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Angry Birds Making Their Nest on WiiWare

Posted by Trevor Chan

It seems a DSiWare release isn't enough for Chillingo

You may remember we reported on the possibility that the fastest-selling game on the Apple Store was likely to make its appearance on the DSi Shop earlier this month. Well now it seems Angry Birds could be flying over to the Wii Shop Channel too as an ERSB rating suggests.

If you're not familiar with Chillingo's humorous puzzle game, here's a short description taken from the ERSB rating page:

This is a puzzle game in which players use a slingshot to fling "cartoony" birds at pigs hiding in wooden, metal, and glass structures. Players' objective is to knock the pigs out using as few birds as possible. Crashing sound effects can be heard when structures are hit; pigs disappear into puffs of smoke.

The developer is currently in the process of bringing over Sneezies and Rolando to Nintendo's download services, both also originally released on the Apple Store.

[via esrb.org]

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User Comments (27)

Nintenzo

#4

Nintenzo said:

Yes, especially since I'm used to the iPod Touch controls and having it on a smaller screen, so I think that a DSiWare release would be better.

TrevorTheChan

#5

TrevorTheChan said:

Xkhaoz: The news teams was made aware of the ESRB rating literally minutes before you emailed us, but we appreciate you making the effort. Keep it up!

motang

#6

motang said:

This looks like a very fun game and I will be buying it on my Palm Pre when it comes out later on this week. :D

Birdman

#7

Birdman said:

I haven't played it, but Angry Birds definitely seems like a DSiWare game more than a WiiWare game.

suburban_sensei

#8

suburban_sensei said:

Like many said...seems more of a game I would pick up on my DSi. If i had an iPhone, I would just buy it there, but oh well, DSi works.

ReddLionz

#10

ReddLionz said:

See...the thing is...now this 99 cent game is going to cost AT LEAST $5. No games on WiiWare have, or probably can, go below 500 points. And this game, for 5X the price, is ridiculous.

SuperMarioFan96

#11

SuperMarioFan96 said:

This makes more sense as a DSiWare or iPhone game. Also, the iPhone version will get updates with new levels and will eventually have even more levels than the other versions for a lesser price. But still, it's an excellent game.

ReZon

#13

ReZon said:

Angry Birds really is a great title - I strongly recommend giving it a shot.

GammaGames

#14

GammaGames said:

looks cool, i like it on my brothers ipod XD and, OFF TOPIC: look what I made in Farmville!! Untitled

bro2dragons

#15

bro2dragons said:

i agree with the general sentiment that this is a better fit for DSiWare than WiiWare, but as a gamer who enjoys the game but doesn't have an iPhone (played it on a friends) and has made due with his original DS since launch, i'm glad this is coming to WiiWare, as it's my only avenue to own and fully enjoy the game without investing in a new media outlet.

coyote37

#16

coyote37 said:

It's a great game, with some of the best sound design I've ever heard (literally every sound is hilarious), but the price point is the thing that matters here. This costs a pound/dollar or two on the iPhone. For 200 points, I won't argue, but let's face it, it's going to be more isn't it?

PALgamer

#17

PALgamer said:

You have to take Chillingo's previous pricing into factor. From Dracula: Undead Awakening 1$ App to DSi 500p and WiiWare 1000p ports. Same thing will happen here to Angry Birds. But I'd like to see Rolando 2 on WiiWare, would be nice to play in a big screen.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#20

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Its like a 2D, slingshot, boom blox style game by the looks of the youtube footage. If they don't frack up the port, this could be a winner.

Crunc

#21

Crunc said:

This is easily one of my favorite games of all time on any platform. I wouldn't buy it for the DSi because I already have it on my iPhone and the DSi version isn't going to be better, but the chance to play it on the big screen? That I think I'm willing to pay for. Hopefully they pull off the controls right. There ought to be a mechanic in which you set a rough position, and then can adjust with the dpad before launching, somehting like that, so you can have fine control. If they do something like that it will be a hit. Also, the rare case of a port from the iPhone that I'm actually looking forward to!

Crunc

#22

Crunc said:

Also, this game is way cuter and funnier then Boom Blox, which is not the same as saying that it's better (or worse), rather just that who doesn't like splatting pigs with angry birds shot from a sling shot?

smithers

#23

smithers said:

@sean no its not really boom blox . its played on a 2D scale for starters and its similar to those games where you and a friend both have castles on either side of a map and you use your cannon to shoot the other one

PALgamer

#24

PALgamer said:

It's more like those crush the castle flash games, where you shoot birds and each has their own traits.

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