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Angry Birds Rio
Angry Birds Rio
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Developer

Rovio Mobile

Platforms

iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Windows, Symbian, HP webOS, BlackBerry Tablet OS

Release date

March 22, 2011

Angry Birds Rio is a puzzle video game developed by Rovio Mobile. Based on the wildly successful Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio was released for devices using Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Mac OS X in March 2011.The game was released as a marketing tie-in with the 20th Century Fox animated film Rio, and was promoted along with the movie.While utilizing the same basic gameplay as the original game, Angry Birds Rio added a number of new elements, most notably the first use of boss levels. The game is consistently one of the top downloaded applications on both the App Store and the Play Store.

GameplayEdit

In Rio, the familiar Angry Birds have been kidnapped and taken to Rio de Janeiro. Just as in the original Angry Birds, players use a slingshot to launch birds at nearby structures, with the intent of hitting targets located on or within them. Instead of evil pigs that have stolen eggs, players must now rescue caged exotic birds or defeat evil marmosets, depending on the level being played. Certain levels allow players to use Blu and Jewel, the two lead characters from Rio.The game also includes the first boss fights to appear in the series, when the player uses the birds to defeat Nigel, the main antagonist from the film, and his marmoset lackeys.As well as new hidden items to collect as the player progresses through the game.

ReleaseEdit

The reception of Angry Birds Rio has been positive, with Ryan Rigney of GamePro saying the iOS version "boasts some notable improvements on its predecessors" and Levi Buchanan of IGN, in his review of the Android version, calling the game "a smart, snappy new chapter for the series".Jim Squires of Gamezebo complimented the game's attempts to add new material and mechanics, saying "some evolution needs to happen if it wants to have the long term staying power of a Mario or a Pac-Man."However, Squires did take issue with the new boss battles, calling them "a little anti-climactic".

Since release, Angry Birds Rio has been downloaded more than 10 million times,[9] and it has been one of the top downloaded games at both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

PortsEdit

At the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, Rovio and distribution partner Activision announced plans to bring Angry Birds Rio and two other games, the original Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons, to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS systems.Bundled together as Angry Birds Trilogy, the games will be built specifically for their respective consoles, taking advantage of their unique features, such as support for PlayStation Move, Kinect, high-definition displays and glasses-free 3D visuals.

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