The Angry Birds Space official Twitter account says the spacefaring-sequel has been downloaded an astronomical 10 million times, in less than three days.
As well as demonstrating that enthusiasm for the raging avians and their bacon-flavoured baddies is definitely not on the wane, those figures make Angry Birds Space more than three times as popular as the new iPad, which Apple was only too chuffed to announce had been purchased .
The Angry Birds Space app sees the Angry Birds leaving orbit, battling the egg-thieving pigs in gravity-bending circumstances. Reviews of the game have been positive, with the Guardian awarding four stars out of five, while our sister site GameSpot gifted Rovio's latest effort with an 8 out of 10, calling it a "fresh take on a familiar formula." I've embedded the video review below for your viewing pleasure.
High praise indeed, though GameSpot's review does note that it's a shame you have to pay an extra 69p to unlock an extra set of hardcore levels. That's annoying when you've already forked over 69p for the game, and it's something some customer reviews on the app's iTunes page have complained about.
Paying twice doesn't seem to have hampered downloads however. It certainly won't hurt that Angry Birds Space is available on PC and Mac as well as the more standard iOS and Android platforms. It's.
In November last year Rovio boasted that the original Angry Birds had been. The game's last big expansion, movie tie-in Angry Birds Rio, 10 days after it was released.
With Nintendo 3DS and .expected to arrive in the UK before long, the frighteningly popular app has become inextricably bound up in popular culture, and has spearheaded a wave of popular mobile games that are for gadgets like the
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