact that LucasArts made great games in the 90s, and now makes crap, but honestly, except for atmosphere, Star Wars Angry Bird is hard to call a true Star Wars game. Angry Birds is reasonably fun, but it's not the kind of thing that would make you feel like you are in the movies.

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