Angry Birds for Chrome browser review

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.

The good

  • It’s free.
  • Installs very quickly with a few clicks.

The bad

  • 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.

The ugly

  • 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.

4 thoughts on “Angry Birds for Chrome browser review”

  1. The iPad to me was probably the most enjoyable until they created the “Game Center” login requirement. Now I have decided to stick to my Android phone has means to play Angry Birds.

    Angry Birds to me just doesn’t seem quite right without a touch screen. I have noticed that this has become a way with several apps. Some play better on the touchscreen while other more complicated apps work better with a PC.

  2. Thanks for coming back and making posts.

    I don’t have much to comment on with the recent postings: I don’t have anything Android (well, an original NookColor that is just sitting on the charger doing nothing), and I don’t have anything iPhone.

    That said, I’m glad you guys are talking to us again… I just don’t have much to offer back, other than this.

  3. Why are you not using the Nook Color?

    To tell you the truth, a lot of the device’s novelty has worn off for me and I don’t take it to the gym anymore for browsing. Only my son uses it for games.

  4. George Ou :Why are you not using the Nook Color?

    Where should I begin?

    Though I’ve more than accepted “soft copy” information and books, I don’t normally consider reading it “away” from the desktop. I’ll go through PDF, on line documentation, and so on, but the typical situation is that I don’t feel the need to do that unless I’m actually in front of the KVM. For some personal reasons, I haven’t read fiction for a number of years, though I keep telling myself I’ll start back again.

    When I bought the NookColor, it wasn’t so much to have an e-reader, but to have a decent tablet to play with at a decent price.

    However, I’m enough of a procrastinator that “rooting” it to something other than supported software didn’t drive me out of my comfort zone. I thought it would, but in this case I ended up waiting. I also knew that B&N would open it up enough in the near future, so that if I waited all of the features would be (potentially) available. No issue with warranty, bricking it, etc.

    And finally, I’ve been an MS guy for so long that even when I encounter new technology, more often than not it will either fall by the way side, or be adopted by MS and be merged into existing product. I mean really, I wasted time on DR-DOS, Novel DOS, OS-2, and even some earlier Apple OS stuff (pre OS-X) that my motivation to spend time (vs money) on a new product is dampened.

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