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Angry Birds Squawking Over To PlayStation

Finally I can toss out that useless old iPhone!
Author: Aram Lecis
Published: August 26, 2010
For those of you living under a rock (or so backwards that you haven't yet gotten an iPhone), Angry Birds is the smash hit catapult game for the iOS that has topped sales charts for months. Publisher Chillingo has done a fantastic job of regularly adding tons of content through free updates, keeping the game fresh and helping me while away many hours during my morning constitutionals. Now the birds are being freed from their Apple-sponsored cages and making their way over to the PSP and PS3 in the form a PlayStation Mini. In case you haven't been paying attention, numerous minis have been appearing that are pretty fun little time wasters, led by Australian developed Halfbrick and their multitude of offerings. Angry Birds should help propel the service closer to the limelight.

At its heart, Angry Birds is a physics-based castle destructor, featuring a cute story about some birds who are upset with the pigs who maybe stole their eggs or something? Gameplay features you lobbing birds from a slingshot towards the pigs defenses (constructed of logs, glass and stone) in the hopes of penetrating and destroying the piggies inside. Various birds have different properties, such as the ability to split into 3, or drop explosive eggs. It is a simple and addicting formula, and several hundred levels are packed into the game, along with numerous secret challenges to find and unlock.

The PlayStation port looks to add a few new features, such as:

-A Brand New World 4: “The Big Set Up”- Full of addictively fun surprises unseen before!
-A Bonus Golden Egg Worldthat clever players can unlock!
-A New Big Brother Bird capable of massive destruction!

More Angry Birds and more quality minis are two things we have been clamoring for around the office, so seeing both together is fantastic! We are also interested in seeing how they work the controls, which were entirely touch-based in the original. Now if they could just find a way to bring Paper Toss over I can die happy!