Even if you never experienced ANGRY BIRDS on your SmartPhone or Tablet, I am sure you have heard about this phenomenally successful game. The small Finish developer has already sold more than 12,000,000 units, whereas more than ...140,000,000 million people have played the game by now, in some form or other.
You probably have heard the ...story by now: the pigs stole the birds' eggs and the birds are angry and want them back. The pigs keep building "forts" from different materials and birds with different abilities (from heavy hitters and exploding to bouncing and bombing ones) will try to hit them all. The physics engine is simple yet effective and both the visual and sound effects are rudimentary yet very memorable.
To anyone who has played the game, the Eeeeeeeee! of a released bird will sure bring back the entire game.
This is the Rio edition, with birds and themes from the popular animated movie. So, not only do you get the music and the atmosphere but also, instead of attacking pigs, you get to liberate captured birds from their cages.
There are 195 levels in this PC version of the Rio edition (much longer than the only 63 levels available in the free online version or the 70 levels available in the free version bundled with the Chrome browser). I will provide a link in the Comments for the free online version of the game and I would advise giving it a try before buying. Always a good idea to try the Demo first.
Compared to a portable device (where the game is played on a touchscreen) controlling the angle and the power of the slingshots is easily done with the mouse (you hold, pull and release). Having said that, I have to admit that the game feels somewhat more natural on an iPhone, if for nothing else, simply because of the direct use of the touchscreen.