Power-Ups are a feature of the game introduced in Angry Birds Friends, since then incorporated into most of the Angry Birds games. 

They are a set of items that the player can use to augment the Birds and make clearing levels and earning three stars easier.

The power-ups act the same in all versions of the game. Players receive a small number of each one the first time they start the game with this feature in place. They can also be purchased through the appropriate marketplaces or they may receive periodic random power-ups through a slot machine for free. Players can also set the computer date to another day as many times as they want, and since the reward is daily, it will give you a power-up.

Power-Ups then started to arrive in more games like the Facebook version of Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Seasons And Angry Birds Star Wars in that order.

In Angry Birds Friends, Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, and Angry Birds Seasons

Sling Scope

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Using the Sling Scope produces a visible arc trail with which the player can aim the slingshot more accurately. Note that the Scope will only project a bird's initial arcing path, not any alterations that may result from using a bird's powers. Once activated, the Sling Scope remains in place for the rest of the level. Sling Scope is also used in Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II, but as a standard feature to compensate for the difficulty of plotting flight trajectories in those games. Sling Scopes appear less often in the Daily Reward.

Power Potion "Super Seeds"

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Power Potion (originally called Super Seeds) causes the current bird in the slingshot to grow larger and much more powerful: capable of defeating more and stronger walls before losing energy. Its biggest flaw is that it only causes the current bird in the slingshot to grow larger and not all the birds in the level. Power Potion pops up the least in the Daily Awards.

(Note: It does not matter which bird is in the slingshot when you press Power Potion It will grow larger, and emit bubbles representing the potion. As a corpse, it also emits the bubbles.)

In Angry Birds Friends, Angry Birds, and Angry Birds Go!

Birdquake

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The Birdquake is a power-up that causes the ground to shake. Weak supporting walls will collapse by this quake, and it may result in most of the structure collapsing as well. Birdquakes appear often in the Daily Reward. Birdquakes can be used anytime even if there are no birds remaining.

King Sling

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King Sling is a metal slingshot with stronger rubber bands that provide a lot more power for bird launches, allowing them to fly further and faster. Once activated, the King Sling remains in place for the rest of the level. King Sling is the most common power-up that pops up in the daily rewards.

Exclusive to Angry Birds Rio

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Samba Burst

Turns the current bird on the Slingshot into a Samba Bird. He dances around the place, causing objects to scatter around. To use this bird, simply tap the power-up button and tap the icon of Samba Bird. No matter what bird is in the Slingshot, Samba Bird will always look like Red. When launching him from the Slingshot, he also makes the same sound as Red. After Samba Bird hits a block, he starts to shake multiple times in the place he hit the block, causing powerful damage. Also, when Samba Bird is in use, a Samba style music begins to play. Also, he is happy. (But his corpse sprite is grumpy.)

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Call the Flock

Blu first appears in level R4-1 of Timber Tumble, as himself once again and also introduced as the Power-Up. This time, when launching him, he will do the same as before but after he hits a structure, he waits a bit and shouts a loud scream, calling his flock, which are a bunch of Macaws and other birds, that will swarm through the structure and deal a lot of damage, along with Blu himself, Jewel is also included in the flock. The player can also this by tapping the screen by own choice.

In Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio

TNT Drop/Energy TNT/Allaka-BAM

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The power-up was also formerly included in Angry Birds Friends.

This power-up has similar capabilities, but sometimes, the power-up acts in different ways.

In Angry Birds Rio, TNT crates appear in random areas near the structure, fortified with metal to temporarily prevent the crates from exploding. If the structure is not stable, the TNT crates will fall with a parachute. Once the TNT crates lose their metallic fortifications, when a bird hits one of them, it causes more destruction to the structure.

In the Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournaments, TNT crates are wrapped like Christmas presents to prevent explosions temporarily and will fall from the sky slowly, courtesy of the parachutes. Once unwrapped, the same explosive effects will result like in Angry Birds Rio.

In Angry Birds Seasons, this will put magic around the structure that will act like the TNT Drop, only they detonate with magic.

This power-up is exclusive and was available for a limited time in the Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournaments, but it is permanent in Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons. In addition, having similar & different effects, the power-up has different names. In Angry Birds Rio, the power-up is called, "TNT Drop". But in the Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournaments, the power-up is called, "Energy TNT", and in Angry Birds Seasons, it is called "Allaka-BAM".

Exclusive to Angry Birds Classic

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(RED) Power-Up

This power-up is exclusive and was available for a limited time during the (RED) event, what it would of done was ether the first bird or no bird will be replaced with a Mighty Feather’s Red. After the first Red was used, any Red that came afterwards while the slingshot was active would immediately gain Mighty Feathers. You could use this power-up for paying (Unknown).

Exclusive to Angry Birds Seasons

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Homing Bird

This power-up replaces your current bird with a Homing Bird, who wears an antenna on his head, which happens to be a radar homing system. When launched, the Homing Bird will change its trajectory upon detecting the first pig on its radar. No matter what bird is in the Slingshot, Homing Bird will always look like Red.

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TeleBird

He can be used at any level and has the same strength as when he is normal. When the screen is tapped on a determined location and the finger is mantained on the place, he will form a purple aura as the screen will turn into a purple radar with tiles, the screen will be slowed down and he will grab any object and (or) pigs near the aura while moving, teleporting them with him to the location when the player takes the finger. Each object or pig turns white when it's being grabbed.

If the player simply taps the screen, he will make the proccess instantly.

Exclusive to Angry Birds Space

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Flock of Birds

This multiplies your current bird by 5, with one staying the same and 4 smaller copies. A flock of Birds appears the most often in the Daily Reward. The Flock of Birds can also be used with the Space Egg, making this a capability to use a fusion of 2 different power-ups.

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Space Egg

Use its vortex to pull many objects. Was formerly a character used in Space Egg Bonus Levels (unlimited use), but is now used in normal levels as well as a Power-Ups (limited use). Space Eggs can also be used with the Flock of Birds, making this a capability to use a fusion of 2 different power-ups.

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Pig Puffer

This inflates the pigs, causing some of the structure to become unstable. The inflated pigs rise when underwater in Pig Dipper. Comically, if used on Corporal Pig, the helmet comes straight off. This power-up is similar to the Pig Inflater spell from Angry Birds 2.

Space Wingman

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Appears in Angry Birds Space in the Mirror Worlds update. The Space Wingman is the Incredible Monster Bird in the Wingman costume. Whatever Space Wingman is almost the same as the Normal Wingman, his power is different from the normal version, as he pulls objects to him just like Darth Vader. If the player wants to use this power-up to win, the player must read carefully the instructions or he/she can have mistakes between the original Wingman and this new space one about the power. This can be used even if there are no birds remaining. This can also be used as a "+1 Bird", and help make it easier to reach the 3-star score.

Exclusive to Angry Birds Star Wars

Mighty Falcon

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You will be given an egg with a tracking beacon installed. Launch and activate the egg beacon and the Mighty Falcon will swoop down and fire consecutive lasers at the targeted position. Use these to earn a Total Destruction medal. Unlike the Mighty Eagle, it will not kill pigs automatically.

It can be used several times in a level, unlike the Mighty Eagle. It will also replace the bird on the slingshot.

Thermal Detonator

The thermal detonator will be given to the current bird on the slingshot. Once the bird hits an obstacle, the detonator will stick and will release a heatwave destroying anything in its blast radius.

Warning: This power-up may cause your eyes to damage because of the very light white screen, please make sure you make you device darken so your eyes won't be blind.

Lightsaber Sling

This is the slingshot that you normally see in merchandise. When used, the slingshot will transform into this special Lightsaber upgrade, giving all of your birds increased speed and mass, in a similar fashion to King Sling. In Angry Birds Star Wars II, the Lightsaber Sling is seen again, but it has no effect on the birds and pigs.

Blaster Droid

When this is used, your current bird shall receive a blaster droid that blasts lasers when your bird is launched. It functions like Chuck "Ham" Solo's laser blaster ability, except it shoots consecutive times until it is destroyed. In the original app, the Blaster Droid fires lasers much faster.

Clone Bird

This generates a clone of the current bird in the Slingshot or the bird that was used last. This is useful when you're about to fail a level and run out of birds. It is similar to the Wingman and other characters from Angry Birds Friends's Tournaments.

Exclusive to Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds

Shockwave

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In the theme Short Fuse, Bomb is introduced with an entirely different ability named "Shockwave", which he obtains when he fiddles with the pigs' scientific equipment. This ability is much more powerful than his original and works similarly. It can be activated when the player taps the screen or a couple of seconds after he hits a surface. When his ability is activated, he sends out a growing circle of electricity to the objects around him, damaging and forcefully pushing them away, where most of the blocks are then completely obliterated. Rather than his original ability, which just breaks the closest bricks, the shockwave damages the blocks, racking up the players' scores significantly higher.

Though the shockwave ability is exclusive to the theme, it can be used as a powerup in all themes of the game. (The player will need to either spend coins, purchase or watch advertisements to get the powerup.)

Exclusive to Angry Birds Friends

Mush-Bloom

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This power enables to bloom magenta-colored mushrooms in multiple areas of the Bad Piggies' fortresses, causing the fortress to become less stable and, sometimes, popping the Piggies in the process. Currently, this is available in Angry Birds Friends to be used only in the episode, "Pig Tales", and randomly in the Star Cup

Wingman

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Wingman is a bird that is used in the Tournaments. No matter what bird is in the Slingshot, The bird that will appear is Terence. However, Terence is dressed up as a Super Hero.

In the Wingman Tournament, you can use Wingman in all levels in Angry Birds Friends.

TNT Presents

Available in the Winter Tournament of 2012, three Presents will drop on parachutes and will be unwrapped when not on movement, they will explode afterwards.

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TNT Drop

The TNT Drop returns as a Power-Up available sometimes in the Star Cup, acts the same way as other explosive power-ups; it will make three iron TNT crates fall from the sky on parachutes that will destroy the iron after a moment after movement and will explode on impact.

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Boombox

Boombox is a TNT box with an orange sticker. When it's activated, a box will drop in the slingshot and will be used like a bird, it can be thrown directly or the player can later tap it to activate a parachute which will drop on a place of choice.

On impact, it will explode, though the explosion is weaker than a TNT or Bomb's, but activating the Power Potion can make it stronger.

Pumpkin Drop

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Pumpkin Drop is a power-up from Angry Birds Friends's Double Trouble Event that could be obtained by feeding 5 Hostess Cupcakes to Pigtoking or T-Bone. It could only be used in the Halloween Mania Tournament.

Once the player has fed the monsters in the previous Double Trouble Tournaments, it could use the power-ups (Pumpkins) that he won in the Halloween Mania Tournament.

When the player pressed the Power-Up's button in the tournament, a Witch laughter sound would play and Pumpkins would fall from the sky and destroy objects. The Pumpkins are indestructible. If the player used all of its Pumpkins, the icon would disappear. These pumpkins were useful to defeat Pigtoking.

Exclusive to Bad Piggies

Super Glue

Super Glue

This power-up allows making your vehicle indestructible so it can never break even from a high distance. It is an uncommon power-up King Pig burps in Dessert Mode. It appears in the Piggy Tales episode Super Glue.

Turbo Charge

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This allows you to double your engine power but this is only useful for the engine used contraptions to pass the time limit. It is the most common power-up King Pig burps in Dessert Mode. This power-up can be used in any sandbox level.

Magnet

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These allow you to collect all cakes and star boxes in the level making it very useful especially in Sandbox levels. It is an uncommon power-up King Pig burps in Dessert Mode. This power-up can be used in any sandbox level.

Super Mechanic Pig

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This power-up automatically builds you 3-star vehicles whereas a Mechanic Pig power-up will only give you a simple one that doesn't always give you 3 stars, unlike this power-up. This power-up cannot be used in any sandbox level. It is the rarest power-up King Pig burps in Dessert Mode.

Night-Vision Goggles

This allows the player to see in the dark in a few The Road to El Porkado levels. It is a common power-up King Pig burps in Dessert Mode. This power-up cannot be used in any sandbox level except for the Find the Statues sandbox. It is the newest power-up, whereas the four above are the original four, due to this being released along with the episode The Road to El Porkado.

Exclusive to Angry Birds Friends and Angry Birds Time Travel

Mighty Eagle

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Angry Birds Friends

The Mighty Eagle is included in the game and functions the same as it does for the Classic game, Rio and Seasons.

The one change is that, as with the Power-Ups, the Mighty Eagle has limited uses and additional usage must be earned or purchased through the store. Mighty Eagle was retired starting on the 2020 update of the Facebook version of the game.

Angry Birds Time Travel

You first launch a can of sardines and when it hits the ground, the Mighty Eagle will come down, destroying everything in its path and causing an earthquake, popping all pigs he missed and shoots back up into the sky, while also destroying anything else in his path. He must be purchased for 30 円 (£3.41), after purchase you can use it but after you use it once you have to wait 60 minutes or spend 40 Gems to use it again.

Exclusive to Angry Birds Go!

Kart Repair

This power-up can make your kart work easily and it repairs even if it has damage after the destruction of it. If your kart has damaged, after a second, it repairs by showing off the tools needed for rebuilding. This power-up was sponsored by State Farm®.

Boost

This power-up also can make your kart more speed and faster riding. In the back part of your kart, it shows the fishes flowing outside that increases speed. Before you launch the kart, above of it appears as Golden Fish of this power-up. This power-up was sponsored by Finn & Friends™.

Target® Kart

This power-up can make your kart have all-star stats and make your kart a Target® Kart (by appearance). At the start of the whole game, you are given 10 instead of 20.

Controversies

Taking away integrity

Power-ups have caused controversy among fans of Angry Birds, feeling that they take away from the integrity of high scores. Rovio is aware of the issue but has only managed to add distinct power-up scores to Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Star Wars thus far. According to Peter Vesterbacka, this is because Apple imposes a restriction on the number of leaderboards.[1]

Scrapped egg-bomb power-up

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There was supposed to be another power-up that would make Egg Bombs fall from the sky with parachutes, but Rovio cut this idea, most likely due to the power-up resembling Matilda's special ability. It can be said this was an early prototype of the power-ups "TNT Drop, Energy TNT, and Allaka-BAM".

Unused Power-Up

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Double Score

There's an extra Power-Up, the point increaser, which increases by 2x the points the player obtains along playing (It can only be played in Angry birds China).

Trivia

  • The power-up ''Allaka-BAM'' is a pun on Allaka-ZAM.
  • Homing Bird is a pun on the word hummingbird, a type of bird in real life.
  • Birdquake is a pun on the word "earthquake", a natural calamity in real life.

References

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Antagonists Minion Pig (Small PigMedium PigLarge PigConstruction Pigs) • Corporal PigForeman PigKing PigLeonard
Materials and Objects SlingshotEggsSardinesGlassWoodStoneGrey BlocksTNTRubberPumpkinsEaster EggBalloonsFoodTreasure ChestsGreek PillarBillyWater* • Golden EggsGolden King Pig
Power-Ups Power PotionSling ScopeKing SlingBirdquakeShockwaveDouble Score* • (RED) Power-Up
Episodes
Cinematic Trailers Angry Birds Cinematic TrailerAngry Birds & the Mighty EagleAngry Birds Bing VideosRed’s Mighty Feathers Cinematic TrailerShort Fuse Trailer
Miscellaneous Angry Birds ThemeBird CoinsCutscenesLives**** • The Mighty LeagueDaily ChallengeStars
Further Info AchievementsFree Version (LiteLite Beta) • GalleryGlitchesList of LevelsSoundtrackUnused ContentVersion History
Key * - Exclusive to the Chinese version
** - Exclusive to Angry Birds Time Travel
*** - Exclusive to Angry Birds Trilogy
**** - Exclusive to Angry Birds for Kakao

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Antagonists (Accessorized Pigs) Minion Pig (Small PigMedium PigLarge PigAgent Pig) • Corporal PigForeman PigKing PigOctopus PigScarecrow PigEl PorkadorChef Pig
Materials and Objects SlingshotEggsSardinesKoi FishGlassWoodStoneSnowCloudsGoldSandGhost BricksElectro-ductingsTNTPumpkinsEaster EggBalloonsFireworkFoodTreasure ChestsGreek PillarWaterLavaBillyGolden EggsGolden MooncakesUltrabook™ Egg
Power-Ups Power PotionSling ScopeHoming BirdAllaka-BAMDouble Score* • ShockwaveTeleBird
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Cinematic Trailers Season's Greedings Short MovieSummer Pignic Short MovieHam'o'ween Short MovieWreck the Halls Short MovieYear of the Dragon Short MovieMeet the Pink BirdTrick or TweetOn Finn Ice Short Movie
Comics Moon Festival ComicHam'o'ween ComicChristmas ComicYear of the Dragon Comic
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Episodes
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Antagonists RedThe BluesChuckBombMajor LazerZombie PigsAncient Pigs
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Collectables Star BoxSkullCakeHidden Loot Crates
Power-Ups Super GlueTurboChargeMagnetSuper Mechanic PigNight-Vision Goggles
Levels
Minigames Dessert ModeCake Race
Cinematic Trailers Bad Piggies Cinematic TrailerBad Piggies First Birthday
Miscellaneous CutscenesSnout CoinsCustom PartsStarSlingshot
Further Info AchievementsAngry Birds Classic EpisodeComicBad Piggies' Egg Recipes (Gallery) • GalleryGlitchesOriginal SoundtrackProposed SequelShuffle & SpawnUnused ContentVersion History

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Playable Characters RedThe BluesChuckMatildaBombTerenceHalBubblesStellaCorporal PigKing PigForeman PigAyrton Senna (Unused: Chronicler Pig)
Non-playable characters Mechanic PigMinion PigChronicler Pig
Materials and Objects SlingshotGlassWoodStoneTNT
Power-Ups King SlingKart RepairBoostTarget® Kart
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