Angry Birds Go now available for iPhone and iPad

December 11 is upon us, and true to its word Rovio has made Angry Birds Go available worldwide for the iPhone and iPad. In a huge, simultaneous cross platform launch, mobile gamers everywhere can finally get their hands on the latest title in the Angry Birds franchise. Only, this time around, things are a little different.

Welcome to downhill racing on Piggy Island! Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck speed – with plenty of twists and turns in a thrilling race to the finish line! But beware! Look out for hazardous roads, mischievous opponents riding your tail and special powers to put the race leader behind the pack. Plus, go from soapbox car to supercar by upgrading your ride! Ready…Set…Angry Birds Go!

This new game still has a distinctly traditional Angry Birds feel to it, but cross that with Mario Kart and you're not a million miles away from what we're looking at. In our so far short time with it, we've found it's a colorful, fun little mobile kart racer that looks great and feels great to play. The controls are responsive and extremely simple, and there's a bundle of different types of race to get stuck into.

Angry Birds Go is a free-to-play title, but subsidized with in-app purchases. To avoid paying for things you can collect coins while playing to save having to buy them with real money, but at the same time you're trying to compromise this and winning the race. Without coins you can't upgrade, and without upgrades you can't enter some races, so it'll be interesting to see how soon we might hit a paywall.

That said, it could be another winner from Rovio, since those guys seem to strike gold any time the Angry Birds are involved. We'll have a full review once we've had time to play it some more, but you can download it from the App Store at the link below. If you take it out for a spin, let me know what you think of it!

Angry Birds Go

Angry Birds Go

Richard Devine

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There are 14 comments. Add yours.

Metro1088 says:

Tried the game. Seems too easy and for kids at least in the beginning. I hope it doesn't turn into a money game in a couple of races.

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Axee7 says:

I love this Angry Birds Go game, a new taste of racing carts is always a fun to play, I have found this hack for the Android devices which adds unlimited Gold coins to your game so that you can buy new carts to boost your game.

manipate says:

This is my one of favorite game. As i can use a tool get coins and gems, so this game is no hard for me. If you need it tool, try it out here.

cardfan says:

Games like this are crap with constant in-app popups and ads. Why does iMore keep promoting junk like this? If you read the review on The Verge, it's even worse than the usual crappy "free" game.

Don't help these kind of devs out. This deserves one star.

Richard Devine says:

Because it's a big title from a big developer. We haven't had an early access copy like some other outlets, so we haven't reviewed it yet. When we do, if it sucks, we'll say it sucks. Presume you never read my piece on Madden 25?!

EPJS says:

It *does* suck. My iPad keeps crashing. In the middle of a race, my iPad freezes and then crashes. Every damn time!

jlb21 says:

I'll still try it for free....why not....and then offer up mybopinion

rayz336 says:

Is it constantly crashing for anybody else? (Using an iPad 2)

Becjr says:

Yeah. It's crashed a bit on me and it suffers from lag... Probably while it's trying to download data [ads?] while in game.

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Becjr says:

The game mechanics are ok... I like the short tracks for quick races. It's Angry Birds enough, but... Ads - Bleh. IAP for "Coin Doubler" priced at $7?! Hahahahahahaaa. The game is not THAT fun. (I'm a fan of games but I'm not a fan of IAPs. This game won't be on my iOS device for too long.)
Nice effort Rovio, but for me, this app just doesn't have the same charm.

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zdn1042 says:

I've never been a fan of the Angry Birds series but I loved both Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing back in the days so I'll give this one a try. Also hoping this won't turn into an IAP-fest of a game.

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asuperstarr says:

I have to download, thanks for the info.

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chcougar1 says:

Welp after about 7 races I'm starting to lack enough speed. The best kart they offer is a $50 in app purchase. That is ridiculous.

Nicole Maxine says:

I use a hack for Angry Birds Go! that gave me unlimited coins, gems, Jenga and unlocked all cars. Here it is: It helped me a lot! :D