|Angry Birds Space|
|Length (in levels):||622 levels (Android/iOS)
623 levels (Android -Samsung Devices)
|Released:||March 22, 2012|
Windows Phone 8
|Ratings:||ESRB: Rating Pending|
Angry Birds Space is the fourth installment in the Angry Birds series. The release date was on March 22, 2012. It was first announced on the Angry Birds Space page.
The first posters before the Press Release first appeared on February 17, 2012. The very first poster featured a full-sized page of the Super Red Bird with words at the bottom saying 'TOP SECRET' along with the first video on the 16th. After the trailer, they released the second trailer on the 23rd showing two astronauts on a slingshot. Then on the 24th with the third trailer appeared showing the Lazer Bird. Then on March 3rd, it shows a spaced out pig for the first time.
On March 8, 2012, Rovio posted a press release about the game with further information:
After a giant claw kidnaps their eggs, the Angry Birds chase it into a wormhole and find themselves floating in a strange galaxy surrounded by space pigs! Luckily, the Angry Birds have superpowers of their own...
Angry Birds Space features 270 interstellar levels (or 386 (387 in Android) levels, if you count the Danger Zone, Eggsteroids, the Space Egg bonus levels, and the new Space Eagle bonus levels) on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction. With regular free updates, new in-app purchases, brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!
- 270 interstellar levels and counting!
- Regular free updates!
- Brand new birds! (Ice Bird and Space Egg)
- Brand new pigs! (Fat Pig and Astronaut Pig)
- Brand new superpowers!
- Zero-gravity space adventures!
- Trick shots using planets’ gravity, volcanoes, and water.
- New in-app purchases for iOS!
- Hidden bonus levels!
- Beautifully detailed backgrounds!
- Boss Battles! (1-30, 2-30, 4-30, 5-30, 6-30, 7-30, 8-20, 8-40, 9-30, 11-40)
- Power Ups and Free Daily Rewards. (Daily Rewards feature is no longer available since Beak Impact update.)
Q: What is Angry Birds Space?
A: Angry Birds Space is a brand new game by Rovio, creator of the global phenomenon Angry Birds.
Q: Is this an update, or a new game?
A: Angry Birds Space is a completely new game with innovative new gameplay. From floating through space to using the gravity of nearby planets to set up spectacular trick shots, the unique background takes traditional gameplay to a totally new level. In addition, the Angry Birds have new superpowers and eight new characters.
Q: When is it coming out?
A: On March 22nd we will launch simultaneously in mobile gaming, animation, retail, and publishing. Not only is this the first big launch for us as an integrated entertainment company, but it is the first time this has ever been done for a mobile game!
Mark your calendar and stay tuned for the biggest game launch since the original Angry Birds!
Q: When is the official announcement?
A: The official announcement was online on March 8th at 10 am EST/3 pm GMT at . The announcement was literally out of this world, with Flight Engineer Don Pettit introducing the game from the International Space Station.
Q: Where can I play the Angry Birds Space game?
A: Angry Birds Space is available on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC on March 22nd. Information on other platforms will be available later.
Q: I’m intrigued! How do I get more information?
A: We shall be releasing more information through space.angrybirds.com, so make sure to check back regularly. You can also check Facebook, Twitter or the Rovio Blog for updates.
The Daily - Birds in Space
On March 14, 2012, The Daily uploaded a free app that acts as an official companion to the game. The guide contains detailed information on the creation of the game, new characters, and other information.
A THIN LINE
March 14, 2012, also saw the press release of a new collaboration between MTV's A THIN LINE anti-cyber-bullying campaign and Angry Birds Space. Once the game is launched on March 22, 2012, players who post a positive message to the Draw Your Line app will receive a hint as to where to get a code that opens a secret golden egg level. Additionally, an anti-cyber-bullying PSA featuring the Birds will be released that day. 
From The Daily - Birds in Space guide, a rough overview of the story was revealed:
One day, the birds were taking care of the eggs when a mechanical claw grabs the Birds' eggs and they follow it through a wormhole to arrive in the world of Space. There, some gain new powers or equipment. They meet Ice Bird, convinced he can help them get home, but Ice Bird is only concerned about saving his world from the Space Pigs and retrieving the Eggsteroid.
Space Pigs are the Bad Piggies, outfitted with new equipment allowing them to survive in Space and brandishing new challenges to the Flock, including the Space King's UFO (which houses the aforementioned claw) and the enormous Fat Pig.
The game features a new Gravitational Field that alters the Bird's direction when shot, making the game more difficult. However, there are small "dots" protruding from the Bird on the slingshot showing which direction the Bird will go depending on the altitude and power of the shot.
For more information on the characters from Angry Birds Space, see: Space Characters
- Space Red (Red): Same ability as the Classic version of Red the Red Bird, the only difference is shockwaves have been added. Stronger and bigger.
- The Lightning Birds (The Blues: Blue Jay, Blue Jake, & Blue Jim): Same ability as the Classic version of the Blue Bird Trio.
- Firebomb (Bomb): Same ability as the Classic version of Bomb the Black Bird. Except that the heat shockwave he produces causes slightly more damage.
- Lazer Bird (Chuck): Ability similar to the Classic version of Chuck the Yellow Bird, except goes to where you target.
- Ice Bird: Has the ability to freeze pigs and obstacles, but can also produce a huge ice ball when you launch the Ice Bird in the Pig Dipper's water surfaces. Freeze explosion can also trigger explosive items (Example: TNT Crates).
- The Incredible Terence (A.K.A. Monster Bird) (Terence): Causes great destruction, especially making pigs jump with his shockwave.
- Atomic Bird (Bubbles): Same ability as the Classic version of Bubbles the Orange Bird. His blowup time is shorter and he doesn't cause any damage when deflating.
- Space Egg (Egg): Has the ability to produce a vortex that drags obstacles in different directions. (Unlimited use on Space Egg Bonus levels, but limited use as a power-up)
- Space Eagle (Mighty Eagle): Similar to Mighty Eagle, the Space Eagles can come from a wormhole from behind the fortress to cause massive destruction. However, the Eagles do not clear all the pigs (until the Beak-Hole Period update). (Limited use as a power-up (until the Beak-Hole Period update), but unlimited use on Space Eagle Bonus Levels)
- Wingman: Similar to his normal counterpart, with the exception that he doesn't make comic expressions but can create a small gravity field around him that attracts things.
For more information on the levels in Angry Birds Space, see: List of Angry Birds Space Levels
- Note: Each episode (including Danger Zone and excluding Eggsteroids) has a set of Special Item Bubbles , one for getting 3 stars on all the levels of an episode (including the Space Egg Bonus Levels) and the other for getting all the Feathers in all the levels in an episode (including the new Sardine Can "Space Eagle Bonus Levels (see new info below)). These Special Item Bubbles kind of resemble the Special Flying Items you earn in Angry Birds Classic and in Angry Birds Seasons.
- - 34 Levels (Special Item Bubbles: All 99 Stars=White Vegetable with 3 Stars; All 31 Feathers= OLD Item: 3 Feathers with a Green-Colored Glowing Background; NEW Item: White Vegetable with a Feather)
- - 34 Levels (Special Item Bubbles: All 99 Stars= Crystal Mushroom With 3 Stars; OLD: All 31 Feathers= 3 Feathers with a Turquoise-Colored Glowing Background; NEW: Crystal Mushroom with a Feather)
- - 12 Levels (All 33 Stars= The Space Egg with 3 Stars; All 11 Feathers= OLD Item:3 Feathers with a Blue-Colored Glowing Background; NEW Item: The Space Egg with a Feather)
- - Currently 60 Levels (Special Item Bubbles: All 90 Stars= One of the Small Space Mines from the Menu Screens with 3 Stars; All 60 Feathers= OLD Item: 3 Feathers with a Red-Colored Glowing Background; NEW Item: One of the Small Space Mines from the Menus Screens with a Feather)
- - 34 Levels (All 99 Stars= Lollipop with 3 Stars; All 31 feathers= OLD Item: 3 Feathers with a Pink-Colored Glowing Background; NEW Item: Lollipop with a Feather)
- - 34 Levels (Special Item Bubbles: All 99 Stars= Blue Crystals with 3 Stars; All 31 Feathers= Blue Crystals with a Feather)
- - (Originally called Water Galaxy) - 34 Levels (Special Item Bubbles: All 99 Stars= Red Oyster with 3 Stars; All 31 Feathers= Red Oyster with a Feather.)
- - 34 Levels (Special Item Bubbles: All 99 Stars= Gold Diamond/Violet Gem with 3 Stars; All 31 Feathers= Gold Diamond/Violet Gem with a Feather.)
- - 46 Levels (Parts levels in two planets with 23 levels each.)
- - 30 Levels
- - 15 Levels (Two bonus levels and also 5 tidbits about all planets in the Solar System along with the Moon, Asteroid Belt, Europa, Comet, Pluto, ISS and New Horizons)
There are winnable objects in every episode in Angry Birds Space except for Eggsteroids. These are earned by getting 3 stars on all the levels, including the Space Egg bonus levels (Note that the Danger Zone has no Space Egg bonus level), and by getting feathers on all the levels using the Space Eagle, including the Space Eagle bonus levels (V 1.3.1 Onward).
- Pig Bang: White Raddish (gives you only 1,000 points)
- Cold Cuts: Ice Mushroom
- Fry Me to the Moon: Space Egg
- Danger Zone: Space Mine
- Utopia: Lollipop
- Red Planet: Blue Crystal
- Pig Dipper: Red Oyster
- Cosmic Crystals: Gold Diamond/Purple Gem
- Beak Impact: Hard Hat
- Brass Hogs: None
- Solar System: New Horizons
Power-Ups have arrived in Angry Birds Space in the Pig Dipper Update on January 10th, 2013. Here's what we have at our disposal now, besides Space Eagles, of course.
Flock of Birds: Enables the bird on the slingshot to split into a flock of 5 birds for a "Flock of Destruction"!. The original bird will be normal size while the other 4 copies will be smaller in size. This resembles The Blues' ability but the current bird splits into 5 birds when launched. For maximum damage. Use The Lightning Birds with this power-up then split them into 3. This will make a total of 15 birds launched!
Space Egg: With the Space Egg Power-Up, you can now use the Space Egg in the original levels. Use the Space Egg's Black Hole from the Space Egg Bonus Levels to help you out with those tough levels.
Pig Puffer: This causes parts of the structure of the fortresses to break or move if the Inflated Pigs is too big to fit. In water levels like Pig Dipper, the inflated pigs will rise to the surface.
Note: Just like the Power-Ups in Angry Birds Classic, Angry Birds Rio, and the Facebook version of Angry Birds Star Wars, the Power-Ups in Space have limited use, so use very wisely, unless you want to boost your Power-Up score (Power Up scores are counted in Space). To get more power-ups, go to the new shop icon in the Pause menu or Title Menu and it'll tell how much each pack of power-ups cost. With the power-ups arriving in Space, you can never receive only Space Eagles daily, anymore. Instead, whenever you go to Angry Birds Space each day and press the play button or removing an advertisement, you'll receive a random daily reward in a chance game that can be described as, "The Wheel of Space Power-Ups". You can earn, 1 King Sling, 1 Flock of Birds, 1 Space Egg, 1 Pig Puffer, 1 Space Eagle, or if you're really lucky, 5 Space Eagles. But be careful of when you use your power-ups and save them wisely, especially the Space Eagles because you'll need them to get 100% total destruction on all the levels to unlock the Space Eagle Bonus Level and Special Item Bubble with the Feather.
Tip!: To make "The "Wheel of Space Power-Ups" stop quickly, press the button with the fast forward (double right-pointing triangles) icon.
National Geographic Books
On March 8, 2012, National Geographic updated their Web site to offer the official companion book to the game in their e-store.
See main article: Angry Birds Space: A Furious Flight Into the Final Frontier
Later, they updated their site with an Angry Birds Space Q&A.
Additionally, a second upcoming book was posted to Amazon.com to be offered on September 25, 2012
See main article: Angry Birds: Fed up, Feathered, and Furious
- The pigs have their Google Chrome sprites, with a few added frames.
- In Angry Birds Friends, one golden egg is based on Angry Birds Space.
- Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars are the only Angry Birds games to have more than one interactive screen. In both the menu and the title screen, you have the option to pop pigs, and other objects such as ice balls.
- The Birds are based on and superheroes.
- Space Red's masks resemble those of Wolverine.
- The Lightning Birds' helmets resemble that of The Flash.
- Firebomb's coat, skin colors, and powers resemble Firestorm.
- The Incredible Terence's new skin color and large size resembles the Hulk, along with that his noise ability has a roaring noise like Hulk.
- Lazer Bird's goggles resemble those of Cyclops.
- Atomic Bird's costume resembles that of Firestorm, similar to Bomb's costume in the game, but his ability resembles Lagoon Boy.
- Ice Bird's powers resemble those of Iceman.
- In Angry Birds Space, the game developers enhanced the Pigs to become more responsive to certain reactions, defeat and near experiences such as: acting frightened when falling blocks or a bird comes near, an eating animation (added in Utopia update), and sleeping along with the other pigs, yawning when the birds don't approach the Bad Piggies. This even happens when you first start a level (and occasional giggling can happen).
- This was later implemented on Angry Birds Star Wars.
- In Angry Birds Space v1.2.2, the backgrounds of the levels have been changed a bit. It happened again in v1.3.2.
- When the Bubbles made his way to Angry Birds Space, he has new sprites when he inflates and during time inflated, refer to the sprites in Space Characters and the Classic Orange Bird's wiki page.
- If you pause the game at just the time when the Bubbles inflates, you'll see he has an extra sprite before his coat is stretched and his mouth is open. Refer to the sprite in Space Characters.
- Lazer Bird used to have a cape during cutscenes, animations and trailers, and the loading screen, but doesn't have it and has a lightning bolt-shaped tail during gameplay and on the title screen. That was changed in v1.3.2 because, in that version, the Lazer Bird finally receives his cape and loses his lightning bolt-shaped tail during gameplay. Now people can use the Lazer Bird's newer sprite, the one with his cape.
- With Angry Birds Star Wars released, Angry Birds Space becomes the first game to have levels take place in space, with the second being Angry Birds Star Wars. Angry Birds Star Wars II is the 3rd game to have levels in space.
- This is the first game to not feature Hal, Stella, and Matilda.
- With the Power-Ups in Space in the Pig Dipper Update, the Space Eagle Button received a change in the button color, from green to purple. The eye symbol stays the same, except it reflects light. Also, the Space Eagles are no longer just one purchase, they will be available at the shop. Also, notably, the number of Space Eagles to buy and prices have changed: 80 Eagles has been decreased to 50 ($2.99 changed to $4.99). 280 Eagles have been decreased to 110 ($7.99 changed to $9.99), and 980 Eagles have been drastically decreased to 225 ($19.99 stays the same).
- On March 7, 2013, Angry Birds Space was updated with an exclusive new theme song made by Slash.
- The Mighty Buzzard takes the place of the Space Eagle during Beak Impact. It slightly resembles NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two astronauts to land on the moon.
- This is the first game not to have the female birds at all.
- There is a comic in Angry Birds: Monsters and Mistletoe, where Matilda appears as Queen Matilda of the Spaceways, which possibly implies how she would look like on Angry Birds Space. In the comic, she has the power of turning pigs into food with her pistol. However, her allies, which are Chuck, Bomb, and Terence, aren't in their Space forms and are crystallized.
- Angry Birds Space was released on March 22, 2012, but Angry Birds Rio was released on March 22, 2011, making it the only Angry Birds game to be released on another Angry Birds game's birthday.
- This is the first Angry Birds game where the Birds' trajectories are traced before they are launched, making it easier for players to figure out where they will land. This concept has been used for the Sling Scope in Angry Birds.
- In the old version (2.0.1 and older) the Share button is replaced by the trailer.
Samsung Galaxy Note
A video was released on 2/27/12 on the Samsung Mobile YouTube channel stating that Angry Birds Space will be "launching with Samsung GALAXY Note."
On March 9, 2012, phandroid.com reported further information regarding Samsung Galaxy and Angry Birds Space:
"Aside from users getting to play a bit of the game ahead of its March 22nd launch, Samsung has detailed the exclusive content that their Galaxy users will be able to enjoy.
You’ll be getting an exclusive Samsung Galaxy Note level, free access to the Danger Zone update which provides 30 maps (would usually be an in-app purchase for non-Galaxy owners) and a new Lazer Bird which has unique powers to not only help you in the game, but to show off the beautiful display on devices such as the Galaxy Note."
Additionally, on March 9, 2012, the Angry Birds Facebook page updated with a video of the Lazer Bird in action, presented by the Samsung Galaxy Note. The description on the Samsung Mobile YouTube channel reads:
"The Lazer Bird, introduced by Samsung, perfectly reflects the personality of Samsung's GALAXY Note. The bird's lazer vision resembles the best viewing experience on the crisp and expansive screen and its Lazer strike superpower the high performance.
New characters, including the Lazer Bird in Angry Birds Space, have unique superhero powers to help in their fight against the space pigs and bring their eggs safely back home."
- ↑ http://www.rovio.com/en/news/press-kits
- ↑ http://www.rovio.com/en/news/press-releases/141/rovio-and-mtv-partner-to-help-stop-digital-abuse
- ↑ http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=6200992&code=NG90430
- ↑ http://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Angry-Birds-Feathered/dp/1426209967/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I986KTGZRD7V1&colid=ZQMAWB9NPHBD
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz5u_2dQzkA
- ↑ http://phandroid.com/2012/03/09/samsung-details-exclusive-angry-birds-space-content/