Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 1:17pm CDT

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Courtesy of Seibertron.com resident voice actor jON3.0, we get a quick look at the now available Rovio Angry Birds Transformers, with screenshots from and a brief thought about the game. If you have a mobile device running on Android, you will have to wait until the 30th of this month to join in the fun, but you can still watch the trailer, the gameplay and listen to the soundtrack in the meantime!

Angry Birds Transformers is a 2D/3D animated sidescroller. The opening animation is so G1 it's nostalgic. The levels consist of running along while blasting laser at targets to destroy enemies. It's just not the challenge and strategy the original game was. It's cute and kids will love it but hardcore fans will quickly be bored with it although since it's free it's worth downloading just for the intro.
Autobirds, roll out!


Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Credit(s): Rovio Mobile, jON3.0


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Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614497)
Posted by Zeedust on October 16th, 2014 @ 8:41pm CDT
If there were a PC verson, I'd be interested, but I don't have a smartphone.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614528)
Posted by megatronus on October 16th, 2014 @ 10:59pm CDT
It's kinda funny that the alt modes are headmaster-esque.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614549)
Posted by Burn on October 16th, 2014 @ 11:52pm CDT
Still pissed that an OS that has roughly 50% (or even more) of the phone/tablet market has to wait two damn weeks.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614564)
Posted by Springer on October 17th, 2014 @ 1:38am CDT
Burn wrote:Still pissed that an OS that has roughly 50% (or even more) of the phone/tablet market has to wait two damn weeks.


Apple has to buy up two week exclusives like this so people have a reason to want their new crappy bendable phones with broken operating systems.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614577)
Posted by noctorro on October 17th, 2014 @ 4:59am CDT
If they make a toy out of that Arcee, then I'll never bash on Angry Birds again.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614583)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 17th, 2014 @ 6:26am CDT
Played this last night and enjoyed it. I had been expecting the usual Angry Birds with a different skin.

Loved the 80s style intro and the poor VHS tracking effect you get when you take damage.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614672)
Posted by Qman316 on October 17th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CDT
Springer wrote:
Burn wrote:Still pissed that an OS that has roughly 50% (or even more) of the phone/tablet market has to wait two damn weeks.


Apple has to buy up two week exclusives like this so people have a reason to want their new crappy bendable phones with broken operating systems.


Yes, you are correct that Apple's business model does indeed revolve around securing 2 week exclusives for specific apps. That's exactly why over 4 million units sold on launch weekend. I even found myself saying, "Man, I'd get a different phone, but I've gotta have early access to Angry Birds Transformers"...

Seriously... what a ridiculous thing to say. Nevermind the rest of your comment which was equally indicative of your lack of knowledge on the subject. (or perhaps it was actually meant as a joke!)

As for the game: It's fun, but after spending a few hours with it (not all at once) I find there to be way too many stopping points. After completing all of the levels you have access to, the "egg bots" are transforming those areas into places you can again play a level on. The time it takes for them to become playable levels varies from a few minutes to a few hours. After playing the game for 10 minutes it's easy to find yourself unable to to anything. That is the biggest problem with this game, it stops you from playing it which is what you're supposed to WANT to do. Other than that I can see the formula of the levels getting a bit stale over time, but it remains to be seen how much variation there is. It would be nice if you could choose which transformer to play for a particular level, but you can't. I find during some levels wishing I had Lockdown's weapons or Heatwave's abilities, etc. It looks like you can't base your strategy for a particular level towards any transformer's strengths... which is disappointing. You can choose your teammate (from two seemingly random players) but the impact during the level is fairly minimal (5-10 seconds at a time).

I find the premise interesting and somewhat confusing... Why is Optimus on Astrotrain? Why are the DeceptiHogs and AutoBirds working together? I did enjoy the interaction after levels when you have a DeceptiHog and AutoBird teaming up. If you try to thank the teammate and their not from the same faction you get snubbed. Grimlock shows some unique responses as well. Perhaps as I get deeper into the game some small story bits will explain a few things, but I'm not hanging on it. It doesn't really matter.

Anyway, that's my two cents on the game. Hope someone found it helpful!
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614690)
Posted by Peridot on October 17th, 2014 @ 1:09pm CDT
The others are super-deformed and don't look like they're from a specific continuity (also, y'know, birds), and yet Arcee is just the G1 character model with a bigger head. Weird.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1614748)
Posted by Burn on October 17th, 2014 @ 3:42pm CDT
Qman316 wrote:
Springer wrote:
Burn wrote:Still pissed that an OS that has roughly 50% (or even more) of the phone/tablet market has to wait two damn weeks.


Apple has to buy up two week exclusives like this so people have a reason to want their new crappy bendable phones with broken operating systems.


Yes, you are correct that Apple's business model does indeed revolve around securing 2 week exclusives for specific apps. That's exactly why over 4 million units sold on launch weekend. I even found myself saying, "Man, I'd get a different phone, but I've gotta have early access to Angry Birds Transformers"...

Seriously... what a ridiculous thing to say. Nevermind the rest of your comment which was equally indicative of your lack of knowledge on the subject. (or perhaps it was actually meant as a joke!)


I don't know for certain whether there's a deal between Rovio and Apple, however I wouldn't be surprised.

It's not uncommon for stuff to be released for iOS first, and then Android down the track. In some instances it's understandable, difference in coding and such.

However in this particular case, the game has been in development for a fair whole, Rovio is one of the largest game makers ... there's no reason why there couldn't have a side by side release across Android and iOS.

It's not like Android is a bad OS, sure it has its faults, as does iOS, but head to head there's just as many devices running iOS as there is Android and there's just as many Apps in their respective stores.

So to the conspiracy theorist in me, a deal between Rovio and Apple for an App between two of the largest toy and game franchises in the world, wouldn't be surprising.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1615337)
Posted by ScottyP on October 20th, 2014 @ 1:17pm CDT
I don't care if this game sucks in the end (Android user so also unable to play yet) - going through the soundtrack on Spotify and holy hell, it's great. Shorter than expected, but whatever. 15 new minutes of DiCola goodness? Yes, yes please.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1615405)
Posted by Zeedust on October 20th, 2014 @ 4:38pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:The others are super-deformed and don't look like they're from a specific continuity (also, y'know, birds), and yet Arcee is just the G1 character model with a bigger head. Weird.


Well, it's obvious what continuity the Heatwave one is from, at least.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1615528)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 21st, 2014 @ 5:28am CDT
The Jenga add on gives you something to do during all those long waits. You can build up your coins allowing you to upgrade quicker.

I think they expect you to keep buying crystals to skip all the long waits. Im not going to do that.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1618226)
Posted by william-james88 on October 30th, 2014 @ 12:48pm CDT
Angry Birds Transformers is now out for Android. It can be found for free in the Google Play Store.

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Source:http://www.androidcentral.com/angry-birds-transformers-rolls-out-google-play-store
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1618484)
Posted by Burn on October 31st, 2014 @ 5:25am CDT
hehehehe...having too much fun ... tablet down to 14% ... still need to play CSR Racing.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1618485)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 31st, 2014 @ 5:30am CDT
Burn wrote:hehehehe...having too much fun ... tablet down to 14% ... still need to play CSR Racing.


It eats resources like a hog, but it looks really, really nice. It's a lot more fun and challenging than I'd imagined. Their in app pricing, though...wow.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1618488)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 31st, 2014 @ 5:41am CDT
The recent iOS update just seemed to add intrusive adverts as you are about to start a level. Not as a boost but the game just stops and an ad plays.

So far Im up to level 73. I havent bought any crystals but I did spring for the Jenga mode which is ok.

I think they need to reduce the amount of coins needed to unlock things as its just getting silly and repetetive now.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1618490)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 31st, 2014 @ 6:14am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:The recent iOS update just seemed to add intrusive adverts as you are about to start a level. Not as a boost but the game just stops and an ad plays.

So far Im up to level 73. I havent bought any crystals but I did spring for the Jenga mode which is ok.

I think they need to reduce the amount of coins needed to unlock things as its just getting silly and repetetive now.


Oh, the ads are downright horrible. They appear at any time, for no reason and block progress. Fortunately, some ads will allow you to double up on rewards, so that's good.

It's ridiculously repetitive, and needs something to break up the monotony. The recharge times are just a way to make money and all those poor kids will burn through their supplies fast. In-app purchases, here we come. Not to mention, the Telepods, too.

It's like a printing press for money. I'd love to be Rovio.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1618509)
Posted by william-james88 on October 31st, 2014 @ 7:52am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
It's ridiculously repetitive, and needs something to break up the monotony. The recharge times are just a way to make money and all those poor kids will burn through their supplies fast. In-app purchases, here we come. Not to mention, the Telepods, too.

It's like a printing press for money. I'd love to be Rovio.



Those Telepods, were they exclusive to a specific retail chain?
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1618670)
Posted by padfoo on October 31st, 2014 @ 8:35pm CDT
Va'al wrote:The official Transformers Facebook page have shared a Spotify playlist which features the original soundtrack for the Angry Birds crossover game - composed by none other than Transformers veteran Vince diCola, as we first heard in the Sunbow-tastic trailer! Check it out by following this link, and find out more below.

Rovio’s latest game, Angry Birds Transformers, boasts one killer soundtrack. You may notice that the tunes in the game sound similar to those from Transformers: The Movie. That’s no coincidence! Rovio teamed up with Vince DiCola, who composed the music from the 1986 animated feature, and music industry vet Kenny Meriedeth, who infused the tracks with the tasty analog synth sounds that defined the '80s! Give it a listen for yourself!


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Played it last night, its loads of fun. Its very repetitive, but I have not gotten tired of it yet, very retro.
Re: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices (1618702)
Posted by Burn on November 1st, 2014 @ 3:28am CDT
For those with Android devices and have played the game. Have any of you connected to Facebook to add your friends and not had any problems?

Since doing so on both my Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy S5, whenever I go to play the game it pops up asking to give permission to access my Facebook and regardless of whether I say yes or no, the game then closes.

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