Considering the numbers Rovio Mobile throws out when talking about the penetration of Angry Birds, it’s hard to imagine that there’s more than a dozen or so people walking the planet who haven’t purchased the physics-based puzzle title. But just in case you missed out on the HD version specifically, it’s now much cheaper than what it was. As of yesterday, the $4.99 title is $1.99, which is around a healthy three dollars worth of savings.

Angry Birds HD is, essentially, the iPhone version but bigger. Go figure, right? Yet, it does come off as a richer experience due to the enhanced screen real estate of the iPad. I, like many others, have drained a billion hours into this specific version, so I’ll vouch for its quality. And as a value proposition at this price point, it’s sorta a no-brainer. If you like smashing stuff with birds, get it. If you don’t, well, you can complain in the comments-- Extra points for mentioning Crush the Castle.

In other Angry Birds news (we're so topical), Rovio's Web shop is having a "Deal of the Day" on the black bird plushies. For a limited time, you can grab one for $12.99. Also, according to a recent Rovio tweet, the store has new international shipping prices. Packages to the US and UK are only $5, while Europe is $7. Sadly, no Angry Bird plushies ship with a dog as cute as this one. Swoon!

  • Adams Immersive

    I never bought Angry Birds before today (though I played Seasons and Free), so I guess the sale got one person’s attention at least!

    And I see it has a ton of levels. Crush the Castle may have been the original (and I still like that one) but Angry Birds did something fun and worthwhile with the concept too.

  • Nate

    "which is around a healthy three dollar worth of savings"?  Seriously?

    I think a lot of people who already owned AB on their phones were probably deterred from buying the iPad version because of the $5 price tag, and a lot of people who were skeptical about the game would have found it pricey as well.  Bargain seekers who had previously claimed to be "satisfied" with the Free version are also a factor.  This will probably generate tons of sales, and at a minimum it will put AB HD back at the top of the charts for a few days.

  • Skye629

    Wait is this a temporary sale or a permanent price cut?

  • Fleshman92

    this dont even worth the two dollars, it gives nothing! if it would have split screen mode for two player, then i get it, but selling the same game with nothing special isnt enough for me! i'm still happy with the original on ipad, sadly Rovio solved that, Angry Brids wont work with RetinaPad, so i get garbage graphic instead of perfect retina icons... nice...

  • Swampthing

    I don't think it is a coincidence that Angry Birds lost their #1 spot to Sid Meier's Pirates and then suddenly there is a price cut to bring it back on top.  Add to that a content release.  I have a feel these birds get very, very angry at number two... and we won't like them when they're angry.  😉

  • TeddyNYC

    I wonder if the price drop is temporary. I'm planning on getting an iPad 2 (or 3) and would appreciate some permanent price cuts on titles which have been out for a long time.

  • spidey

    Oh well... Rovio got 3 extra dollars from me. Has Angry birds Rio dropped in price?

  • BoB

    It looks like Rovio has found another way to force us to spend
    our hard earned money. They truly know our weakness… those cute little birds!
    Trust me,  this HD version is worth all
    your money.