Angry Birds Go! now available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10

Angry Birds Go! now available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10
Rovio's latest game, Angry Birds Go!, is a bit of a departure for the developer in a few ways. It is moving away from the more puzzle focused aspects of its previous games - Angry Birds, Amazing Alex, and Bad Piggies - and moving into the kart racing genre. Go! is also the first 3D Rovio game, and it is pushing deeper into the freemium model of gaming, which could very well turn off gamers.

Go! offers many of the features that you would expect from a kart racer including a munch of playable characters - both birds and piggies - various tracks, power-ups, and upgrades for your racer. There are also multiple game modes to choose from, inlcuding Race, Time Boom, Fruit Splat, Champion Chase and Mega Match. Unfortunately, most of these options require quite a lot of grinding, or paying real money on in-app purchases to unlock. 

The game starts you off with just one racer and one kart, and the rest need to be unlocked. Many can be unlocked if you have the patience, but some of the best karts cannot be bought with in-game currency, and can only be unlocked by spending real-world money, which could end up costing you as much as $50. As we mentioned before, a hindrance to the grinding is that your racer has an energy bar that needs to recharge between races, meaning either it takes you even longer to accumulate the in-game currency you want, or you are forced to pay cash to refill your energy bar and keep playing. And, if all that weren't enough, the game is also riddled with ads. 

Despite all of these issues, the early reviews of the game are overwhelmingly positive. We'll have to see if that changes as gamers get deeper into the game. Angry Birds Go! is available as free-to-play on all major smartphone platforms - Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10. 

Download: Angry Birds Go! (Android, iOS, WP, BB)



14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Rovio has been down in the dumps lately. They are oversaturating Angry Birds, and their previous new game, The Croods, ended up being a poor facebook clone that was tied down to energy as well. Games that use "energy" seem to be a pretty poor and outdated Free 2 Play model. Keeping consumers from playing the game will just send them packing to another game that doesnt restrict them from playing. Rovio is not going to be the new Activision or Nintendo, they'll be the new Zynga or THQ, adios!

13. ellieny

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i played yesterday on my iphone 4s and it was terrible :/

10. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Don't even bother with this game.. So bad

9. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

No windows 8/8.1 ? why ?

8. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Is "grinding" the new term for "playing" the game?

6. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Best cart cost $99.99.... Isn't dat insane? That can even buy another phone!!!

5. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

and for $50 they let you play a free game. Rovio is a troll

2. jonartpop

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

wow available too for Windows Phone and BB10. how cool.. every developer should follow ROVIO.

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Why should they? Android and iOS are both extremely succesfull, so why would they waste money on WP?

4. papss unregistered

You want a carrot troll?

7. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

As you said "Android and iOS are both extremely succesfull, so why would they waste money on WP?" I don't think so, even I don't own WP yet. WP has its potential to expand their market, that just one of the reasons the devs invest their money on its,just like when they start with androids. By the way the one that Devs should not invest money in maybe BB10. You didn't mention BB10 from above, so basically you just a WP hater.

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, if you had to develop an app, what platform would you choose? And yes, I don't like WP and I can talk from experience, I have owned 2 Lumias. And BB10, though it's good, unfortunately, I doubt that it will succeed. I love Nokia but I'm dissapointed by a fact that so mediocre company took it over.

12. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Simply I just a user, so about develop an app is no for me, but if I had develop an app I would make it globally for all OS, so users can use it across platforms. And u have no right to tell developer to stop making app for platform that you don't like either, unless you owned the developer's company. It just WP is not your preference but still below android and iOS are WP & BB, it's not like I'm backing WP or something.

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I never liked angry birds but now it's just getting worse and worse...

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