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

Posted in Apps, iOS, News 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.

J. Glenn Künzler


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.