Angry Birds Updated With 15 New Levels, All-New ‘Power-Ups’

Posted in Apple News, Apps, iOS on 03/08/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


While Rovio may have just released their new game Amazing Alex, they certainly haven’t forgotten about Angry Birds – the game that brought them to the top! The original Angry Birds has just been updated with 15 new tropical-themed levels, and something new: Power-ups!

The addition of power-ups is very interesting, and Rovio has included four of them in the game. Graham Spencer of MacStories has rounded up the details on what to expect from each power-up:

  • King Sling upgrades your slingshot for “maximum power and velocity”
  • Birdquake will bring the pigs’ defenses “crashing to the ground”
  • Super Seeds will turn your bird into a “pig-popping giant”
  • Sling Scope lets you use laser targetting for “pinpoint precision”

A few power-ups are provided for free for playing the game, and users can earn one free power-up each day – but after that, they’ll have to be purchased through In-App Purchasing. Perhaps Rovio has decided pretty much everyone already owns Angry Birds, and needed a new way to make money from it?

The update is available now from the App Store.

  • iPhone/iPod touch ($0.99, link)
  • iPad ($0.99, link)


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.