Get ready to lose a lot of your free time because Angry Birds is now in the Android Market as expected.
You should be warned though, as this version of Angry Birds for Android is a “Lite” version and a beta, so there could be a few bugs. In particular, the EVO 4G may have some problems running the game and the company is asking for as much feedback as possible for the Angry Birds Lite Beta for Android.
So, what’s the big fudging deal? I had heard a lot of buzz about this game and just thought it was your typical over-hyping. Then, I downloaded it.
Holy heck is this game fun. I’m not a mobile gamer really but I’ve been playing Angry Birds for far too many hours on my iPad and iPod touch. The game involves evil pigs who stole the birds’ eggs and you have to get them back by launching these feathered friends from a slingshot.
Believe me, I know how ridiculous that last sentence sounded, but Angry Birds is simply a great game. Like Tetris, it’s simple to learn, hard to master and highly addictive. There’s insane replay value and it has struck a chord with users, as evidenced by the fact that it may be turned into a movie.
More importantly, the Angry Birds Lite Beta for Android should help Google’s platform equal Apple’s when it comes to gaming. I don’t know how much the final version will cost (the iPad version was $4.99) but I have a feeling many Android fans will be willing to pay for the final product once it hits the streets.
If this game is a financial success, it may help others develop for the little green robot. Google knows how important this space can be too.
The game is available in the Android Market right now. Go get it.
[Update] I’m hearing that only Android 2.2 users are seeing this in the Market, but hopefully other users will be able to get it too, as it’s not a super graphically-intensive game. Let me know your experience in the comments.