Angry Birds (series; post-2017)

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After the Angry Birds Movie, the Angry Birds franchise has turned into the Call of Duty of mobile games.

Angry Birds is a Finnish video game franchise invented by Jaakko Iisalo. The franchise itself has lasted for roughly 10 years, from December 11, 2009. Ever since the release of Angry Birds Action and the movie based on it in 2016, the games were mediocre.

Why It Sucks Now

  1. Rovio tends to milk it; this may explain why they remove non-Angry Birds related games.
  2. Since 2016, a lot of games were shut down or removed from the app stores.
    • Angry Birds Football, Angry Birds Holiday, Angry Birds Ace Fighter and Angry Birds Dice were shut down during their soft release only a few months after release.
    • Angry Birds Stella was also shut down due to being abandoned and never having Episode 3.
    • Angry Birds Fight was also shut down for unknown reasons even though the app was great in all.
    • On August 2019, they also removed Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Space, Bad Piggies, and Angry Birds Rio for unknown reasons. It doesn't help that those where all considered some of the best Angry Birds games, and that those games where successful enough to get ports to consoles and PCs.
    • On October 2019, they actually took down the original Angry Birds Classic game from app stores!
    • And to add insult to injury, 2019 was the 10th anniversary of the original Angry Birds.
    • Rovio's excuse for removing their old games was "for testing purposes", without clearly explaining what the testing was.
    • As of 2020, they now are saying that they removed the old games because they just don't want to update them to work on modern mobile devices, when there are games that haven't been updated in over 5 years that still work on new mobile devices, such as Where's My Water.
    • Very recently, Bad Piggies returned, but was filled to the very top with ads just like every other pre-movie game.
    • Not only were some games in the franchise removed, various non-angry birds games by Rovio were also removed such as Amazing Alex, Tiny Thief, Retry, Sky Punks, and many more, and this shows that Rovio only cares for the Angry Birds, and not other games.
    • Toons.TV was shut down in 2017 and was moved to the Angry Birds YouTube channel, meaning young children not allowed on YouTube will not be able to watch Angry Birds animations.
  3. The original Angry Birds is milked to no end. First, it changed from a paid game with no ads nor IAPs into a free to play ad-fest. Then in December 2018, every player's progress was removed. Also, you can’t play the rest of the episodes in Angry Birds Rio unless you finish the previous episode or watch an ad.
  4. The original Angry Birds isn't the only game that gets players data reset either; this happened with a lot of games like Angry Birds GO and Transformers.
  5. Pretty much every pre-film game is filled to the brim with ads, depending on your device. They also had all the fun sucked out of them, turning them either bad, or mediocre.
    • The original Angry Birds game now uses stars to unlock levels.
    • Seasons just requires you to use coins to unlock episodes from 2013 and older. (a.k.a. The episodes that use Classic or Chrome designs as opposed to Toons-styled characters).
    • Rio, like it was said before, has all the episodes be unplayable until you finish the previous episode or watch an ad.
    • Star Wars II has never had an update relating to the Sequel Trilogy, let alone there was never a "Star Wars III" in development.
    • GO! was ruined. Absolutely ruined. "Rocky Road" and "Air" swapped places, the interface changed to look more boring, and the game gets really hard after you unlock Matilda.
    • Angry Birds Pop! has become really bland after Stella's flock were replaced by Red's flock. The hatchlings from the movie also show up to replace the critters, but their designs clash heavily with the Toons style that Red's flock are in.
    • Angry Birds 2 has the roulette, which could be considered gambling. Also, the more times you get a pig, the more expensive it is to try again.
    • The only surviving one is Transformers, as it was updated for 2020 and looks the same as it was in 2014, when it was released.
  6. Their spin-off games are unoriginal. Angry Birds Match? A redo of Nibblers. Angry Birds Blast? A ripoff of Toon Blast and Toy Blast.
  7. They have made two of their pre-film games mediocre as well. They removed Stella’s flock’s permanent playable status in Angry Birds Pop! and replaced them with the original flock, and made the functions bland in Angry Birds Go!, and the game gets very hard after you unlock Matilda.
  8. The modern games were boring, except for Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.
  9. Also, only Red, Chuck, and Bomb are the only characters who first appeared in the pre-film games to be playable in the games released after the film. The others from the main flock? None. Stella’s Flock? Nada. Seriously Rovio, if you’re gonna make decent games, at least let the others be in the games, or quit making these your cash cows!
  10. Sometimes, the levels in some of the games are very unfair.
  11. Since Angry Birds 2, they stopped making ports of the games on Roku streaming devices and Amazon tablets for no reason.
  12. Ever since in 2018, they no longer make you sign up to your accounts, which in all cases, make your data reset if you don't have one.
  13. Angry Birds Evolution is considered to be the weakest Angry Birds game.
  14. Despite fans telling them to do so, they haven't restored the deleted games to stores, even after AB's 10th anniversary.
  15. Three games were shut down due to expired license. Those three games were Rio, Star Wars and Star Wars II.
  16. Most of the new games don't feel like Angry Birds games anymore.
  17. For some reason, on a lot of their older Angry Birds games, they kept changing the title screen music to inferior remixes with no option to turn it back to the original music.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The graphics are good.
  2. At least the games have enjoyable gameplay.
  3. Angry Birds 2, Angry Birds Transformers, and a few others are still good.
  4. The AR game, Isle of Pigs, was pretty good as well.
  5. Development of new Angry Birds games has at the very least much neededly reduced by 2020, compared to back in 2016-2018.

Comments


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Swaggy Shooter

22 months ago
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Why are some things here are about movies?
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Se

22 months ago
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Well, since Sony hasn’t animated the film. they needed the budget to make the sequel.
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Backman

21 months ago
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I actually removing all of the Angry Birds games from my phone with the sole exception of Bad Piggies after the updates sucked the fun out of them.
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Se

21 months ago
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Yep.
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Se

21 months ago
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You meant all of the games that can still be brought?
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Se

21 months ago
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Here’s the list of games I used to enjoy since their games were actually good back then.

  • Angry Birds: Now it sucks since you can’t even access which stage you want unless you finish the previous stage.
  • Angry Birds Go!: Too bland for my taste.
  • Angry Birds Pop!: Oh sure, remove Stella’s flock by promoting the movie BY REMOVING THEM FROM THE GAME!
And many, many more.
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Backman

20 months ago
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Yeah.
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Se

20 months ago
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At least Angry Birds Transformers and Angry Birds 2 are still decent.
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AlreadyInUse

20 months ago
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Don't get me wrong, the angry birds games used to be pretty good but just let this franchise go already! Or if not, at least make it good!
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Swaggy Shooter

19 months ago
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Last week they removed Seasons, Rio, Space and Bad Piggies


Wtf rovio
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Master Chief

18 months ago
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Rovio, just why...
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Skyrish10

4 months ago
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There could be a sign of meddling going on or they got no interest anymore
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Mickey Mouse

18 months ago
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I saw in the Cartoon Fight Club amino that the ACTUAL original Angry Birds got removed from the App Store
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JoshuaReen

18 months ago
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Rovio is now acting like Electronic Arts shutting down servers in their games, like Burnout Paradise
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Swaggy Shooter

15 months ago
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Guess what? They recently removed the ORIGINAL AB game

What the hell Rovio!?
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Waltersdog

14 months ago
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Honest opinion angry birds 2 was pretty bad it literally was filled with insane schemes to get players to reach for their wallet every few seconds which sucked ass
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ElectricMarioTheMiraheze

11 months ago
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the levels in Angry Birds 2 are mostly hard to me.
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Thagure2010

14 months ago
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They brought back the games they removed but that doesn't redeem them
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JoshuaReen

9 months ago
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I suppose Rio was removed due to licensing issues. Not sure, i might be wrong
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The Autistic Raccoon

26 days ago
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It could also be because the movie isn't relevant anymore.
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UncensoredGamez

7 months ago
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I agree. I used to like Angry Birds. I played them countlessly but during the franchise's 10th anniversary when the OG was deleted from the app store, I started to hate the app more and switched to Asphalt.
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ZacyboiM8

6 months ago
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Can we talk about the fact that after the movie, they considered The Blues hatchlings despite the fact that they were part of Red's Flock before?
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ThePCGamer

5 months ago
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This franchise is my childhood. Rovio, can you please stop milking it?
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Snootsy31

4 months ago
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Nobody talking about the removal of angry birds chrome in 2015?
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Master Chief

3 months ago
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I remember that happening when I was younger, I was sad.
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USDM420X

2 months ago
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Angry Birds Transformers: pathetic.
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Championsgamer1Playz

20 days ago
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THEY REMOVED BAD PIGGES EX FUCKING SCUSE ME?!

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