Last month, Angry Birds Go went live in the New Zealand App Store. If you’re based in any other part of the world, you’ll be glad to know Rovio launched the game worldwide earlier today on all major platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry 10.
The game is the first free-to-play title from the developer and brings a different gameplay compared to previous titles. Angry Birds Go is a kart racing game where you take the position of a reckless driver, quite similar to Mario Kart and such. You start with one bird and one car. As you progress, you collect coins and unlock upgraded vehicles, although there are some that require in-app purchases ranging from $2.99 to a staggering $49.99.
The game features several race modes as well, including Time Boom, Fruit Splat, Champion Chase and Mega Match. Angry Birds Go is also equipped with TELEPODS gaming platform integration, allowing players to add more characters to the game by capturing the Telepod toys using your device’s camera.
According to Jami Laes, the Executive Vice President of Games at Rovio Entertainment, “Angry Birds Go! is our first major free-to-play Angry Birds game, and while we’re super excited to step into this new territory, we’re also staying true to our roots. As with every previous Angry Birds game, there’s lots of free content and we have great new updates already planned – including the eagerly awaited arrival of multiplayer. Our main goal is to provide an amazing experience with more than enough content to make sure everyone has a blast. We do offer some really awesome premium content for fans who want a bit more, but we’ve designed the game so that you don’t have to pay to have a great time. The soft launch in select markets has helped us figure out what’s working well.”
The game can be downloaded from your country’s App Store.