Angry Birds Transformers is a great fusion of the Angry Birds franchise and the golden era of Transformers. It also makes an awesome run and gun game. The game play is very different from the other Angry Birds games in the series and that is a good thing. You control a bizarre Angry Birds themed Transformer as you run at a set pace and tap on the screen to target the standard blocks in the background. The goal is to hit the delicately balanced towers in just the right spot so they will collapse and explode under the pigs.
When I first saw my youngest son play Angry he was excited and yelling at all the action on the iPad and I scratched my head at the unique game play, there is a lot going on with this game. Your robot runs left to right with his blaster gun flashing away trying to topple the familiar block formations. All the while piggies fire back and statues fall while friendly robots drop in to help and blow everything up. Of course as it is a Transformers game you get to transform and roll out past the dangers of the stage.
Family Gaming Assessment
This game is exciting enough that parents won’t mind playing this with their kids. The cartoonish violence is turned up a few notches here as all of the Transformers are using energy blasters all of the time. If you don’t allow your children to play with toy guns or experience gun violence in your games then you will have to pass on this game. Lasers aside the action is not graphic and nothing even really gets visibly wrecked other than the blocks.
Of all the Angry Birds games this was the only one my son and I worked out a way to play together. After I got a few levels under my belt and called my son over and at first he was cheering me on then he jumped in and then we were both tapping the screen. With no real communication other than just cheering at the excitement we worked out a pretty good team and a lot of robot pigs were brought to justice
The controls are easy to use and only take a few games to get the hang of. Once you have the basics together none of the levels will be too hard if you can use your powers correctly.
This game may get too difficult for the kindergarten and under crowd very quickly, so keep an eye out for frustrated children.
A stylish and gorgeous mash up of Angry Birds and original Transformers needs to be experienced no doubt. This game is fun and everything I need out of a mobile game short levels simple gameplay.
Angry Birds Transformers is free to download and as far as I’m concerned it deserves a spot on the family tablet. I give it a full recommendation.