Rovio’s Angry Birds Go is off to a fast start on iOS and Android, reaching the No. 1 spot in over 140 countries on the App Store and Google Play since its launch earlier this month. The game sees the franchise’s famous pigs and birds racing downhill in go-karts, collecting coins and blasting off of speed ramps as they compete to win each race.
Since each race takes place on a mostly downhill course, acceleration is handled by gravity and speed ramps, and players only need to steer. The game supports both tilt and touch controls for steering, and karts can be upgraded with better handling (along with acceleration, top speed and other factors) with the coins players collect in each race.
Races in Angry Birds Go come in multiple forms, from traditional races against other karts to solo bomb races, among others. Each event rewards up to three stars, and comes with an individual leaderboard for tracking a player’s high scores against others.
While Angry Birds Go is already a success, Rovio has announced plans to update the game with more content in the future.
“Like all our games, fun new content and exciting gameplay will be brought in through future game updates,” an update on the Rovio blog reads. “In spring 2014 we’ll be bringing multiplayer to Angry Birds Go. Both local and online competitive experiences are in the works, so stay tuned.”