Angry Birds Transformers Released on Android via Google Play

Whew, that was a long title! Angry Birds Transformers for iOS has been updated to v1.1.18. It’s no surprise that there is an update today, as the global launch of Angry Birds Transformers on Android is slated for tomorrow. Out now on Google Play! Anyhow, since the AppStore doesn’t really contain a lot of info about this update we decided to record a video where we take a before and after look at the changes.

As you can see, once updated the pricing structure changes a bit (by pricing I mean the amount of coins it takes to upgrade and/or unlock new areas). If you’re anything like me, an update like this will terrify you (and not the spooky-good Halloween type of terror).

However, as you can see in the video, while some of the prices did go up, others actually went down. Notably, the cost to unlock some of the new areas went down from 100,000 gold coins to 6,000! Woot! On the flip-side the cost to upgrade characters seems to have gone up by about 10% across the board. That’s not too bad, but once you want to upgraded past level 7 it gets very expensive (around 100 K per upgrade).

The last major change I see is that some areas that were previously unlocked at level 90 now require level 100. That means you need to unlock some extra characters and/or upgrade some additional birds.

What do you think about this update? Also, I’m curious what you think about this before and after style first look video. Should we do more of them (where applicable of course)? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Gameplay Videos

I’ve been playing A LOT of Angry Birds Transformers. If you’re interested, be sure to check out our latest Let’s Play style gameplay videos below. I know I’m biased, but I think they’re quite fun! You can view them all here.

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Category: Angry Birds Transformers News & Updates, News

    Comments (51)

    Rank: Sling God with 28095 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    If there is anything I missed please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks!

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    By GrimmJow (@grimmjow)

    @BirdLeader
    Do you think that the difficulty was revised in downwards?
    Otherwise something shocks me, Mégatron who help you, during his selection, showed the rank “Z”, which is this rank ? The maximum rank ?

    Rank: Sling God with 28095 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    I think that’s a ‘2’ @grimmjow. It definitely looks a lot like a Z though.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8250 points
    By GrimmJow (@grimmjow)

    Other big change is the fact that we toss us of the advertising before almost each party…

    Otherwise, you would have a list of ingame achievements which are bugued ? To compare.

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1550 points
    By Big brother bird (@milutin)

    AB Transformers finally arrived on Android.
    I waited that much.
    Transformers Roll Out!!!

    By adiPL

    I can not find on google play

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
    By Kelani (@kelani)
    Rank: Sling God with 20790 points
    By Joey (@joeyba)

    Yes yes love the before/after look of the game. Keep them coming :)

    Rank: Sling God with 20790 points
    By Joey (@joeyba)

    I don’t have “coming soon” written in the down part of the map…

    Rank: Sling God with 28095 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    Thanks for the vote of confidence @joeyba.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9580 points
    By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

    @birdleader good job! I love your posts and I find them helpful and fun

    Rock on! :D

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5685 points
    By EricBirdz (@ericbirdz)

    It’s so funny to me because literally 10 minutes after I wrote a scathing review about the price structure of this game, we get an update like this. All in all though, this is actually a bit worse, because there are a lot more transformers to upgrade than there are areas to open up, so this is actually worse for the “total coins to completion” amount.

    I wouldn’t have too much of a problem with any price structure if I could actually play and succeed at the game. I have 6 areas under attack right now, and 5 of them are rated “very hard” which really means “impossible”. That last area shuffles around between hard and easy but it takes an hour on average for that one to open up. So basically, I have a good shot at completing 1 level per hour. Actually less, because that transformer has to be repaired first before I can feasibly be comfortable in using it on that 1 level.

    It’s a major problem, and I can’t be the only one.

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1805 points
    By Aidbirds11 (@aidbirds11)

    I once had the same number. But to me at least, unless the transformer you have to play with is a Chef Pig guy or Terence guy, or Moustache Pig. it isn’t.

    So now, i only have 2 very hard levels: 1 Terence (that shoots 3 lasers), 1 Moustache Pig.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
    By Kelani (@kelani)

    It’s very interesting to see so many changes in an early update. I wonder if these price revisions were due to customer feedback, or in response to IAP figures. (If something’s not selling, it must be too easy to obtain, so make it harder to get by raising the corresponding coin price).

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9600 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    Which customer wants to spend more money to upgrade a character???

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    By dmsral (@dmsral)

    The changes came just in time for me. I was looking at two 80,000 coin areas to unlock but after the update, they dropped to 5,000 each. Click, click! I thought the upgrade price went up, thanks for the confirmation @birdleader. I bought the Zenga upgrade yesterday and it’s been to great way to build up up the coins count fairly quickly.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9600 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    I had two areas which should have been unlocked at level 80 (I was at 78), ut now I have to wait until level 100!
    It’s a very bad update.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8250 points
    By GrimmJow (@grimmjow)

    @chriss :
    I had unlock the last zone (rank 90) and I needed 150.000 coins. I missed 10.000 it when I made the update…
    Now I have to reach the rank 120 to unlock this zone again which will cost certainly less.

    In a sense it’s better to spend more in upgrades which are permanent and less in the releasing of the zones than inverts it.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9600 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    @grimmjow Maybe to unlock this zones will cost less, but in order to reach level 120 you have to upgrade so many birds/pigs which costs so many coins now so that in total you will have to pay more than before.

    By Bjays92

    Love the fact that the prices were reduced at ton because the 100000 coins that i would use to unlock a new area i can use to upgrade so even though the prices are a bit more for upgrading i really don’t care. Thanks Rovio and Angrybirdsnest for doing this video!

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1805 points
    By Aidbirds11 (@aidbirds11)

    I’m Good with the pricing. The more you expand, the more characters, and they’d be level 1 when unlocked of course. But the price would become much affordable, since the character level is low. The more you upgrade then, more expanding.

    Also, more expansions, probably more “houses” that’ll give you 400 coins.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6350 points
    By Au (@arushss)

    out on google play!!

    Rank: Sling God with 35510 points
    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    @birdleader
    Love your videos and commentary. It is funny how we say or think the same things as we are playing.
    I too have been playing Transformers a lot, both pre and post update. Have not noticed any changes other than what you mentioned on the pricing for opening up new lands on the map. This is a fun game to play but it does become addictive.

    This may be a question that has been addressed but I do not remember reading the answer. What is the purpose of the area on the map that has “Telepods” in red and white letters? The successful outcome appears not to add coins or gems.

    Also what is the time for the refresh rate to 400 on the coins. I get the impression it is about 4 hours.

    Rank: Sling God with 35510 points
    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Also noticed if one scrolls down on the iPad screen there is a large dome like structure in the clouds that is partially revealed.

    Rank: Sling God with 35510 points
    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    After playing the Jenga level a score is posted. The highest score I have obtained is 114.

    Anyone obtain a higher score?
    What is the purpose of this score?

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8250 points
    By GrimmJow (@grimmjow)

    @wrw01 :
    Similar for me : maximum of 114.
    Any idea of how is calculated this score.
    I know just that the mode Jenga serves for the following things :
    – Gain coins and pigs.
    – If the 1st used character is a character K.O on the map, he is repaired.
    – If the 2nd used character is Ultra Magnus, coins are doubled.
    – Move forward the achievement (destruction of pigs, blocks and Mortar Towers).

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13645 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    The JENGA mode isn’t a IAP here on android, it costs 100 gems to unlock

    Rank: Slinger with 1165 points
    By Do_not_ban (@donotban)

    Today is my birthday. Thanks Rovio for this present! ^_^

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13645 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    Bug on android for me, app keeps asking facebook permition. I allready did but now when i open the app, and the fb connection pops up i can choose agree/disagree but the app is closing.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 12045 points
    By kai92 (@kai92)

    Same for me too. Have to wipe data and start over with no connect to FB, then the game works fine.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13645 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @kai92 indeed, works for me.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9600 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    The achievement “Roll out!” is now even more bugged than it was before this update. I even lost my first star now.

    I will post a list with all the bugged achievements soon. Or does such a list already exist?

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8250 points
    By GrimmJow (@grimmjow)

    @chriss :

    You speak about achievements IG ? Because GC no problem, I am lacking it one and it progresses normally.

    Here is the list that I established:

    – Roll Out ! : Loss of stars with the update. The bar does not progress any more.
    – Incoming ! : The bar does not progress.
    – Skywarp… Smash ! : The bar does not progress.
    – Should’ve kept the instructions : Gain of gems in every realization.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9600 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    @grimmjow: Thank you for the list. I will compre it to my list and then report it to Rovio, unless you have already done it.

    Yes I am talking about in-game achievements. The GC achievements are okay.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8250 points
    By GrimmJow (@grimmjow)

    @chriss :
    Do you found other bugs that those of my list ?
    Informed me from answers of Rovio, thank you.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9600 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    @grimmjow: That’s exactly the bugs I also found.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9600 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    @grimmjow: And in addition to that: “Slow Motion = Cool” is also bugged. It always start at 0 again. Can you confirm?

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8250 points
    By GrimmJow (@grimmjow)

    @Chriss :
    Not for me, Slow motion = cool work. I have 3 stars and the bar is complete.
    Do you receive an answer from Rovio ?
    Soon the update, we will have answer with it ^^

    Rank: Deputized with 110 points
    By scalan15 (@scalan15)

    Anyone else having a problem witbh this game? It crashes everytime I start it up after it ask for my facebook information

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13645 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @scalan15 Yes, as said above: you should wait for an bug fix, nothing works. Or you need to backup data, remove the app, and install again without connecting to fb at all. I prefer waiting if you allready maked a lot of progress, they are aware of the bug.

    Rank: Champion with 3170 points
    By Viking (@viking)

    Same issue here. I have tried to cancel the Facebook connect and it still crashes. It has worked once in the last 3 days and they started crashing all over again.

    By Josh

    I have a kindle fire HD and the game isnt showing up in my appstore. Can anyone help?

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13645 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @ Josh I believe rovio said November 4 is the date it will come out for amazon appstore

    By Josh

    its Nov 4th and it hasnt come out… maybe later in the day?

    Rank: Shooter with 960 points
    By AEX10 (@aex10)

    Yes! Have been waiting (felt like ages) for this!
    Love shooting those pigs!

    Rank: Sling God with 20790 points
    By Joey (@joeyba)

    is there a maximum level to upgrade birds and pigs? to what level it increases?

    By Josh

    Does anyone know another official date for the release on amazon appstore? Still hasn’t come out

    Rank: Sling God with 32060 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Now :)

    By steewie

    Hi!
    I have a problem with this game! after i have rescued Soundwave, for me is impossible to unock another segment of the map. I continue to play the same levels, but i can’t unlock the map! Anyone else have the same problem? somebody can help me? i have see the walkthrough but is useless. sorry for my bad english but i am Italian.

    By katie

    I am having the same issue. I am rank 166 and have all characters and no option for explore has come since rank 150?!

    Rank: Champion with 3170 points
    By Viking (@viking)

    F.Y.I – I no longer have a crashing problem with AB Transformers. I believe the most recent update resolved the issue.

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