Angry Birds 2 is a sequel to the first Angry Birds — even though it’s technically 16 versions later. It features upgraded graphics, multi-stage levels and boss rounds, along with in-app purchases for various upgrades.
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There’s a whole ton of new birds and you can choose which one you want to use to best defeat the level.
It’s a fun improvement over the original game. It reminded me of how I felt the first time I played it, before it took the world by storm and Angry Birds merchandise was everywhere.
One of the coolest additions is a new fast-forward feature that lets you skip through the carnage and final counter, so you can keep flinging birds.
Angry Birds 2 is free, but it’s lathered with in-app purchases throughout. I haven’t run into any yet, but I can imagine they’ll crank up the intensity the further you progress. I kind of wish they’d just let me pay up front.
The question is, does Angry Birds still have the broad appeal it used to, or will it fall flat on its face?