The slingshot is the main weapon/item/utility the birds use in order to attack the pigs. The player can pull back on the slingshot strap, then release to fire a bird in whatever direction the player desires. The slingshot first appeared in Angry Birds, and every game after that, except in Angry Birds Transformers and a few other games, even in its spin-off, Bad Piggies.
In The Angry Birds Movie, the slingshot was first introduced during a dance party. Later, during the Raid on the Eggs, Red was flung towards the beach. Later, in the Battle of Pig City, birds were flung to Pig City, destroying structures and the castle. Terence accidentally broke it for being too big to go on it, but it was later repaired. The newborn Blues then used it to launch themselves at sea.
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The player can change the direction and angle the bird will launch at by simply moving the bird up or down. The player can also change the firing speed. Pull the bird back, slightly to make a weak launch, and pull it back farther to make a stronger launch (the latter often recommended).
In Angry Birds Rio, if the player is already using the slingshot, he/she can't cancel the process.
Angry Birds GO!
The slingshot is used to begin races in Angry Birds Go!. The King Sling also appears as a Power-Up in the game, which increases the distance when the player is released from the slingshot and begins the race.
Angry Birds POP!/Angry Birds POP Blast
The slingshot is used in Angry Birds POP! to fling bubbles to pop bubbles.
In Angry Birds POP it's original counterpart but in Angry Birds POP Blast, it's filled with tree lines. It's where the bubbles go before they get thrown to other bubbles.
Angry Birds 2
It is possible to cancel a shot even after the bird is readied, but pulled back. This can be done by moving it back towards its starting point, in the event that a different bird is desired at that time. The slingshot can be leveled up, and it will change style, see Angry Birds 2/Score Multiplier Rank for more information.
|Rank (= number of hat sets required)||Slingshot type|
|50 (and up)||Legendary|
Angry Birds Dream Blast
In Angry Birds Dream Blast, the slingshot is a power-up and can break a bubble which you can pick by throwing something at it, if the thrown thing fails to break it then the slingshot will have to break it itself.
In Angry Birds, there are two power-ups that change the abilities of the Slingshot: the King Sling and the Sling Scope. The King Sling grants maximum velocity to flinged birds while the Sling Scope allows targeting as you pull back on the slingshot. Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio do not feature the King Sling, but they do use the Sling Scope. In the Facebook version of Angry Birds Star Wars, there's an equivalent to the King Sling known as the Lightsaber Sling.
- "Hey Alex, how's the commute treating you?"
- — Ella talking to Alex while both are in mid-air in transit, The Angry Birds Movie 2
The slingshot transit system is a new method of transportation invented in Bird Village that allows Birds to instantly travel to other parts of Bird Island using slingshots without having to walk all the way.
- "Sorry guys, taking over the blue line. Official business."
- — Red disabling a transit slingshot for the Battle of Overseas Pranks, The Angry Birds Movie 2
Anyone who wishes to quickly travel to a certain area of Bird Island via the slingshot transit system would enter any nearby designated transit slingshot, pull themselves back on its elastic band and aim in a particular direction towards the desired destination, before releasing its tension to catapult themselves there. Each slingshot route contains midway stops that can be accessed by grabbing a perch nearby the desired one, swinging around it to halt all forward motion and allow for an easy dropdown from it. If the desired destination is at the end of a slingshot route, which may take a few hours to reach after launch, there will be a target pad held by shock-absorbing springs to help riders land there safely.
If the threat of Pigs are reported nearby, any transit slingshots close to the adversary may be temporarily put out of service and repurposed as combat turrets, such as the one used to quickly exit Bird Island Beach during the Battle of Overseas Pranks.
While not addressed in The Angry Birds Movie 2, the film where the transit system is introduced, there are some serious safety issues with the transit system that would make it almost impossible to implement in real life.
- While the destination target pads may protect against the impact of landing from a proper slingshot launch, their stationary position will not protect against improperly aimed slingshot launches. It is not known how Birds can properly aim transit slingshots towards intended destinations, although it has been implied that multiple unique slingshot routes may have possibly been established and mapped out in a transit network for all Birds to know and memorize.
- It may not seem safe for Birds with thin, long, scaly legs to land feetfirst onto the destination pads, as they appear to be too thin and fragile to withstand the impact of landing that way, especially when the destination pads are not cushioned.
- The transit system also appears to have no traffic regulatory system, making it possible for mid-air collisions (that may result in serious injury or death.).
- Perch stations also appear fragile and can be destroyed if Birds crash into them, and there is a chance that they may not withstand the torque generated by the sudden grip of a Bird's wings as he/she attempts to stop.
The slingshot transit system was invented at some time during the Great Egg War as the village expanded and modernized, and by the time that war came to an end, the system saw widespread use. A network of multiple, unique slingshot routes were created to service various destinations in the village and the island.
Behind the scenes
- "Even with the stuff on Bird Island that was reused from the first film, which was quite a bit, we wanted it to feel like time had passed and there was an update to their world. For example, on Bird Island, now they’re using slingshots as their main method of transportation. That wasn't part of the first film. They had a slingshot, but now it's part of their everyday use, almost like a subway station. They stand in line and then take the Blue Line, the Yellow Line, the Green Line or whatever. We updated what we had on the first film to bring the audience a new experience."
- — Pete Oswald, production designer of The Angry Birds Movie 2 In an article for Animation World Network, production designer Pete Oswald revealed that the slingshot transit system was put in place to give audiences a good sense of how much the village and Birdlife had changed since the amount of time that had passed from the events of the first film. He specifically wanted to treat the transit system as if it were truly the Bird equivalent of subway systems and/or transit bus routes that humans use daily in cities today.
Previous Shot Traceline
During a typical level in either of the two major titles in the Angry Birds series and the 2014 Angry Birds Stella spin-off game, players may need to rely on a traceline that reflects the trajectory of the last Bird launched to make accurate shots.
After the player fires their first Bird with the slingshot, the game then retains their trajectory, marked out as a trail of white dots, which resemble smoke a bit.
The Traceline is indirectly alluded to in The Angry Birds Movie, specifically by Red as he coordinated the opening salvo of the Battle of Pig City. He uses the Traceline in an attempt to guide Stella towards the vicinity of where Bubbles was launched into Pig City, hoping to inflict more damage.
The player can take advantage of the presence of this traceline to either determine a better shot angle if the previous shot was a poor one, or line up a shot of the same angle and power if the previous shot was effective and repeated shots of such trajectory are needed to achieve the desired destruction and defeat of the pigs.
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- If the player hits the bird on the Slingshot with another bird or a glass of debris from the Pig fortress, it causes the bird on the slingshot to rotate. See this page for more information.
- When the birds are launched in Bad Piggies, they pull back and fling automaticlly.
- The Slingshot appears in every Angry Birds Toons episode with the birds so far except for Egg Sounds and Run Chuck Run.
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|Playable characters||Stella • Poppy • Luca • Willow • Dahlia • Gale|
|Enemies||Gale • Handsome Pig • Minion Pig • Boom Pig • Helipig • Space Pig • Big Pig • Muscle Pig • Ninja Pig • Jetpack Pig • Cursed Pig • Zombie Pig • Trainer Pig • Necromancer Pig|
|Materials and Objects||Slingshot • Glass • Wood • Stone • Trampoline • Drums • Explosive Fruit Box • Vortex Box • Box of Coins • Geyser Box • Pig in a Box • Anti-Gravity Box|
|Chapters||1. Branch Out • 2. Beach Day • 3. Cave* • 4. Circus*|
|Miscellaneous||Hammer • Album • New Pigs on the Block • Lost and Found Items • Cutscenes • Coins • Star • XP Stars|
|Further Info||Achievements • Comic-Con Trailer • Gallery (Textures & Sprites) • Glitches • Original Soundtrack • Unused Content • Version History • Level Failed|
|Other Media||Sub-Series • Comic Series • Angry Birds Stella Diaries • Stella: Nana and the Magic English Words • Stella Super Interactive Annual 2015 • Telepods|
|Protagonists||Red (Super Red • Christmas Red • Phantom Bird) • The Blues • Chuck • Matilda • Stella • Bomb • Terence • Hatchlings (Samantha • Vincent • Zoe) • Silver • Piggy McCool • Zeta • Shakira • Dahlia • Luca • Gale • Willow • Poppy • Critters (Bee)|
|Antagonists||King Pig (Former: Gale) • Minion Pigs • Zeta (Former) • Pilot Pig • Billy The Piglet • Mad Hog Mccree • Hams Grubber • Captain Cold Cut • The Jester • Oink the Odious|
|Blockers and Materials||Slingshot • Bubble • Glass • Wood • Stone • Blitzfruit • Smoke Cloud • Splash Fruit • Fruit Bomb • Honeycomb • Lava Bubble • Ash Bubble • Bubble Pod • Picker Pod • Boomshroom • Spores • Pop Fruit • Power Flower • Sandstorm • Spike • Splash Flower • Drums • Fizz Fruit • Spin Fruit|
|Blockers||Bird Boost (Power Pop • Science Pop • Splash Pop • Line Pop • Rock Pop • Triple Threat • Color Pop • Love Pop • Blast Pop • Sonic Pop • Splash Pop • Prize Pop • Royal Pop • Smash Pop • Plunder Pop • Star Pop • Freeze Pop) • Rainbow Bubble• Mighty Eye Sight • Fireball • Crusher • Instant Bird Boost • Color Crush • Mystery Boost|
|Other||Achievements • The Sequel • Gold • Stars • Golden Feathers • Gallery • Glitches • Unused Content • Version History • Level Failed|
|Playable characters||Red · The Blues · Chuck · Matilda · Bomb · Terence|
|Enemies||Minion Pigs (Small Pig · Medium Pig · Large Pig) · Corporal Pig · Foreman Pig · King Pig|
|Materials and Objects||Slingshot · Eggs · Glass · Wood · Stone · TNT|
|Other||Stars · Gallery · Glitches · Unused Content · Level Failed|
|Key||* - Exclusive to Angry Birds Breakfast 3|
|Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Version history | Achievements | Credits | Glitches | Pre-releases (Countdown) | Re-releases (Create, Turbo Edition)|
|Playable characters||Red | Bomb | Stella | Bubbles | Matilda | Foreman Pig | King Pig | The Blues | Terence | Hal | Corporal Pig | Chuck | Ayrton Senna* | Chronicler Pig*** | Ice Bird***|
|Non-playable characters||Chronicler Pig* | Mechanic Pig* | Minion Pigs|
|Tracks||Seedway | Sub Zero | Air | Rocky Road | Stunt | Weekly Tournament | Jenga|
|Vehicles||Air Guita | Arctic Roller | Barbequick | Barrel Roller | Beach Buggy | Big Boomer | Big Burner | Blue Cornet | Capster | Cool Runner | Cork Wagon | Drum Roller | Ham Glider | Hog Rod | Iron Belt | Matchstick Mobile | Music Maker | Phoenix Star | Pinky Tonk | Point Breaker | Punch Box | Rocket Racer | Royal Snout | Semi-Skinner | Shred Sled | Snow Scoop | Sponge Cruiser | Strike Out | Sty GT | Tar Barreller | Tracked Trekker | Trash Thrasher | Tub Thumper | Woodwind|
|Items||Bird Coins | Blueprint** | Booster (Boost*, Kart Repair*, King Sling, Target Kart*) | Gems | Ticket** | Toolbox**|
|Gimmicks and obstacles||Glass | Stone | TNT | Wood|
|Music||Albums||Angry Birds Go (Original Game Soundtrack)|
|Other||Earth (Piggy Island) | Level Failed | Star | Telepods | Rovio Account | Cancelled sequel|
|*Appears in the 1.0.0 version only|
**Appears in the 2.0.0 version only
|Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Version history | Achievements | Credits | Glitches | Re-releases (Free, HD, Free HD)|
|Playable characters||Angry Birds (Space Flock), (Bomb (Space Bomb), Bubbles (Atomic Bird), Chuck (Lazer Bird), Ice Bird, Red (Super Red), Terence (The Incredible Terence, Wingman), The Blues (Lightning Birds)) | Space Egg|
|Non-playable characters||Darth Maul | King Pig | Mighty Eagle (Mighty Buzzard, Space Eagle) | Slash Bird | Skunkbird | Toucan Sam|
|Enemies||Space Pigs (Corporal Pig, Foreman Pig, Hektor Porko, Minion Pig) | Spacecraft Pig | S.P.A.R.K.|
|Episodes||Pig Bang | Cold Cuts | Fry Me to the Moon | Utopia | Red Planet | Pig Dipper | Cosmic Crystals | Beak Impact | Brass Hogs | Solar System | Eggsteroids | Danger Zone | Froot Loops Bloopers (limited time)|
|Bosses||Pig Bang boss | Cold Cuts boss | Fat Pig | Red Planet boss | Pig Dipper boss | Alien Pig | Beak Impact boss 1 | Beak Impact boss 2 | Brass Hogs boss|
|Items||Egg | Eggsteroid | King Pig's UFO | Nest | Powerup (Flock of Birds, Pig Puffer, Space Egg, Wingman) | Slingshot | Space Egg Cannon|
|Gimmicks and obstacles||Glass | Stone | TNT | Water | Wood|
|Music||Angry Birds Space (Original Game Soundtrack)|
|Other||Angry Birds Comics (2016) #9 | Angry Birds Space: A Furious Flight into the Final Frontier | Angry Birds: Birds in Space | Angry Birds Space: Planet Block | Angry Birds Space comic | Angry Birds Space VR | The Daily - Birds in Space | Angry Birds Space: Colors | Angry Birds Space: Numbers | Angry Birds Space: Maze Mania | Learn to Draw: Angry Birds Space | Angry Birds Space Joke Book | Angry Birds Space: Search and Find | The Angry Birds Friends Golden Egg Level | Destruction gauge | Earth (Piggy Island) | Star | Angry Birds Space Assault! | Angry Birds: Hatching a Universe | Winnable Objects | Rocket Science Show|
|Non-playable characters||Hatchlings | Mighty Eagle | Postman Pig|
|Enemies||Minion Pigs (Special pigs)|
|Bosses||Chef Pig | Foreman Pig | King Pig | Zeta|
|World Map locations||Cobalt Plateaus | Pig City | Bamboo Forest|
|Items||Eggs | Gems | Lives | Apple | Slingshot | Spell (Blizzard, Chili, Golden Duck, Mighty Eagle, Pig Inflator, Sponsored Spells)|
|Gimmicks and obstacles||Score Multiplier Rank | Bumper | Balloon | Glass | Lava | Rocket | Stone | TNT | Water | Wood|
|Activities||Daily Challenge | Clans | The Nest | Mighty Eagle's Bootcamp | The Arena | Rowdy Rumble!|
|Albums||Angry Birds 2 (Original Game Soundtrack)|
|Other||Angry Birds 2 Creators | Earth (Piggy Island (Bamboo Forest, Cobalt Plateaus, Pig City)) | Star | Level Failed | Gallery | Beta elements | Credits | Glitches | Chapters|
|Main article | Gallery | Version history | Achievements | Credits | Glitches|
|Playable characters||Angry Birds (Bomb, Bubbles, Chuck, Hal, Matilda, Red, Silver, Stella, Terence (Wingman), The Blues) | Courtney | Garry | Leonard|
|Non-playable characters||Chef Pig | Mighty Eagle|
|Enemies||Corporal Pig | Eagles | Foreman Pig | Leonard | Minion Pigs (Construction Pig) | Zeta | Daft Piggies|
|Episodes||Bird Island/Piggy Island||Hot Pursuit | When Birds Fly | Party Crashers | Bacon Beach | Bamboom Forest | Wrecks & The City | Pigs In A Banquet|
|Eagle Island||Frenemies | Enter The Volcano | The Frozen Heart|
|Secret Area||Off The Menu | Pie Hard | Daft Piggies | Birdnapped | Finding Zeta | Midsummer Mayham|
|Items||Accessories | Billy | Bird Coins | The Eggs | Power-Ups (Birdquake, Boombox, King Sling, Power Potion, Sling Scope, Wingman) | Slingshot|
|Gimmicks and obstacles||Balloon | Billy | Cake | Dice | Donut | Easter Egg | Glass | Greek pillar | Grey block | Pumpkin | Rubber | Stone | TNT | Treasure chest | Wood | Sardine|
|Other||Destruction gauge | Earth (Bird Island, Eagle Island, Piggy Island (Cobalt Plateaus, Pig City, South Beach)) | Level Failed | Piggy kingdom | Star|
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|Key||* - Exclusive to Chinese versions|
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|Playable characters||Chuck | Bomb | Silver | Stella | Red|
|Non-playable characters||Gaia | Judge Peckinpah | Hatchlings | Ice Bird (statue)|
|Enemies||Minion Pigs | Helmet Pig|
|Chapters||Ancient Ruins | Crystal Clouds | Starry Desert | Sleepy Meadows | Sacred Springs | Rocky Canyons | Coming Soon! | Gaia’s Challenge (extra)|
|Events||Birdie's Kiosk | Bonfire Event | Feathered Frenemies|