Saturday, November 10, 2012

Angry Birds Star Wars arrives on iOS, and Android, leaps to records

Angry Birds Star Wars released on both iOS and Android on Thursday, and is featuring it as well. The iPhone version of the game is priced at $0.99, while the iPad version is $2.99. On Android, the basic version is free, though ad-supported, while the HD version is priced at $2.99. 

In the Amazon Appstore, the Kindle Fire version is here, priced at $2.99, while an ad-free standard version is priced at $0.99.  Those who want the standard version with ads can find it here.

The app set records for Rovio. As confirmed by the company itself, within 2.5 hours of its launch, the app leaped to No. 1 in the U.S. iOS App Store, blowing away all of the company's previous records.

Those who have played the prior versions of Angry Birds, particularly Angry BIrds Space, will have no difficulty picking up the game. Here's the app's description:
May the birds be with you!


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... a group of desperate rebel birds faced off against a galactic menace: the Empire’s evil Pigtroopers!

Rebel birds, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Imperial Pigs. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the PIG STAR, and are racing to deliver the plans to the Rebel Birds. Now they need your help!

Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star Wars™ universe! Use the Force, wield your lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star -- where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs! Can you become a Jedi Master and restore freedom to the galaxy?

Time to grab your lightsaber and join the adventure! May the birds be with you!

HOURS AND HOURS OF ENGAGING GAMEPLAY - Explore more than 80 levels in iconic locations like Tatooine and the Pig Star. Can you dodge Imperial pigs, laser turrets, Tusken Raider pigs, and the dark side of the Force to get all three stars?

NEW GAMEPLAY MECHANICS - Use lightsabers, Blasters and Jedi powers to wreak havoc on the Imperial Pigs!

LEVEL UP YOUR BIRDS - Keep playing and level up your birds to improve their skills!

SECRETS AND HIDDEN GOODIES - Can you unlock all the R2-D2 and C-3PO bonus levels?

FREE UPDATES - This is only the beginning of the epic saga!

Stuck on a tricky level? Earn stars and call the Mighty Falcon to rain down the destruction. New goals, achievements and gameplay!

The ultimate training ground for a Young Jedi, this in-app purchase unlocks 40 Dagobah Challenge Levels with Jedi Master Yoda! Master the Path of the Jedi to unlock the ultimate lightsaber!
Reviews for both the iOS and Android versions have been positive, as you might expect from an Angry Birds game.

Grab it, and may the birds be with you. The force is strong in this game.

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