RIM has finally enticed Rovio into sending those Angry Birds to roost on the BlackBerry PlayBook, delivering the full range of popular feather-flinging app games to the not-so-popular multimedia tablet.
Continuing the celebration of two years in service for the colourful little pluckers and their pig-popping crusade, available now from the BlackBerry App World are the classic avian sensation, Angry Birds, as well as eventful spin-off Angry Birds Seasons and tie-in Angry Birds Rio, which is based on the animated movie released earlier this year.
Most Apple iPhone or Android gadget owners know the score – Angry Birds gameplay involves firing the brightly coloured wingless birds with a catapult (touchscreen controlled) at their nemeses which are protected by crudely built and destroyable wood, stone and metal structures. Each bird carries a unique ability and can take out specific obstacles, and their piggy targets, depending on their speed, size and special tricks – some explode, some break off into clusters and the most recent addition inflates to maximum devastation! The game is part puzzler, and some levels need repetitive play to master and a great deal of skill to knock off all the pigs, thus clearing the stage.
Angry Birds Seasons lets you play festively-themed levels, including scenes based on Christmas, Halloween, Valentines, the Chinese Lantern Festival and more. This version also recently added a new bird – the inflatable Puffa!
Angry Birds Rio adds a further 135 levels, but the mission has changed. In this version there are no pigs but the method remains the same – fire the birds via the catapult a bust free feathered friends who have been caged up by monkeys in a Rio carnival setting. The game also introduced the movie’s main character – a macaw named Blue.
All three cost $4.99 (roughly £3.18 GBP) and will happily land on BlackBerry PlayBook tablets packing the BlackBerry OS that comes pre-installed. Unless you live in South Korea, you’ll be able to download the games today.
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