Friday, March 23, 2012

Angry Birds Space lifts off on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac

As promised, Rovio on Thursday, March 22, 2012 launched Angry Birds Space into ... not space, but onto several platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.

The Android version can be found in more than one market, including Google Play (paid Premium version, free ad-supported version) and the Amazon Appstore (special Kindle Fire HD edition, paid, free). The paid versions are $0.99; the Kindle Fire version is $2.99.

In the App Store, there is a standard version ($0.99) and an HD version (for iPad, $2.99).

There are also desktop versions, for Windows ($5.95) and Mac ($4.99).

Gamers will need to get used to using gravity as part of their level solutions. There's a new added power-up called Space Eagles, which is awarded for progressing throughout the game level or can be (ahem) purchased in-app.

The game comes with 60 levels on first download, with, as is typical for Rovio, more coming through game updates.

Samsung Galaxy Note owners will get exclusive content. That will come via the device's Ice Cream Sandwich update. The firmware will include the option to unlock 30 exclusive levels of the Angry Birds Space game if the game is unlocked in the first three months after the update is released. The ICS update is expected to arrive in Q2 of this year. In addition, there will be a branded level, and an exclusive weapon: the Lazer bird.

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