Since Angry Birds hit the mobile game scene, it has become a force to be reckoned with. It has dominated the app game world for a while now and has even bounced into the Star Wars arena. But where will Angry Birds go next? Where will they roost when the Star Wars fun runs out? Well, we decided to give them a few new licenses that they might look into acquiring that could make for some seriously crazy Angry Birds fun.
Marvel Super Hero Squad
These campy do-gooders would make a great entry into the Angry Birds library of games. Pitting the Birds against the Super Hero Squad in a test of strength, power, and wits would be a good time. The game would consist of each team trying to topple target towers in a better time and with a higher score than the other. This would even leave it open for multiplayer versus mode via mobile online.
In an attempt to cash in on the Japanese market even more, we came up with this little gem. Pitting the Angry Birds cast against Laharl and the Netherworld ghoulies would actually be a ton of fun. Think about it: each team trying to topple the other’s tower before getting taken down by the opponent–it would be mayhem on a grand scale. Give both the birds and the characters from Disgaea some powers and upgradeable attributes, then mix in some crazy dialogue and raise the stakes to the fate of the Netherworld–where the winner becomes the new overlord—to create a must play game.
Little Big Planet
Three words: player created content. Take the player-centric style of LBP and then meld it with the ability to take the birds through and smash everything in sight and you would have something that amounts to some really cool and very creative fun. Building on the gaming models already established by the AB franchise, you could choose the style of the level and then go to town trying to stump other players with your intensely cool and totally unique game boards.
What better way to have a face-off than against the most villainous minions of all time? Well OK, maybe they’re not so terribly villainous. But then again, how bad are the pigs really? So let’s say that Gru has a new plot to become the greatest criminal mastermind of all, but his plan involves stealing the birds’ eggs and using them for his nefarious scheme. Then the birds have to step in and take them back. Honestly, how could that not be fun? Oh, and the fart gun has got to make an appearance.
We realize that LEGO has already tapped into this one. But let’s take it from a different angle. Indy goes into a tomb and discovers that long ago, birds ruled the world, and people worshipped them as gods and put their eggs in shrines and prayed to them. He tries to take one of these shrines and rather than firing your birds airborne style, you would have to roll them like a giant boulder in order to stop Indy from taking the eggs. This one could also be a fun multiplayer deal. One player as Indy and the other as the rolling Angry Bird. Good times.
The Justice League
The Justice League has been captured, and the Earth is vulnerable to attack by the super villains of the DC universe. At first, the birds don’t care. This is a human affair. But once the battle comes so close to them that some of their eggs get lost in the fray, they fly into action and trounce the evildoers, Angry Birds style. How fun would it be busting Brainiac’s brainpan with one of the plethora of birds to choose from? Or maybe you could just grab some power-ups and smash Doomsday with an explosive egg of nuclear proportions.
Everybody loves a good zombie smash. So why not take the undead hordes on with true Angry Birds flair. Rick and his crew are trapped inside their prison colony and are being overrun by walkers. It’s up to the birds to clear a path for Rick and his crew so that they can escape the undead horde and move to a new and hopefully safer location. Along the way, you could even have baddies from the show like Shane and the Governor try to thwart the efforts of the birds.
The Venture labs have been taken over by a secret government agency that wants the good doctor’s mind to create weapons of evil. Brock is trapped and trying to get to the lab. The birds, nested very near the lab, hear the commotion and go to investigate to try and quiet the carnage, so they can hatch their eggs in peace. Eventually, they meet up with Brock and try to keep him safe as he makes his way into the compound. But seriously, the only reason they are doing this is so they can hatch their babies without all the fuss.
OK. We think this would be a freakin’ blast. So you, the new trainer on the block, have a stable of Angry Birds that you have captured and trained to fight in the arenas against the Pokemon. Along the way, you will face some of the classic teams like Team Rocket and Team Magma as you battle your way through the ranks of trainers and Pokemon to claim the crown of the best of the best. Imagine taking the Angry Birds against Squirtle and Pikachu and any of the other legendary Pokemon in a battle to the finish.
Claptrap has gone nuts…again. He has reassembled his cult of followers and is trying to take over Pandora…again. The only problem is that this time, he has captured all of the vault hunters and Marcus. So there isn’t anyone to stop his deranged reign of terror. Watching from the sidelines, the birds of Pandora decide that they are going to do something about it. Some chew on bullets, while others train with their fists. But a select few have decided that they are going all out, and they eat some Iridium and become like the Sirens. They mount an epic offensive to stop the flipped-out rolling trashcan and his goons from ruining Pandora forever.