Minecraft Angry Birds Crossover Miss out The Iconic Slingshot. Although its developer, Markus “Notch” Persson, design it to come as an open-world sandbox game, what he failed to envision was that “Minecraft” would explode to where it has gotten today.
The title grew to be so big that Microsoft acquired it to put it to use in fields that are not directly related to playing computer games in the traditional sense.
What made the game a one-hit-wonder is openness and programmability and it has to continue to attract not only creative minds but also brands. For example, it is not uncommon for brands and unrelated games to launch tie-ins with “Minecraft,” often to not only attract creative minds but also brands.
Minecraft Angry Birds Crossover Miss out on The Iconic Slingshot
For example, it is not uncommon for brands and unrelated games to launch tie-ins with “Minecraft,” often in other to bring awareness of their products to an entirely different audience. The latest example of a popular “Minecraft” IP tie-in has to do with the mobile world violent avians.
Only just a few mobile games have gotten to the iconic status in the early days of the market, that includes “Snake” on old Nokia phones and, to some point, it was “Angry Birds” for the first few generations of touchscreen smartphones. The latter title was said to offer the perfect combination of piecemeal bursts of gameplay, simple touch-centric controls, and addictive mechanics wrapped in insanely whimsical and ridiculous lore.
“Angry Birds,” however, has become mostly a footnote in gaming and mobile history. The creator Rovio has over and over again tried to get as much as it can, spewing game sequel after sequel and game spinoff after spinoff – there are even some animated shows and films created around the franchise. And today, the title is more like a pop culture reference among younger gamers, so this new “Minecraft” tie-in might come as an attempt to bring back the Angry birds franchise, by introducing it to a new audience.
Angry Birds Gets a Blocky Makeover
The “Angry Birds” arrival in Minecraft comes with the popular birds to the blocky world, but without the elements that gave the game the success, it has acquired today. To be honest, perhaps only the most avid “Angry Birds” fan would likely be familiar with the characters, at least aside from the ever-irascible red.
In fact, you would actually get to play as the Red in the DLC, and you won’t just be rescuing eggs. Instead, you would be tasked with rescuing the birds in a more RPG-Like Format that better suits “Minecraft” gameplay, after which the birds you rescue becomes characters that you can play with also.
Yes, there is a really big slingshot in the “Minecraft” variant, but it is more like a nod to the original and not an integral part of the DLC’s “Normal” Mode. In other to actually experience “Angry Birds” the way it was meant to be played, you would have to switch to classic mode, which is pretty much a blocky recreation of the original game’s levels.
Given how extensible “Minecraft” is, this branded expansion definitely feels more like lip service and an appeal to nostalgia rather than something that would make “Angry Birds” more relevant to the young gamers that are yet to hear about it.
To add, new pig-infested maps and playable characters from the franchise, The “Angry Birds” DLC is accommodated by a red hoodie character creator item in the dressing room. The expansion can be gotten for free, but it is only compatible with the Bedrock Edition of “Minecraft” and requires access to the Minecraft Marketplace.