Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 now available

By Tom Warren, on 29th Jun 11 5:13 am with 40 Comments

Angry Birds on Windows Phone 7

Angry Birds is now available to download in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

The release signals the end of Microsoft’s Xbox “must have” games for Windows Phone marketing effort. Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 includes 165 levels compared to the 255 available for competing platforms. Microsoft’s offering includes Xbox LIVE integration with the support of achievements for Xbox LIVE gamers.

Rovio previously confirmed that Angry Birds was on its way to Microsoft’s new mobile platform in February. Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka blamed the delay on Microsoft’s legal team. “Let’s just say, Microsoft has a lot of lawyers,” he said. Microsoft originally ruffled the Angry Birds’ teams feathers when they accidentally posted an image suggesting an Angry Birds Windows Phone 7 app was on the cards. Rovio originally said ”Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission.” Microsoft responded to the tweet claiming the image was a mockup, not meant to go live and that the Angry Birds icon was included by mistake.

Angry Birds is available immediately here, priced at $2.99.

  • Mina

    Who cares …  I got better games for me already. You are late AB!

  • http://www.shoutpedia.com/ a_usman

    And who cares….. I got better OS and some free versions….surprised why they provided free version, at least for some limited period..Do they hate WP7?

    • Grs_dev

      the numbers don’t lie. WP7 offers the highest purchase to user base ratio out of the 3 major platforms. The free trial feature also helps conversion.

      On google only google wins.

    • Arvydasg 93

      Well, on Android you can install apps, which are downloaded from internet, but I don’t think it’s good for devs

  • Noihaisa

    There is a game: Pandas vs Ninjas
    Its quite the same, for free

    • Jonny Rose

      AB is free too, the trail is the full game without achievements

    • Anonymous

      Not for me.  Trial ends after level 21.

  • Oz

    Even though I dislike paying more than I would on Android, I still bought it.

    WP7 is a great product which just works. My Android phone was a project with all it’s flawed custom ROMs which never got all the functions right (crashing camera application, losing GPS signal or just plain slow). Things can only get better with Mango.

    The only thing missing is quality apps – I hope this title is succesful and more developers are lured to the Microsoft ecosystem…

    • Cashew

      You didn’t need to buy it!  You only gain XBOX achievements – it’s not worth it because you can play the whole game in trial mode.

    • Anonymous

      You are able to get to level 22 in the trial?  I finished it (got to the cutscene after level 21) and level 22 remains locked.

    • Anonymous

      You are able to get to level 22 in the trial?  I finished it (got to the cutscene after level 21) and level 22 remains locked.

    • Anonymous

      You are able to get to level 22 in the trial?  I finished it (got to the cutscene after level 21) and level 22 remains locked.

    • Anonymous

      You are able to get to level 22 in the trial?  I finished it (got to the cutscene after level 21) and level 22 remains locked.

    • zzz

      OZ, you go ahead and enjoy paying the WP7 GAME TAX while waiting for Mango to catch up to iSO and I will use that money I am saving to buy a iPhone 5.  

  • http://twitter.com/s_a_r_k_i_s sarkis chamelian

    ANGRY BIRDS WHO CARES !!!!!!!!  again we have crap filling the XboX live channel, seriosuly, MS needs to wake up and use proper titles from XBOX, I seriously cant understand the point of having “XBOX LIVE” titles if we get stupid games like ANGRY BIRDS…..seriously, Windows Phone is no different to Andriod or iPhone if we get the same titles as them…… XBOX LIVE is for XBOX games not CRAP !!!!   someone needs to get fired here !!!

    • Renzo

      You sir are one angry bird.

    • http://twitter.com/s_a_r_k_i_s sarkis chamelian

      @Renzo LoLz !

    • lhanneman16

      dumbest thing I’ve ever heard

    • http://twitter.com/s_a_r_k_i_s sarkis chamelian

      go home troll

    • A. Fan

      Yep much like WP7 itself, 2 year too late.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000171612790 Imeobong Isang

    you can still get it freewith the trial choice. trial=light for the wpz version. you just wont get xbox live features

  • Cashew

    Once again Microsoft is too expensive and too late – 2 years too late.  I’ve downloaded the trial only to see how it performs on my HD7 and I’m impressed with how smooth it is.  However, Microsoft want to charge me £2.99?!!!  I’ve played all the versions on Android for free over the years, you can play it for free in your PC browser courtesy of Google and even on the iPhone, it’s only 59p.  XBOX achievements are not worth that much.  I’ve still yet to convert even 1 of my XBOX trials into purchases – way overpriced.

    • HenningK

      Seriously. 3 dollars. It’s not exactly an arm and a leg. IOS apps can be priced down because of the massive market. On Android, nobody buys anything, so the only model there is really ad-supported if, as a developer, you want to have any hopes of recuperating your time investment in development.

    • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal Jimmy Fallon

      I bet you spend more on coffee every day.

    • MSblog

      Yes but not 3 times the price as the other coffee store!

    • OMG55

      Don’t be dumb, 2 year too late…. News Flash, it’s a new platform! Naturally they wouldn’t already have these games available at launch, otherwise it would be 3-4 years. Do you remember that the developers are charging for writing the code to make the games for this platform. If you like the other platforms better, just use your iPhone or Android device & End of Story.

    • Anonymous

      and u can play it for free on WP7 also; just use the trial.

    • Anonymous

      Trial ends at level 21 for me.  Are you able to get to level 22?

    • LWSJR

      Wow, you weren’t bored by the time you reached level 21?

    • LWSJR

      Wow, you weren’t bored by the time you reached level 21?

    • http://www.facebook.com/cuddapah.srikanth Srikanth Cuddapah

      this price is not set by microsoft and this is set by angy birds makers.

    • Guest

      Wrong,  

  • Shahab M

    help me for crack angry birds

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000678662470 Vincent Haakmat

    Chicks vs Fixens is my WP7 Angry birds… they where here first, so I’m sticking with them.

    • P Dibby

      Too bad you have to pay the WP7 GAME TAX from MS.  They are “robin” Angry Bird fans.  

    • P Dibby

      Too bad you have to pay the WP7 GAME TAX from MS.  They are “robin” Angry Bird fans.  

  • Aaron

    A couple of people have commented that you can basically play the whole game for free using the trial option.  You just don’t get the Live achievements.  Is that true?  If so then the pricing is justified: you can play for free just like on Android, but if you don’t mind sparing a few dollars, you can get the Live achievements.  Your choice.

  • Brandon

    pandas vs ninjas has them beat, and it’s free. late to the game = lost opportunity.

  • http://twitter.com/TechDudeGeorge George S

    Still dislike the fact that this has fewer levels yet is more expensive than the iOS version. This is one point to an iPhone. Apps are not more pricier like on WP7. 

  • Mestiphal

    Okay, so due to all the hype I actually bought AB and played it… it’s fine, I guess.. Honestly, has no one here ever played Worms?  that would kick AB’s ass…