Angry Birds Stella POP! takes the birds into bubble shooters

Angry Birds Stella POP! follows the more traditional Angry Birds Stella released on Android last fall. It takes Stella and her friends on a mission to save critters, earn power-ups and literally burst the bubbles of some dastardly piggie minions controlled by "Bad Princess" Gale, Stella's ex-BFF and the villain from the last instalment. This time, rather than flinging birdie wrecking-balls, you're going to be flinging bubbles of a specific color to match them up and make them pop.

Stella POP! soft launched on iOS earlier this year and today, you can check it out on Android in the Google Play Store.

Thursday 12th March 2015 — Stella and her friends are back like you've never seen them before in Angry Birds Stella POP! – Rovio Entertainment's latest addition to the wildly popular Birds & Piggies family of games and the flock's first foray into the bubble shooter genre.

Angry Birds Stella POP! brings a twist to bubble shooting gameplay, where gamers strategically fling bubbles to match and pop them, saving critters, toppling piggies and earning power-ups. In each level, gamers live through the distinctive personalities of the feisty bird Stella and her friends the artistic Willow, mischievous Poppy, scientific genius Dahlia and young daredevil Luca. In Stella POP! each bird is endowed with a unique superpower, and together they work as a team to burst the Piggies' bubbles – and confront Stella's old purple friend and nemesis, the "Bad Princess" Gale.

"We're so pleased to take Angry Birds Stella POP! globally!," says Heini Kaihu, Head of Studio at Rovio. "If you love bubble shooters, you will absolutely love Angry Birds Stella POP! Marrying an old-school bubble-popping gameplay mechanic with the Angry Birds Stella world and cast of memorable characters, Stella POP! is its own, very colourful bird of a different feather."

"We're proud to share Angry Birds Stella POP! with fans worldwide today. Since we soft launched in Canada, we have been receiving great feedback. Fans are super engaged popping bubbles and toppling piggies," said Teemu Hämäläinen, Production Director. "This is Stella's second standalone game and fans will love joining in on her journey with her pals."

"Stella's crew and the rest of the Angry Birds have always appealed to a broad mix of gamers, and this latest quest invites fans of casual and challenging puzzles alike to enjoy the wild and quirky Angry Birds Stella in a new light," add Blanca Juti, Chief Brand Officer at Rovio.

Ara Wagoner

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