A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
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What's it about?
Like other Angry Birds games, ANGRY BIRDS DREAM BLAST doesn't have a story. It's a puzzle game, and the objective is to complete the puzzles, or certain puzzle-related tasks, before running out of turns. But you don't know why you're doing this, or why the birds are so angry (though maybe making them explode so you can pop some balloons is a hint). Like similar puzzle games, you tap on balloons to pop them in hopes of fulfilling certain conditions.
Is it any good?
While this puzzle game is clever and fun, it's also just a little too easy. In Angry Birds Dream Blast, you have to pop balloons to complete such tasks as dropping eggs to the floor or destroying some pig-shaped balloons. This also rewards you with exploding birds if you link enough balloons of the same color, and these birds who go boom can even combine to form stronger exploding birds. But unlike similar connect-3 games, this just requires you to tap on one of the balloons to pop all of the ones of the same color that are connected, instead of drawing connections between them. You also don't have to find three of the same color amid all the balloons, just two. That's why this is a lot easier than other puzzle games that use this mechanic. And yet, as easy as this may be, it's still rather fun, largely because it has a lot of different objectives and clever mechanics.
Some puzzles require you to form the aforementioned exploding birds so you can take out blocks of ice. Others have locks that only open when you pop enough of a certain color balloon. All of the variety in the game is why, despite being a bit too easy, Angry Birds Dream Blast is almost as much fun as, well, every other Angry Birds game.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about advertising. Angry Birds Dream Blast gives you coins for watching ads, and ads come up when you lose a round, but does this bother you? Would you play this more if it had fewer ads?
Does it make good financial sense to spend a lot of money on Angry Birds Dream Blast when you can earn coins just by playing?
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions and ads
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: January 31, 2019
- Category: Puzzle Games
- Size: 149.00 MB
- Publisher: Rovio
- Version: 1.5.0
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: November 15, 2019