Yes, Angry Birds is back again. This time the sequel to the surprisingly fun Angry Birds Star Wars has dropped out of Hyperspace right in the middle of the Play Store. Angry Birds Star Wars II is based on the prequel films – you know, the ones that your inner child refuses to acknowledge.
There are over 30 playable characters in Angry Birds Star Wars II. Everyone from Mace Windu to Queen Amidala (for some reason) is included in the game this time. Probably one of the reasons for having so many characters is the Telepods toy tie-in. Telepods are small figurines made by Hasbro that can be "teleported" into the game. You (or more likely, kids) will do this by attaching the figure to a special magnifying pedestal which is then placed on the device's camera. The camera reads a code from the bottom of the figure, and it's in the game.
The game still plays normally without Telepods, but there are some in-app purchases to unlock things if you don't want to grind through. The ad-free version of the app is $0.99, which isn't bad. Rovio hopes you'll plunk down$14.95 on a set of Telepods, though.