Angry Birds Goes Kart Racing in Angry Birds Go! Trailer

Angry Birds Goes Kart Racing in Angry Birds Go! Trailer

Reminiscent of Nintendo's kart racer Mario Kart, Rovio's Angry Birds speed downhill in a 3D racer game with special powers.

Angry Birds developer Rovio is developing a kart racer called Angry Birds Go!, and the free app comes out on Dec. 11. In the announcement today, Rovio released a gameplay trailer that showed the familiar Angry Birds characters taking off on their carts via slingshot in a race to the finish at the bottom of a hill. The 3D kart racer looks a lot like Nintendo's Mario Kart series from the style of the game.

Angry Birds Go! has a kart upgrade system and special powers for each character. As expected, the special powers are aggressive and pave the way for advancing past other racers. Gameplay showed portions of mid-air racing and lots of coins to collect. Karts bounce around on the field when bumped into or landing roughly on the ground and racers spin around when struck by a special lightning attack.

Angry Birds Go! will work with TELEPODS, figures that you place on the device's camera. By doing so, the kart on the telepod is sent to the game for you to use.

Rovio first introduced Angry Birds Go!, the company said it had been trying out different gaming concepts, stretching out from classic Angry Birds. The company tried out endless runner games, but settled on a kart racer.

"The moment the kart fell apart in front of our eyes, we just knew it felt right," Kalle Kaivola, development director at Rovio, said at the end of August in a Rovio video.

Source: YouTube

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I feel like I should be surprised by this, but for some reason I'm not.

So Angry Birds is going to become this generation's Mario?

....I think the older game generation got the better end of that deal, to be honest.

And thus the circle of lfe is complete.

I'm down with kart racing games, but I don't believe for a moment that this will be as good as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Cheaper, maybe, and that's enough for the average mom looking for a way to shut her kids up for a while.

P.S. Thanks

Wow angry birds is basically becoming Mario for a new generation

Looks pretty good. For the right price, like with Sonic and Sega Allstar Racing Transformed, I'll definately get it. That last Sonic Recing game really overcame my cynicism with the whole cart racing genre.

Why...WHY. God damn it Rovio, how are you still being successful with the shit you release. Why are you trying to make a game for every casual genre.

We really do need Rovio to collapse, just to shut people up and remind people that the casual gaming market is flimsy and crashing.

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
Why...WHY. God damn it Rovio, how are you still being successful with the shit you release. Why are you trying to make a game for every casual genre.

We really do need Rovio to collapse, just to shut people up and remind people that the casual gaming market is flimsy and crashing.

How are driving games casual?

Viltsu300:

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
Why...WHY. God damn it Rovio, how are you still being successful with the shit you release. Why are you trying to make a game for every casual genre.

We really do need Rovio to collapse, just to shut people up and remind people that the casual gaming market is flimsy and crashing.

How are driving games casual?

Because I 100% expect this to play like Mario Kart, the most casual racing game of all time.

 

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