Rovio's Angry Birds has become one of the most successful mobile game franchises, boasting over 12 million downloads on iOS alone, an Android version, sequels, and holiday and promotional versions,more
Rovio's Angry Birds has become one of the most successful mobile game franchises, boasting over 12 million downloads on iOS alone, an Android version, sequels, and holiday and promotional versions, since its 2009 iPhone release.
The secret of its success is simple: This freemium game, which tasks players with slinging angry birds at evil egg-stealing pigs stationed on nearby structures, became mega-popular because of its sheer addictiveness, comical style, and unbeatable price. But if its physics-based gameplay no longer proves challenging and its replay value has diminished, here are seven games similar to Angry Birds for iPhone or iPad to test your logic, skill, and brute force.
Angry Birds 2 still has you slinging birds at evil pigs who've stolen their precious eggs, but it also adds the ability to select your bird from among several options, depending on your strategy. Additionally, the sequel enables you to compete against others in the Arena, or team up with friends in a clan to undergo epic challenges. Angry Birds 2 is free, with optional in-app purchases.
Instead of catapulting fowl in Angry Birds, in Limbo, you propel a nameless boy, who's woken up in a haunted black-and-white world, filled with menacing characters, toward his missing sister. Shepherd the boy to safety, having him run, jump, and climb his way past extreme hazards, deadly traps, and even deadlier monsters. Limbo costs $3.99 on the App Store and $4.99 on the Google Play Store.
Have you ever dreamt of bending it like Beckham? Or playing ball like Lionel Messi? Now's your turn with Soccer Stars. With the right physics-based gameplay, you can beat your opponents -- friends or strangers from around the world -- in edge-of-your-seat table soccer matches and become the next soccer star. Soccer Stars is free, with optional in-app purchases.
No more mr. nice guy -- or, in this case, mr. nice bird. In this Angry Birds offshoot, you'll play as the evil pigs. Race your way to those much-coveted bird eggs in unreliable hoopties that you macgyver together yourself out of available parts, before they break down. Bad Piggies is free with optional in-app purchases.
You may play as a bird or a pig in Angry Birds Go! In this fast-and-furious 3D arcade game, set on Piggy Island, you'll race your way to the finish line, while avoiding hazardous roads and duplicitous opponents. Angry Birds Go! is free, with optional in-app purchases.
Angry Birds developers did more than put lipstick on pigs and birds when they produced the Angry Birds Star Wars editions. Angry Birds Star Wars pits the Rebel Birds against the Imperial Pigs in an epic race to stop the Pig Star in its tracks and save the galaxy. Angry Birds Star Wars is free, with optional in-app purchases.