Angry Birds Epic is the ninth free-to-play Android smartphone game from Rovio and also the first smartphone game to be developed in collaboration with the Hasbro. The game is available from Google Play and is compatible with the Jellybean and Kit Kat devices running on Android 3.2. The game is an action-packed, high-definition game that uses the real-time physics engine of Android to give the players a real gaming experience, featuring various levels and all-round entertaining gameplay. The game has been designed specifically for the touch screen mobile phone, using the screen as its interface and providing options and menus using the keyboard. The game is supported by social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Flixster.
In Angry Birds Epic, the player takes control of an airborne rodent who must fly his way through several dangerous levels, fight enemy birds and save his home from the clutches of the evil Dr. Darkkan. The hero of this game is a fat, foul-mouthed eagle who has more power than he realizes. His eagle skills are further improved when the special hyper button is pressed, which gives him extra strength and allows him to smash his enemies. The controls of the game are quite simple: the left and right arrows to point the direction in which the mouse is moving. Players can switch between the mouse and keyboard controls depending on their preference.
As part of the content of the second phase of the viral marketing strategy of Rovio, Angry Birds Epic was introduced along with a number of new items such as the Dr. Darkkan capsule and the Dr. Eggo capsule. These capsules contain special power ups that can be collected by collecting all the gold eggs within a certain time period. The hero is given a chance to buy these capsules in order to unleash his full potential, but he must first complete three other challenges in order to do so. Completing the challenges earns the player the three new items: the Robot egg, the Robot head and the Egg move.