Oh glorious bird day! It has taken several years and many sub-genre of games later, but today we finally have the sequel to Angry Birds. Angry Birds 2 is available now in the Google Play store and the team at Rovio state it is the biggest mobile game prizes ever. The opening cut scene of the game is brilliant and all the birds you are familiar with in the original game are back with each having their own special purpose or power. There is however an updated theme song in Angry Birds 2 and the overall game imagery is far superior to the original game. If you are expecting to see the same game, think again. This new Angry Birds is not the same as the original.
Here are some of the highlights of Angry Birds 2:
CHOOSE YOUR BIRD!
It’s the ultimate slingshot strategy – YOU choose which bird to fling next! “But that makes it easier, right?” WRONG! You’ll need to choose wisely if you’re going to stop those eggs from getting scrambled. Plus, destroy blocks to fill up the Destruct-O-Meter and earn extra birds!
NEW MULTI-STAGE LEVELS!
You’ve never seen Piggy Island like this – jaw-droppingly stunning levels brimming with exotic plants, quirky details and plenty of peril. And because those naughty porkies are building their teetering towers right under your beak, many levels have multiple stages. Uh oh.
Blizzards, Hot Chilis, Golden Ducks and other outrageous spells give you an added advantage against those swindling swine. And when you need some serious help, guess who’s at hand to make a pork-smashing cameo? That’s right, it’s the sardine loving Mighty Eagle. Oh yeah!
CHALLENGE OTHER PLAYERS!
Challenge players from across the world in the Arena to see who’s the most hardcore bird flinger of them all. Play new tournaments every day, earn feathers to level up your birds and face off against the toughest competition on the planet. Game face!
DEFEAT BOSS PIGGIES!
There’s some serious bad guys on Piggy Island, and your slingshot skills are needed to take them down. Foreman Pig, Chef Pig and the infamous King Pig will stop at nothing to keep your eggs. Are you gonna let ‘em get away with that? It’s time to teach the pork a lesson.
As you would expect, Angry Birds 2 does offer in-app purchases given the game is free and you can gain bonus gems by watching additional video ads in the game. I’ve only started playing it this morning so I’m not sure how the free-to-pay ratio works yet in the game. If it is like other Angry Birds games, it should be reasonably balanced.
Angry Birds 2 is available for Android phone and tablet devices.