As expected, the latest entry in the Angry Birds series of mobile games is now officially available worldwide. That’s right: You can now download Angry Birds Blast. The new title eschews the famous physics-based slingshot gameplay of the original Angry Birds game and instead employs tap-to-match arcade adventure puzzle mechanics.
In Angry Birds Blast, the titular furious fowl have been trapped inside colorful balloons by the bad piggies. As the player, you have to tap to match at least two balloons of the same color to set them free before hogs turn their eggs into omelets. The game includes more than 250 levels and dares you to earn three stars in every level, probably with the help of a variety of ballon-bursting boosters that may be unlocked by making special matches. Angry Birds Blast also features daily missions with rewards and Facebook integration allowing you to challenge your friends and get help from them.
Tap to match
Tap on two or more matching balloons to free the birds inside. Always keep track of the moves you have left; be sure to use them strategically to reach the level goal before they zero out.
Pop five, seven, or nine matching balloons at once to unlock a rocket, a bomb, or a laser gun, respectively. Especially when used in combination with each other, these boosters can help you pop more balloons in less time and therefore reach the level goal faster.
Pop the piggies
Pop balloons next to bad piggies, glass blockers, and other obstacles to get rid of them. They're quite tricky to destroy, so be sure to create booster combos and be mindful of your remaining moves.
Angry Birds Blast is far from an original game, what with its significant similarity to Candy Crush Saga and its use of widely familiar characters. But it still offers hours of puzzling fun with the high quality of gameplay, graphics, and sounds that players have come to expect from the Angry Birds franchise.
You can download Angry Birds Blast from the App Store for free. It includes in-app purchases for additional in-game currency.
Download Angry Birds Blast for iPhone and iPad