Review: Angry Birds for Pokki lets you play the Chrome version on your desktop

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Angry Birds for Pokki

    PCWorld Rating

    Angry Birds on Pokki is the perfect compromise between desktop and Web versions.

While known best for its mobile versions, Angry Birds is also available for Windows, but with its 50MB+ installer, a lengthy installation process, and a full-screen game that's hard even for medium-strength computers to haul, Angry Birds for Windows is not the best choice if you want to actually enjoy the game. Angry Birds for Pokki, however, is a delightful discovery, bringing the Angry Birds Chrome experience right to your desktop.

With one click, you can start playing dozens of levels of Angry Birds using half the RAM the full Windows version does, and with surprising responsiveness, even in full-screen mode. Since this is actually the Chrome version of Angry Birds, you need to sign in with your Google account in order to play most of the levels, and the available levels are mostly special holiday ones...but these include all the cool birds, all the mad piggies, and even the Mighty Eagle. The game is ad-supported, but you can get rid of the ads forever for $4.

Note: The Download button on the Product Information page will download the software to your system. You will need the Pokki platform to run it.

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Angry Birds on Pokki is the perfect compromise between desktop and Web versions.

    Pros

    • Very quick install
    • Much lighter than regular desktop version
    • Many levels to play

    Cons

    • Free version has ads
    • Must log in with Google account to play
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