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Angry Birds
Angry Birds Icon
The App Store icon for Angry Birds

Developer(s)

Rovio Mobile

Publisher(s)

  • Chillingo (iOS)
  • Rovio Mobile (Android)

Designer

Jaakko Iisalo

Programmer(s)

Tuomo Lehtinen (lead programmer), Miika Virtanen, Antti Laitinen, Atte Järvinen, Mika Rahko, Marco Rapino, Kari Kuvaja

Engine

Box2D

Version


1.6.3 (iOS, Android)

1.6.2 (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X)

1.6.0 (Symbian^3)

1.5.3 (Windows Phone) (WebOS)

1.5.2 (Maemo)

1.5.0 (PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3)

1.1.4 (WebGL)

Platforms


iOS, Maemo, HP webOS, Android, Symbian^3, PSP/PlayStation 3, Mac OS X, Windows, WebGL, Windows Phone 7, Google Plus/Chrome

Release Date

December 11, 2009

Genre

Puzzle

Rating

4+

Angry Birds is a strategy puzzle video game developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Entertainment. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for Apple's iOS in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple's App Store, which has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, such as those using the Android operating system, among others. Angry Birds has been praised for its successful combination of addictive gameplay, comical style, and low price. Its popularity led to versions of Angry Birds being created for personal computers and gaming consoles, a market for merchandise featuring its characters and even long-term plans for a feature film or television series. With a combined 1 billion downloads across all platforms and including both regular and special editions, the game has been called "one of the most mainstream games out right now", "one of the great runaway hits of 2010", and "the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far".

Gameplay

The first level in each set begins with a cutscene of the green Pigs stealing the Angry Bird's Eggs from their nest. The game involves launching birds, each with special abilities, at the structres containing pigs. In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playing field. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player. Rovio Mobile has supported Angry Birds with numerous free updates that add additional game content, and the company has also released stand-alone holiday and promotional versions of the game.

Birds

Each bird has it's own ability which are effective against certain types of structure.

Bird Ability Effective Against Image
Red None All Angry birds red bird
Chuck Speed Boost Wooden Obstacles Angry bird yellow
The Blues Splits into 3 Birds Glass Obstacles
Matilda Drops an egg bomb. All
Bomb Explodes after hitting an object. All
Hal Coming back like a boomerang Wooden Obstacles
Terence Can smash through anything he hits. All

Variations

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