I’m not sure where I first heard about the iPhone game “Angry Birds,” but it seemed intriguing. So, I decided to go ahead and spend the $0.99 on the Application.  When I gt my iPad I decided to look for an iPad specific version, and they had released one. But, I chose not to buy it right away since there were some other Applications that I wanted to get my grubby paws on first.  Well, good thing I waited. We got a free code from Clickgamer, the developer, and I jumped on it.

In case you’re not aware of the premise of Angry Birds, the object of the game is to fling a variety of birds at the pigs to force them to retreat, and then return the eggs that were stolen from the birds.  While this may sound easy, you are given specific birds and they must be flung in the order given, and each of the different type of birds has a specific quality.

See some video of the gameplay.

Angry Birds HD does cost $4.99 in the App Store.  Before getting the game code, I had been playing the iPhone version of Angry birds scaled up; which did not look that bad, but there is a definite quality difference between the iPhone’s Angry Birds and the iPad’s Angry Birds HD.

Angry Birds HD
Angry Birds HD

Angry Birds iPhone version on iPad
Angry Birds iPhone on iPad

Does the HD version warrant the $4.00 difference in price? I’m on the fence. If it was a price difference of $2.00, then there would be no question as to whether to get it.  Don’t get me wrong, the game is absolutely fun to play, and the iPhone version may be underpriced.  If you’re into fun puzzle games then I would highly recommend getting Angry Birds, regardless of which version.