Are 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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!