"Angry Birds" has swept the touchscreen phone gaming world. Through the course of numerous levels, the birds try to rescue their precious eggs from the hoards of green pigs. You gain points for destroying several different items, receiving up to three stars per level, depeding on how many points you make. When you gain all three stars in each level, you sometimes get access to a special level at the end of the game.
Kill the Pigs
The most important way of making points in angry birds is by killing the green pigs in each level. You must kill all the pigs in the level you're in to proceed to the next level. Killing all the pigs won't necessarily earn you all three stars for the level, however. You'll sometimes only earn a single star. To earn more points, you'll have to destroy additional items within the level.
Destroy the Structures
Destroy the structures that the pigs are hiding in to earn additional points. The structures are built of either stone, wood or ice. Stone structures are best destroyed with the larger bombing birds, the wood structures are best destroyed by the yellow birds and the ice structures are best destroyed using the blue birds. Sometimes, just destroying as much of the structures as possible as well as defeating all the pigs will earn you three stars for the level. Other times, further destruction is necessary.
Destroy Additional Items
Gain additional points by destroying items, including gemstones, balloons, fruits and treasure chests. In later levels, you must destroy these in addition to defeating the pigs and destroying the structures the pigs hide to earn three stars. In most cases throughout the game, these items are placed beside explosive casks. They do, however, impede your progress when attacking the pigs during some levels.
Retain Extra Birds
One of the best ways to gain points toward earning three stars in a level is to have additional birds left over after you have defeated all the green pigs. You may be able to defeat all the pigs with a single bird if you are skillful. In some levels, this is the easiest way to earn large numbers of points, and in others is the only way to earn all three stars for the level.
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