As they did for Valentine's Day, Rovio Mobile went all out and released an incredibly festive update for their ever-popular Angry Birds Seasons in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The new "Go Green, Get Lucky" episode was released last week but since today is the day many Americans will use as an excuse to drink themselves into a stupor and get into bar fights, let's take advantage of their early-morning sobriety and quickly talk about it now.
The free update includes 18 new levels of slingshotting birds into structures made of wood, stone, and glass for the sole purpose of destroying green pigs who are celebrating the holiday with pots of gold, Irish music, shamrocks, and other leprechaun accoutrements.
The new levels are as well crafted, challenging, and fun as previous levels have been, so there are no quality issues to speak of here. The release has been stable for me on Myn's Warm Z TwoPointTwo (my daily driver of the past few weeks), with no force closes or slow downs.
Based on this update, which was surprising to me given that St. Patrick's Day isn't a major holiday, I guess we should expect to see Angry Birds Seasons getting something for Easter in April, Memorial Day in May, Flag Week in June, Independence Day in July, National Aviation Day in August, and Labor Day in September. And since we only got Halloween and Christmas episodes last year, I guess we're due a Thanksgiving update now too.
As much as I enjoy the game, there's a part of me that's waiting for the backlash. The Android platform now has the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and the upcoming Angry Birds Rio (based on next month's Rio movie and launching exclusively in the Amazon Appstore next week). I can't help but wonder if we're nearing the point of throwing up our hands and screaming "Enough already!"
Do we really need three different Angry Birds titles with identical gameplay?