Going into a new decade under new French CEO Rovio rolls out another Angry Birds game, soft-launching Angry Birds Journey in the United States, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Canada and Poland.

Angry Birds Journey offers a new take on the classic slingshot gameplay that the birds have become famous for since its December 2009 launch.

“Its combination of the slingshot and casual puzzle gameplay makes Angry Birds Journey perfect for picking up anytime players want to unwind. That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of brain-teasing slingshot-based puzzles for Angry Birds veterans to dig into,” Rovio said.

“Fans of the flock will be happy to see their favourite characters returning in an all-new (and also very adorable) style, along with some new faces never-before-seen in the Angry Birds world. As the name suggests, the birds are embarking on an exciting adventure with new locales to discover and explore as the story unfolds,” Rovio said.

What do the reviewers say?

First reviews on Google Play gave an average of 4.1 but not all are positive on the game which could become the 19th Angry Birds game if it lives beyond soft launch phase.

“So if you were a fan of the original, you may get a kick out of Journey, though the greedy monetization and stamina system could hold people back, and rightfully so since there’s no real need to monetize such a simple game in this manner,” said Matthew Sholtz at Androidpolice.com

 

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