Video Game Review: Angry Birds Trilogy for the Xbox Kinect

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Angry Birds Trilogy for the Xbox Kinect - Activision

Angry Birds (Activision) is now available on the Xbox 360, Sony Playstation, and Nintendo 3DS. I saw the Xbox Kinect version at the library and checked it out last week. I’ve only played the iPod version a couple of times, but I like the Xbox version better. The video game has been optimized for high-resolution screens. As a result, Angry Birds looks more impressive on our TV than on my little iPod. My kids love the new version too. The Xbox version of the Angry Birds Trilogy retails for $39.99.

Angry Birds video game ~ Activision

As you can tell by the title, Angry Birds Trilogy features three games: Angry Birds Classic, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. According to the product literature, there are 19 episodes in each game.

My kids prefer playing Angry Birds with the Xbox controller. I tried the game with Kinect motion controls. It took a little getting use to, but I like using motion controls to sling the birds at the targets. With motion controls, you use one hand to move your bird back and the other hand to launch it. However, I did notice a couple of problems when using the Kinect controls. First, I couldn’t figure out how to zoom out (the Kinect instructions didn’t seem to work). The second problem is that whenever you drop your hands (like after launching the bird), the system will keep telling you the sensor is not able to see your hand.

Angry Birds Trilogy video for the Xbox Kinect ~ Activision

Angry Birds Trilogy Video Game Description

Angry Birds Trilogy is the ultimate living room version of the worldwide phenomenon, brought to life in stunning high definition for the big screen and consoles. Trilogy is a compilation of the award winning Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio games plus new content that will lead to endless hours of fun. With a combined 1 billion downloads, Angry Birds has been called “one of the most mainstream games out right now” and “one of the great runaway hits of 2010. They are finally taking flight and for the first time ever, they’re crashing on game consoles everywhere. Features include: Classic, comical, and addictive gameplay; 3 Best-Selling Angry Birds Games in 1 (including Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio); 19 episodes — each with an exclusive, new level; new Achievements and Trophies. Become a Bird Slinger, Banana Fanatic or the Grinch with new HD Animated cut scenes and Kinect and Move support.

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6 thoughts on “Video Game Review: Angry Birds Trilogy for the Xbox Kinect

  1. I love using the connect. seems like this game would be fun on the xbox. i have only tried it on the phone so it would be great on our tv. didn’t know they came out with this thank you

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