@psx_warrior I simply played it all day as it seemed addictive... until I finished it and collected the eggs.
Rovio biz dev head confirms massive milestone for mobile-to-console puzzler; Angry Birds Rio tops 36 million.
Rovio's Angry Birds has proven to be the goose that laid the golden egg since its release for Apple's iOS in December 2009. In addition to greasing the wheels for EA's purchase of the game's publisher, Chillingo, gamers continue to flock to it. As part of PaidContent.org's PC Mobile 2011 conference today, Rovio business development head Peter Vesterbacka said that Angry Birds has now accrued more than 200 million downloads.
On the App Store, Angry Birds is available in a $0.99 paid version as well as a limited-content free version. Having already seen release on the iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, and PlayStation Network, versions of the game are also reportedly in development for the Xbox 360, Wii, and Facebook. A Windows Phone 7 edition is planned for release on June 29.
As for the game itself, Angry Birds follows the exploits of its titular enraged birds as they attempt to destroy fortresses built by undesirable pigs. The strategy puzzle game sees players launching the birds from a massive slingshot, attempting to topple the fortresses in as few shots as possible.
An Angry Birds follow-up, Angry Birds Rio, tied in to Fox's filmic release of Rio in March 2011. According to Vesterbacka, that game has now been downloaded 35 million times.
For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
This game just owns me. Simple yet addictive as the dickens. I'm suprised that more people haven't commented on how much they've enjoyed trying to figure out how to hit the structures with the birds for maximum damage..
@ale_gamr How could you have beat it so quickly when there are so many levels to it? You had to have beaten them all in one shot after another. There's loads upon loads of levels to play. Maybe you only played one part of it.
Nice for them. Now that you made a huge profit, Rovio, would you mind fixing the freakin' game on the PSP?! Some levels are completely unplayable! The least you could do it is fixing the game to run normally...since, you know, I(or we) paid for it!!
This type of thing is for killing time while in a waiting room, on a bus, taking a dump, or anything else where you're sitting around not doing anything but can't get to a console or pc. I don't want big games on a phone, keep them silly and short so they serve their purpose. Phones are not the future of gaming they are just a small part of it.
@Tony-Baxter Except of course Angry Birds is only a small fraction of the price of Pokemon and Super Mario Bros 3 meaning the latter games have made more money for their developers.
It doesn't deserve to sell more than any video game. It's a "mini game", seriously. I've played it, yes it's fun. For an hour:P
What's with all the casual gamer comments? It's a phone game! I appreciate these type of games to kill 10 minutes waiting in the subway. I don't want or need an 80 hour RPG on my phone. That's what consoles are for...
I don't usually play these things but I played it yesterday and beat it quickly. It's fun but finishes quickly and gets old fast. When you win you get nothing for your wasted time. Why would you spend on that?...
The mentality of people never ceases to amaze me. 200 million downloads really? This type of game has been out for years and all of a sudden they put birds that are angry so it shoots through the roof. This is as sad as playing farmville.
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