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Angry Birds Space – the best Angry Birds game yet?

Just when you thought those agitated avian creatures couldn’t get any more successful, the Angry Birds have produced another smash hit game.

Angry Birds Space, the latest instalment in the world’s favourite app game, has smashed a download record set by the Birds themselves.

The new space-aged game has notched up an incredible ten million downloads in the space of just three days.

This smashes the previous record, which was held by, you guessed it, the Angry Birds. Angry Birds Rio was released off the back of the animated film Rio, notching up ten million downloads in ten days.

But it has been beaten by the Birds’ trip into space, showing just how popular the simple yet incredibly frustrating game app is with smartphone users the world over.

It is an impressive feat, and was announced by the game’s developer Rovio Entertainment via the Angry Birds Twitter account.

The total includes both paid-for and free version downloads, and has yet to be confirmed by official figures. But that didn’t stop Rovio from thanking everyone for parting with their cash.

The tweet read: “10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3 days! Thanks to our fans, stay tuned for more!”

Positive reception for Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space is the fourth major release for Birds, and is a decent turn by Rovio, which managed to bring yet more new features and challenges to the game.

New challenges include zero-gravity levels, while there are new gameplay features like slow motion and light-speed destruction.

Users of Windows Phone devices also received some good news recently, as Rovio announced that it will launch a version of the game for Microsoft’s mobile OS.

The Finnish developer had previously said that it was too much work to rewrite the game for Windows Phone, but has since changed its mind.