Angry Birds Evolution

App review by
Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Fun, wacky adventure gets greedy for player cash over time.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Physics-based gameplay makes luck as important as skill; slow recharge stops action.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon birds bouncing off each other is funny, not scary.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Higher levels mean slower free play; purchases are encouraged.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Angry Birds Evolution is a free-to-play action role-playing game (RPG), the latest in the popular Angry Birds franchise. While at first it's easy to play for free, it becomes harder to progress without making purchases. The app contains ads, links to social networking websites intended for audiences over age 13, and links that can take players to external websites. The easy-to-read Privacy Policy details the kinds of information collected by the app. Read the Privacy Policy in its entirety here.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDeb F December 29, 2017

Dont spend money here

Whatever you do dont buy from this site. They keep charging things to your account until they cant get any more money from you. They really screwed up my appl... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old July 2, 2018

Kicking bad piggys!

the fun! Come download no sex.swearing.drugs.cosumersim and violence! For fun!

What's it about?

ANGRY BIRDS EVOLUTION takes a sharp left turn from previous games in the series by adding role-playing to its physics-based gameplay. Led by the evil Don Bacon (who wants to turn Bird Island into a hotel chain), those despicable pigs are at it again, pestering everyone's favorite fearless fowl. Players collect and power up over one hundred new birds with multiple evolution states Pokemon style, and fight off the swinish hordes with bands of bird brawlers. Familiar slingshot-style gameplay is spiced up with scouting for treasure and online arena battles.

Is it any good?

This funny action-RPG starts strong, but quickly descends into bugging you to pay for progress. You'll be happy as a lark powering-up its hilarious new bird fighters; with their varying powers and clever references to public figures, they're fun to play and a real hoot to collect. Still, once you get to around level ten or so, you'll find the free-to-play fun gets as endangered as the Dodo. In order to level up fighters, you need two things: gold and “fodder” - low-level birds to fuse to your high level ones. These things are won by fighting, fulfilling missions, and by using your scout team to search for them. What you discover too soon though, is it's hard to have enough of those essentials. Levels can't be replayed without scouting, and limited scouting runs means waiting for timers to tick down. Sure, you can fill some time creating or joining clans, participating in weekly events, or taking on other players in the “Oinktagon,” but eventually, things come to a halt as the app makes more and more demands for money. It even goes so far as to suggest you sign up for an auto-renewable subscription at $24.99/month, and that ain't chicken feed. Still, it's a tempting idea. Provided you have a sizeable nest egg, Angry Birds Evolution has a ton of flighty fun in store for you. And if you don't, well, you might go away from it as mad as a wet hen.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about online subscriptions. Has your family established restrictions regarding signing up for these?

  • Discuss free-to-play games that reward you for watching ads. Do you think ads are a nuisance, or a fair trade-off for getting free stuff?

  • Think about the entertainment value of free-to-play games. How much gameplay do you expect to get without spending money?

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