Angry Birds Transformers run-and-gun shooter is now finally available for Android


Angry Birds Transformers

Some of you were less than enthusiastic to hear that Rovio, in their insatiable lust to acquire larger stockpiles of money, were teaming up with Hasbro to develop what else, but a new Angry Birds Transformers crossover title. Adding insult to irony was the fact that, despite Android’s dominance in the smartphone market, iOS was given a 2 week exclusive on the title. For all those waiting to exhale, Angry Birds Transformers is now officially available for Android.

This isn’t even the first time Rovio has teamed up with other popular franchises for a mashup (Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Star Wars) but let’s just call it what it is: a money grab. That’s not to say the game is bad, it’s actually quite fun. More of a run-and-gun shooter, the game accomplishes what it set out to do: provide Android users with an easy pick-up-and-play time killer. You control the blaster of a chosen Transformer as he bolts down a level, blasting pigs in the background as they balance on physics-based platforms.

Our only complaint? Angry Birds Transformer doesn’t make a lick of sense. In an, admittedly, pretty rad 80’s style intro cartoon, the birds and pigs have melded into cybernetic, transforming bodies thanks to the “EggSpark.” I think Rovio said it best: they’re birds/pigs disguised as robots, disguised as, well…. other things. Don’t even get us started on the fact that the Grimlock bird — which is a bird, disguised as a dinosaur robot — now transforms into a motorcycle. For all that is holy, it seems like every year someone just keeps sh*tting on everything we knew and loved as a kid.

But it could always be worse. They could have went with Michael Bay’s Transformer character models. What’s that you say? Ah, yes. Bumble Bee and Megatron are both Michael Bay designs, not the 80’s cartoon the game is loosely based off of. For the love of Pete. The worst part is despite all this, we’re still going to download and have a blast with this game. Maybe that’s the real point. You can download Angry Birds Transformers for free from the Google Play Store below.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Sure wish I could play. Every time I go to load the game it gets to 100% and then crashes. I am running the latest Android L preview. I wonder if it is compatible with ART?

    1. Good question. It’s running perfectly on my Droid Turbo (Dalvik).

      1. I am thinking it is ART related. Angry Birds Epic would not load either in the past.

        1. Rovio needs to get on the ball. The Nexus 6/9 and Lollipop releases aren’t too far off.

    2. It’s compatible with ART, on my nexus 7 anyway

      1. I’m running KitKat 4.4.4

      2. Say, is it true that Android L has some issues with some apps, causing them to crash?
        I ask this since I got some crash reports for my app, coming from “unknown” Android version (which I assume is “L”) . Can you please check it out to tell me if it happens for you too? Here:

  2. Rovio. What are you doing? Rovio. Stahp.

  3. This is awful. The sounds and music, sounds too much like top gun than transformers.

    1. Add some sonic the hedgehog in there too.

  4. not working in my android!?!

  5. but……why?

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