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OK, so the companies behind these franchises don’t exactly need our help with extra publicity, but how could we not make “Angry Birds Star Wars” our App of the Week? The Luke Skywalker bird has a lightsaber, the Obi Wan bird has a Jedi force field, the Imperial Pigs fire laser turrets and your ultimate mission is to destroy the Pig Star.

Released this past week, it’s a fun game for a cold November weekend, with lots of nice little touches for Star Wars fans and engaging gameplay in the traditional Angry Birds action-puzzle style.

“The kids are loving it!” says our Facebook follower John Roscoe Ross, who recommended this game in response to our call for favorite apps this past week. (See more good app recommendations from our Facebook followers in this Facebook comment thread.)

The bonus is that it’s available for pretty much every desktop and mobile platform out there, including Kindle Fire, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, in addition to iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac OS X and older versions of Windows.

Get more background on the game and download it for your current platform here.

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