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- This article is about the game. For the location, see Rio (location).
Angry Birds Rio was a video game that is the third main installment of the Angry Birds series. It was developed by Rovio Entertainment, Fox Digital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company), and published by the former in March 2011 to promote the Rio film. In 2014, it would be updated to promote Rio 2.
It is possible, though unlikely that Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II will return along with other games like Seasons after Rovio said in a reply that it "will be a long shot due to the license", in which The Walt Disney Company currently owns the rights to both franchises, as they own Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox (the companies behind Star Wars and Rio perceptively).
After the announcement of the Rio movie, Rovio Entertainment Corporation partnered with Fox Digital Entertainment, 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company) and Blue Sky Studios to produce a crossover game to promote it. The game was developed by the original team of the first game and was released on March 22nd, 2011, the same day as the Brazilian release of the movie.
The game was updated with new content since then. In 2014, to promote the release of the Rio 2 movie, the game was updated with new episodes based on the movie's story.
Removal from the app stores
On February 3, 2020, it was announced that the game would have its servers shut down along with Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II, it's very likely due to licensing issues. This means the player can still play the game, but won't receive advertisements or be able to make in-app purchases.
On a normal day on Piggy Island, the Angry Birds are taking care of the eggs as usual. However, they are suddenly caught by an helicopter and taken to a den in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bird responsable of the kidnapping, Nigel, shows up and reveals that he had caught the Angry Birds to sell them in exchange of one hundred thousand dollars, as they were part of an "exceptionally rare species". With this and seeing all the other caught birds, including two macaws called Blu and Jewel, the Angry Birds break themselves free from their cage and start to free all the other birds, including Blu and Jewel. It is in this moment when it is revealed that Blu and Jewel are united by handcuffs. Later, the flock, alongside Blu and Jewel, leave the den to go to a jungle nearby. Enraged, Nigel sends his Marmosets to go after them.
Making their way through the jungle and defeating all the Marmosets that try to stop them, the Angry Birds encounter Nigel, although they defeat him. Afterwards, the group is guided by Rafael to a beach on Rio de Janeiro. There, they find Luiz, who takes the handcuffs out of Blu and Jewel, separating them. Suddenly however, Jewel is kidnapped by Nigel, and the remaining birds go after her. Eventually, during a carnival, the Angry Birds find Jewel and other birds hidden under a chicken-like vehicle that is guarded by Mauro, who is defeated by the flock. Before Blu is able to free his friend however, he is caught by Nigel. With the caught birds, Nigel escapes with the vehicle as the Angry Birds go after them.
Eventually arriving at an airport, the Angry Birds free the caged birds and go aboard an airplane, where they free Blu and Jewel. Later, the flock has a final showdown against Nigel. After being defeated, Nigel tries to leave the plane as the freed birds leave. However, he crashes onto one of the plane's propeller, damaging it, and falls to the ocean. However, the Angry Birds manage to control the plane to go back to Piggy Island. There, Foreman Pig and a Minion Pig try to steal the eggs, though they leave in panic when they spot the plane. The Angry Birds leave unscratched, happy that the eggs are safe as the two pigs watch behind a bush.
The Angry Birds receive an postcard from Blu and Jewel, inviting them to go to Rio de Janeiro. Accepting to go, the birds put themselves inside a box that is supposed to be sent to the city. Much for their frustration however, they arrive at any location but Rio, even getting to the moon. There, they fall though the earth's atmosphere, ending up in a location near Rio, for their satisfaction. However, they are soon forced to deal with the hordes of Marmosets in the outsides of the city. Ending up in a harbor, the flock frees the caged birds and dolphins, eventually committing the error of freeing Nigel himself, who was revealed to have survived the past incident, as he laughs maniacally. However, on a river, the birds manage to defeat him and throw him to the waters. Later, the Angry Birds and Blu deal with the remaining Marmosets.
Angry Birds Rio is a puzzle video game with the same gameplay to that from the original Angry Birds game. In the game, the player takes control of a limited group of birds, who can be launched anywhere by the use of a slingshot. All levels have a series of enemies, who can be either caged birds or Marmosets, the player must take down by the use of their characters. These enemies normally appear sheltered inside of structures made of wood, glass, and/or stone, in addition of some additional objects, such as chains and TNT. If the player fails to kill all the enemies in the levels, they will get a Level Failed screen, encouraging them to try again. If they manage to do so however, they will win and pass to the next level. Upon completing each level, the player will receive one, two, or three stars depending on the score received.
As with Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio is composed on several episodes. Each episode can be unlocked after completing the previous one. Following the release of Rio 2, episodes were divided into two different categories: "Rio" and "Rio 2". The episodes in "Rio" have the sprites from Angry Birds Chrome for the birds and have the same mechanics as those from Angry Birds. On the other hand, the episodes in the "Rio 2" category use new sprites, with the birds maintaining their appearances from Angry Birds Toons. These episodes also feature more mechanics, such as rockets and water. In addition, the levels from these episodes also have optional hints for the player if they are stuck. Regardless, gameplay in all episodes remains unchanged. In addition, there is also Playground, a tutorial episode that introduces the player to the most basic mechanics of the game.
Episodes in Angry Birds Rio are composed on several levels, the amount of which varies; the episodes in "Rio" have thirty levels, while the "Rio 2" episodes have twenty levels (though Hidden Harbor has fifteen levels and Treasure Hunt has forty). In addition, all episodes, except Playground and Hidden Harbor, have six extra, optional bonus levels, which can be unlocked by completing certain tasks or by spending Coins.
Like other Angry Birds games, Angry Birds Rio makes use of power-ups, which are optional booster items the player can use to get a temporal advantage to beat the level with more ease. These power-ups are limited and cannot be used if the player runs out of them; to compensate this, Angry Birds Rio also makes use of Coins, the game's currency, which allow the player to buy more power-ups and unlock bonus levels, amongst others. While Coins can be obtained by collecting stars or by watching ads, the player is also encouraged to use real money to buy more Coins to use in gameplay. However, as the game's servers closed down in 2020, watching ads and using real money to perform purchases is now impossible.
- Eggs (x3)
- Golden Anchor (only appearance)
- Golden Fruit (only appearance)
- Golden Gear (only appearance)
- Golden Rocket (only appearance)
- Golden Treasure Chest (only appearance)
Gimmicks and obstacles
- Angry Birds
- Blu (first appearance)
- Jewel (only appearance)
- Nigel (only appearance)
- Rafael (only appearance)
- Luiz (only appearance)
- Mauro (only appearance)
- Mighty Eagle
- Foreman Pig
- Minion Pig
- Nigel (Jungle Escape) (only appearance)
- Mauro (Carnival Upheaval) (only appearance)
- Nigel (Smugglers' Plane) (only appearance)
- Mauro (Market Mayhem) (only appearance)
- Blossom River boss (Blossom River) (only appearance)
- Smugglers' Den
- Jungle Escape
- Beach Volley
- Carnival Upheaval
- Airfield Chase
- Smugglers' Plane
- Market Mayhem
- Golden Beachball
Special Offers is where the player can get power-ups and unlock levels by paying with Bird Coins or real money (now impossible). A maximum of three offers will appear. Offers will change after two or six hours.
|Icon||Power-up||Costs (in Bird Coins)||Description|
|Power-up bundle||150||1400||6000||10000||This ultimate combo pack gives you all four power-ups!|
|Icon||Power-up||Costs (in Bird Coins)||Description|
|Power Potion||200||350||900||4000||Supersize your bird! Power Potion turns any bird into a monkey-mangling giant!|
|Sling Scope||Looking for the perfect shot? Use the Sling Scope for maximum precision!|
|TNT Drop||Need more firepower? TNT Drop creates three crates of explosive goodness!|
|Samba Burst||Unleash the power of samba! Even buildings will sway away to its rhythm!|
|Icon||Power-up||Costs (in Coins)||Description|
|Call the Flock||1000||1800||4300||10000||Call the Flock for a blizzard of Macaw mayhem!|
|Power-up||Cost (in real money)||Description|
|Mighty Eagle||?||Cause total destruction and earn feathers to unlock bonus levels|
|Angry Birds Rio HD||An HD port of Angry Birds Rio, with improved graphics.|
|Angry Birds Rio Free||Only on iOS. A demo version of Angry Birds Rio, with levels from Smugglers' Den to Carnival Upheaval, and the first fifteen levels of Golden Beachball. After the full game became free in 2013, Angry Birds Rio Free was removed from the App Store.|
|Angry Birds Rio HD Free/Angry Birds Rio Free HD||Only on iOS. An HD port of Angry Birds Rio Free, with improved graphics. It was removed alongside Angry Birds Rio Free in 2013.|
|Angry Birds Trilogy||Released as one of the three games available in 2012. The episodes included are Smugglers' Den to Smugglers' Plane.|
|Angry Birds Rio for Windows Phone||An Xbox-supported Windows Phone port of Angry Birds Rio.|
Differences from the Rio movies
Differences from Rio
- Blu and Jewel were the only birds in the Smugglers' Den who were set free. The rest of the Birds remained in their cages.
- The film also stated that Blu and Jewel got themselves out of their cage, instead of having someone else free them.
- In fact, the only time the birds were originally let out of their cages was during the events of Smugglers' Plane.
- The birds never encountered Nigel during the events of Jungle Escape.
- The Marmosets never appeared on the beach, nor at carnival.
- They didn't appear to confront Blu and Jewel in the jungle either.
- Rafael, having previously received permission from his wife, went with the birds to find Luiz and separate the macaw parrots. He also went to save Jewel when Nigel kidnapped her. In the game, he remained in the jungle.
- Luiz isn't found at Beach Volley, instead, he is found at his workshop.
- Mauro wears a watch as a belt in the movie, however, it's absent in the game.
- The smugglers nor Nico, Pedro, Linda, Tulio or Fernando appear in the game, while they are main characters in the movie.
- Eva doesn't appear in the game ether, while she is a minor character in the movie.
Differences from Rio 2
- The Marmosets never appeared in the movie, as they were replaced by Squirrel Monkeys. However, the Marmosets do appear in the game.
- They also make an appearance in Timber Tumble as placeholders for Big Boss and his henchmen from the film.
- The only caged bird spotted during the events of High Dive was Nigel.
- Also, no caged Amazon River Dophin is seen in the movie.
- Nigel's henchmen, Gabi and Charlie do not appear in the game.
- Gabi appears in some photos and Charlie appears in the Return to Angry Birds Rio trailer where he appears on the Rio 2 logo.
- Many bird characters who live in the Amazon in the movie are absent in the game, but make a cameo in Blu's Call The Flock power-up ability such as Felipe.
- The Spix's Macaw Family except for Blu and Jewel theirselves (Carla, Bia, Tiago, Eduardo, and Mimi) do not appear in the game, while they are main characters in the movie.
- Before the menu music was changed for Rio 2, when the music was about six seconds in, Red and Blu would start listening to it and bouncing as if they were dancing to the beat.
- Angry Birds Rio was the first Angry Birds iOS game that does not make use of pig puns in episode titles.
- Angry Birds Rio was the first crossover Angry Birds game, being a crossover with Rio; the second is Angry Birds Star Wars, a crossover with the Star Wars original trilogy; the third is Angry Birds Star Wars II, another crossover with the Star Wars prequel trilogy; and the fourth is Angry Birds Transformers, a crossover with the Transformers series.
- In the "Rio 2" segment, birds do not have blinking animations like in the "Rio" one.
- Strangely, some artwork for the game have the birds in their pre-Chrome designs when they never have them in this game.
|Rio theme||Initial release|
|Rio 2 theme||After the release of Rio 2|
- Angry Birds (January 27, 2011). Angry Birds Rio Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved on July 19, 2021.
- Angry Birds (February 21, 2014). Return to Angry Birds Rio!. YouTube. Retrieved on July 19, 2021.
- Rovio Entertainment (March 22, 2011). Angry Birds Rio. Mobile devices. Rovio Entertainment. Area/level: Shop. "Mighty Eagle: Cause total destruction to obtain feathers and unlock bonus levels"
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|Episodes||• • • • • • *** • *** • **|
|Episodes||• Jungle Escape • Beach Volley • Carnival Upheaval • Airfield Chase • Smugglers' Plane|
|Other||Achievements • Cutscenes • Gallery • List of Levels • • Unused Content • • • • DLC (Anger Management Pack, Fowl Tempered Pack)|
|Key||* - Unused|
** - Only can get from the Anger Management Pack DLC
*** - Only can get from the Fowl Tempered Pack DLC
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Side series: * (2010) • * (2011) • (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2013) • * (2013) • * (2014) • (2014) • (2015) • * (2015) • * (2016) • (2016) • * (2016) • * (2016) • * (2016) • * (2017) • (2017) • (2017) • * (2017) • * (2018) • (2019) • (2019) • * (2019) • * (2020) • * (2020) • (2021) • (2022)
|Free Versions||* (2010) • Angry Birds Lite Beta* (2010) • * (2011) • * (2011) • * (2011) • Angry Birds Mult Trial* (2011) • * (2011) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars II Free* (2013)|
|HD Versions||* (2010) • Angry Birds Seasons HD* (2010) • Angry Birds HD Free* (2011) • Angry Birds Seasons HD Free* (2011) • Angry Birds Rio HD* (2011) • Angry Birds Rio HD Free* (2011) • Angry Birds Space HD* (2012) • Angry Birds Space HD Free* (2012) • Bad Piggies HD (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars HD* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars HD Free* (2012) • Bad Piggies HD Free* (2012)|
|Chinese Versions||* • * (2014) * (2015) • (2017) • (2019) •|
|Web Games||* (2011) • * (2011) • * (2011) • * (2011) • * (2011) • * (2011) • * (2011) • * (2011) • (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2012) • * (2013) • Angry Birds Cheetos 2* (2013) • (2013) • * (2014) • Angry Birds Starburst (2016) • * (2017, Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Radox (Venatus Angry Birds) (2017) • (2021) • (2022)|
|Console Games||(2012) • (2013) • (2019)|
|Joke Games||(2015) • (2017) • (2018) • (2022)|
|Arcade Games||(2016) • Angry Birds Stomper Redemption* (2020) • Angry Birds Whacker* (2020) • (2021) • (2021) • (2022)|
|Miscellaneous||Angry Birds PlayStation Portable version* (2010) • Angry Birds Mult* (2011) • Angry Birds Friends mobile version (2013) • * (2013) • * (2013) • * (2014) • * (2014) • * (2015) • * (Unknown, Unreleased game) • * (2016) • (2016) • * (Unknown, Unreleased game) • * (2017, Unreleased game) • (2017) • Angry Birds Go! 2* (Unknown, Unreleased game) • (2018) • (2018) • (2018) • (2018) • (2019) • Angry Birds Friends Windows 10 version (2019) • (2019) • (2020) • (2022)|
|Upcoming games||(Unknown) • (Unknown) • (Unknown) • Angry Birds Next (Unknown) • Angry Birds Crazy Golf (Unknown)|