Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 vs Android version video comparison

I’ve just shot a short video comparing the just released Windows Phone 7 version of Angry Birds running on the Samsung Omnia 7 versus the Android version running on the HTC Sensation. As you will (or may not because the video is shot at 25fps..) the WP7 version is not as smooth as the Android version. There are several things to remember though: XNA games are limited to 30fps while Android games are usually only limited by the device’s screen VSync, physics calculation on WP7 still doesn’t use the SIMD/NEON FP units of the Snapdragon CPU (this will be available in Mango). Then again, the WP7 versions isn’t slow either so this shouldn’t bother you if you plan to purchase the game. Video after the break:

UPDATE: There’s no more 30FPS limitation in XNA apps in Mango.

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Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 finally released

We can finally put an end to the ongoing Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 release date drama (see related posts below) as today marks the official launch day of Rovio’s massively successful game on Microsoft’s mobile platform. Angry Birds is now available on the Market place for $2.99 and is Xbox Live enable with Achievements and leader boards. The game is identical to the what was already out on other platforms so be prepared to play exactly the same levels (165 of them ) if you have already experienced it on an other mobile device.

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Coin Addiction for Windows Phone 7 updated

The super addicting Coin Addiction game for Windows Phone 7, which I’ve talked about it in my must have list of WP7 apps, has received a small updated a few days ago which added leaderboards support I’ve talked about it in my must have list of WP7 apps. The game is a great time killer and can be super addictive and best of all: it all is totally free. So don’t hesitate to try it out.

A physics game designed to be simple yet super addictive: the objective is to flick a coin so that it passes between the other two, then repeat with a different coin until you make a mistake. Use the walls to bounce your coin to solve difficult situations.

Very easy to pick up, but don’t let the simplicity of the game fool you! To get a high spot on the Leaderboards you will need skill, strategy and – in the popular TimeChallenge mode – fast reactions.

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