Angry Birds Stella
|Angry Birds Stella|
|Release date(s)||September 4, 2014|
Angry Birds Stella, also known as Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, is a puzzle video game and the second spin-off from the Angry Birds series, developed by Rovio Entertainment. The game is marketed to females by using characters that have a spirit of female heroism and friendship, but is intended to appeal to all sexes. Announced on February 13, 2014, Rovio stated that the game would be accompanied by a toy-line with Telepods, and a television series. The game was released on September 4, 2014.
The game features Stella taking a vacation from the rest of the Angry Birds flock, traveling to Golden Island and visiting four friends. One day, Gale and the evil pigs steal Stella's photo album so Stella and her friends venture out to get it back.
Just as in the original game of the series, players use a slingshot to shoot an assortment of birds to nearby structures, with an intent to pop all the green pigs that can be either near, in, or on the structures.
The December 2014 update, New Pigs on the Block, added the storyline that features Stella and her friends in their treehouse looking for their house's missing items that were stolen by the pigs and they must complete random levels to retrieve the items.
The game is the third game of the franchise to be compatible with Hasbro's Telepods, a toy line also used in other Angry Birds games, such as Angry Birds Star Wars II. The Telepods are able to summon characters into the game that correspond to the scanned figure. Other than this use, the Telepods pack may come with other toy pieces and accessories for normal playing.
|#||Level pack||Levels||Release date|
|1||Branch Out||66||September 4, 2014|
|N/A||New Pigs on the Block||Various*||December 16, 2014|
* Each random level refreshes over time or by paying coins. The total number of available levels increase as more are completed.
Stella in other media
Rovio announced an animated series based on the game, with the first episode released on November 1, 2014 on ToonsTV, named Angry Birds Stella. The first episode was "A Fork in the Friendship", that shows how Gale, Stella's ex-friend and queen of the pigs on Golden Island, separated from Stella and her other friends.
The game has received generally mixed reviews with a Metacritic score of 67/100 based on 8 reviews. Pocket Gamer UK said, "It's Angry Birds. If you care about that any more then you'll probably find something to enjoy. Just watch out for the timers." Some reviewers have praised the game for its introduction of new characters and return to the original style of gameplay.
After the release of Angry Birds Stella, a third, unnamed episode was teased at the end of the game's second episode, but the episode was cancelled, and the game was discontinued on September 8, 2015. However, Stella's adventures continue in Angry Birds POP! and the second season of the Angry Birds Stella series.
Angry Birds POP!
Another game in the Stella series was originally called Angry Birds Stella POP!, which is a tile matching game, was soft launched for iOS in Canada on December 22, 2014 and released worldwide for iOS and Android on March 12, 2015. On July 6, 2015, this game changed its name to Angry Birds Pop!.
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