Cult game Angry Birds is free on Android
One of the most successful mobile games of all time, Angry Birds has generated a cult following – and massive sales revenues – on iPhone. Surprisingly, its developer decided to release it for free on Android – although you will have to put up with annoying text adverts at the bottom of the screen.
The game’s concept is simple, if bizarre: you control a catapult that shoots wingless birds towards colonies of legless pigs. Destroy all pigs, and you move on to the next level.
The simple gameplay and steady learning curve make Angry Birds easy to pick up but almost impossible to put down.
As you move between levels, you find new types of bird to shoot, each with their own deadly power. But you’ll also find the pigs have every more canny ways to defend themselves. You will eventually win – if you’re willing to dedicate a significant proportion of your life to victory.
One of the most enjoyable and addictive games ever made. For free. An essential.
Update 9/11/2010 45 new levels, fiendish new episode, QVGA graphics
Watch our Angry Birds video review