Parents' Guide to

Angry Birds Friends

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clever social version of mobile favorite requires Facebook.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Fix the “Glitches”

The game is addicting! I’ll give them that, but here lately, there has been all kinds of issues with this app. Not giving you credit for points you earned is my biggest pet peeve. Skimping you on videos for free birds! Is it a glitch or are they doing it on purpose for kicks? Idk. I would have gave this app a 5 star last year. They have plenty of new levels every other day, so that’s good, but I wish they would stop skimping on your points. I know I’m not the only one experiencing this.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 12+

Angry Birds Friends Parent Guide

"Angry Birds Friends" is a video game that is available on mobile devices. It is from the "Angry Birds" game series. As usual, the story is about birds protecting and saving their eggs from green pigs who always plot on stealing them to feed them to King Pig. In the game, you have to help the birds by slinging them off a slingshot to kill or beat up some pigs. (Some die.) The birds always have to break down buildings made out of rock, ice, glass or wood to get to the pigs. When pigs get hurt, they may get a black eye or two. When a bird hits a pig, the pig disappears and the number 1,000 shows up to let you know that you scored a thousand more points. The number is shown without the comma in the game. The game is mainly about popping pigs. In this game, you could play in the "Weekly Tournament" online and compete with other players. There is also a "Playground" or a "Practice Tournament" that is available offline. It only has 6 levels like the Weekly Tournament. To unlock bonuses or extra levels, you need to connect to "Facebook". Facebook is also required for the "Inbox". Hit the "Play" button to play the Weekly Tournament. Hit the "Practice" button to play the Practice Tournament. Hit the "Inbox" button for the Inbox. You could also watch cartoons online on "Toons.TV" (A.K.A. "ToonsTV") after you click the "Toons" or "ToonsTV" button. There are also in-app digital purchases. Good game. It would be best to go on Facebook when you are 14 or older even though Facebook suggests ages 13 and up. Kids should know what to do and not to do if they are planning on playing this game. No more sexual ads.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (5):

Given how prevalent social media interaction is in games like Candy Crush Saga, it was only a matter of time before the Angry Birds got in on the act. Angry Birds Friends does a pretty good job of bringing friends together -- and offers plenty in the way of new features (such as birds that puff up or lay eggs on pigs). And it certainly doesn't hurt that the game is free. The in-app purchase options are just that -- options. And they're not aggressively pushed to players, but avid players will likely be susceptible to buying them. If you simply play weekly, though, they won't be essential.

It would be nice to see a one-on-one tournament option rather than just the larger collection of friends, but developer Rovio once again delivers an entertaining experience that will keep fans happy.

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