Last updated 1 month 2 days ago by kyramn

Tagged

Angry Birds


What is Angry Birds?

This popular game, developed by Rovio Mobile Ltd, is an app that GameFront  has called a “cultural phenomenon.” 1 This simple, single player game involves aiming and firing a slingshot loaded with a bird at structures with the intent of crushing the pigs inside them. 2 Despite having over two hundred short stages, or levels, of pigs to conquer, the game play does not change; still it captivates its players with charming graphics and sounds. 3 4angry_birds_logo

Angry Birds was the top iPhone paid App in 2011 throughout the world, and its average review score was a 4.78/5. 5 It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. However, it can also be downloaded with the browser, Google Chrome, thus making it available to a broader audience.

Concerns for Parents

  • The game can be addictive. 6 7 At the beginning, the stages are quick to complete; nevertheless, they become increasingly difficult—taking a lot of time to finish.
  • While Angry Birds is clean, other free and inappropriate apps can easily be downloaded.

How Can I Keep My Child Safe?

  • Be aware of what your child downloads and plays.
  • Consider establishing time limits on your child’s game playing.