Angry Birds Space Now Available!!

At long last! At very long last! Angry Birds Space has landed for iOS, PC, Mac, NOOK Color, and Android via the Android Market and Amazon Appstore. We will definitely know more as we delve a bit deeper into Angry Birds Space, but here’s what we know so far. The initial launch of Angry Birds Space includes:

  • 60 gravity-defying levels: 30 from Pig Bang and 30 from Cold Cuts. The Angry Birds Space leaderboard is online and ready for your scores. Walkthrough pages are also up, so feel free to provide your strategies and help us track down those minimum 3 star scores.
  • 30 brain-teaser, extremely difficult levels in an episode called Danger Zone. Our video walkthroughs are available, but we warn you that they are very challenging. On iOS, Danger Zone is an in-app purchase, though level one is already unlocked, so you can try one level before you chose to buy the episode for $0.99. On PC, Danger Zone unlocks if you pass all 30 levels Pig Bang. It is available for free on Samsung Android devices. As for other devices, only time will tell.
  • A Golden Eggsteroids episode, which are the Angry Birds Space equivalent to Golden Eggs. This episode is locked by default. It unlocks once you’ve found your first Golden Eggsteroid. When found, Golden Eggsteroids unlock bonus levels, some levels pay homage to a few classic 1980’s video games. This is reportedly Rovio’s not-so-subtle nod to its video game predecessors.
  • For iOS there are new achievements via Game Center. For the first time we’ve actually created some video walkthroughs that can help with some of the hard achievements.
  • Poppable space suits (bubbles) on the home screen and throughout the game (i.e. check out the credits).
  • New animated bird help menus that help you understand the different powers.
  • The Space Eagle is making an appearance (see more below).
  • Quick tip #1! Frozen pigs will pop on their own.
  • Quick tip #2! To unlock the first level in an episode you need to hit the “Play” button and watch the first comic. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to the very first level.
  • Quick tip #3! If you hit an Eggsteroid, like the one on level 1-9, you’re automatically transported via a wormhole to that Eggsteroid level.
  • Quick tip #4! Lazer Bird isn’t affected by gravity when he’s targeting (after tap), but after impacting something gravity will exert force.

As you can tell, Angry Birds Space is launching on many platforms at once. Here’s a quick breakdown on the different flavors and their subsequent cost. Regardless of what version you chose, I’m sure the few dollars that it sets you back will be well worth it. In most cases it’s cheaper than a Happy Meal at McDonald’s.

  • iOS: There are two flavors.  The SD version costs $0.99 USD, which is identical to the other Angry Birds apps in the past. The HD version costs $2.99 USD, which includes retina support for the new iPad (colloquially, the iPad 3). At this time, it is unclear if there will be a free and/or trial version like the other three apps. Angry Birds Space for iOS will run on iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod Touch (3rd, 4th gen) and requires iOS 4.0 or later (iPad requires 4.2 or later).
  • Android via Amazon Marketplace: There is a free ad-supported version, a $0.99 ad-free version, and a $2.99 HD version for Kindle Fire (nice!).
  • Android via Android Market / Google Play: Just as above, there is a free ad-supported version, a $0.99 ad-free version called “Premium”, an a $2.99 HD version for tablets. Requires Android OS 1.6, just as before.
  • PC: $5.95, a dollar more than the other Angry Birds apps in the past (the extra dollar may be for Danger Zone being included). There is also a demo available which allows you to play levels 1-1 through 1-15 of Pig Bang.
  • Mac: $4.99 and requires OS X 10.6.6 or later.

Understanding The Mighty Space Eagle

The Mighty Space Eagle has arrived, although it’s not exactly what you’re used to! On iOS at least, we first see the option to use the Space Eagle on level 1-11 of Pig Bang. The Space Eagle pops out of the sardine can through a wormhole and quickly blasts the surrounding area before returning to Earth. There are a few important differences though.

  1. You must have at least one unfired bird in the slingshot to use the sardine can.
  2. Most notably, the Space Eagle isn’t buy once, unlimited use. Rather, it’s treated more like a power-up. On iOS you receive three trials and then are prompted to purchase more. You can buy 20 cans for $0.99, 80 for $2.99, 280 for $7.99, or 980 for $19.99. We should also mention that you can earn Space Eagles via gameplay, though probably not enough to make significant progress in feather collecting.
  3. Using the Space Eagle does NOT automatically pop all pigs and clear the level, like it does in the other versions of Angry Birds. You must keep flinging.
  4. We’ve heard reports that the number of birds you use actually affects your destruction percentage. In the past the birds could help you, but didn’t directly affect your percentage. This is unconfirmed.

Let’s Find those Golden Eggsteroids! Clues Abound

Update! We’ve found all five Eggsteroids and our Complete Angry Birds Space Golden Eggsteroids Guide is ready and waiting if you need it. The Golden Eggsteroids leaderboard is up as well, so head on over and enter your scores.

If you want to track them down the Golden Eggsteroids yourself, we’ve outlined the clues we’re aware of below. If you aren’t interested in sleuthing for clues, our Complete Golden Eggsteroids Guide is available as a shortcut. Okay, on to the clues we know exist so far:

  1. One hint is available by participating in MTV’s “A THIN LINE” campaign, which we wrote about a few days ago.
  2. Several hints will available via Walmart, both by their Facebook page and by physical Angry Birds Space merchandise. Supposedly their Facebook Page will be updated with a clue today. But that’s not all. Per this USA Today article, “three more clues will be hidden in a new line of limited-edition plush toys, T-shirts and candy that the retailer will begin selling on Sunday. The 5- and 8-inch plush birds ($9.97 and $14.97, respectively), $6.97 T-shirt and Space Fruit Snacks ($2.18) could have clues on the price tag, in the packaging or within the shirts.”
  3. Furthermore, T-Mobile stores within Walmart will offer a free level to those who buy an Android smartphone. We’re not sure at this time if this is an exclusive level or some type of unlock.

Lastly, I should also add that all Samsung users have access to a bonus Golden Eggsteroid. Since it’s not available for everyone it’s not included on our leaderboard.

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Comments (817)

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By myhthk (@myhthk)

finally is here …. downloading …. 4 pm here now in office …. i’d better hide myself in a conf room … wakkaa !!!!

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By stopshootinme (@stopshootinme)

So I waited all day & night for the New App. Come to find out I can’t play it on my ipod 2nd gen. Extremely heart broken now.(

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By Lapa (@lore-fin)

Mine too ;(

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Sorry to hear that guys.

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By Stopshootinme

Yeah I realize that after I purchase the app. Now I have ABSpace but I can’t play it ( it just mocks me in my app library). Never though Rovio/AB could make me so sad.
Enjoy the new app everyone. At some point when I have money I will get a device that will support ABSpace.

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By Dan (@dan)

Not on ios yet?! Can’t find in app store. Just thought i’d let you know :)

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By Dan (@dan)

It’s ok, got it!!!

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By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

@Dan scroll a little bit down and you will find it

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Egg found in 1-9. Sorry to post here though!

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Also, on Demo Version you can only go as far as 16 levels on Pig Bang, that’s it.

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By Wrasheed

In 15, is the final level of demo
3 starred 1 to 15

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By myhthk (@myhthk)

another egg was found in 1-20

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Sorry about that. Actually I meant to say you can play still 15 levels

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By Wrasheed

now also egg 1

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Love the return button between egg levels and original level …

Rank: Fling King with 4820 points
By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

Yes its finally here! and i am downloading it now!

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By Wrasheed

me too

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By Karyna

I think at this moment everyone is crazy to download the angry bird space game…because i try to install it and it seem busy there! Its working very hard! Grrrrrrr

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Finally in UK AppStore – only 40 minutes late! :)

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

Out in google play!

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By AngryMiko (@angrymiko)

What is Space Eagle???it is on description at appstore…

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

1:26 am Pacific Time – still not on Apple Itunes store…

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

OK, finally there..

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By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)

So, regarding Android, does the Amazon Marketplace’s one-week exclusivity over new content extend to Angry Birds Space? My impression had been that the Android Market (er, “Google Play”) would have the app at the same time as every other platform, but it doesn’t seem to be there at the moment.

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By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)

Never mind! It’s out now, although you’ll probably have to go through the page for one of the other Angry Birds games to view “More by Rovio Ltd.” in order to actually find it.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

Also, regarding Amazon and Android: the Danger Zone level isn’t present there as it is in iOS and PC. PCers finally caught a break, albeit a small one.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Totally! I actually thinks its nice that we get to play the same levels as you guys, that said, I also had my iPad ready so it was either iPad or PC

By Dman1reallyrocks

the mighty eagle has made it in , I have like 3 of em , its kinda like the regular one where you toss the fishcan but he appears from a black hole and goes sraight forward instead of sideways

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Yes we just found that too. Added

By Billy

Can someone post the iTunes link? Can’t find it through iPhone *panics*

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By kill4r (@kill4r)

I cant see it :(

By Indie_guy

It’s 4:38 in florida. Not available in appstore or installous.

By SuperMad_BlueBird

This us the most exciting game ever!

By Mx

Does anyone know, if Rovio is going to releae it on symbian?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No plans at this time, sorry.

By Pete

Still not on iOS (UK)

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Should be about 10 apps down…?

By Pete

Finally got it. Thanks.

By Dman1reallyrocks

Spoiler alert! There’s a boss fight.

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By Algod1 (@algod1)

why is it not showing in UK App Store?

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Egg in 1-20 :)

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By myhthk (@myhthk)

another one in 1-9 (bottem left using the blue in the grass on the planet, use the blue bird to get it)

By Billy

Very disappointed that they will be charging that much for the space eagle. Very bad move towards your loyal fans rovio

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By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

Why are they charging us to use the mighty eagle? This is the only one angry bird game that I won’t be getting all feathers

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By Angry_Bird (@angry_bird)

Why isnt danger zone on kindle fire at all?

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By Angry_Bird (@angry_bird)

But it came free on my ipod touch 4th gen?

By Lilbabi

I feel vey very very DISAPPOINTMENT THAT I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE EAGEL !! I feel rid off !! I like the once purchase and unlimited .. I feel these people are greedy !!

By Mathias

And of course, it’s not relased on Symbian! :'(

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Here’s the Walmart code– not too exciting. Basically, just zoom out on 2-13
http://i.imgur.com/ZIima.png

By motaz

this is only for Samsung Phones >>>>
Samsung Galaxy Note Egg only for Samsung
Denger Zone Unlocked free for Samsung only

Rank: Master Slinger with 6510 points
By Chris (@chriss)

One achievement sais that you must buy Danger Zone 1. But the article sais that Danger Zone is already unlocked without in-app purchase. So what is correct?

By motaz

Danger Zone Unlocked Free on My Samsung Phones
this is for Samsung only but the iOS i dont no???

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By ombies (@ombies)

Not $5.95 for PC
it says 5.95 Pounds

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I was charged $5.95

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Same here

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By Sethulhu (@sethulhu)

this will probably cost me in many years to come, but iam on a webex commit call and started downloading the game now lol … MEH! …

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