THE BEST SELLING video game in history has gone into orbit with the release today of Angry Birds Space.
The plot, which Google Play rates "low maturity", begins when a giant claw kidnaps the Angry Birds' eggs. This kicks off a chase into a space wormhole that transports everyone to a strange new galaxy. In this new space adventure the Angry Birds - which luckily have been given super powers of their own - are surrounded by space pigs.
"Angry Birds Space introduces you to new adventures on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction. With brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!" the game's developer Rovio Mobile said today.
Initial reaction to the launch suggests that the game might live up to its hype. On Google Play all user reviews at the time of writing gave the game five out of five. "This is AWESOME!!" Rene wrote.
"I'm impressed!! The creators really did boost up this game and gave it an upgrade. :-) You can't lose with this one the birds actually have a shooting range so you know where the bird will land that then trying all over again because the bird landed the wrong way like the previous games, this one is AWESOME!! :-)"
The game also has a level dubbed "Danger Zone", which is billed as being the most difficult level ever.
According to recent estimates Angry Birds has been downloaded 700 million times.
Versions are available for Iphone and Ipad, Android, PC and Mac.
The PC version that costs €6.00 is here.
If you have Android 1.6 and up the game is available from Google Play. µ
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