Parents' Guide to

Angry Birds Action!

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Still angry, but more ads in movie-promo pinball game.

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Though it's a fun game, the overwhelming amount of ads, movie promos, and direct links that take kids out of the app and onto websites make this app a less-than-ideal choice for kids. At the time of review, there's even a countdown to the movie's opening day in the corner of the main game screen. There's no doubt that the Angry Birds franchise is doing some innovative stuff, such as linking content to "BirdCodes" that kids can get on other products or at the movie for more content, adding related short cartoons, and including extra characters from the movie. Unfortunately, all the innovation is about marketing to kids through pop-up ads, video ads to earn rewards, and related content. In the end, the fun arcade game and the cute characters at the center of this app are crashed into, bowled over, and blown up -- in true Angry Birds style -- by the aggressive marketing.

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