When smartphones were new, developers rushed to create games and apps that would be able to take full advantage of the capabilities of these devices, namely the capacitive touchscreen displays. One of those games was Rovio’s Angry Birds which originally launched in 2009 and has since spawned numerous iterations as well as movies.
The game was eventually removed from the Play Store back in 2019 due to incompatibility issues with newer devices, but if you want to relive a classic, you’re in luck. Rovio has announced that they are bringing the OG Angry Birds back to both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.
While the gameplay itself will be familiar, Rovio has made some changes to the game in terms of its engine, where they have since adopted the Unity engine, giving the game a bit of a modern makeover without deviating too far from the original. The best part is that the company has also opted not to include in-app purchases or ads, something that the original did not have back in the day as well.
According to Rovio CEO Alex Pelletier-Normand:
“We are extremely grateful to have such an amazing community of engaged fans that care deeply about our games. Angry Birds has touched so many people, and has been a large presence in mobile gaming. After hearing the outcry from our fans, we just had to find a way to bring Angry Birds back.”
So if you’re keen on replaying the game and catching up on some nostalgia, head on over to the Play Store for the download.