The new, uber-approachable slingshot game goes live in the USA, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, and Poland. We’re excited to share that Angry Birds Journey has entered soft launch today in the USA, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, and Poland! The game can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play in those countries.
Angry Birds Journey offers a new take on the classic slingshot gameplay that the birds have become famous for. Its combination of slingshot and casual puzzle gameplay makes Angry Birds Journey perfect for picking up anytime players want to unwind.
Angry Birds Journey takes flight and enters soft launch in select regions!
That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of brain-teasing slingshot-based puzzles for Angry Birds veterans to dig into. Fans of the flock will be happy to see their favorite characters returning in an all-new (and also very adorable) style, along with some new faces never-before-seen in the Angry Birds world. As the name suggests, the birds are embarking on an exciting adventure with new locales to discover and explore as the story unfolds.
Angry Birds are no longer being contained to a computer screen they finally make their debut in a family orientated board game called: “Angry Birds Knock on Wood.” This board game is available for ages 5 and up and it offers the same type of addictive fun that is based on the original Angry Birds video game that was released by Rovio Mobile.
Angry Birds made their first appearance as an App in 2009 and since then it has become such a popular game within mainstream culture. Angry Bird and various pig characters have been adapted for all types of merchandise including throw pillows, Halloween costumes, t-shirts, key chains, flip flops and now a board game that offers entertainment and fun for the whole family.
A flock of birds are extremely mad at a herd of green pigs that stole their eggs. So the angry birds join forces and prepare to take back their stolen eggs. Each bird within the flock is a different color and has a special ability to use against the pigs. The board game version of Angry Birds doesn’t allow the colorful winged creatures to use their special skills but they do allow them smash up the pig’s fortifications.
The Blue Angry Bird isn’t available for play within the game and players can only use the Red, Yellow and Black Angry Birds. There are four green pigs that debut in the game as well.
The game is designed for 2 to 4 players and each side has to pull a card and set up a group of wooden blocks into a particular formation that are outlined on the cards. The blocks are designed like Jenga pieces which make them easy to use for creating structures. The game starts by determining the playing order of the participants. Once the playing order has been established the other players will pull a card and design a particular structure that is outlined on the card. This structure represents the pig’s defenses.
Keep in mind that there are three sets of cards that represent various levels of game play and there are two special level decks that allow players to create more complex structures while earning more points. The structures in the game range from simple fences to extravagant towers and on the bonus levels, players can use their imaginations to manufacture unique pig constructions. Players that represent the pigs will design a multitude of structures.
After the structure is completed the player who represents the Angry Birds will begin to shoot a specified Angry Bird at the structure. Players manipulate a catapult like contraption instead of a slingshot and the birds are launched with the aid of the catapult from a specified distance toward the pig’s defenses.
As each parts of the pigs structure is broken the players receives a certain amount of points. They also receive points for knocking over pigs. Keep in mind that a player only gets so many chances to knock over a pig’s structure before their turn is over. The first player that reaches 1000 points wins the game.
Most people who have played this game say that trying to knock down the pig’s structure with Angry Bird heads is not as easy as it appears. A certain amount of eye and hand coordination is needed to get the knack of knocking over the pigs defenses.
Another good thing about this game is that it can be used to help build up eye and hand coordination for younger children since it does take a certain amount of skill to properly use the catapult to bring down the structures. The game can be played in about two hours and it has the ability to become very addictive because of its similarities to the video game.