Rovio’s highly anticipated Angry Birds Star Wars just launched yesterday. Not surprisingly, the game managed to take a mere 2.5 hours before reaching the first spot in the U.S App Store. Rovio wrote up a blog announcing the statistic and also noted that the speed that it took to get Angry Birds Star Wars up there has beaten all of their previous records. Of course, with the amount of anticipation that this game had, I don’t think that the numbers were very surprising at all, but were still great news to hear.
Angry Birds Star Wars is also currently heading towards to the top in the U.K App Store paid chart.
On a more unrelated note, if you haven’t been following the Angry Birds Star Wars phenomenon, Rovio’s newest installment of Angry Birds takes on the theme of Star Wars allowing the rebels to battle the might of the evil Imperial Pigs throughout more than 80 different levels. More levels are to come as Rovio has promised to release the planet Hoth as a free update. Now, Angry Birds Star Wars is entirely free, but there are a set of levels that you will have to purchase called Path of the Jedi. It costs $1.99, but provides some very challenging and time consuming levels. If you decide to purchase the HD version of Angry Birds Star Wars and Path of the Jedi, you’ll end up spending a total of $5 on the game. That said, it is a bit more expensive than the standard Angry Birds games, but it is well worth it.
Now, there are a lot of people that are on the fence about Angry Birds Star Wars simply because they hate Angry Birds and a Star Wars adaption would just make it worse. I’ll say that this is one of the best Angry Bird games ever to hit mobile devices. Rovio took the extra step to not just add a Star Wars theme to their Angry Birds franchise but to also make sure that it would appeal to Star Wars fans. Thus you have the Path of the Jedi campaign levels in this Star Wars adaption of Angry Birds. Of course, there are other factors as well, like force powers and special abilities like the Millennium Falcon.
That said, if you haven’t tried out Angry Birds Star Wars just yet, I would highly suggest taking a look at the free version. You’re really missing out on a lot of fun. If you’re still not sold on on the game you can read my overview of all of the features that I put together just the other day.
On a more related note, Rovio hasn’t let loose any of the download figures for Angry Bird Stars Wars just yet. But with the news of it reaching 1# on the iOS App Store in 2.5 hours, there is no doubt that they are just raking in the cash.
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source: Tech Crunch