Angry Birds now available for WP7

The ever popular game Angry Birds has finally made a debut on Windows Phone 7 today, as Rovio Mobile and Microsoft Studios have teamed up to launch the game on the Marketplace. The game was made available originally on iOS, then Android and many other platforms including the web through Google Chrome, and finally it has made its debut on Microsoft’s latest mobile OS.

The game is as full featured as their iOS/Android counterparts; however falls slightly short on the level count, as the WP7 version only has 165 levels in comparison to the 255 available on Android currently. This is made up for with full Xbox LIVE integration, as you’d expect from a Microsoft Studio’s published game.

Angry Birds is coming to Windows Phone! The survival of the angry birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the angry birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles. Each of the 165 levels requires logic, skill and brute force to crush the enemy.

The game is currently going for US$2.99 on the Marketplace and contains a free trial if you want to test out the game before you buy it. Again, this price is higher than other mobile platforms, but it’s still great to see the famous Angry Birds make its launch on Windows Phone 7. You can get it now via the Marketplace.

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FMH said,
Good to see a big name coming. However I wonder what took them so long?

My guess would be that it took them a while to port it to XNA. They probably didn't have any .Net folks in-house and either dragged their feet on hiring folks to do it or it just took their coders a bit of time to ramp up in unfamiliar territory.

Skwerl said,

My guess would be that it took them a while to port it to XNA. They probably didn't have any .Net folks in-house and either dragged their feet on hiring folks to do it or it just took their coders a bit of time to ramp up in unfamiliar territory.

If you check the credits in the game, you will see that the WP7 port was outsourced to another finnish company who specialize in porting games to various platforms.

@Tech Star - it's 2 years too late and way overpriced. I've downloaded the trial onto my HD7 but I'm not paying £2.99 for it when I can play it for free in my PC browser courtesy of Google or play it for free on my other half's HTC Desire (Android). Even on the iPhone, it's now 59p because it's reached critical mass.

Too much water has passed under the bridge, MS messed up with their early marketing and were pushed to the very back of the platform queue. It's a shame because it runs very smoothly on my HD7, no jitters or judders but I've played all the versions on Andorid and I simply don't need it that badly to pay a whopping £2.99 - total ripoff. XBOX achievements are not worth that much. Most of the the XBOX titles are a ripoff and I've not purchased even one of the many trials I've added. OK rant over, go - play.

CtrlShift said,

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Too much water has passed under the bridge, MS messed up with their early marketing and were pushed to the very back of the platform queue.
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What does MS's early marketing have to do with a company's speed at porting a game to a new API and platform? I'm puzzled.

Skwerl said,

What does MS's early marketing have to do with a company's speed at porting a game to a new API and platform? I'm puzzled.

Microsoft cheekily advertised the unreleased WP7 (at the time) with the promise of Angry Birds shown in a set of app icons to promote the new phone. Unfortunately, they used it without Rovio's permission. The end result is that it's taken far longer for the game to reach the platform than Microsoft would have preferred. A lot of people actually base their decision to buy a phone on the strength of AB alone, so it's definitely hurt its momentum. See the Neowin article for more info.
http://www.neowin.net/news/mic...the-feathers-of-angry-birds

Well it's a good thing that fruit ninja was on the WP7 from the get-go then.

You people are just looking for excuses to bash my beloved ecosystem >

Welcome to the party. All the cracker's have been popped, The food is all eaten and the floor is sticky. Also most people have now gone over to Fruit Ninja's or Cut The Rope's party but you can stay if you want, I think there are some cold chicken wings over on the far table.

Enjoy!

MarkusDarkus said,
Welcome to the party. All the cracker's have been popped, The food is all eaten and the floor is sticky. Also most people have now gone over to Fruit Ninja's or Cut The Rope's party but you can stay if you want, I think there are some cold chicken wings over on the far table.

Enjoy!


Fruit Ninja was on WP7 from the beginning. Your point?

Shame, problem is most people would have already played it and paid cheaper for this. £2.49 seems high compared to other platform versions.

Seems Microsoft is so desperate for money that is won't let a free version like on iOS , Android, Symbian and even Chrome browser.

alexalex said,
Seems Microsoft is so desperate for money that is won't let a free version like on iOS , Android, Symbian and even Chrome browser.

uh yeah, that really explains it.

alexalex said,
Seems Microsoft is so desperate for money that is won't let a free version like on iOS , Android, Symbian and even Chrome browser.

Yeah, I bet that's the explanation. Microsoft doesn't allow free games...

alexalex said,
Seems Microsoft is so desperate for money that is won't let a free version like on iOS , Android, Symbian and even Chrome browser.

Wouldn't the pricing part be the developer's decision?

brent3000 said,
No free version like android etc?

EDIT : Cant find it on the Aussie MP doing a search on my phone

It has a trial version

Also, I found it in Canada under Games, Xbox Live (was at the top)