Angry Birds Go! said to have some in-app purchases for as much as $100

Angry Birds Go! said to have some in-app purchases for as much as $100
The Rovio kart racer - Angry Birds Go! - is due out in a couple weeks on December 11th, and as with the more recent Angry Birds games it will be going with the freemium route. But, some early info on the game is coming out and it sounds like there are going to be a ton of in-app purchases in the game, including some items that could cost as much as $100.

According to gamers in New Zealand, where Angry Birds Go! has gotten an early release, the game has in-app purchases galore. And, the worst part is that your racer will get "tired" after a certain number of races, forcing you to either wait to race more, or pay real cash money to give your racer more energy. On top of that, there are also locked characters and bonuses that you can get early by paying to unlock them. 

Of course, there are plenty of games out there that have in-app purchases that are that expensive. Most games that offer some sort of system to speed up item gathering will have purchases on that level. For example, Tiny Death Star has a packs of bux that can be anywhere up to $99.99, and Puzzle and Dragons has packs of gems along the same cost structure. So, this isn't anything new, but that doesn't make it any less annoying. 

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9 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Make the dam games once off paid games @ 3.99 and not this awful freemium games,its coming to the point soon that people will stop playing these types of games as they are sick of the constant need to cough up money to keep playing!

2. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Then they'll find another way to bleed you dry ;)

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Die IAPS. Just die. No one wants you.

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Sadly, there are some who are willing to pay.

4. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Thing like these make me wish IAPs are banned... I rather pay $10 rather than playing these "freemium" games.

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Sorry to say but this is why I don't blame the use of modified apk's that offer unlimited money, items or cheats. People will say that it screws the developers but just look at what the freemium model has done; their the ones doing the screwing. At the end of the day the App could cost more than a PS4/Xbox one game which still has some resell value when you complete it. I still buy all my apps on Android and I have $40 play dollars left from the Samsung Note 3 deal but this just entices people to crack apps wide open.

7. zennacko unregistered

In-App purchases are the new DLC, we should've seen them coming. Wish they had a OS option to ban IAPs from our games, that way we and our kids can play without innocently raping our wallets, just tick the option and all and every offer to buy something on the app vanishes, and screw the developers' business models!

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

we had pay to win, now we have pay to play. but didn't we have that option before? yes that was pay once to play forever but it was not good pay to play every time you wanna play is better :D

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I dont mind IAPs when they are reasonable. When there is amounts as high as $100 to buy something in the game... that is NOT reasonable.

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