Angry Birds on Google+

Game review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Fave app morphs well into social networking game.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

This is essentially a revenge story, but the tone of the game is silly and light-hearted. It does teach the player about physics.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The birds are angry because the pigs have stolen their eggs, but the story is really just an excuse to cause as much destruction as possible on-screen. The game encourages friendly competition by giving players the option to brag about high scores to friends with messages like "Angry enough to retaliate?"

Ease of Play

Controls work well on the computer. Players use the mouse to aim and fire birds, and use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

Violence

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.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Links to watch an Angry Birds video trailer, sign up for the Angry Birds newsletter, and buy Angry Birds merchandise such as clothing and plush animals appear on both the title page and permanently along the bottom of the gameplay screen.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Angry Birds on Google+ is a free, browser-based version of the original mega-popular Angry Birds mobile apps game, which is played on the Google+ social network. Gameplay is the same (launch birds from a giant slingshot to collapse elaborate structures and defeat the pigs inside), but the action is controlled with a mouse instead of a touch-screen. There are also new features and modes added to make the game more social. Kids must be 13 or older to sign up for a Google+ account.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bysetro2 April 22, 2012

What the heck? Rated for 13 year olds and up?

Rated for 13 year olds and up? What the heck?! 1. There is NO gore. 2. There is NO SWEARING in the game 3. There are NO drugs in the game Who the heck rated thi... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byTheTrillonaire July 6, 2013

Great Game

People must be 12 to Make Google Account

What's it about?

ANGRY BIRDS ON GOOGLE+ debuts with the first 63 levels of the original Angry Birds game (the collection called "Poached Eggs"), along with additional Chrome Dimensions levels that players unlock by snagging special Google Chrome symbols placed throughout the regular levels. Players can compare scores with friends who are also playing the game, and post game-related messages to the Games feed or to specific Circles of friends. There's also a Teamwork mode where friends pool resources -- such as the number of stars unlocked in the regular mode -- to unlock new levels.

Is it any good?

Angry Birds works well on Google+, partly because it's the same game we all know and love, and partly because of the social network itself has a dedicated Games channel, which allows the game to be social without being spammy or intrusive on friends who aren't interested in reading games-related updates. The added social features inject a fun dose of healthy competition into the gameplay, with dynamic leaderboards that update in real-time as you play, and the ability to send friendly taunts to players whose scores you've just beaten.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether having a leaderboard makes you more competitive about playing games. Is it important to see your name at the top of the list?

  • Families can also talk about what qualities make the Angry Birds franchise so popular, even though the gameplay is so simple.

Game details

  • Platforms: Google+
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: Rovio
  • Release date: August 12, 2011
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • ESRB rating: NR

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