Parents' Guide to

Angry Birds Transformers

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Heavy in-app purchases in odd, physics-free movie tie-in.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Just a shoot 'em up game

This uses the angry birds characters but all the birds/transformers do is shoot guns and blow things up. You just run and shoot. That's it. In between, the app tries to get you to buy upgrades. NOT recommended.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Forget slingshots: These birds are really, really angry. ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS takes the well-known app franchise in a radically different direction, transforming it into a run-and-gun shooter. You have to give credit to developer Rovio for shaking up the formula, but the move doesn't quite fit. The shooting action is fine, but it feels out of place in a game that defined the physics category. And the push to spend real-world money constantly distracts.

There's a cool-down period after each level, meaning you'll often find yourself out of areas to play until you wait or cough up some cash. There also are upgrades to each character that cost money, and if you've failed to collect enough coins as you play, you'll have to pay to open new stages of the game. The app gives you some in-game currency, but it's entirely out of proportion, and it's this blatant cash grab that ultimately makes this one easy to pass on.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 14, 2014
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • Publisher: Rovio
  • Version: 1.1.8
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 15, 2016

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