5 Awesome Games Like Angry Birds When You Can’t Get Enough

2011 09 13 104815   5 Awesome Games Like Angry Birds When You Cant Get EnoughAre your fingers itching to sling more items across a field to crush your enemies and get to the next level in a game? If you’ve been playing Angry Birds, I imagine you’re probably either satisfied with that one game (and aren’t looking to play any more), or you’re ready to move on and take on any other physics-based, catapulting games that come your way. If you are experiencing the latter, you might like what you’ll find on this post.

We’ve gathered a number of popular catapulting games like Angry Birds in style, but keep in mind that the idea of a game where the objective is to destroy your enemies in the field with slingshots did exist before Angry Birds was conceived. Thus, there are many more games that could be on this list, but we don’t want you to be totally unproductive, do we? If you’re ready to take on some new challenges, read on!

Crush The Castle [iOS, Android & Web]

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Price: free for iOS ($0.99 version available for iPhone & iPad) and web; $0.99 for Android

One of the first few physics-based games that launched in the App Store, Crush The Castle is an extremely popular game where your job is to destroy the other castles in the area and wipe out the enemies with your choice of 8 different catapults. This game is so popular that it produced a successor, Crush The Castle 2 with additional challenging levels, but with the same objectives.

If you want a game that’s easy to familiarize yourself with coming from Angry Birds, this is likely to be one of your best bets.

Siege Master [Web]

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Price: free

From the same developers that host the previous game, Armor Games, comes another physics-based game set in medieval times where the objective of the game is to conquer the kingdom using a variety of siege weapons (e.g. a catapult). If you’ve grown quite fond of knocking down structures just like in Angry Birds and Crush the Castle, this is one game you shouldn’t miss.

Sandcastle [Web]

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Price: free

This is the third game on this list made by the same company that made the two previous games, Crush the Castle and Siege Master. You’ll notice the website truly holds to its name as it seems to offer games mostly in medieval settings. In Sandcastle, your goal is to defend your city from the invading ships by shooting cannons and sinking said ships.

Much like Angry Birds and other physics-based games, this game requires some strategy. Unlike the previous games, the graphics for Sandcastle resemble the style of Angry Birds a bit more in that they’re more colorful and cartoony, but not overly kiddish.

Ninja Dogs [Web]

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Price: free

This is a highly addictive game that has been played over 600,000 times and given a rating of 5 stars on the Ninja Games developer website. In Ninja Dogs, your goal is to rescue the Ninja Dog Master from a cat by launching dogs into the air and crushing all the cats in sight. The graphics on this game are a bit reminiscent of Angry Birds, especially since the game contains vivid colors, a cartoony style, and huge-headed dogs with tiny bodies, much like the angry birds only seem to have bodies and no heads.

Sieger [Web]

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Price: free

I should admit something. I’m not much of a gamer so I don’t actually play Angry Birds that often (though I have tried to like it), but Sieger is one game that had me hooked. In this game, you don’t shoot sideways. You should shoot straight to the target (like a first-person shooter game). Your goal is to crush the enemy (the individuals without an exclamation point on their heads) by flinging items and demolishing blocks. You must figure out a way to finish off all the enemies with the allotted ammo and without hurting your allies, or your siege will fail.

In the more advanced levels where there are more enemies standing together, when you crush them, sometimes there’s more blood depiction than I would like, potentially making it a risky game for younger children. Other than that, Sieger is a very engaging game that requires you to think strategically.

Whether you’re looking to kill time, to improve strategic thinking skills, or just to have fun, Angry Birds is just one of many games that can meet your needs. Each of these five physics-based, catapulting games like Angry Birds should also make a nice addition to your collection of good games.

It’s your turn to tell us what games you find the most challenging but highly engaging as well. Let us know about your favorite games (mobile or web) in the comments below!

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15 Comments -

Friv

Sandcastle is the best game, much better than Angry Birds.

faram45

These are all just “break the tower” games…

Jessica Cam W.

Good observation. They may seem like simple games, but they’re more popular than ever.

Suiadan

one of my favorite games (although nothing like angry birds) is bubble tanks. especially 2 and 3. ther’s also bubble tanks arena, and tower defense. highly addictive.

Jessica Cam W.

Could you provide the link for us?

rodken

Crush the Castle is one of the best games to waste time to, and it’s easy enough for my daughter who is six and has finished both 1 and 2. I have looked for similar games but had no luck, then you posted this! Thank you, gonna check these out and I’m sure my daughter would say a big thank you too!
Didn’t Angry Birds just rip off Crush the Castle? Anyways thanks for this post!

rodken

Thanks Jessica, I couldn’t have found most of these great sites/games without you (and trust me I’ve tried!). I have spent a lot of time searching for stuff like this (it’s amazing what a six year old can do on a comp when you show them) I have stumbled upon some good sites but have mostly wasted my time.

I have checked out your other posts since this one was so helpful and I have to say they will keep me busy for a while!(very useful).
This is a great site and by the looks of it you definitely contribute to it being so.

Thanks for going out of your way, even when you didn’t have to, it is appreciated!

Jessica Cam W.

No problem. Hope you enjoy the article!

Staceyemiliou

How about AIKO ISLAND – its really fun also a physics puzzle game, there are loadddds of levels in it too!  

Aiko Island – iPhone/iPod 69p
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aiko-island/id441126200?ls=1&mt=8

Aiko Island HD – iPad £1.49
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aiko-island-hd/id441127151?ls=1&mt=8

Jessica Cam W.

Thanks for the suggestions! They do remind me of Angry Birds.

Jessica Cam W.

Bob, I don’t know your message got cut off, but here it is in its entirety: 
“MyGameHQ.com has a bunch of ‘destroy the tower’ type of free games. Blosics 3 is one of the latest ones they added. Not quite as good as Angry Birds with respect to the story, but the annoying and cranky blocks are kind of fun!”

Dunkelheit

Here are some other games you might enjoy:
Trucks & Skulls
Cannon Cadets
Castle Clout
Castle Smasher
Siege Hero (mobile version)
Angry Frogs
Transbomber
Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies vs Pandas
Da Vinci Canon
Crazy Penguin Catapult
Roly Poly Cannon

Hope this helps :) big fan of these games :)

Jessica Cam W.

Thanks for such a long list! Are these available for a specific platform, like iOS?