It is pretty crazy to think that all these years later Angry Birds is still just as much fun. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is as the name suggests a VR take on the classic for the Oculus Quest. You may think that this kind of game would not work or really benefit by making the leap to VR. However, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is actually a pretty darn awesome and fun game and certainly worth looking at if you want to beef up your Oculus Quest collection.
The idea of the game is the same. Those pesky Pigs have taken the eggs and you want to get them back and also make it to Party City! The premise of Angry Birds will never change and I am more than cool with that. I think that Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs has a ton of personality and I love how bright and colorful everything in the game is. I do not think this is actually a tie in with the first or second Angry Birds movies. However, I feel that the Birds and the Pigs look just like they do in the movies.
The goal of Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs on Oculus Quest is exactly the same as it was on your old iPhone ten years ago. You need to use a slingshot to fire an Angry Bird at the Pigs and the structures they are on. In the original game, you did this with your finger. In Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs you use the Oculus Quest controllers and you have to pull them back like they were a slingshot. This is a lot of fun to do and it works very, very well. I had an absolute blast doing this. What makes this different is that you can change the angle you are shooting from which adds more strategy to the game.
Of course, all of the Angry Birds are back in this game. You have Red, Chuck, Blues and Bomb and so on. Each Angry Bird has something that makes them special and learning how to get the best out of their special abilities is really the key to beating a level, getting a high score and getting three stars on each level. The game is very addictive and there are a ton of levels for you to beat. I also like how quick paced the game is. I found this led me to say “just one more level” time and time again.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs on the Oculus Quest mixes things up with larger Pigs, boss Pigs, and obstacles that are in your way as you try to knock them down. No one will ever say that Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is a really challenging game, but that is part of its brilliance. Anyone can pick this up and have fun with it, but getting three stars on all the levels (especially some of those later ones) can provide you with an extra challenge.
I think that as far as early Oculus Quest games go, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is awesome. Putting the Angry Birds into the world of VR is a lot of fun. It actually makes me hope that they bring Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Transformers to the Oculus Quest too! The asking price is a tad high, but this is one of the most fun games you can play on the Oculus Quest right now.
Classic Angry Birds gameplay, but in 3D and VR!
Lots of levels to play
The game looks fantastic
Your virtual slingshot is very easy to control
Anyone can pick up and enjoy this game
Some levels are super easy
The asking price is a little high in my opinion