If you have access to a smart phone, the fun that is ‘Angry Birds’ is just a few seconds away. Anyone who has played the game can describe the borderline addiction that comes with enough play time. Something that seems easy and fun at the beginning becomes frustrating and seemingly impossible before you know it.
To keep your frustration just a little bit lower, here are four tips and tricks you can put to good use the next time you play.
Pay special attention to your aim
This sounds obvious, but it needs to be made a priority. You won’t beat all of the levels on the first or second shot, but it’s important to take note of the results and make adjustments accordingly. No one wants to spend an hour on the same level. Make alterations to your shot, don’t completely scrap it. There is something to learn in the failure.
Ki Mae Heussner hit this one on the head over at ABC. Heussner makes an excellent point; take advantage of the trajectory line. It’s a useful tool, and it will save you a whole lot of time and effort if used properly.
Study the Birds
In this world, being aware of the uniqueness of each bird can be the difference between winning and losing. Take the time to make sure you know what you’re getting into with each type.
As you can read here, the yellow bird is an excellent example. By tapping the screen, you can accelerate the bird, making it a dangerous weapon if used correctly. You’ll pick up on a lot of this simply by playing, but it’s worth the extra couple of minutes to learn your birds. This is especially true if you’re the type of person to play the game for hours at a time.
Demolish the beams
Although they seem like an annoyance at first, the beams are an excellent tool that you have in your arsenal. Not only will it get you through the level, but it can also help your rating. As you can read here, hitting the right beam on Stage 1 can be the difference between frustration and a 3 star rating.
This will come in handy multiple times, and your rating will be the beneficiary.
If necessary, use Youtube
There’s no shame in using a little bit of help. You’re already reading this piece, aren’t you? It’s not cheating, simply getting some ideas. Give it a shot on your own at first, but if you need a little bit of a boost, the internet is a great tool. The visual that comes with a Youtube video will properly deliver the point.
Use these tips wisely, and you’ll be an Angry Birds master in no time.