It’s been a long time since I’ve touched an Angry Birds game, not since the Angry Birds Star Wars games first came out. While they were fun back then, there are just so many other really good games out now that there hasn’t really been a reason to go back to Angry Birds. Rovio seems to have rectified that with the release of the new Angry Birds Action! game that features completely new gameplay from the older games.
This time around, Angry Birds Action! is more like a pinball style game and less of a physics based tower destruction game. This is a top down game where your “Angry Bird” is the ball. It’s not quite pinball though as the goal isn’t to keep the ball in play to gather points. Instead, it’s a bit like the original Angry Birds where you pull back on your bird to let him loose and rescue eggs. You’re bird will go bouncing around until it finds your target.
Like in previous games, there are powerups you can apply as well as different birds with different abilities you can use (after you unlock them). Those pesky Piggies even make an appearance.
You can check out some gameplay footage I recorded earlier below.
The only real negative I have about the game is that because its a free-to-play game, you know there is some way they get you to try to pay for something and that comes in the form of energy. When you run out of energy (3), you can’t play anymore until the timer counts down and refills it. It takes a pretty long time for the timer to count down (20 minutes) and the only way to refill it quickly is with rubies. You can win rubies, but you get very little at a time. So to get a lot, you’ll have to buy them with real money. There are also quite a bit of ads that pop up.
Aside from that, it’s still a pretty decent game. I like that it’s not the same kind of Angry Birds game as their previous ones and all-in-all, it’s actually kind of fun. I don’t know how long I’ll keep playing it for, but so far, it’s helping me to pass the time.
Pull, aim, action! Send the birds of the Angry Birds Movie crashing through obstacles and bouncing from wall to wall like a wrecking ball – all in the name of saving some eggs.
Explore the world of The Angry Birds Movie for the first time ever in Angry Birds Action!
– Pinball meets anger!
Pull back and send Red and his flock of friends careening into obstacles to save the eggs and collect valuable items.
– Play as the heroic trio from The Angry Birds Movie! (and Terence)
Blast obstacles to pieces with Red, speed through challenges with Chuck, or blow stuff up with Bomb. And then there’s Terence. He just destroys everything.
– BirdCodes. BirdCodes everywhere!
Scan these round badges in Angry Birds Action to access loads of new content, mini-games, power-ups for the game, and more! BirdCodes can be found all over the place – on Angry Birds toys, at your local theater, and in many more locations. Keep your eyes peeled for BirdCodes everywhere!
– Movie Magic is in the air.
Take Angry Birds Action to the Angry Birds Movie to unlock special content. How does it work? Just wait until the end of the Angry Birds Movie and launch Angry Birds Action when the end credits roll, and you can unlock a whole new area to explore in the game, as well as a special movie clip!*
– Saving the day one level at a time.
Rescue eggs from their precarious perches, pick up precious items, and protect the hatchlings in 90 levels.
*Movie Magic requires that Angry Birds Action have access to your device’s microphone.
This game may include:
– Direct links to social networking websites that are intended for an audience over the age of 13.
– Direct links to the internet that can take players away from the game with the potential to browse any web page.
– Advertising of Rovio products and also products from select partners.
– The option to make in-app purchases. The bill payer should always be consulted beforehand.
– This application may require internet connectivity and subsequent data transfer charges may apply. After the initial download, additional content will be downloaded and this may include data charges.