Just when you thought they couldn’t get any angrier, the Angry Birds flock gains new cause for vengeance. Swept away by smugglers to Rio di Janeiro, their captors soon find out that these caged birds don’t sing. It’s time to bring back their unique brand of weaponry–the finger-powered slingshot–and launch the newest adventure in the world’s most popular physics-based casual game.
Angry Birds Rio
In the original Angry Birds, this peace-loving flock was hoodwinked by greedy green pigs with a hunger for poached eggs. After the pigs stole their precious eggs, this flock was friendly no more: unleashing an arsenal of angry bird artillery, the avian army smashed through the green pigs and their hideouts. The world pulled the trigger with glee as these ornery birds made bacon out of swine.
A New Reason for Revenge
Now, after an all-too-brief period of peace, a new mission is unveiled. Kidnapped, caged, and whisked away to a foreign land by animal smugglers, the Angry Birds escape the clutches of their bungling captors–but they soon discover a deeper purpose.
Slews of rare and endangered birds are being held captive in Rio di Janeiro, and it’s up to the Angry Birds to rescue their winged friends by cracking open their cages and setting them free. Among the captives are two rare macaws named Blu and Jewel–the stars of the animated motion picture, Rio.
20th Century Fox and Rovio have united feathery forces, joining the heroes of Angry Birds with the stars and storyline of Rio. Take off in a flurry of exciting gameplay and challenges as you escape the smugglers, smash through their hideouts, and embark on the biggest Angry Birds adventure yet.
Lend a Helping Wing
To save Blu and Jewel from the smugglers, the Angry Birds will need courage, selfless heroism, and one enormous slingshot. Slide your finger on the screen and let go to pull back and fling your avian friends. Tap the screen mid-flight to unleash each bird’s special ability. Pinch to zoom in and out of the environments and drag your finger to view different parts of each stage and plan the trajectory of each bird.
Boom Goes the Dynamite
Like previous installments, Angry Birds Rio is a physics-based puzzle game. Use the birds and their powers to most efficiently break through piles of different destructible objects. Crates, boards, stone, glass, TNT, and other materials are no match for an accurate shot with the right bird. Chuck the Angry Birds at locked cages to break them open and set rare birds free. As you progress in the game, you’ll also need to demolish the jungle hideouts of the smugglers’ monkey minions. Learn the strengths and abilities of each bird, and the behavior of the materials you’ll launch them against, to trigger chain reactions and achieve three stars in every level.
South America Blooms
From the dim and cluttered warehouse of the Smugglers’ Den to a rainforest-ringed clearing backed by snow-capped mountains, layers of dynamic scenery provide a sense of depth and movement unlike any other Angry Birds game. Against these evocative backdrops, the game’s feathery conflicts reveal deeper, more nuanced character behaviors: rare birds fly free from their crushed cages, fidgeting monkeys try to hold on to their crumbling hideouts, and much more.
The sound design perfectly captures Brazil’s urban and rural landscapes. Rio de Janeiro’s seedy side comes alive with clinking chains, creaking boards, cries of captured birds, and the murmur of cars rolling by the Smugglers’ Den. In the jungle, monkeys chatter and screech while the calls of birds, frogs, and insects fill the air as you line up your shots. The game’s distinctive theme also comes with a Brazilian-infused twist: the Angry Birds Rio Samba. Together, the sounds and music of Angry Birds Rio will have you dancing in your seat as you slingshot your way to free Blu, Jewel, and their friends.
Hold on to Your Tail Feathers
Smugglers’ Den and Jungle Escape are just the beginning–more Angry Birds Rio levels are on the way. Expect to see more beautiful environments and set pieces from the film in each additional stage. You can also expect to see more of your favorite Angry Birds. Who will be next?
Could it be the Black Bird, ready to wreck any smuggler’s day with a well-timed explosive attack? Or perhaps the tricky green Boomerang Bird, ready to lend his looping attack to his fellow toucan Rafael. Stay tuned for more updates to see if your favorite birds from the film make an appearance as playable characters in the game.
Keep your talons sharp by practicing with Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons so you’ll be ready when the new levels arrive between May and November of 2011.
Angry Birds Rio rewards your destructive tendencies with gilded goodies for different accomplishments:
• Golden Fruit: Poke your beak into hard-to-reach areas to find these prizes
• Area Trophies: Blast through all 30 stages in each environment to win a unique trophy
• Three-Star Bonus: Master each stage with three stars to affix a shiny new star to your trophy
- Click To Download!!!
Free download from the Amazon Android AppStore. (Limited Time Only)
Game also available on iPhone for $.99 via the Apple AppStore.
Overall Score: 4/5
Awesome new graphics engine
Theme song makes you wanna dance..LOL
Only 2 levels are available at Launch.