Download Angry Birds To Your Android Device Before It Disappears From Google Play
Rovio Classics: Angry Birds currently costs $0.99 in the App Store and Google Play. It comes with all the content from the original game, which launched on iPhone way back in 2009. You can play through the entire game uninterrupted by upsells, premium quests, or progress gating—this is content from before the era of in-app purchases.
And that's the problem. According to Rovio, it has reevaluated the "business case" for the classic Angry Birds and concluded that it's having a negative impact on revenue in other Rovio games. Yes, the 14-year-old Angry Birds is so popular that Rovio doesn't want you to play it. It's going to be pulled entirely from the Play Store tomorrow (February 23), and it will be renamed on iPhone to "Red’s First Flight," which will presumably make it harder to find and less likely to siphon revenue from newer Angry Birds titles. Rovio says it may end up killing the iOS version as well after it finishes reviewing the situation.
Please read below for an important announcement regarding the availability of Rovio Classics: Angry Birds. pic.twitter.com/a4n4bU5gQJ— Rovio (@Rovio) February 21, 2023
If you haven't purchased the game on Android, you still have a chance. You'll be able to keep playing it on devices after the deadline, provided it's already installed. However, don't expect to be able to download it in the future. Those with an iPhone can continue playing Red’s First Flight, at least for now. In the place of Rovio Classics: Angry Birds, Rovio suggests you play Angry Birds 2, Angry Birds Friends, and Angry Birds Journey. Those games are all free-to-play with all the frustrating paid features we've come to know and tolerate in modern mobile gaming.