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Angry Birds Go for Android

By Rovio Mobile Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 30, 2014

Rovio's Angry Birds Go! brings you a hugely entertaining mobile racing experience that features a cast of 3D characters from one of the hottest mobile franchises out there. The game offers plenty of gaming modes and carts, but suffers from ads and an energy system that limits how much you can play. Still, if you're a gamer, you can't miss this one.

Pros

Great controls: Angry Birds Go! uses outstandingly straightforward controls, which boil down to steering your cart left and right while occasionally tapping a special powers button -- acceleration is automatic. The concept is so straightforward that the game is immediately accessible, providing a delightful racing experience.

Fun gameplay modes: In addition to sprint races, you can take part in time trials and Fruit Splats (in which you have to smash as many fruits as possible), as well as versus Races, in which you have to challenge characters from the series. The coins that you can collect while racing further increase the game's appeal, since you can use them to upgrade the performance of your cart, or buy new vehicles. Daily Challenges and Facebook integration further increase the game's replay value.

Beautiful game design: The 3D cartoonish graphics, the fun characters, the well-crafted racing tracks, the special effects, and the flamboyant soundtrack all have the timeless charm of other Angry Birds games. What's more, you can actually play as the main characters from the series.

Cons

In-game purchases: While you don't have to spend money to enjoy this game, once you reach the later levels you need to buy costly carts. Some cost as much as $49.99 and cannot be used for all levels.

Drains battery: While overall the game feels optimized, running smoothly without eating up too many system resources, it does take its toll on your battery, draining as much as 25-30 percent in about one hour.

Limited energy units: Each game character comes with five energy units. Once these are depleted, you must wait at least a few minutes before you can play again. The problem lessens as you unlock more playable characters.

Bottom Line

In spite of its energy units system, ads, and outrageously expensive in-game purchases, Angry Birds Go! remains a fantastic racing game for both children and adults. You can play it for free, but if you're willing to spend money on in-game purchases, you'll enjoy it even more. You definitely have to try this game, especially since Rovio has promised to add a multiplayer mode soon.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.8.2

This update fixes some minor issues to improve your racing experience throughout the Island! Thank you for playing Angry Birds GO!

General

Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 2.8.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,927
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Welcome to downhill racing on Piggy Island! Feel the rush as you tear down the track at breakneck speeds in a thrilling race to the finish. It's going to be a bumpy ride! Watch out for hazardous roads, and mischievous opponents who will do anything to get to first place. Outrun the competition to earn rewards, upgrade your kart, and become the best driver Piggy Island has ever seen! Ready, set... GO!

RACE AS THE BIRDS OR PIGS IN A 3D WORLD! Jump behind the wheel with your favorite Angry Birds characters (Red, Chuck, Terence, King Pig, Moustache Pig and many more) and see Piggy Island come alive in this rich and colorful 3D world!

EXCITING CAMPAIGN MODE! Test your skills in super-fun and surprising races and unlock exclusive rewards!

MASTER THE TRACKS! Plenty of racetracks, stunt roads, air courses and off-road races - each throwing big and unexpected challenges your way!

AWESOME SPECIAL POWERS! Smash your opponents off the road and take that winning position thanks to unique special powers for each character!

UPGRADE YOUR RIDE! Collect and upgrade your karts to become the best racer on the Island!

TIME-LIMITED TOURNAMENTS! Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fastest of them all? Drive your way to the top of the leaderboards and win prizes!

DAILY RACES! Enter a new race every day and find the hidden gift box on the track!

LOCAL MULTIPLAYER MODE! Compete with friends in real time local multiplayer!

TELEPODS! A ground-breaking way to play! Teleport your favorite characters into the race by placing your Angry Birds Go! TELEPODS figures on your device's camera!*

MORE TO COME! The new race has only just begun - look out for more GO developments in 2016!

Angry Birds Go! now requires an internet connection. After the initial download, additional content will be downloaded and this may lead to further data transfer charges according to your mobile phone service plan. You can avoid data charges by playing over WIFI.

This game includes paid commercial content from select partners.

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Important Message for Parents

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.

*Angry Birds Go! Telepods sold separately and are compatible with select mobile devices.