10 Million Downloads and Counting for Angry Birds Rio

Posted on Apr 4 2011 - 6:53pm by Thomas Sharp

If ever there was a game which justified the phrase “smash hit” then Angry Birds is it, isn’t it?

The hugely popular app has had another version released lately, Angry Birds Rio, and it was downloaded an astonishing 10 million times in the first 10 days it was available, according to figures released by the developer Rovio Mobile.

The Twitter message from the Finnish firm said that Angry Birds Rio is “breaking all records” and gave a “massive” thanks to all of the fans who had so far downloaded it.

1 million downloads a day is the figure counting both free downloads for Android devices and the $1 ones for users of Apple phones.

Those who haven’t yet tried out the Copacabana flavoured version of the game may not realise that there are some differences between this and the original game. As it is a tie in with the Rio animated film the characters Jewel and Blu make an appearance in the game and you need to free other birds from cages throughout the 60 levels it contains.

Bosses - sales equally spectacular

Rainforests and snow capped mountains (are you sure we are in Rio?) give a varied backdrop to the gameplay and the Brazilian element added to the traditional Angry Birds music has attracted a wide range of comments from players.

If you are a fan of the original Angry Birds game and have tried the Rio version do you think it is as good, or has the film tie in had a detrimental effect on it?


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