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I take it there are pigs in the Angry Birds game?
 
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Yes. Do you not have a smartphone, tablet or Mac? And if you do, how is it possible that you don't have Angry Birds?!
 
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I have a blackberry, which is a smart phone. My wife has a mac mini and a mac laptop. and we do not have a iPad or any other tablet.
 
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The lower right picture gives a pretty good image of what's going on - there are flimsy houses full of pigs, and you need to fling (angry) birds at those houses, which will bring them crashing down (no problem there, as they don't have nails or screws, as the home inspector correctly observes), thus killing the pigs. Once all pigs are killed, you advance to the next level containing bigger houses, more pigs, etc.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:I take it there are pigs in the Angry Birds game?


And in case you don't have cable TV (no worries, of course, I don't either), the inspector is clearly supposed to be Mike Holmes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmes_on_Homes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Holmes

(I'm an expert at sucking the fun out of things by explaining them.)
 
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Ah...So it's a rip-off of "Crush the Castle". From what I can find, AB was released in Dec of '09, whereas CtC was up on the Kongregate website as far back as May of '09.
 
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In case you didn't know yet... Angry Birds is the most popular game on the iPhone and iPad and one of the most successful apps in Apple's App Store. It has been sold tens of millions of times. The iPhone version costs € 0,79 here, I guess it costs $ 0,99 in the US.
 
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and that's what i don't understand. people are paying money for a game that is a rip-off of a free game. Please explain the logic here.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:and that's what i don't understand. people are paying money for a game that is a rip-off of a free game. Please explain the logic here.

Because -being built in Flash- Crush the Castle won't run on iOS. Angry Birds for Android is free, BTW, but shows ads.

I like Crush the Castle (which I hadn't t heard of before you mentioned it, since I'm not much into computer games) better than Angry Birds. Angry Birds has many more levels, though.
 
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It's all about the platform.
 
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