Angry Birds Star Wars Gameplay Videos & Animations

Rovio has been revealing Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay through a series of short videos that start out with a fun animation that gives you an up close look at the new characters. They’re careful not to reveal too much too soon, but we can definitely extract a few interesting nuggets:

  • As expected, the Red bird (aka, Angry Luke) carries a light saber and can use it to cut through blocks.
  • Leia is the Pink bird and her power is a tractor beam. As shown in the video she uses it to pull down an AT-AT Walker. That is one strong tractor beam!
  • The pigs on Tatooine will be dressed like the wretched Tusken Raiders (aka, “Sand People”).
  • Some of levels will fight back! Notice how the AT-AT Walker shoots laser beams. These are sure to get in the way!
  • As we posted about last week, the button that usually spawns the Mighty Eagle has been replaced by what looks to be a Millennium Falcon icon. Will we be able to summon a Mighty Millennium Falcon?
  • Per the animation, Angry Luke is trying to impress Leia with his light saber skillz. Obviously, the poor bird doesn’t yet know Leia is his sister.

Since we like to toot our own horns, we were the first site to uncover a glimpse of the gameplay, which we posted about here. Again, amazing super sleuthing by the ABN community!

R2-D2 and C-3PO Gameplay

Rovio’s second gameplay teaser features the beloved robotic duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO. Again, Rovio is releasing as little information as possible, but enough for us to wet our whistles.

  • R2-D2 is being played by the infamous Egg. His (its?) ability seems to be an electric zapping that targets nearby pigs and dislodges structures in its proximity.
  • C-3PO is a golden version of the White bird. The ability here is an explosion that sends metallic debris around the entire level. This will be exceptionally useful in levels with scattered TNT blocks, like the one shown in the video.
  • There will be physics just like in Angry Birds Space, featuring zero-gravity and circular gravitational fields.
  • Tie Fighters don’t just have pig-like bodies because it’s clever. They are worth 5,000 points! We are guessing that you will be required to break them in order to pass the level.

Han Solo and Chewie Gameplay

In this third Angry Birds Star Wars trailer we’re introduced to best friends Han Solo and his hairy sidekick, Chewbacca (who looks absolutely awesome!). A few more nuggets have been revealed:

  • The Yellow Bird takes on the roll of the dashing Han Solo. However, instead of a speed burst, Han’s power-up is his trusty blaster, which fires laser beams.
  • Terence (aka, Big Brother) makes for an awesomely awesome Chewbacca. He’s big, hairy and won’t put up with any mischief. His power-up is the same = pure brute force!
  • This video gives us the first glimpse of the bomb bird, but we don’t see exactly what he does.

Obi Wan & Darth Vader Gameplay

The fourth Angry Birds Star Wars trailer features the Jedi Master: Obi Wan and his old apprentice Darth Vader. Rovio is very careful not to reveal too much too soon, but we can definitely extract a few interesting nuggets:

  • The force is with Obi Wan Kenobi, the Bomb Bird. Instead of the usual bomb explosion, he uses the Force to push objects away.
  • Darth Vader, the master “King Pig”, won’t sit around doing nothing. He uses the Dark Side of the Force to place blocks and objects on the birds path. Notice the red glow.
  • This video also gives us a glimpse of the Blue Birds, but we don’t see exactly what they do.

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Tags: Animation, News, Star Wars, Teaser, Video
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News

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Comments (190)

Rank: DaBomb with 385 points
By IrishHeart (@irishheart)

I hate to post this here, but I don’t know where else to go. I’ve been trying to post in the forum, but it tells me my user name isn’t found but when I try to register it tells me it is already taken, so I am confused.
Anyhow, my question is this – I completed the PC update for AB today which included the rest of the surf and turf levels and bad piggies. When I did the update I had to re-enter my activation key, which I’ve never had to do before. Now I cannot zoom in or out at all while playing the levels. I have checked my mouse settings, ensured they work, and have tried various things with the keyboard to no avail. I used to be able to “swipe” on my laptop touchpad but that doesn’t work anymore. Can anyone tell me what I might be missing?

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

It sounds to me as though you’ve two distinct problems. For ABN site registration problems, you should alert @birdleader, and he can look into that particular issue. For your app issues, @theog is correct, you should let Rovio know, at support@rovio.com.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

@irishheart Can you try this (related to ABN issue only):

1. Open your browser and delete you cache and cookies.
2. Close browser
3. Reopen browser and log into ABN again
4. Browse to the forum and try to post

Thanks for alerting me @truckdriver and for the assistance you offered IrishHeart.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

You’re welcome. Hopefully she can log back into the Nest without difficulty!

Rank: DaBomb with 385 points
By IrishHeart (@irishheart)

I cannot thank you enough Bird Leader!!! Your help instructions worked perfectly, and I am finally able to login! I had deleted the cookies but didn’t think to delete the cache, so that must have been the trick. THANK YOU for taking time out of your busy duties to help me with such a simple little thing. That is why I love this community!
As for the other problem, Rovio had me reinstall the demo and put in my activation key and that seemed to fix the zooming problem.
Again, thank you so much for help @birdleader and thanks for reaching out for me @truckdriver. You guys are awesome!

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By pigbob (@pigbob)

New video has r2d2 and c3po

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

that.looks.amazing! keeps getting better and better, i think han and chewy are next

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By Darkbirds3 (@darkbirds3)

I have a theory…what if Darth Vader is actually a bird in a pig costume or like in the movie, they place the mask on him. What if Darth Vader is a red bird gone bad?

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

or maybe orange bird…

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Posted this a while back. Vader has to be a bird, especially if there is a Prequel game with Anakin as the star..

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

if C3PO can explode, wonder what bomb’s power is..

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I think there’s a very big difference between C-3PO and the normal Black bird. The Bird just had the initial explosion, which was quite powerful. C-3PO’s explosion seems quite week, while the debris seems to do more damage.

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By Darkbirds3 (@darkbirds3)

Well, since all the powers are changing, we might see a change in bomb’s power, as well. Who knows, it would most likely relate to what Obi Wan does in the movie.

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By marioskatsou (@marioskats)

R2D2 is great.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

It’s really exciting that Rovio is not keeping us wondering about the game-play! Anyways, the bird’s different abilities is really going to make it awesome to play.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Interesting that they are merging the space and land physics engines..

I was thinking today.. will Vader cut off Luke’s tail feathers? Will he have robotic tail feathers for the Jedi episode?

And WHERE is Lando? I’m thinking Boomerang on him..

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Yes that would be nice to See Lando in Space and Star Wars :-)

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I think you mean see Boomerang in Space and Lando in Star Wars.. mixing games and characters there :)

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Yessss that would be great :-)

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Yeeeeah. The New Powers of the Birds are cool. The Teaser Video looks like AB Starwars has AB Space Style :-)

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By Old Man Bird (@oldmanbird)

@cc-jolly It will be very exciting to have new powers for the birds. ABSp sort of did, but these look like new completely different powers on the first 4 birds they have shown. Wish I had a time machine to jump forward 8 days. The wait will be worth it though.

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Yes @oldmanbird i also can’t wait for it :-)

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

On Southpark, Cartman tried something similar when the Wii came out. It didn’t end well..

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

:-)

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

I can tell just by looking at it that it uses ABSP’s engine.

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By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

Wicked.

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By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

I think it would be very cool if bombs ability was to be able to pass through objects like a force ghost and then explode at the gamers command!

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

that’s exactly what i was thinking of!

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By marioskatsou (@marioskats)

I wonder what yellow birds abilities will be?

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By Cubicpug (@bioshroom)

I’m pretty sure the Yellow Bird is Han Solo, so it might have something to do with.. his gun?

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By Dorito (@dorito)

His pistol could shoot straight forward?

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By darthvader (@orangebird09)

…and bounce if you saw the video I posted

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

I’m guessing he’s going to be a re-skinned Lazer Bird.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Scratch that, I was dead wrong. He doesn’t even speed up, he just uses his blaster!

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By Dorito (@dorito)

I sorta got it. Does the gun target pigs?

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Doesn’t look like it, from the video. The lasers ricochet, though.

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By Balooon (@balooon)

Next video: Chuck % Terence

then: Bomb and … Blue birds?

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By Jeremiekent13 (@jeremiekent13)

i think it will be bomb and yoda

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By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

Wow! Some elements from ABS in there I see. Looks like R2D2 egg has shocking power! Cool!

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By nacho18 (@nacho18)

I am wonder about these: why ROVIO announces this new come in Game before Lucas film LTD sold the big franchise of Stars wars and even the company….!!! Know: will Disney on the future will make any Bussinnes with ROVIO.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Disney’s purchase of LucasFilm should not have any effect on Angry Birds: Star Wars. Whatever the agreement was between Rovio and LucasFilm will be honored.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

There are a lot of partnerships that will take years before contracts expire. And really there is no reason why Disney wouldn’t let them continue indefinitely as long as they continue to be profitable.

I’m actually a bit excited that this could open doors for Rovio to work on other partnerships with Disney. Their distribution capabilities in many areas are unparalleled. Maybe AB Toons on ABC or Disney Channel. Or an ESPN partnership. Maybe working with Pixar on the AB Movie… It staggers the mind to think of the possibilities.

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By ABN Huge fan (@abn-huge-fan)

“The slingshot is one with you, young hatchling” <—- Quote for my profile picture.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We already wrote a post about this and included video walkthroughs. See it here.

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By ABN Huge fan (@abn-huge-fan)

Oops didnt see that. sorry

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Luke : Light Saber Technique
Leia : Tractor Beam
R2-D2 : Shock wave
C-3PO : Cluster Bomb
Wonder what’s next. Han’s Precise Lasergun Shoot?

Rank: Master Slinger with 6085 points
By Chris (@chriss)

Although I don’t like Star Wars, the gameplay seems to be very fun for me.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

It’s like a combo of ABO and ABSP! Can’t wait to play it!

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By darthvader (@orangebird09)

Another video has been uploaded by Rovio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0z2lXLlHeI&feature=g-all-u

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

@orangebird09 awesome video!
But it doesn’t seem like the yellow bird even speeds up.
At least Terrence (I mean, Chewbacca) still has the same power.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We will try to get to this later.

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By Jeremiekent13 (@jeremiekent13)

Speaking of Space graphics….The new red planet levels are out!

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

I was suspecting this would happen!!!! im downloading it now!!!!!

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

The new space eagle levels are hard!!!

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Red Planet now available for android too :D

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By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

AB Space has been updated with ME unlockable levels!! Go Rovio!!

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

1) AB SW looks like it is going to be an extremely challenging game

2) I wonder why Campbell’s soup got the exclusive video for AB SW – tells me we can expect a collaboration with Campbells sometime in the future – maybe just an AB soup, but likely a Web game too.

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By Burbman (@burbman)

All new ways to learn to play!

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By Yay

This is just an aesthetics issue :) shouldn’t it say ‘Luke Skywalker and Leia Gameplay’ above the first video? It would make for a more comfortable and clear experience for the reader. Just saw it missing is all 0;)

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By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

@birdleader: I think that you misspelled the word ‘absolutely’ on the Han Solo and Chewbaca

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Thanks. Fixed.

By DS offline

Scared mustache pig looks a little different with his mouth…

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

He looks different all together.

By DS offline

With the outfit, yes.

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

and his eyebrows. btw I am DS offline. DS stands for Doodle Sandwich and I couldnt log in on my phone

By NES Boy

Alright, so here are the level scenarios we’ve seen:

1. Escape from the Tantive IV (C-3PO and R2-D2 video)
2. Tatooine (Luke and Leia video; Luke footage)
3. Docking Bay 327 (Han Solo and Chewie video; Han Solo footage)
4. Battle of Yavin (Han Solo and Chewie video; Chewie footage)
5. Hoth (Luke and Leia video; Leia footage)

This suggests that for the App’s launch, we’ll get the complete Episode IV experience and the beginning of Episode V.

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)
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By Jeremiekent13 (@jeremiekent13)

ooh..i guess bomb bird is using the force..

By NES Boy

Yes, and it appears Vader doesn’t pop like the other piggies, he just falls offscreen like the marmosets in Angry Birds Rio.

By Theawsomeman

5 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!

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By Birds! (@theog)

And it’s Thursday ! (Update day for AB)

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By golden eggs hunter (@witeek)

At 12.00.00!

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By Nigel33 (@nigel33)

4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!

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By apurvmax1994 (@apurvmax1994)

waiting eagerly for November 8 ;)

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