Angry Birds updated for iPhone, now with power ups

Just when you thought you were done with Angry Birds on your iPhone/iPod Touch, Rovio keeps finding ways of sucking you right back in. With an update that got pushed through this morning, the first in the bird-slinging franchise has received 15 new levels in the tropical theme that was introduced in the previous update. In addition, the game now includes the use of power ups, which were first introduced in the Facebook version. Four have initially been brought over and they include:

  • Sling Scope – adds laser precision for targeting unwanted pigs
  • King Sling –  give your birds maximum flinging power
  • Super Seeds – like steroid injections, i’ll supersize your birds
  • Birdquake – shakes the pigs’ defenses to the ground

Thankfully, gamers get to use 20 free power ups right off the bat and each day another will be added to the freebie column. Not to worry though if you feel you’ve become a King Sling addict. Power ups can be purchased via IAPs and they start at $0.99 for a 10 pack, and go as high as $20.99 for 125 power ups. A bit excessive if you ask me, but I suppose die hard fans will consider that a sound investment.

Angry Birds, Angry Birds – $0.99


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