Angry Birds now available for Windows

Angry Birds has taken the world by storm by becoming one of the most popular games that has become widely supported on a variety of platforms. Rovio, the developer of the game, has now released a version that runs native on Windows which can be purchased for just under five dollars. The launch marks the first time users are able to download the game for Windows without using Intel's AppUp Store.

The native Windows version boasts a few improvements over its Flash companion. With around 240 levels, there's no need to be connected to the internet in order to play so the player is free from being on a lead. The game can be played either in a window or full screen, whichever your style of playing games is.

While the price isn't particularly high, a demo is available which includes Angry Birds Rio that can be downloaded here (also use this link for purchasing). For those wondering whether their computer will run it, the specs suggest Windows XP SP2 or higher with 1GHz CPU and 512MB of RAM.

The aim of the game is to catapult the poorly-mooded birds and eliminate all of the pigs, which are either easy to get to or protected by structures that you need to take down. Points are awarded for each pig eliminated and structures damaged, while extra points are given if there are unused birds in the queue.

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