Angry Birds Stella

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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New take on app classic features pink bird, new abilities.

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A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Kids can learn a little about physics, logic, and strategy as they figure out the best ways to solve the game's puzzles. Players need to analyze each tower and evaluate their birds' abilities before setting out to demolish structures in as efficient a manner as possible. Kids also can use momentum to make objects slam into each other and cause destructive chain reactions. Angry Birds Stella lets kids observe real-world physics concepts through hands-on, trial-and-error puzzle solving.

Ease of Play

The controls are as easy as ever, but puzzles can be tricky. Instructions are shown in pictures, so no reading is required.

Violence & Scariness

When birds make contact with an obstacle, they disappear in a tuft of feathers, but they demonstrate no pain and seem perfectly willing participants in the mayhem. Defeated pigs disappear in a puff of smoke. Pigs that are damaged but not yet defeated display bruising. In addition to using themselves as weapons, some birds use weapons such as hammers. 

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The app contains links to download other Angry Birds games as well as interstitial ads and references to a real-world physical tie-in. Coins are used to buy power-ups and can be purchased for $2 to $55. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Angry Birds Stella is the latest in the long-running app series, this time featuring pink, female bird Stella. Although the mechanics of the game are very similar to previous installments, the characters have new abilities, which adds some diversity. The physics puzzles the series is known for are on display, but there is a bit more commercialism this time, as interstitial ads appear and in-game currency lets players buy new birds or buy their way into additional levels. 

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Kid, 8 years old July 1, 2018

Very bad game

not for primary for more!

What's it about?

Kids drag and tap a finger on the screen to aim and launch birds out of a giant slingshot to collapse structures and destroy the pigs that are hidden on and inside them, as they've done many times before. By observing how the birds behave in flight, players learn how gravity and momentum affect objects in motion. Players can retry a level as many times as they want without penalty, leaving them free to experiment with different strategies until they've mastered the level. The birds have different abilities this time around, though, such as being able to pinpoint where they will land mid-flight and angle off obstacles. 

Is it any good?

There's no avoiding the fact that Angry Birds is getting a bit long in the beak. The onetime sensation is still plenty of fun -- and Rovio has done a decent job of shaking up the formula here -- but the addictive qualities of the first few games in the series aren't present in ANGRY BIRDS STELLA. The new abilities of the birds are nice, and the commercial aspects aren't played up too heavily, but it's not a game you can't put down. Instead, it's a game you play for a bit but don't feel a compelling need to return to. 

That's no fault of the game itself -- and true Angry Birds fanatics might disagree -- but after so many iterations of the franchise, it's beginning to feel like it's running out of magic. 

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For kids who love Angry Birds

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