Nice catch from the folks over at Appsfire: the original Angry Birds game is now available for free from the App Store.

This includes both the small-screen version for iPhone and iPod touch (before: $0.99) and the HD version for iPad (before: $2.99).

According to Appsfire, which tracks this sort of thing, this is the first time ever that Rovio, the Finnish company behind the successful game, has made the original iOS game free.

Appsfire expects Apple to start promoting the original Angry Birds game as the ‘free app of the week’ shortly.

Rovio hasn’t yet announced that the mobile games are now available for free on its website, Facebook page or Twitter feed at the time of publication, presumably because it wants – or is required – to wait until the free version propagates across the App Stores in all supported markets. But now you know :)

Angry Birds for iPhone and iPod touch
Angry Birds for iPad

Also read:

Rovio releases free, ad-supported version of Amazing Alex for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Rovio hooks up with DreamWorks to launch a new iOS and Android game, ‘The Croods’, on March 14

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