‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Alto’s Odyssey’ jump to Apple Arcade

Angry Birds, Alto’s Odyssey jump to Apple Arcade


‘Angry Birds Reloaded’ is coming soon to Apple Arcade.
Angry Birds Reloaded is one of the classic games that’ll soon be available on Apple Arcade without the hassle of in-app purchases.
Photo: Rovio

Three classic games are are getting updated and becoming part of the Apple Arcade subscription service. That includes Angry Birds Reloaded, Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City and Doodle God Universe.

All are set to debut soon.

Not new but improved

To be clear, these three games are not new. They are updated versions of classic ones. As Apple says, “Some of the most memorable games to hit the App Store are re-launching with new versions on Apple Arcade!”

One difference is that any and all in-app purchases from the original will be stripped out. The gaming service bans these, along with ads and loot boxes.

Other classic games also recently jumped to Apple Arcade, including Monument Valley and Fruit Ninja Classic.

Angry Birds Reloaded

The famous Angry Birds flock will return in a remastered version that includes colorful new characters. The developer, Rovio Entertainment, promises “visual enhancements, new characters, and plenty of destruction.”

Gameplay hasn’t changed, of course. You’re still using slingshots to shoot irritable fowl. But there’ll be new birds, new pigs and a new game mode. This involves the eagles wreaking havoc in a series of new levels.

For more information on Angry Birds Reloaded, visit Apple Arcade.

Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City

Alto’s Odyssey debuted for iOS back in 2018. The game involves sandboarding through exotic locations, with wall-jumping, balloon-bouncing and other mechanics to keep things interesting.

The updated version coming to Apple Arcade builds on that. “Join Alto and his friends on an endless sandboarding journey with new adventures to explore and mechanics to discover,” says Apple.

There’s more about Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City on Apple Arcade.

Doodle God Universe

Doodle God is a world-building game that involves mixing and matching different combinations of fire, earth, wind and air to create a universe. You start with microorganisms and work up to create animals and later people.

The new version offers an improved look. “The classic world-builder has been fully redrawn, with new updates that make the puzzle gameplay feel even better,” says Apple.

Visit Apple Arcade to learn more about Doodle God Universe.

All three of these games are coming to iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple TV. And they support both touchscreens and game controllers.


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