Angry Birds Epic (sometimes called Angry Birds Epic RPG or just Angry Birds RPG) is a free-to-play turn-based role-playing video game released in 2014. Like Angry Birds Go! and Bad Piggies, the gameplay isn't like the original Angry Birds game, to which the game doesn't play similarly to the original game. Instead, you will help the birds to defeat the pigs not by launching them, but by controlling them.Facebook announced that the game will soft launch in Canada, Australia and New Zealand later this week. It was released on March 17, 2014 in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and was released worldwide on June 12, 2014.
The gameplay of Angry Birds Epic is like the original Angry Birds game - instead of flinging them on a Slingshot, you get to control them. But like all the other Angry Birds games, Rovio still maintained the simplicity of the mechanics. To attack, simply swipe (drag) from a bird whose turn is not yet used to a pig when it is your turn. Tap a bird to use its secondary skill on itself (varies per bird and birds' classes), or swipe (drag) a bird (turn yet not used on your turn) to an ally to use its secondary skill on the other bird. During a battle, a chili pepper - called the Rage Chili - below will slowly fill whenever someone (bird or pig) is attacked or damaged. When full, it can be swiped to a bird whose turn is not used yet or does not have the effect that prevents them from using it to launch its rage ability (such as Numbing Poison, etc). Primary and secondary skills will change when the player swaps a bird's class. More importantly, owning more classes increases the number of birds that can be affected by a secondary skill.
The three-star system is still present, but the game will not present the score of the player during battle. Rovio made three-starring levels more important because the number of stars will also represent the number of crafting and brewing ingredients to be given to the player via the "wheel of fortune" and the player must get a total of 490 stars to get the special Avenger class.
After retrieving the anvil and buying the cauldron, players can use the earned ingredients and resources to craft better weapons, off-hand items and potions. However, weapons and offhand items can only be crafted when its blueprint is obtained. Similarly, potions can only be cooked if its recipe is obtained beforehand. Resources and ingredients can be obtained from treasure chests, buy it via in-game currency (mainly Snoutlings and Lucky Coins) and resource givers. When a player crafts an item , a dice will roll and determine how much damage, health or quantity will be added when the player uses it, but getting a three-star item adds the number of health, attack, or quantity it's description promised. Headgears, the items that change/determine a bird's class, do not have to be crafted.
The game features three kinds of currency:
|Type of currencies||What it is used for||How to earn it|
|Lucky Coins ()||
|Friendship essence ()||
The story opens where King Pig is hungry. He orders Wizpig (Chef Pig) and Prince Porky (Ross) to steal the eggs, and so they go on a journey with a small pig army to get the eggs. The pigs locate the eggs along with Red (who was making soup) and Chuck (who was sleeping). The Pigs ambush both of them and as a result, Wizpig succeeds in stealing the eggs and Prince Porky along with his pig army manage to kidnap Chuck while they leave Red behind. Wizpig places each of the 5 eggs in a castle. Red journeys through Piggy Island to rescue Chuck, save the eggs (one egg at a time), restore Matilda's garden, befriend Professor Pig, help Bomb defeat the pirate pigs who are attempting to take charge of his ship and save the Blues from the pirate pigs. After a few epic adventures, Red and his team save 4 eggs. The fifth - and final - egg is held in King Pig's Castle, or the Pig Palace. The Birds reach and enter King Pig's castle. They defeat King Pig and Prince Porky, but Wizpig manages to escape with the final egg. He also steals King Pig's crown. King Pig starts crying while the Birds and Prince Porky gets angry. Wizpig creates his own castle on the top of the Hog Head Mountain and he settles there. 5 other mage pigs appear and create a protection shield around Wizpig's castle. The Birds battle their way to Wizpig's castle defeating each pig one at a time in the "Magic Shield" levels. The shield goes down and the Birds enter the castle. After a small battle, Wizpig transforms into his ultimate form - Demonic Wizpig. Luckily, Prince Porky joins the Birds in the epic battle (because the only one can defeat Demonic Wizpig is Prince Porky) and together they defeat Wizpig. Victory - the birds get the final egg back while Prince Porky gets King Pig's crown back and gives it back to King Pig. The game's final cutscene has all the characters watching a sunset with the words "The End" displayed on the screen. The birds then venture to Chronicle Cave, where their adventure continues.
The game is notably set on Piggy Island, and there are many sections of Piggy Island where the levels are placed.
- South Beach
- South Beach (4 levels)
- Cornucopia Woods (1 level)
- Cobalt Plateaus
- Pig Prison (1 level)
- Cobalt Plateaus (12 levels)
- Cobalt Pig Castle (1 level)
- Matilda's Garden (1 level)
- Puzzle Bridge (1 level)
- Southern Cobalt Plateaus (1 level)
- Western Cobalt Plateaus (1 level)
- Eastern Cobalt Plateaus (9 levels, levels 7-9 are behind a Red Pig Gate, levels 5-8 are behind both a Red Pig Gate and a Blue Pig Gate)
- Golden Fields
- Golden Fields (4 levels)
- Beard Forest (2 levels, accessible via a Friendship Gate)
- Limestone Lagoon
- Limestone Lagoon (6 levels)
- The White Whale (1 level)
- Maelstrom (1 level)
- Southern Sea
- Shipwreck Reef (1 level)
- Southern Sea (4 levels)
- Desert Island (behind a Yellow Pig Gate)
- Desert Island (3 levels)
- Eastern Desert Island (1 level)
- Desert Pig Castle (1 level)
- Pirate Coast
- Pirate Coast (3 levels)
- Porktuga (Monday Dungeon, 1 level)
- Slingshot Woods
- Slingshot Woods (6 levels)
- Western Slingshot Woods (1 level)
- Northern Slingshot Woods (3 levels, levels 2-3 are behind a Friendship Gate)
- Eastern Slingshot Woods (1 level)
- Great Cliffs (4 levels)
- Star Reef
- Star Reef (8 levels)
- Ghost Ship (Tuesday Dungeon, 1 level)
- Star Reef Castle (1 level)
- Banjo Bayou (behind a Blue Pig Gate)
- Banjo Bayou (2 levels)
- Floating Hoghouse (Wednesday Dungeon, 1 level)
- Bamboo Forest (behind a Blue Pig Gate)
- Bamboo Forest (9 levels)
- Western Bamboo Forest (1 level)
- Volcano Cliff (1 level)
- Volcano Island (Thursday Dungeon, 1 level)
- Eastern Bamboo Forest (3 levels, level 1 is behind a Red Pig Gate, levels 2-3 are behind a Friendship Gate)
- Canyon Land
- Canyon Land (3 levels)
- Winter Wonderland (5 levels)
- Snowy Peak
- Snowy Peak (3 levels)
- Mountain Pig Castle (1 level)
- Islands in the Sky (3 levels)
- Pumpkin Plateau
- Pumpkin Plateau (2 levels)
- Trick or Treat Castle (Friday Dungeon, 1 level)
- Square Forest
- Square Forest (3 levels)
- Northern Square Forest (1 level, behind a Red Pig Gate)
- Red Giant Valley (4 levels, behind a Red Pig Gate, levels 3-4 are behind a Friendship Gate)
- Eastern Sea
- Eastern Sea (7 levels, level 6 is behind a Red Pig Gate, level 7 is behind both a Red Pig Gate and a Friendship Gate)
- Sunken Pyramid (Sunday Dungeon, 1 level)
- Moorlands (3 levels)
- Lake Land
- Lake Land (3 levels)
- Bottomless Cave (Saturday Dungeon, 1 level)
- Northern Sea (4 levels)
- Old Nesting Barrows (6 levels, level 6 is now behind a friendship gate)
- Pig City
- Pig City Harbor (1 level)
- Pig City (3 levels)
- King Pig's Castle (1 level)
- Hog Head Mountain
- Hog Head Mountain (6 levels, level 4-6 is now behind a friendship gate)
- Northern Hog Head Mountain (1 level)
- Mouth Pool (1 level, you must finish Hog Head Mountain level 6 to unlock it)
- Magic Shield (5 levels)
- Wizpig's Castle (1 level)
- Chronicle Cave
- Shaking Hall (10 levels)
- Rain Plateaus (10 levels)
- Misty Hollow (10 levels)
- Cure Cavern (10 levels)
- Burning Plain (10 levels)
- Endless Winter (10 levels)
- Forgotten Bastion (10 levels)
- Strange Site (10 levels)
- Pig Lair (10 levels)
- Citadel (10 levels)
- Mocking Canyon (10 levels)
- Happy Spot (10 levels)
- Uncharted Plains (10 levels)
- Stormy Sea (10 levels)
- The Great Divide (10 levels)
- Holy Pools (10 levels)
- Pig Porch (10 levels)
- Bacon Bay (10 levels)
- Volcano Jaw (10 levels)
- Hog Head Hollow (10 levels)
- Hells Bells (10 levels)
- Pirate Bay (10 levels)
- Hostile Mist (10 levels)
- Icy Waters (10 levels)
- Pig Paradise (10 levels)
- Mysterious Sea (10 levels)
Chronicle Cave levels are unique because they have different effects that make defeating all pigs and getting 3-stars more and more challenging. The list below are the factors that make these levels more challenging and the recommended level to play them (Added in version 1.5.5)
|Left: Condition, Down: Cave number||Name of cave||Effect Name||What effect does||Recommended level range to play cave|
|1||Shaking Hall||Deadly Grip||Deals 100 damage to a random bird. Every 2 turns.||20-21|
|2||Rain Plateaus||Healing Waters||Heals all pigs by 150 health. Every 2 turns.||22-23|
|3||Misty Hollow||Poison Cloud||Deals 40 damage to all birds. Every 2 turns.||24-25|
|4||Cure Cavern||Ice Prison||Stuns a random bird for 1 turn. Every 3 turns.||26-27|
|5||Burning Plain||Breath of Fire||Deals 55 damage to all birds at the beginning of their turn. Every 2 turns.||28-29|
|6||Endless Winter||Water Of Life||Health of all pigs is increased by 25%.||30-31|
|7||Forgotten Bastion||Tranquil Air||Rage Chili fills up 75% slower.||32-33|
|8||Strange Site||Immunity||Pigs' helpful effects are not removable.||34-35|
|9||Pig Lair||Pig Pen||Summons 1 pig. Every 2 turns.||36-37|
|10||Citadel||Healing Waters||Heals all pigs by 350 health. Every 2 turns.||38-39|
|11||Mocking Canyon||Poison Cloud||Deals 125 damage to all birds. Every 2 turns.||40-43|
|12||Happy Spot||Hot Steam||Deals 345 damage to all birds at the beginning of their turn. Every 2 turns.||44-46|
|13||Uncharted Plains||Cave Tremor||Deals 405 damage. 100% to stun a random target for 1 turn. Every 3 turns.||47-49|
|14||Stormy Sea||Immunity||Pigs' helpful effects are not removable.||50-52|
|15||The Great Divide||Tranquil Air||Rage Chili fills up 75% slower.||53-55|
|16||Holy Pools||Healing Waters||Heals all pigs by 650 health. Every 2 turns.||56-58|
|17||Pig Porch||Cave Tremor||Deals 520 damage. 100% to stun a random target for 1 turn. Every 3 turns.||59-61|
|18||Bacon Bay||Fortified||All pigs receive 90% less damage. Every 3 turns.||61-64|
|19||Volcano Jaw||Wild Boar||Increases attack power of a pig by 10% for 2 turns. Every 2 turns.||65-69|
|20||Hog Head Hollow||Holy Water||Healing skills efficiency of all pigs increased by 100%.||70-75|
|21||Hells Bells||Hells Bells||A cave filled with mischievous minions of hell dealing 1500 damage to the birds every 3 turns.||76-80|
|22||Pirate Bay||Healing Waters||Heals all pigs by 650 health. Every 2 turns.||80-85|
|23||Hostile Mist||Tranquil Air||Rage Chili fills up 75% slower.||86-90|
|24||Icy Waters||Healing Damper||Birds' healing spells efficiency reduced by 50%.||91-100|
|25||Pig Paradise||Pig Paradise||25% of the damage you deal to pigs in this cave will be reflected back to your birds.||100-100|
|26||Mysterious Sea||Healing Waters||Heals all pigs by 5000 health. Every 2 turns.||100-100|
See Epic Characters
Items and Equipment
Pig Keys are special items used to unlock Pig Gates in the game. The Pig Gates block off other special levels and Friendship Gates. Each Pig Key can open the Pig Gate of the same color.
- Yellow Pig Key: You must defeat Prince Porky in Southern Sea to get the Yellow Pig Key. It unlocks all Yellow Pig Gates.
- Blue Pig Key: You must defeat Wizpig for the first time to get the Blue Pig Key. It unlocks all Blue Pig Gates (plus the Floating Hoghouse)
- Red Pig Key: You must complete Shaking Hall (Cave 1) in the Chronicle Cave and defeat the Dark Shaman to get the Red Pig Key. It unlocks all Red Pig Gates.
WizPig also uses Blue Pig Gates in a humorous way, such as making Blue Pig Gates appear (to block off Floating Hoghouse, Bamboo Forest and the Star Reef Castle, however, the birds used the previously blocked way to enter the castle.)
Angry Birds Dawn of Piggy Island
Angry Birds Dawn of Piggy Island is a tweaked version of Angry Birds Epic. The game was released on May 2015.
Difference between Epic and Dawn of Piggy Island
- During planning stages, Witch Doctor was originally intended to be the 6th class of Matilda. It is now a type of Shaman. Instead, the Priestess is her 6th class.
The following will show all the errors in the game:
- Matilda's hair is down when running, but when she stops and catch up with the others, her hair is still down but then a second later, it goes back up again.
- After rescuing the first egg, the Cutscene shows the egg so large. This could be a design error, or the artists may have drawn the egg larger than the birds.
- In rare cases, the birds will cheer with their eyes open. This also applies to the pig's failure animation, this happens when the animation is activated when the pig/bird is blinking.
- On the Angry Birds Plushies, (which is collected for the blues) the blue Plushies have no eyelids. This could possibly be a graphical error.
- There is a chance where you can watch a video, but it says you didn't watch the whole video, even though you can't skip the video.
- There is a bug that is still not fixed and its that if you knock out Demonic Wizpig, his mustache will disappear.
List of fixed errors
- Before version ???, when The Blues are equipped with the Ballista set item, they could be seen carrying an arrow in the overworld.
- Before version ???, tapping a bird immediately after giving it the Rage Chili would caused the Bird to repeat its Rage Chili's move every time the bird used its skills.
- In version ???, a few attack icons were mixed up. For example, thorny vine showed Chuck's wizard attack.
- From version 1.2.9 to version ???, the game always crashes shortly after it started up, and it was never explained why.
- From version ??? to version ???, Matilda's crying noise broke down.
- Maelstrom was incorrectly named in the softlaunch version.
- In the Gameplay Trailer, most of the characters used different voices of other characters. This appeared to be an oversight of the developers, or the old sounds were placeholders while the game was being beta tested. This does not occur in the worldwide release. The following list shows all the sound errors:
- Wizpig had the sound effects of a wizard pig and vice versa (example: Wizpig attacking sounded like a wizard pig attacking)
- Prince Porky sounded different when he sticks his tongue out.
- When Chuck and Matilda laughed, their laugh sound effect were swapped.
- When Chuck made his rage ability noise, it also played the sound effect when the player uses any type of Hot Veggie Cake on Chuck.
Note: The two first cutscenes are only available in the old version. At the new version, these two first cutscenes have been changed into an opening video.
- Like Angry Birds GO!, Angry Birds Epic shows the characters' current toons design. (except for Corporal Pig, which has its old Toons design, due to being a variant of the minion pig and not a separate class of pigs.)
- Despite being the first game where the birds do not primarily use the Slingshot, the Blues use them as a weapon.
- This is the first game where the Mighty Eagle is shown not silhouetted.
- This is currently the only game that shows 5 eggs, instead of the normal 3.
- This game is the first game where getting Zero Stars is possible, but it only applies to potions and equipment, not the levels. The second is Angry Birds POP!; doing that is more rare, however. The third is Angry Birds GO! (update 2.0) but will only happen if the game is lagging.
- The Birds laugh if Pigs use feathered lances to attack them (except old Lancer, who had a feathered lance).
- They also laugh if Golden Pig attacks using Headbutt, or when Little Ninja attacks with Chi Block but it is unknown how these attacks tickle the birds. This happens because all of these attacks empty the Rage Chili (at least partway).
- The shield with the icon at the left below in the poster is the Star Banner shield. See here.
- All the characters that appear on the map (except for the Knights, Brutes, Shamen, Pigmies, Pirates, Wizards, Zombies, Ghosts) are just dressed in costumes.
- This is the second game to feature Ross, with the first being Bad Piggies.
- This is the first, and currently the only game with three types of currencies.
- This is the second game where a player must have an active internet connection to play, with the first being Angry Birds Friends (mobile), and the third being Angry Birds Fight!.
- There are gates scattered in the game unlockable by collecting keys (colored Pig Gates) and inviting friends (Friendship Gates) that when opened, it unlocks a level, but are not required to be opened to finish the game (except for the Yellow Pig gate guarding the desert castle and the Blue Pig gate guarding Bamboo forest).
- The game may say that there's an end in Chronicle Cave, but there won't be because Rovio is constantly adding new levels to it.
- As you level up, the enemies of the Castle and Dungeon levels will also level up - their level will be the same as yours. The characters which you are able to borrow for the Dungeon and Cave levels - Prince Porky, Pigiana Jones, Piggy Mc'Cool and The Golden Pig - also level up. As of the 1.2.9 version update, only dungeon enemies will match the player's level. All other stages have their own set level.
- Also depending on what level your friend's birds (Pig) are will be the same for Chronicle Cave's pigs: if your level is higher than your friend's bird (pig), the level of the pigs will be the same as your friends bird (pig). and if your friend's bird (pig) is higher than your birds, the pigs would have the same level as your birds.
- The game also has other references to Angry Birds Toons.
- Piggy MC'Cool (Merchant Pig) is the pig disguised as the Blue Bird from the Toons episode True Blue?.
- A part of the end of the story in Angry Birds Epic is inspired from the Toons episode "Trojan Egg", where Chef Pig tries to take the throne.
- In the episode Nighty Night Terence, the pigs used the set Artillery Strike to get the eggs from Terence.
- This is the fourth time Matilda is now known to be female as she wears wigs for her classes, which might be related to the TV show. (the first being Angry Birds Toons, the second being Angry Birds GO!, and the third being the Rio 2 levels in Angry Birds Rio)
- In the dungeon levels, it plays the epic map music. (Music when you play Castle Level and when the Wizpig flees and put an egg in a castle)
- Wizpig's Castle is formerly named Wiz Pig's Castle.
- Wizpig was also formerly named Wiz Pig.
- Certain features like characters, costumes, set effects and items, etc. in Epic reference other popular media.
- In one of his costumes, the Foreman Pig has a costume resembling Nintendo's Mario.
- When encountering Wizpig for the first time in Star Reef Castle, he has a secondary skill called "Power Up Shroom", which might be referencing the Super Mushroom in the Mario series.
- Artillery Strike, one of the Blues' set effects, references the Big Lucky from Mario and Luigi: Dream Team.
- In one of his costumes, the Ironclad Pig has a skill named "Winter is Coming." This references HBO's Game of Thrones series.
- Rovio also posted an artwork of Prince Porky saying "Hear Me Oink!". The throne he is sitting on also references Game of Thrones.
- Mighty Eagle's hint: "I'm the only one who can dislike on Facebook" is very similar to a Chuck Norris joke.
- In one of the costumes, the Dark Knight in Trick or Treat Castle resembles Darth Vader from Star Wars.
- This might be related to Lard Vader in Angry Birds Star Wars.
- It is unknown how Dark Knight, who resembles Darth Vader, is portrayed by a Knight (Ironclad) Pig, while Lard Vader is portrayed by Red (Anakin Skywalker) in the Angry Birds Star Wars series.
- Ice Pig's attacks resemble those of Elsa's from Frozen (except for his costume)
- THE Sling and Angry Bird Plushies, two set items for the Blue Birds reference the original Angry Birds.
- THE Sling also resembles the slingshot in the original game.
- The boss of Endless Winter, "Knight of the Living Dead", references the movie "Night of the Living Dead."
- Prince Porky's rage ability, the Holy Hand Grenade, is a reference to the game Worms and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- Square Forest and the Squarewood item is a reference to Minecraft.
- If you choose Red, Chuck and The Blues in the final battle, plus Prince Porky, their colors and order will be the same as that of the Super Famicom controller (A=Red, B=Yellow, X=Blue, Y=Green).
- Pigiana Jones is a reference to Indiana Jones.
- Frost Hog's weapon (a frozen watermelon on a stick) might be also slightly referencing the Super Blue Watermelon from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Winter Melon's projectile (also a frozen watermelon, but completely blue) in Plants vs. Zombies.
- Chef Pig is called Wizpig, which the name is also the main antagonist of Diddy Kong Racing and its sequels.
- The candies on two of Bomb's set items are a reference to the candies from Candy Crush Saga.
- The following areas were supposed to be an area in Piggy island but are now part of the Chronicle Cave:
- Hazy Hollow was supposed to be a Misty Hollow island, where there are few mist and lots of crystals.
- Soothing Springs was meant to be the hot springs of the outdoors of the island.
- This is the second time a bird is an antagonist (which is the Sword Spirit in Old Nesting Barrows). The first one is Nigel in Angry Birds Rio, and the third is Gale from Angry Birds Stella.
- When a player loses at Old Nesting Barrows 4, the laugh of Sword Spirit is the same as Red's laugh.
- This is because the Sword Spirit uses Red's own graphics and sound effects.
- This is one of the few Angry Birds games to use funny cartoon sound effects, the others being Bad Piggies and Angry Birds GO!
- This is the first role playing Angry Birds game to be published by Rovio.
For this game's soundtrack, see Angry Birds Epic Soundtrack.
- ↑ From Piggy McCool's store: It means exchange rate