When it was announced that Rovio was venturing into a new advertising area by allowing video ads to display during Angry Birds gameplay, I thought that was a little over the top, as did MANY other Android Angry Birds fans. As it was, ads appeared at the bottom of the screen already, and can cause the game to display serious lag at times, making it somewhat frustrating to continue playing.
This is from an Angry Birds fan who posted their similar trials with the ads;
Angry birds seasons works well on my cliq with android 2.2 needs a paid version without ads because the ads do make it lag and certain ads lag it so bad it is unplayable. Cant dissable data because the game wont even run. Please make a paid version for android.
I know, I know…”the game was free, what are you crying about?” Well, yes, the game was free. But I can’t wait for the paid version to come out for Android. I’ll pay $2.99 to have no ad interruptions while I’m smoking some green pigs, no problem at all. Fact is, the ads are just plain annoying! Rovio hit gold with it though, and because of that, it’s only going to get worse, as this forums users have all agreed on as well.
Such as, when I’m playing Angry Birds on my Android device, the last ads I care to see are Windows Phone 7 ads! Seriously Rovio, either Microsoft has paid you an obscene amount to violate the sanctity of my Android mobile home, or your marketing department has failed miserably by trying to hit the wrong target audience with your video ad campaigns.
Newsflash Rovio – Android users…don’t want to watch Windows Phone 7 ads…especially while they’re trying to play your game.
If playing Angry Birds has you frustrated, let us know in the comments below. Maybe, just maybe Rovio will rush out the paid version for Android and make another $10 million.