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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

As with all remaining Angry Birds games released before Angry Birds Transformers (aside from Angry Birds Friends), Angry Birds Rio was deleted from the App Store and Google Play Store in 2019.

Server Shutdown

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.




The Angry Birds meet Nigel for the first time.

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".[1] 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.

Rio 2

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.[2] 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.


An example of Angry Birds Rio gameplay in Playground, the tutorial episode of the game.

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,[3] 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.



Gimmicks and obstacles


Playable characters

Non-playable characters



  1. Nigel (Jungle Escape) (only appearance)
  2. Mauro (Carnival Upheaval) (only appearance)
  3. Nigel (Smugglers' Plane) (only appearance)
  4. Mauro (Market Mayhem) (only appearance)
  5. Blossom River boss (Blossom River) (only appearance)



  1. Smugglers' Den
  2. Jungle Escape
  3. Beach Volley
  4. Carnival Upheaval
  5. Airfield Chase
  6. Smugglers' Plane
  7. Market Mayhem
  8. Golden Beachball

Rio 2

  1. Rocket Rumble
  2. High Dive
  3. Blossom River
  4. Timber Tumble
  5. Hidden Harbor
  6. Treasure Hunt


Other modes

Special Offers

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.


The shop is where the player can buy new power-ups with Bird Coins to use in gameplay. Its products are the following:

Icon Power-up Costs (in Bird Coins) Description
x1 x10 x50 x100
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
x5 x10 x30 x150
Rio PowerPotion.png Power Potion 200 350 900 4000 Supersize your bird! Power Potion turns any bird into a monkey-mangling giant!
Rio Sling Scope.png Sling Scope Looking for the perfect shot? Use the Sling Scope for maximum precision!
TNT Drop.png TNT Drop Need more firepower? TNT Drop creates three crates of explosive goodness!
Samba Burst.png Samba Burst Unleash the power of samba! Even buildings will sway away to its rhythm!
Icon Power-up Costs (in Coins) Description
x10 x20 x50 x120
Call the Flock.png 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


Image Game Description
ABRIO2 HD.jpeg Angry Birds Rio HD An HD port of Angry Birds Rio, with improved graphics.
Angry Birds Rio Free icon.jpeg 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.
ABRioHDFree.png 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 1.png Angry Birds Trilogy Released as one of the three games available in 2012. The episodes included are Smugglers' Den to Smugglers' Plane.
ABRIO2 XBOX.webp 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.
  • 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.


File Name Description
Rio theme Initial release
Rio 2 theme After the release of Rio 2



  1. Angry Birds (January 27, 2011). Angry Birds Rio Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved on July 19, 2021.
  2. Angry Birds (February 21, 2014). Return to Angry Birds Rio!. YouTube. Retrieved on July 19, 2021.
  3. 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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Playable characters Angry Birds (Bomb, Bubbles, Chuck (Rocket Bird), Hal, Matilda, Red (Samba Burst), Stella (Shakira Bird**), Terence, The Blues) | Blu | Jewel
Non-playable characters Felipe | Foreman Pig | Luiz | Mauro | Nigel | Mighty Eagle | Minion Pigs | Rafael
Merchandise and marketing only characters Charlie | Gabi | Nico & Pedro (Nico, Pedro)
Enemies Caged Birds | Caged Dolphins | Marmosets
Episodes Rio Smugglers' Den | Jungle Escape | Beach Volley | Carnival Upheaval | Airfield Chase | Smugglers' Plane | Market Mayhem | Golden Beachball
Rio 2 Rocket Rumble | High Dive | Blossom River | Timber Tumble | Hidden Harbor | Treasure Hunt
Others Playground | Bonus Levels*** | Awards Room
Bosses Nigel (Jungle Escape) | Mauro (Carnival Upheaval) | Nigel (Smugglers' Plane) | Mauro (Market Mayhem) | Blossom River boss
Items Coins | Egg | Golden Anchor | Golden Fruit | Golden Gear | Golden Rocket | Golden Treasure Chest | Power-up (Call the Flock, Power Potion, Samba Burst, Sling Scope, TNT Drop, Score Doubler*) | Sardine | Slingshot
Gimmicks and obstacles Balloon | Beach ball | Glass | Sand | Stone | TNT | Water | Wood
Songs "Angry Birds Rio Samba" | "Angry Birds Rio 2 Theme"
Other Super Bowl Golden Egg | Earth (Piggy Island, South America (Brazil (Rio de Janeiro))) | Level Failed! | Moon | Star | Free version | HD | HD Free | Angry Birds Trilogy | Angry Birds: Hatching a Universe
Key * - Exclusive to the Chinese version, ** - Unused, *** - Exclusive to Angry Birds Trilogy
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Protagonists RedThe BluesChuckBombMatildaTerenceHalBubblesStella*** • BluJewelLuizMighty EagleMighty Dragon** • BomBom*
Antagonists (Accessorized Pigs) Minion Pig (Small PigMedium PigLarge Pig) • Corporal PigForeman PigKing PigFemale PigOctopus Pig** • Scarecrow Pig*** • MarmosetsMauroNigel
Materials and Objects SlingshotEggsSardinesKoi Fish** • GlassWoodStoneSnowCloudsGold** • Sand** • Ghost Bricks*** • TNTPumpkinsEaster EggBalloonsFirework** • Food** • Treasure ChestsGreek PillarWater** • Golden EggsGolden Mooncakes
ABLogo.png Episodes Poached EggsMighty HoaxDanger AboveThe Big SetupHam 'Em HighMine and DineSurf and Turf*** • Bad Piggies*** • Birdday Party**
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Exclusive Episode Bonus Levels
Other AchievementsCutscenesGalleryList of LevelsStarsUnused ContentABLogo.pngAngry Birds Seasons 2010 Logo.pngAbr logo-1-.png • 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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Major titles Core series: Angry Birds New Logo Alt.png* (2009) • AngryBirds2Logo Second.png (2015)

Side series: Angry Birds Seasons 2016 Logo.png* (2010) • Abr logo-1-.png* (2011) • 01-friends-title.png (2012) • Post.png* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars logo.png* (2012) • ABSWIILogo.webp* (2013) • ABGO! New Logo.png* (2013) • ABEPIC2016LOGO.png* (2014) • AB Transformers-normal 2016.png (2014) • ABPOPLogo.png (2015) • ABFIGHT2016LOGO.png* (2015) • Action logo game detail.png* (2016) • AngryBirdsBlast!Logo.png (2016) • ABAceFighterLogo.png* (2016) • ABGoalNewLogo.png* (2016) • ABHolidayLogo.png* (2016) • ABIslandsLogo.png* (2017) • Angry Birds Evolution.png (2017) • Screen-15.png (2017) • ABDiceLogo.png* (2017) • ABIsland Logo.png* (2018) • Angry Birds Dream Blast Logo.png (2019) • ABIsleOfPigs Logo2.png (2019) • ABPOPBlastLogo.jpg* (2019) • ABTennis Logo.png* (2020) • Angry Birds Legends Logo.png* (2020) • Reloaded Logo.png (2021) • Journey Logo.png (2022)

Spin-offs: Pig logo.png (2012) • ABStellaLogo.png* (2014) • AngryBirdsExploreLogo.png (2019) • Angry Birds Bird Island Logo.png (2021)

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Free Versions AB Lite Logo.jpg* (2010) • Angry Birds Lite Beta* (2010) • Angry Birds Free Logo.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Seasons Free.png* (2011) • AB Rio Free Logo.jpg* (2011) • Angry Birds Mult Trial* (2011) • MagicLogo.png* (2011) • AB Space Free Logo.jpg* (2012) • AB Star Wars Free Logo.jpg* (2012) • Bad Piggies Free Logo.jpg* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars II Free* (2013)
HD Versions Angry Birds HD Logo.jpg* (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 E495179E-48A3-4C1F-AA84-A21D40FCE4A0.png* • Ham Dunk Logo.png* (2014) ABEpicChineseLogo (DawnOfPiggyIsland).png* (2015) • AngryBirdsChineseVersion Logo.png (2017) • 8F05B365-A383-43F8-8EC9-FBDF5C90E391.png (2019) • AngryBirdsChineseVersion Logo.png
Web Games Angry Birds Chrome Logo.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Google+-Opera Logo.png* (2011) • 728px-Tyrkisk Peber Volcano.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Google+-Opera Logo.png* (2011) • Hunt for the golden Pistachio copy.png* (2011) • Banner 800x120.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Social Logo.png* (2011) • ABTV Logo.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Facebook/Meta (2012) • AB Flash Logo.png* (2012) • Logo2.png* (2012) • Logo-cheetos.png* (2012) • AB Lotus F1 Team Logo.png* (2012) • Telepizza Logo.png* (2012) • ABCoke.png* (2012) • Heikki Logo.jpg* • 22.png* (2012) • AB Philidelphia Eagles Logo.jpg* (2012) • Angry Birds McDonalds Logo.png* (2012) • Bad Piggies Build Logo.png* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars Facebook Logo.png* (2012) • Angry Birds Tazos Logo.png* (2013) • Angry Birds Cheetos 2* (2013) • Angry Birds Breakfast 2 Logo.png (2013) • Angry Birds Skills (Transparent) Logo.png* (2014) • Angry Birds Starburst (2016) • Angry Birds Hot Wheels Smash Up Logo.png* (2017, Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Radox (Venatus Angry Birds) (2017) • 50CC58A0-AB11-424C-BB04-5E43B28728AA.jpeg (2021) • Catch the Hatchlings Logo.jpeg (2022)
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Miscellaneous Angry Birds PlayStation Portable version* (2010) • Angry Birds Mult* (2011) • Angry Birds Friends mobile version (2013) • Angry Birds Star Wars II Arcade Logo.png* (2013) • Angry Birds GO! Countdown Logo.png* (2013) • Angry Birds GO! Create Logo.png* (2014) • Angry Birds VR Logo.png* (2014) • Angry Birds for Kakao Logo.png* (2015) • Angry Birds- Paradise Island Logo.png* (Unknown, Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Space VR Logo.png* (2016) • AB World Tour logo.jpg (2016) • Angry Birds Space Assault! Logo.png* (Unknown, Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Heroes Logo.png* (2017, Unreleased game) • 1531C2B1-0A5D-4E02-A1D0-79326A556A97.png (2017) • Angry Birds Go! 2* (Unknown, Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Champions Logo.png (2018) • Angry Birds for Facebook Messenger Logo.png (2018) • Angry Birds- Flip the Bird Logo.png (2018) • Angry Birds Bounce Logo.png (2018) • Angry Birds Go! Turbo Edition (2019) • Angry Birds Friends Windows 10 version (2019) • ABM2 Prank Attack VR Logo.png (2019) • AB at Topgolf Logo.png (2020) • Minecraft DLC (2022)
Upcoming games Angry Birds Double Crossed (Unknown) • Angry Birds Launch It! (Unknown) • BP2 Logo.png (Unknown) • Angry Birds Next (Unknown) • Angry Birds Crazy Golf (Unknown)
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