It doesn’t seem like multiple years ago when Rovio’s Angry Birds, a pig shooting, bird-lovers’ paradise of a game was taking the smartphone gamers by storm. Its popularity was so huge that the game’s entry on to the Windows Phone (previously Windows Mobile) platform was touted to be a crowd puller towards Microsoft’s scantily crowded mobile platform. Rovio even did a fine job of coming up with a number of sequels spanning multiple genres based on the same franchise before people began to grow out of it (as they always do, duh!).
So we’re all settled on the fact that Rovio is no longer what it used to be. However, Rovio’s decided not to hang the towel and in its latest announcement has introduced a new game called Angry Birds Blast! As the logo rightly shows, Angry Birds Blast! is a departure from the regular pig shooting bonanza and looks more like a blocks-based game where you have to match the colours to destroy the blocks. Reminds you of Candy Crush? Yep, we thought the same. However, this one’s based on the Angry Birds franchise. Rovio’s description reads, “Solve puzzles, and pop pigs in a whole heap of levels full of bright bouncy balloons, balloon-bursting boosters, and bountiful bad guys.” Fanciful alliteration, one might say.
As expected there will be in-app purchases and microtransactions, however, Rovio states that if you were to sign up to be notified of the game’s release, you’ll be given $9.99 worth of in-game gold for free. So hurry up and sign up for an all new amazing Angry Birds experience.