Angry Birds Go: a whole new race for Rovio!


Rovio’s creation has to be the most popular casual game in history. Angry Birds is literally everywhere; from smartphones of all ages to your kids’ (or adults’) shirts and shoes. We have seen multiple versions of the game being released, but all of them with the same dynamics and basic idea. Rovio is now choosing to step out of its comfort zone with something that will look much more exciting – Angry Birds Go.

What is Angry Birds Go?

This is nothing like the typical fling and sling mechanics we are used to. This is a racing game with obstacles and power-ups. Yes, it sounds much like Mario Kart. In fact, it is pretty darn similar to the classic racing game many of us grew up with. Except the laws of physics play a huge role in Angry Birds Go, which is to be expected.

Your favorite birds will all be there, and they will be flung into a downhill race track. Each bird has its special moves and characteristics, in order to accommodate to your driving style. Power-ups and attacks are obviously part of the race, and you can pimp your ride by upgrading your karts.

Angry Birds changing directions?

There is a reason why we often ignore many Angry Birds news. To be blunt, it was getting old. Don’t get us wrong, we all enjoy flinging birds all over the place, but the idea is very consistent. Borderline repetitive, I would say. This is why I am so excited to see this game.

Not only does it resemble a game many of us feel very fond of, but it is a different approach we have never seen Rovio take. I honestly can’t wait to play it!

When and where can I get Angry Birds Go?

The game will be available on December 11, 2013 for all major platforms. Angry Birds will be coming to Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry (ok… non-major platforms too). You can look for the game at their corresponding app stores.

Are you excited to check out this spin on Angry Birds?


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TAGS: Rovio

  • blest

    I’m legitimately shocked.. It looks good.

  • Steven Cannan

    BlackBerry (ok… non-major platforms too).
    Haha well played there :p

  • Christopher Woodruff

    Meh. I might try it, but Angry Birds has become so cluttered with ads and FTP junk that it’s almost unplayable nowadays. I miss the simple buy the app version.

    • No_Nickname90

      IKR!? Companies make it impossible to progress and want you to spend like $50+ just to pass like 2 levels. =.=

  • Shawn_Locke

    This reads like an advertisement (hope they paid you well).

    I’m still interested in the game though.

  • ChristianMcC

    This sounds like the death knell of angry birds…..

    Hope it’s good, still.

  • ludist210

    So, Mario Kart + Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam + Birds = this. Got it.

  • Chris Chavez

    Next up: Angry Birds FPS.

    • Unorthodox

      Or BirdSims for nerds.

    • TheOtherGuy

      Or: Angry Birds Go Star Wards Podracer

    • No_Nickname90

      League of Angry Birds

    • Lou_Sasshole

      Angry Birds: Total War
      World of Angry Birds

  • taye

    I’m actually interested , it looks pretty good we’ll just have to see.

  • No_Nickname90

    Cross-platform, online chat, I can see me playing this ALL DAY. Well… I don’t really need all that stuff. I just want that to be able to play with my friends all the time.

    Is there a Google Plus group that plays with random people? I might need to start a discussion on XDA. I like playing games like this, but my friends don’t play mobile games. =.[

    I got one of my friends into mobile games and he spends all his money on in-game purchases. LoL!!

  • Tony Lai

    Still milking it.

  • Fel Pe

    Very cool. I’d play this new version of Mario Kart for hours!!

  • Dagmar Schneitz

    I don’t think it’s changing directions. Super Mario went this route, and still kept it’s other franchise. This is a cute game. It’s a great idea for Angry Birds to be venturing out like this.

  • delahaya

    Dear God please no more free apps. I don’t mind paying $.99 or whatever. Geez…