Since I grew up as an arcade gamer from their emergence into the world I'm a fan of, by modern terms, simplistic action play that's simply engaging without a need for a bunch of trappings like story or character development. Go! Birdie definitely taps into that classic arcade action feel, channeling a mix of feels that include Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and maybe a bit of Bomberman. You'll work solo (or you can opt to play with a friend) to collect whatever the stage's item du jour is, avoid enemies, go through warps, and work out the somewhat maze-like stages, avoiding trouble and getting what you need. The thing is, though it's a budget title, the Flash game-ish look and the similarly basic level of engagement really skews the experience towards casual moreso than anything else so unless you're just looking to mess around for a bit with it there's probably not much here for you.
Justin Nation, Score: