I just noticed that they now have Angry Birds for the Chrome web browser for free. I own the $5 version for the Intel App store and wanted to see how this version compares so here are my impressions.
- It’s free.
- Installs very quickly with a few clicks.
- No full screen mode. Even the “HD” version plays in a relatively small window on my desktop. Maybe if this were a netbook with limited resolution and you hit the F11 key for full screen browse mode, it might be more full screen but it’s not a true full screen mode.
- Introduction videos look a little lossy in quality compared to any other version.
- Game play is noticeably jerky even on my quad-core Intel Nehalem desktop system.
Compared to the Intel App store version, the Chrome version is vastly inferior in graphics quality and game smoothness. I don’t know if there will be more maps available for the Chrome version, but the Intel App store version seems like a ripoff compared to the free Android OS version because you don’t get all the levels. Moreover, the Intel App store version now crashes on my Netbook and Notebook and that’s after a complicated install process where you have to install the Intel App store which requires a bunch of junk to be placed in your OS startup. So it’s all a mixed bag and the best experience seems to be on the Nook Color.