Developed by Rovio, Angry Birds, which has already racked up 6.5 million downloads on Apple's handhelds in the past six months for its incredibly addictive gameplay, is now available for download from the Palm App Catalog.
The premise of the game is simple: the player is put in charge of titular birds who had their beloved eggs were stolen by a gang of evil green pigs and are obviously not too pleased about it. The player must use a sling to fire the finches into the pigs' fortified castles and eliminate them all before running out of reinforcements.
The challenge is getting the trajectory and velocity of the shots right. Also of importance is the use of birds with special abilities, such as being able to increase speed or explode mid-air, which adds an element of strategy into the gameplay. Not taking out all the pigs in a level will result in failure, and to add insult to injury the pigs will start laughing.
Fans of Palm webOS will be particularly pleased to experience the game before their Android counterparts, especially as Google's platform has been keeping toe to toe with the iPhone in terms of both sales and the influx of apps. The Android version is slated for release later this year.