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Angry Birds Go! Seems To Be An Effective Blend Of Mario Kart And MotorStorm

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    When Nintendo first detailed Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS, it looked as though the game was taking a leaf out of MotorStorm’s book, introducing elements like shortcuts, off-roading and air-time.

     

    Ultimately, however, Mario Kart 7 isn’t really all that different from its predecessors, and the Blue Shell is as annoying as ever. Luckily, it looks like Angry Birds developer Rovio aren’t as scared of spicing the kart-racing genre up a little more.

     

    Above is a trailer for Angry Birds Go!, a kart racer headed to iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10, that seems to blend the best of Mario Kart and MotorStorm into a single game. There are upgradable karts, gliding, off-roading, air-time, and a general sense of speed and freedom that’s been sorely lacking in Mario Kart games.

     

    Yes, it’s a phone game, but Rovio did eventually bring Angry Birds to consoles, so it would make complete sense for this game to be brought over as well. Angry Birds Go! is slated for release on the aforementioned devices on December 11th.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.