'Angry Birds Stella' Now Available for iOS Devices Worldwide

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Angry Birds Stella, the latest entry in Rovio's highly successful Angry Birds series, today launched for iOS devices. The game puts players in the role of lead character Stella and five of her bird friends as they protect their home of Golden Island from piggies through more than 120 playable levels.

    Notable gameplay features include a new tap-to-hold mechanic to target attacks and
    the ability to scan Hasbro's interactive "Telepod" toys to bring different birds into play. Rovio will also be launching a new cartoon, animations, books and toys to complement the launch of Angry Birds Stella on iOS.

    Angry Birds Stella is a free app for iOS devices and can be downloaded through the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Angry Birds Stella' Now Available for iOS Devices Worldwide
  2. macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2008
    And there I was thinking the Angry Birds were going to get pissed up on lager, don a string vest and beat their wives.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
  4. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Is Angry Birds still relevant?

    I was thinking this a few days ago.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2006
    Knutters Knoll, Melbourne
  6. macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2012
    Rovio has changed the world again with this release
  7. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    just have a look at the kids department at a clothing or toys store. everythings either angry birds or pixars cars
  8. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    My nephews grew out of Angry Birds long ago, but I do agree its still wildly available.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
  10. macrumors 68040

    Sep 4, 2009
    To me, Angry Birds jumped the shark after the second Star Wars themed release.
  11. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    To me, it jumped the shark after the third installment, whatever it was. The game was fun at first, but I got burned out rather quickly of it.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2007
    Well I still enjoy AB. Weird that it's not on the App Store yet but I can download it on one of my android devices.
  13. Dilster3k, Sep 4, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014

    macrumors 6502


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Guys... Stop. Please. ****ing. Stop.

    Why are you willing to waste your money on this same stupid game? Literally, there are so many of the exact same thing with different themes.
  14. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Meh, it's very pretty. But it's the same game as before.

    I would say that they started losing ground after Rio. I think people were excited about Space, but that's when we all realized that this is just the same game again. The Star Wars ones didn't help in reaffirming that. Bad Piggies helped them get away from that, but its machine building gameplay was too complicated.

    Go was just a let down. I'm sure it got better after the first track, but it made a bad first impression.

    I didn't give Epic enough time, but it wasn't one of those games I wanted to.

    They're competing against fast paced/quick fix games, which I think they still don't understand yet. Their audience is way too old for targeting animations and plush toys too aswell. I don't think this new game is going to capture a new one either.

    I think they need to jump on the card game bandwagon personally. It would be really nice because they can do both digital and physical versions of it, and it would be something a lot of people would go for if done right.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2012
    I stopped reading after the first world "Angry..." :D

    /Moves one to next thread.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Until people stop buying it.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    i honestly never liked this game, but i guess some people do.
  18. macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    Hopefully as long as Nintendo has milked Mario. ;)

    It's important to realize that our attachment to these games/fads/stories is built in our childhood which leads us to form a much stronger bond than we do to the games we encounter in our adulthood. In other words, they'll keep "milking" it until the generation this is aimed at stops playing.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 3, 2008
    Because the Pac-Man, Mario and Donkey Kong variants are all significantly different. Not to mention the likes of Halo, Metroid and GTA. And Barbie, Mr PotatoHead and Monopoly.

    There is nothing new about this strategy. It's called a franchise.
  20. macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    How long will Apple keep milking it with new iPhones and macs...? :cool:

    I don't play Angry Birds anymore, but why should it offend me if there are new games?

    Whiners keep whining... I read the thread only to see the whining... :)
  21. macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Until it stops making them money
  22. macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    For the record, it's a free app. I'm sure there are in-app purchases, but people can play the game without buying them.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    I think it's time for a well-respected tech site to do a "state of IOS games" piece. I recently purged a bunch of games from my iOS devices and realized the only ones I really enjoy are simple, quick-play casual types like THREES and TWO DOTS.

    How many more "sling X at Y" types do we need? Or runners? Jetpack Joyride, Doodle Jump, Temple Run...all have the same mechanic.

    I am digging the new Madden game, however. Dare I say EA did something right, for once?
  24. macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2011
    Precedent says no.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2014
    It's a little too relevant. Every little kid has some Angry Birds merchandise. I just have the game. The $1 was worth it.


    Why all the hate for EA? I've got tons of EA games on Xbox and GameCube, and they're all really good.

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