Anybody who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past month is familiar with Tiny Wings [99¢], the little indie game that could from Andreas Illiger that we fell in love with in our review and then went skyrocketing up the charts to the #1 overall paid position. Tiny Wings has since been knocked down to #2 in the US, but it took an entirely brand new Angry Birds game to do it.

Today the first update to Tiny Wings went live in the App Store, and it adds a number of new features and fixes to the game. The big addition is Game Center support to supplement the existing OpenFeint integration. Previously there was just one leaderboard for overall high scores, but 5 new ones have been added for distance, longest fever time, perfect slides, cloud touches, and coins eaten.

There is also a new nest to earn, allowing for a x30 multiplier, and 3 new achievements associated with it. The Scores option on the main menu is replaced with Stats, where you can view all the local scores for the leaderboards as well as a screen showing a stack of every nest you’ve ever unlocked. Pausing during play will also display all of these same stats for your current game, as well as which island you are currently on. Another new feature is an onscreen counter right above your score display that keeps time of how long you are in fever mode.

Among the many small fixes in this update, there are two big problems from the initial version of Tiny Wings that have thankfully been addressed. The game now no longer crashes when receiving a popup notification, and the ability earn fever mode time while your device is sleeping has been fixed.

The first update to Tiny Wings is a pretty good one, with Game Center support and a new nest being the standout additions. The many other small fixes and tweaks are appreciated as well, making the game a more solid experience overall. Andreas has hinted on his Twitter account that a new mode is in the works for a future update of Tiny Wings, but isn’t spilling any beans on what this mode might be. Until we find out more about the next update, drop by the forums and join the chorus of praise for Tiny Wings, and be sure to grab this current update and check out the new features.

  • Anonymous

    I hope it will get a universal update by the time my iPad 2 arrives around the 14th or so.

    • http://twitter.com/Scykei Thicky

      Well, trust me. For a game that sells this well, a universal update isn't really likely to happen. A HD version may come soon though...

    • http://twitter.com/Scykei Thicky

      Well, trust me. For a game that sells this well, a universal update isn't really likely to happen. A HD version may come soon though...

  • LJ

    They didn't fix the leaderboards. The top players still have millions of points.

    • http://twitter.com/zwei zwei

      Can't fix jailbreak hacks.

    • http://twitter.com/zwei zwei

      Can't fix jailbreak hacks.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCP4WHWLUQHFIOP66SLEA7E5CA Hampus

        Well except you know fix whatever flaw in the game was used to fake the score and get it posted to the leaderboards? Also, what was the point of adding jailbreak in there? Trying to put some bad light on jailbreakers? :p

  • Akonomiköna

    Why player can't enter a name longer than 10 characters?
    Special characters are forbidden as well.

    Why do such things when we have Game Center logins?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrzej-Raczynski/668591493 Andrzej Raczynski

    nope, still not catching the fever, doesn't help there's no ipad version, and by the time that rolls around i probably won't care this even exists.

  • Anonymous

    This pos has to be the most overrated game of all time.

    • freemdoom

      That honor goes to Angry Birds.

    • AmpliHelix

      Let me guess... you love Farmville and the thousands of rehashes of Restaurant Story.

    • AmpliHelix

      Let me guess... you love Farmville and the thousands of rehashes of Restaurant Story.

    • Anonymous

      Someone hand me the troll-be-gone.

  • Sambo110

    I just play it upscaled on my iPad, it looks alright and considering it's always moving at a decent speed you don't notice the blurriness much. Can't wait to see what else he adds to it.

  • JoeyJoJoJuniorShabadoo

    I've noticed a problem when it transitions from Island 4 to Island 5 where some loading routinely lags the device. I've also noticed the problem that I can't get past Island 6 :)

  • http://twitter.com/AhiruDuck Ahiru Nakamura

    awesome! love it!!

  • jc

    fly through the 4th island in fever mode. does that mean i just need to be in fever mode during the 4th island or 1 through 4 islands in fever mode?

    • Danichonie

      Be in fever mode as you enter 4th island. Continue fever mode until island 5 transition. New nest looks amazing!

  • Decoy Octopus

    This entire article is a was of time on an way over rated stupid game.

    • Anonymous

      Sigh, not you again. Stay away from the article if you hate the game so much.

  • Hanerlend

    Still love this game. Just wish Andreas Illinger would add video out. I want this game on a projector! :)

    • Hanerlend

      I'm sorry, it's Illiger.

  • BJBlaskowitz

    Game Center is so meaningless when games can be exploited or when developers offer a way to buy yourself to the top of the leaderboards (I'm looking at you Infinity Blade). In terms of exploits, I can see that Tiny Wing's leaderboards are filled with people that have intentionally or unintentionally made use of exploits. You can tell the disconnect between the unexploitable "Coins Eaten" and "Cloudtouches" and "Great Slides" and exploitable "Longest Fever", "Distance", and "Highscore" where some people have impossible to achieve scores without making use of game bugs.

  • Captain Nuts

    Tiny Wings definitely needs more game modes. I've got up to the 26x nest and though seems possible to get a bit further.. I can't see the value in spending countless hours trying to get the final 30x nest.

    That being said, more modes and retina display would be greatly appreciated :D

  • Land

    Just a tiny mistake I spotted: in the Online menu ''Achievements'' is misspelled as ''Achievments''. I know, I'm nitpicking. :-P