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Angry Birds Space Launches on iOS and Mac

Angry Birds Space, the latest installment of the best selling mobile game of all time, has finally arrived. Rovio, the developer behind the series, partnered with NASA, the U.S. space agency, to promote the release, including a plug filmed by an Angry Bird-toting astronaut on the International Space Station.


Angry Birds Space delivers the biggest change yet in the series' well-known "launch birds out of a slingshot at pigs" gameplay. Instead of dealing with the gravity of just one planet, players are dealing with several. Kotaku explains:
Yes, you still play level by level. You still have a set number of birds—birds of different types—that you'll slingshot at towers of blocks, hoping to squash some pigs.

But now you're shooting your birds through space, from one planet to the next. Each planet has a gravitational field. Gone is the simplicity of just lobbing a bird in an arc. No. Welcome to the physics of the heavenly bodies. Shoot a bird into open space and it'll fly off in a straight line. Shoot one toward another planet and it'll get caught in its gravitational field and start orbiting the planet... or slowly descend as it encircles the planet to smash into the ground.

Angry Birds Space is $0.99 on iPhone and iPod Touch. [Direct Link]
Angry Birds Space HD is $2.99 on the iPad. [Direct Link]
Angry Birds Space is $4.99 on the Mac. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 32 months ago

These guys are getting greedy, no Universal App, you have to pay an extra .99 to play the full levels available in the game and you have to pay even more if you want to play with the mighty eagle, up to 19.99 !


Greedy? You've got to be kidding! Would you spend thousands of hours developing a game for free? I don't think so.
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

Am I the only person left on Earth that thinks that Angry Birds is a mediocre game at best? It's really not that entertaining.

Yes. Angry Birds is probably the most fun I've had with a game since the N64 days.
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

These guys are getting greedy, no Universal App, you have to pay an extra .99 to play the full levels available in the game and you have to pay even more if you want to play with the mighty eagle, up to 19.99 !


dear god, people are SO ridiculous entitled nowadays.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

These guys are getting greedy, no Universal App, you have to pay an extra .99 to play the full levels available in the game and you have to pay even more if you want to play with the mighty eagle, up to 19.99 !

Oh well, yeah, god forbid that anyone should ever develop a product and actually make money from it. We who spend $1100 minimum for a mac and $499 minimum for a iPad are going to quibble over 99 cents? Please.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

Universal app takes a lot of space. Especially with Retina display. You rather pay $4.99 for Universal app or $0.99 for iPhone app and $2.99 for iPad?


Maybe I'm the only one, but I'd actually pay $4.99 for a Universal app vs having 2 separate apps :)
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
I played a bit on a friend's phone and can't figure it out... but at least it looks more enjoyable than that Fruit Ninja game that my old roommate and his girlfriend/fiance used to play for HOURS at a time. It was so weird how they'd just sit on the couch and swipe their fingers at airborne fruit for literally an entire evening...
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago



i have all 4 editions yet im to dumb to finish any of them. im the worst at this game


I have two boards with 2 stars on Seasons and it is driving me insane. Original is complete, haven't tried Rio though (assume that is the other edition you are referring to). As to Space, it has done some really interesting things with the concept, and definitely worth the buy.


Universal app takes a lot of space. Especially with Retina display. You rather pay $4.99 for Universal app or $0.99 for iPhone app and $2.99 for iPad?

Plus your games are not synced across devices, levels you passes on iPhone are still closed on iPad. So there's no real advantage of Universal app.

Might be different now, but for the first Angry birds, the 'iPad' version was identical to the iPhone version, the only difference was a flag in the .plist to tell it to NOT run full screen.
Either way, I have to agree that complaining about the price/value of Angry Birds is kinda ridiculous.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

Also -- the one star reviews in the App Store for this app over the fact that there's an option to pay $1 for extra levels in a $3 game are incredibly charming.

So is this confirmed? You can't play the next level unless you pay? If so, then that's totally ridiculous. Just charge $4 and be done with it.

Guess I'll get the iPhone version then, which no one has reported to have this "feature."
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

I think people don't realize how little money most games actually make. Angry birds is a rare exception but I don't blame even them for wanting to make an extra $1 for additional content.


Ditto. I don't mind paying for something I appreciate. Soon people will be demanding that Angry Birds is free, ala the mp3 download revolution. Support the artists and companies you appreciate, and they'll stick around and keep giving you cool stuff.

I want Rovio and team to do well, and honestly with all the FREE updates they've handed out over the past two years, I was starting to feel like I'd ripped THEM off. Angry Birds has been a game that keeps on giving.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

These guys are getting greedy, no Universal App, you have to pay an extra .99 to play the full levels available in the game and you have to pay even more if you want to play with the mighty eagle, up to 19.99 !


Your sense of entitlement is dripping all over my Cinema Display. Please make it stop.

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Can anyone confirm whether or not the iPad version has retina display resolution?


I'm sure someone else may have answered this already... but just in case... yes it does, and it looks great!
Rating: 3 Votes

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