Try not to get yourself in a flap, there’s a pretty boy
Sometimes the simplest concepts are the most instantly appealing, and Bird Strike certainly ranks as pretty straightforward; you merely have to launch a bird up the screen and ensure he gets as high as possible. However, this bird isn’t really a natural flier, and the initial fling will only get him so far into the air, which means you will have to utilise the various rockets dotted around the sky to gain additional height. Once you’ve reached the apex of the jump, your baby-blue feathered friend gets zapped by a passing UFO, and the race is on to hit as many collectible objects as possible to expand your score, using the iPhone’s tilt function. Progress to the next level is determined by how many points you accrue so Bird Strike soon becomes desperate race to clock as high a score as you can. The trial-and-error gameplay can prove curiously unfulfilling at times, but on the whole it offers up plenty of wing-flapping enjoyment at an affordable price. Sure, he may not be the most famous of birds on i0S, but for addictive, simplistic gameplay this takes some ruffling.
Rating 4 Star