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''Angry Birds'' is an [[ArtilleryGame artillery simulator]][=/=]PuzzleGame. The premise of the game is that some evil, egg-munching pigs have raided the nests of some birds who mean to get their eggs back, whatever it takes. Said egg retrieving involves launching the birds from a slingshot at the pigs, who are protected behind elaborate obstacles of wood, glass, and stone. It's a simple concept, but the execution is often [[NintendoHard anything but easy]].

There are several different types of birds, most of which have a special ability activated by tapping the screen in mid-flight:
* '''Red''' is a simple projectile; aim and launch.
* '''The Blues''' ([[ThemeTwinNaming Blue Jay, Blue Jake, and Blue Jim]]) are loaded into the slingshot as a single small bird, but when launched, they can be split into three tiny birds.
* '''Chuck''' (yellow) doubles his speed and acts like a missile.
* '''Bomb''' (black) [[ActionBomb acts like]] [[MeaningfulName a bomb]], blowing up shortly after he lands or if you tap the screen.
* '''Matilda''' (white) [[DeathFromAbove drops an exploding egg]] and shoots up at an angle.
* '''Hal''' (green toucan) acts like a boomerang, reversing direction and speeding up.
* '''Terence''' (large red) is slow but, on impact, will either cause a lot of damage or move a lot of blocks.
* '''Bubbles''' (orange) is small, but puffs up into a larger size if you tap the screen, pushing everything around him out of the way. He deflates after a short while.
* '''Stella''' (pink) releases bubbles that lift objects into the air and then drop them when the bubbles pop.
* The '''Mighty Eagle''' is an enormous bird who will [[SmartBomb wipe out all the pigs in a level]]. Unlike the other birds, it incurs a [[BribingYourWayToVictory one-time activation fee]]. Unlike the other birds, using the Eagle is a challenge mode, as instead of points you're awarded a percentage score based on how much of the level is destroyed.
** The "Year of the Dragon" episode of ''Seasons'' introduces the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Mighty Dragon]] which does the same thing as the Eagle but by spinning.
** The "Philadelphia Eagles" edition for Facebook introduces a version of the Mighty Eagle known as the "Mighty Philadelphia Eagle".
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'' version adds Blu and Jewel as special birds in some levels, in two different versions: ChainedHeat, where they fly straight forward with a large impact, and Blu alone, who flails around madly after landing or tapping.
* ''Space'' gives the regular birds a slightly DarkerAndEdgier makeover (seen as they pass through the space warp in the backstory animation) and changes some of the colours. In particular, Terence becomes green, the Mighty Eagle becomes a Space Eagle that wipes out everything around the launched fish tin instead of killing every pig, and Chuck becomes purple and will travel at high speed towards whatever point you touch on the screen. The game introduces a completely new light blue bird shaped like an ice cube that freezes all items around it, making them easily smashed by the Blues. The summer 2012 update introduced bonus levels in which you fire eggs that hatch into [[UnrealisticBlackHole mini-black holes]], which don't do much damage themselves but which you have to use to attract pigs and scenery so that they smash into each other.
* Both ''AB Star Wars'' and ''AB Transformers'' not only have the birds cast as characters from the films, they have character-appropriate abilities (lightsabers, Force pushes, blasters, electricity, Force lightning, and others).

The PuzzleGame aspect (and the game's main source of difficulty) revolves around the best use of the available birds in each level to [[DisasterDominoes collapse the obstacles onto the pigs]], as all the pigs have to be taken out to win a level. Scoring per level is based on pigs killed[[note]]5000 points per pig[[/note]], damage done to the obstacles, and the number of birds left over at the end of the level[[note]]10000 points per bird[[/note]], with 1 to 3 stars awarded upon completion based on all of the scoring factors as well as points. In some levels, it's more important to finish using as few birds as possible; in others, it's a matter of causing as much destruction as you can. Achievements can also be earned for finishing episodes, three-starring all levels in an episode, scoring a certain number of points in an episode, and other things. Each episode also includes a number of hidden Golden Eggs which, when found, open bonus levels.

Seven versions of the game have been released to date:
* [[http://shop.angrybirds.com/products/angry-birds-pc The original]], with ten episodes released to date.
* ''[[http://shop.angrybirds.com/products/angry-birds-seasons-pc Angry Birds Seasons]]'', featuring (mostly) holiday-themed episodes. The first Season contains episodes for [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]], {{Christmas|Tropes}}, [[ValentinesDayEpisode Valentine's Day]], Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, summer, and the Chinese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival Mid-Autumn Festival]]. The second Season has new Halloween and Christmas episodes, as well as episodes themed after the Chinese New Year, CherryBlossoms, {{Atlantis}}, and "back-to-school". The third Season has new Halloween and Christmas episodes and one themed around a fair. The fourth Season only has a new Christmas episode to date.
* ''[[http://shop.angrybirds.com/products/angry-birds-rio-pc Angry Birds Rio]]'', a sequel / {{Crossover}} with the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'' wherein the birds are captured and shipped to South America.
* ''[[http://shop.angrybirds.com/eu/angry-birds-space-pc-version.html Angry Birds Space]]'' has [[RecycledInSpace the birds all go into space]], where they launch themselves from one planet to another to rescue their eggs from evil space pigs. The artstyle for that game is not unlike ''{{Spore}}'' or ''SuperMarioGalaxy''.
* ''Angry Birds Star Wars'', a sequel / {{Crossover}} with the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' film trilogy. Unlike ''Angry Birds Rio'', which featured the normal birds alongside the cast of ''Rio'', this game utilizes the UniversalAdaptorCast trope, with birds and pigs alike portraying the various characters.
** ''AB Star Wars II'' was released Sept. 19, 2013. It revolves around the prequel trilogy, and allows you to play "light side" and "pork side" routes with corresponding characters.
* ''Angry Birds Friends'', which connects to the Facebook version of the same name and lets you compete in a weekly tournament. Most of the original gang is present. For tournament levels, the eagle is replaced by the superhero themed Wingman.
* ''Angry Birds Transformers'' (upcoming), like ''Star Wars'', is a crossover with the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise where the ''Angry Birds'' cast play the heroes ("Autobirds") and villains ("Deceptihogs").

Originally released for smart phones[[note]]iOS, Android, Symbian, [=WebOS=], Windows Phone[[/note]], the game is now available for play on tablet computers, e-readers, the Website/{{Google}} Chrome web browser (which was accidentally harder for a while due to physics errors that badly {{nerf}}ed Bomb, but they fixed it recently), as a Playstation Minis app [[note]]playable on the PlayStationPortable and PS3[[/note]], and on {{Facebook}}. Wii, XBox360, and 3DS have collections released for them on disc/cartridge. As of November 2011, ''Angry Birds'', in all its incarnations, across all platforms, has been downloaded ''[[http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/242027/20111102/angry-birds-downloaded-game-time.htm 500 million]]'' times. The only game with distribution figures that come close to this mark is ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}''[[note]]35mil via GameBoy; 100mil via phone. However, this is for copies ''sold'', and only on those two platforms; there are no figures for PC, nor for pirated or shareware versions.[[/note]] It's even been [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyt792N1e9g parodied]] on an Israeli sketch comedy show, which used the endless conflict between the birds and the pigs as a metaphor for the UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict.

Related is the ''WebComic/AngryBirdsHolidayComics'' series and the ''WesternAnimation/AngryBirdsToons'' series.

The long-awaited ''VideoGame/BadPiggies'' [[VillainEpisode pig POV]] game finally came out in September 2012.

A go-kart spinoff called ''VideoGame/AngryBirdsGo'' was released in late 2013. ''Angry Birds Epic'', an ActionRPG take on the game, was released in June 2014. A girl-oriented game called ''Angry Birds Stella'' is set to be released in 2014.

[[BlatantLies Soon]] [[RealTrailerFakeMovie to]] [[Creator/RoosterTeeth become]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2matH4B9bTo a major motion picture]]. [[http://news.sky.com/story/1154360/angry-birds-hollywood-veterans-to-direct-film And now it's happening for real.]]

It also has a [[Characters/AngryBirds character sheet]].

!!This game provides examples of:


[[folder:Appearing in multiple games]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Many of the birds' names are given in ''[[CompilationRerelease Angry Birds Trilogy]]'', NationalGeographic's ''Angry Birds: Fed Up, Feathered, and Furious'', and [[http://www.toycarenow.com/us/apresentacao.pdf the production presentation for Toy Care's toothbrush line]].
* AllegedLookalikes: In any of Da Aura Wolf's [=LPs=] of ''Angry Birds'' games, he refers to Bubbles as one of the Pokémon, Tepig.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Green pigs.
* ArtilleryGame: In a loose sense of the term -- the slingshot controls your launch angle and speed, each bird leaves a visible shot trail, and the goal is to eliminate your opposition (either through direct hits or, more often, collateral damage). But the pigs aren't actively aiming and shooting at the birds in return, (except in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' version)and you only have a limited number of birds to take out the pigs with.
* AutomaticLevel:
** A few of the bonus levels are like this.
** Subverted in some bonus levels which are built around chain reactions; there's a random chance that the mechanism does partially fail, and some of these can be failed completely if you don't shoot a bird properly to trigger the chain reaction.
* {{Autosave}}: The games automatically save your progress every time you complete a level.
* AxCrazy: The birds, arguably, based on how over-the-top their protective instinct is (see NoHoldsBarredBeatdown below).
* BadassMoustache: One of the stronger pigs sports them.
* BalloonBurstingBird: Some levels have architecture held up by them...pop them and guess what happens.
* BerserkButton:
** Touching the birds' eggs. A ''mosquito'' touches one, and gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. A butterfly who manages to tip over an egg suffers a similar fate.
** Birds in captivity sets them off as well, to the point they rope in [[WesternAnimation/{{Rio}} Blu and Jewel]] to fight.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8f4EnDrNwU Never steal candy from Bubbles.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bk_nqUQ0fc These]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eyig_V-_5o videos]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezMdddYcRsc show]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7gIpfrQdAI that]] the birds are the best egg carers in the world. Should anything threaten them, you quickly learn why they are called [[MeaningfulName Angry Birds]].
* BigBad:
** The King Pig.
** Nigel for ''Rio'', presumably.
* BigOlEyebrows: Most of the birds have one.
* BlackSheep: The Green Bird. It's not really recognized, only being included in a few T-Shirts and such.
** They released the Green and Big Brother Bird plushes. However, they haven't appeared in ''Angry Birds Rio'' yet.
* BossBattle:
** In ''Angry Birds Rio'':
*** Level 4-15 is a battle against Nigel, who appears twice more in cameos, one to send marmosets out against the birds, and the other to capture Jewel and Blu. He reappears again in level 12-15 for the climactic battle.
*** Level 8-15 is a fight against the marmoset leader, who jumps around on platforms. He shows up again in level 14-15.
** In ''AB Space'':
*** The final levels of the first two planets in have boss battles against the King Pig in a tank-like contraption and flying saucer, respectively.
*** The fourth planet has a boss battle against a pig so large, ''it generates its own gravitational field.''
** You have to fight Lard Vader in the final levels of the Death Star and Cloud City episodes in ''AB Star Wars'', and both he and the Emperor at the end of the second Death Star level.
* BribingYourWayToVictory:
** It costs 99˘ to unlock the [[GameBreaker Giant Eagle]].
** In ''AB Space'', you can earn Space Eagles for completing the first two planets; once you run out, you have to buy them. (Or you can just leave the game and come back later to "earn" one.)
** In both ''Angry Birds Friends'' (the {{Facebook}} app) and the latest release for the main game (2.2.0), you are able to purchase "power-ups" for use in-game. The power-ups include: Super Seeds (makes the bird grow larger), the King Sling (super-powered slingshot), Sling Scope (you can see the flight path before launch), and Birdquake (an earthquake occurs). However, you can earn bird coins each day and potentially avoid having to spend real money (though the option is there)
** In ''AB Star Wars'', you can either pay $1.99 to upgrade Luke's lightsaber to the green version (slightly longer and more powerful), or you can finish the entire 40-level Dagobah-themed "Path of the Jedi" episode.
* CatapultToGlory: The entire game mechanic, PlayedForLaughs.
* ChainedHeat:
** In ''AB Rio'', you can launch Blue and Jewel, chained together, as one projectile.
** In ''AB Star Wars II'', this is Ep. 1 Anakin's special ability. Tap the screen and he launches his pod racer engine and is pulled along behind it, making for a two-impact attack.
* CoolHelmet:
** Helmet Pigs are pigs wearing old-school military helmets, making them that much tougher.
** In "Mine and Dine," some pigs wear miners' helmets.
** In ''AB Star Wars'', the pigs are playing (among their many roles) stormtroopers and Imperial officers, so their respective helmets pop up frequently. Of course, there's also Darth Vader.
* {{Crossover}}
** The "Red's Mighty Feathers" episode in the original game is one with ''VideoGame/BadPiggies'', as Red tries to bust the pigs' various contraptions to keep them from making off with an egg.
** ''AB Rio'' is one with [[WesternAnimation/{{Rio}} the film]], as the poachers capture the birds, who escape and set out to rescue Blu and Jewel. Subsequent levels are set in the movie's Rio de Janiero and have the birds targeting the marmosets instead of the usual pigs. Blu and Jewel are also available as ammunition in some levels.
* CrossPoppingVeins: Red sports one in the first panel of the opening comic for the "Red's Mighty Feathers" episode.
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: Both the pigs and the birds go out in small explosions.
* DestructiveSaviour: All the birds exemplify this trope.
* {{Determinator}}: No matter how many times the pigs get beaten by the birds, they never stop stealing eggs.
* DeusExMachina:
** The eagle/Space Eagle of course! [[BribingYourWayToVictory But you have to pay for it.]]
** The Dragon in "Year of the Dragon".
** Wingman in the tournament. At least you can get him for free with enough bird coins.
** The Millenium Falcon in ''Star Wars''.
* DisasterDominoes: Several levels can only be solved by causing collapses at strategic points that trigger additional collapses. On the other hand, hit the wrong spot and some of the pigs will be too well protected by fallen rubble.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** The trailers often show how disproportionate the birds are to insects who merely ''touch'', much less tip over, their eggs.
** If you think more about the level design, you'll realise the birds are destroying a jarring number of civilian buildings, including carousels (with small pigs clearly representing kids), buses, airplanes, schools, fishing events, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking giant plates of food]]. When counting pig casualties, you may start wondering why those birds aren't labeled as terrorists.
*** YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters
* [[DistressedDude Distressed Birds]]:
** Al and Bubbles first appeared being these.
** The original five birds joined this trope just for the fourth episode of the original game.
* EvilLaugh:
** If you fail a level, the remaining pigs do this as the last bird disappears and the "Level Failed" screen comes up. Even the pigs' grunting while you're playing a level sounds like laughter at times.
** Nigel does this in ''Rio'' if you flub a shot, and in the "level failed" screen. If you fail a level populated with only marmosets, you get a dancing marmoset thumbing his nose at you and screeching, which sounds like laughter.
** An animated pig in an air bubble does this on the "level failed" screen in ''AB Space''.
** Lard Vader laughs at you on the "level failed" screen in ''AB Star Wars''. In ''AB Star Wars 2'', it's Lard Sidious.
* FoodAsBribe:
** In the game's fluff, the other birds are terrified of the Mighty Eagle and offer it a can of fish as payment for fighting the pigs. In-game, when you use the Eagle, a can of fish appears by the slingshot (replacing any unlaunched birds) which you launch at the pigs; the Eagle comes zooming in and lands on or near the can. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eyig_V-_5o See the trailer here]].
** The Mighty Dragon from ''Seasons'' is a bit more jovial, but still has to be convinced to help via a fresh golden fish.
* FollowTheLeader: To truckloads of artillery games, and followed by plenty of imitators itself.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Red is phlegmatic, Chuck is sanguine, Bomb is choleric, and Matilda is melancholic.
* FriendlyFireproof: Subverted. The birds can't hurt each other, either through impacts or special attacks. However, a bird that's stunned or jumping into the slingshot will knock out a launched bird, so carefully timing launches and waiting until the bird(s) poof out from where you want to aim are generally good ideas.
* GameBreakingBug:
** In at least one level, a bird could get stuck and refuse to disappear. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8obHO9RujSU]]
** Be careful if you're running an old version on XP, because an update glitch can not only crash the game but curse it unto the seventh generation, to the point where uninstalling and reinstalling will not let you run the game.
* GluttonousPig:
** If the pigs just gave up on eating the eggs and ran for it, they'd save themselves a world of hurt.
** In the spin-off 2011 Christmas comic, the King Pig thinks that the meaning of Christmas is for him to eat all day long.
* GravitySucks:
** This is a game mechanic in both ''Space'' and ''Star Wars'', as all the planets in ''Space'' and some areas in ''Star Wars'' have a gravitational "bubble" that not only pulls the birds toward them, but can also pull floating pigs to the ground to be eliminated if they're pushed inside it. It also affects how everything falls once a bird hits something, as objects will scoot/roll around the planet in the direction they fall until their momentum runs out.
** Chuck's ability zigzags the trope in ''Space''. Gravity affects him as long as he's just flying or after he hits something, but his speed boost makes him immune to gravity. Boba and Jango Fett's abilities in the ''Star Wars'' games also do the same.
* HairTriggerExplosive: If a bird, rock, piece of wood (anything, really) hits a box of TNT, it will blow up (even if there's no source of fire).
* HarmlessVillain: The Bad Piggies. Even when they're under attack, all they do is stand around. Some are even floating aimlessly in ''Angry Birds Space'', and many times, the pigs are sleeping as long as there's not a bird near them. They have no means of fighting back or harming the birds.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: The birds.
* HeroicSacrifice: The bread and butter of the gameplay as birds must use brute force, along with their special powers to go with that, to wreak havoc.
* IconicSequelCharacter: Terence wasn't one of the original five birds ([[TheDividual seven, if you count the Blues as separate characters]]), but he's come to be very popular among the fans.
* LeeroyJenkins: The birds' motto.
* {{Kid Appeal Character}}s: Bubbles, Stella, and The Blues are respectively Types I, II, and III.
* KingMook: The [[EvilOverlord King Pig]], who can take a lot more damage than a normal pig and also wears a crown.
* LevelAte:
** The Birdday Party levels in the original game feature background landscapes that look like food, and cakes are included in the actual levels.
** The Utopia levels in ''Space'' feature planets and obstacles made up of doughnuts, ice cream cones, popcorn, etc.
* MamaBear / PapaWolf: The birds can count for either if you want to assign them genders.
* NiceHat:
** The King Pig wears a small crown.
** "Ham 'Em High" has a desert / [[TheWestern Western]] theme, and sombreros are scattered around in the levels. In later levels, the pigs sometimes wear cowboy hats.
** In the St. Patrick's Day episode, several pigs are wearing Irish hats. In the golden egg level, one bird also wears a hat.
** In "Birdday Party", the birds wear top hats and party hats in some levels.
* NoCampaignForTheWicked: {{Averted|Trope}}:
** The Pigs get their own chance to shine in ''VideoGame/BadPiggies''.
** In ''AB Star Wars II'', you can play the Pork Side route, which shows the films' events from the bad guys' perspective and lets you play using the evil characters. The option is available in the first route but has to be unlocked for subsequent routes.
* NotQuiteDead: The King Pig. No matter how many times he gets killed in the game, he (or is that another King Pig?) is rough and ready for another round.
* OhCrap: In ''Space'' and ''Star Wars'', the pigs look scared when a bird or debris gets close to them. One of the possible scoring achievements in ''Space'' is to scare at least 6 pigs with one bird.
* [[OneHitKill One Bird Completion]]: In many stages across the franchise, you will only get three stars in a level if you complete it with the first bird.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Not only do the birds laugh and cheer when you complete a level, several of the birds sound like they're laughing when you draw back on the slingshot, and yell delightfully as they're launched.
* RearrangeTheSong:
** All of the theme tunes for the various episodes of ''Seasons'' are holiday-appropriate reworkings of the original's theme (for example, Christmas carols for the Christmas episodes, creepy organ for Halloween, an early-sixties rock'n'roll pastiche for "Back to School").
** "Rio" used a samba rearrangement of the theme.
** "Space" has a bombastic John Williams-style arrangement for the main theme, and SF atmospheric background sounds.
** "Star Wars" and "Star Wars 2" use a reworking of the traditional ''Star Wars'' theme that follows the ''Angry Birds'' theme's meter.
** And now, the original game itself has gotten its theme remixed.
* RecycledInSpace:
** The original game is ''Crush The Castle'' with birds and pigs.
** Three ''Angry Birds'' sequels fit this. ''Seasons'' focuses on holidays and special days, while ''Space'' and parts of both ''Star Wars'' games literally take place [-[[http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/exclusive-angry-birds-space-blasting-off-march-154237614.html IN SPACE]]-]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The game's main gimmick.
* RubeGoldbergMachine: Some of the golden egg levels are this, if not self-playing levels.
* SenselessSacrifice: Happens often. If you make a miscalculation, the bird can go flying over the top, missing everything, or the bird can hit a structure but not cause any significant damage.
* ShoutOut:
::In the original game[=:=]
*** In the Mighty Eagle trailer, the [[RuleOfThree three pigs]] that stole the eggs hide in a [[Literature/ThreeLittlePigs straw hut, a wood house, and a brick fortress.]]
*** In the WildWest-themed "Ham 'em High" chapter, Level 14-5 has a [[Film/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] as one of the decor pieces.
*** In the science-themed "Short Fuse" chapter, Level 27-2 features [[Series/BreakingBad two pigs, one in goggles and the other in horn-rimmed glasses, standing next to a vat of blue cubes.]] This may also count as a ParentalBonus, depending on the age of the player.
::In ''Seasons''[=:=]
*** Level 17 of the "Summer Pignic" episode is a space-themed level which is set on the moon; the obstacles resemble a lunar lander and a moon car. It was released on July 8, 2011, the date of the final launch of the space shuttle ''Atlantis'', which was also the final launch of the space shuttle program.
*** The 2012 Halloween mission has pig versions of paintings such as The Scream and [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19349921 the botched restoration of the Jesus fresco]].
::In ''Space''[=:=]
*** The birds are obviously based on comic superheroes.
*** The bonus levels are homages to classic computer games, including ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', ''VideoGame/{{Arkanoid}}'', ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'', and ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}''.
*** Some of the floating pigs are inside structures that look something like [[Franchise/StarWars TIE fighters]].
*** In the "Red Planet" episode, the pigs hijack the Curiosity rover and use it as an egg-stealing device. The episode features other Mars rovers to be found in order to unlock bonus levels.
* ShowsDamage:
** The pigs get black eyes, lumps, and bruises as they take glancing hits. If you fail a level, beat-up pigs show missing teeth when they grin.
** In the game, the birds look stunned after they hit something, and the green bird's beak crumples. In the artwork, the birds show the same kinds of injuries as the pigs, and their beaks are crumpled.
** If the pigs are wearing helmets of any sort, they'll pick up cracks and holes as the pigs take damage.
** Individual components of the obstacles and the pigs' machines in "Red's Magic Feathers" show cracks before breaking completely.
* SixthRanger: Six of them.
** In the third episode, Al is introduced.
** The fourth episode brings in Terence.
** The ''{{Rio}}'' installment introduces Blu and Jewel as "guest star" birds in some levels.
** The "Ham'o'ween" episode introduced Bubbles.
** ''Angry Birds Space'' introduced the Ice Bird, who can freeze blocks, making them easier to destroy.
** The "Back to School" episode features Stella's debut.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer:
** The Space Eagle was not shown or mentioned in the promotion for ''Angry Birds Space''.
** Matilda never even appears in any ''Angry Birds'' video trailer, and her only prominent appearance was in a Chinese cross promotion for Coca Cola and the summer Olympic games.
* SmugSnake: The pigs certainly look very satisfied with themselves, particularly if you fail to complete a level. Somehow, the more damage they take, the more insufferably smug some of them look.
* SpaceFriction: Objects you hit in ''Space'' and the ''Star Wars'' games that don't enter a gravity well will eventually slow down and stop moving.
* StealthPun:
** Your opponents are all green pigs. Why? Because it's a game about [[GreenEggsAndHam green ham and eggs]].
*** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Or is it because the game was released in 2009, the year of the swine flu epidemic?]]
** The ''Mario'' level in ''Space''.
* StuffBlowingUp:
** Bomb's special ability is blowing up, and Matilda's is to drop an explosive egg.
** Several levels feature TNT crates in strategic locations.
** Fireworks in "Year of the Dragon", which take random paths once set off.
* SuperDeformed: The art style, which is done in a deliberately cartoony manner. Both the pigs and the birds are basically spherical.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: Certain birds are best used for different situations.
** The Blues are able to easily shatter ice. However, they are useless against wood and rock.
** Chuck easily breaks through wood, but is stopped short by rock and ice.
** Bomb punches easily through rock, but is less effective on ice and wood.
* TakeThat: In the original game, there's a level featuring the Pig's tank - with a Swedish flag.
* TakingYouWithMe: Subverted; the game treats the birds like kamikazes, but it's pretty clear that they don't die, especially after watching the cartoons.
* ThatsNoMoon:
** That's an enormous ''planet-sized'' pig in ''Utopia''.
** The first ''Star Wars'' game has an achievement called "That's No Moon", for unlocking the Death Star level set.
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomboy and Girly Bird]]: Matilda and Stella, respectively.
* TooDumbToLive: The pigs don't fight back in any way as a game mechanic, but more properly, they seem to build the flimsiest possible fortifications and put boulders and TNT boxes all over the place, as if daring the birds to blow them up. Also, they mistook a bubble egg as an actual egg in the Back to School (AB Seasons) trailer. Another thing is that they keep trying to steal the eggs, despite what keeps happening to them.
* UnstoppableRage: "Those pigs stole from the wrong birds!"
* UselessUsefulSpell: The powerups that were introduced in Angry Birds Friends. They seem quite powerful in certain situations if you need a little boost, but don't rely on them too much, because if used at most times, they are worthless.
* VentPhysics:
** The volcanic vents in the "Red Planet" level of ''Space''.
** There are large air vents in several levels of the Cloud City episode in ''Star Wars'' that alter trajectories of both birds and debris. The latter half of the episode introduces moving air vents that make things even more challenging.
* WaddlingHead: The Bad Piggies. They look like green pig heads (without legs), but they do leave pig hoof-prints behind.
** Watch the trailer introducing Al: the pig in the hat also wears sandals, despite having no visible feet.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The King Pig, no matter how evil and obnoxious he may be, still has an air of amusing adorableness in him. Whether that works is up to you.
* [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Your Eggs are Being Carried Off To Another Base]]

[[folder:Specific to Angry Birds Seasons]]
* ChristmasEpisode: One in each "season", all themed like Advent calendars in that each level is only unlocked 24 hours after the previous one. In the first, the birds tear up over the Christmas Star.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Mighty Dragon resembles a traditional Chinese dragon with a long, serpentine body and antler-like horns, though his head is shaped suspiciously like that of the Mighty Eagle.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The female birds and pigs in the Valentine's Day episode...which gets weird in retrospect now that it's been confirmed that White Bird has always been a girl but lacks these characteristics.

[[folder:Specific to Angry Birds Rio]]
* BrickJoke: When the birds first get abducted, their eggs are left behind. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, the pigs appear and are about to eat the eggs when the birds crash the plane on top of them]].
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: The "boxers with red hearts" variety can be seen flying out of destroyed luggage.
* SpringySpores: You can bounce birds off mushrooms in some levels.

[[folder:Specific to Angry Birds Space]]
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Angry Birds Can Breathe in Space]]: Unlike the pigs, the birds are zooming around in vacuum with no ill effects.
* AsteroidMiners: The pig are this on the ARM Initiative inspired "Beak Impact" episode.
* AsteroidThicket: The premise of several levels.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Matilda has strangely been left out of ''Space''. Notable because she is one of the five original members of the Flock. Worse, she is also always absent in the trailers, with the reason of her unpopularity unknown.
* EmpathicEnvironment: The planet-sized alien fish in the "Pig Dipper" episode will react to your moves, looking surprised or angry as debris, pigs, and birds land on them.
* FlyingSaucer: The King Pig flies around in one. Some of the normal pigs can also be found in structures made to look like one.
* AnIcePerson: The blue cuboid bird freezes solid everything in its blast radius as its special ability. This can often take out pigs immediately, and makes things like wood and stone brittle enough that blue birds can shatter them easily.
* NuclearNasty: In the "Beak Impact" episode, rocks with radioactivity signs can shatter and create bubbles of radioactivity (complete with Geiger counter clicking) that turn pigs into bloated, three-eyed monsters before popping them.
* ProductPlacement /LoopholeAbuse: What do you mean, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} couldn't legally advertise? Unless Rovio asked them of course. The "Red Planet" and "Beak Impact" episodes are based on NASA's Mars programme and the proposed Asteroid Retrieval Mission. Eggs are replaced with various NASA spacecrafts.
* RaygunGothic: The game's entire aesthetic.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: The end of the "Red Planet" episode.
* SpaceIsCold: Pigs exposed to the vacuum of space will freeze solid and shatter. If they enter a gravity well on a planet, they'll unfreeze and [[HarmlessFreezing act just fine.]]
* SpaceIsNoisy: "Yahoo!" [=*crash*=] [=*boom*=]

[[folder:Specific to the Angry Birds Star Wars games]]
* BinarySuns: Tatooine, of course.
* ExpressiveMask: The pig stormtroopers and Darth Vader.
* RoleReprisal: Played with for fun as Ian McDiarmid, the original actor who played Emperor Palpatine on ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' and the prequels, voices the pig version of Emperor Palpatine.
* SpreadShot: Once Lando takes over for Han in the latter half of the Cloud City episode, his blaster fires a 3-bolt spread instead of 3 shots in a straight line. Captain Panaka in ''AB Star Wars 2'' shoots two 3-bolt spreads instead of just one.
* UniversalAdaptorCast:
** In the first game: Luke is the red bird. Obi-wan is the black bird. Chewbacca is the big red bird. Both Han and Lando are the yellow bird, colored appropriately. Leia is the pink bird. C-3PO is the white bird. R2-D2 is an egg.
** In the second game: Qui-Gon (an eagle) takes over for Luke as the lightsaber bird. Obi-wan, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are unchanged, Obi-wan's younger appearance aside. The red bird is now Anakin from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', mimicking the Jewel[=/=]Blu ChainedHeat dynamic with his special ability. Jar Jar gets Leia's "grab stuff from afar" ability, only it's with his tongue. Zam Wesell also has this ability, using a grappling hook. The pink bird is now Padme, whose beams push their targets instead of pulling them. Captain Panaka is the yellow bird (although he's brown) and has Han/Lando's blaster ability. Count Dooku gets the green bird's boomerang ability (and, since he's a pig, is green himself), but it's with his lightsaber instead of himself.

[[folder:Specific to Angry Birds Epic]]
* BonusBoss: The tenth level of each cave in Chronicle Cave.
* CombatMedic: Matilda's classes are focused on healing, though she still has ways to attack.
* CombinationAttack: Chuck's LimitBreak gives the birds five attacks to random enemies.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: The Blues have one part of an epic set (obtained from the Golden Pig Machine) called ''Angry Birds Plushies''.
* HerdHittingAttack: Chuck's lightning attacks hit all the pigs at once.
* KnightInShiningArmor: All of Red's classes have this theme, including Knight, Guardian, and {{Samurai}}.
* LimitBreak: The Rage Chili. It builds up as you deal and take damage. When it is full, one bird can use their Rage Skill.
* MightyGlacier: Brutes (including the similar ones). They can withstand a lot of damage, but luckily, it takes 2-3 turns for them to unleash its devastating attack. This can be delayed if they're stunned, however.
* JackOfAllTrades: The Blues can do a bit of everything, ranging from the Trickster's high damage/buffing to the Rogue's poison/counterattacking.
* OneHitKill: ''Mighty Eagle's Favorite Dish''. Contrary to popular belief, he's the only bird that can kill [[FinalBoss Demonic Wizpig]].[[note]]Prince Porky can kill him too, otherwise the battle would be impossible to beat without him.[[/note]]
* OutOfGenreExperience: ''Epic'' is an RPG instead of an ArtilleryGame.
* {{Pirate}}: A class for Bomb.
* SquishyWizard: Chuck tends to have the least HP of the birds. He's also a literal wizard in this game, having several spellcaster classes to choose from.
* StandardStatusEffects: Poison, Ivy, Stun.
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: The Blues use a Bow and Arrow as some of their weapons.
* TokenGoodTeammate: There is one pig who is the merchant of the game who is disguised as a bird.

* AnimatedAdaptation:
** Two or three animated shorts have aired on {{Nickelodeon}}, and are now able to be seen through the various games.
** The cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/AngryBirdsToons'' premiered in March 2013 and is available on every Angry Birds game.
* CelebrityEdition: [[http://heikki.angrybirds.com/ Angry Birds Heikki]], a FormulaOne themed version done in conjunction with Rovio sponsoring Heikki Kovalainen, who is also sporting an AngryBirds themed CoolHelmet. For unknown reasons, this edition vanished in 2013.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eyig_V-_5o this trailer]], the Angry Birds beat the crap out of a butterfly simply for knocking over one of their eggs.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Green pigs. Doesn't that start rumours of a space-themed game?
* GuideDangIt:
** Website/YouTube can be your best friend if you're stuck on a level. There are also multiple websites, such as angrybirdsnest.com, dedicated to showing runthroughs of levels.
** Finding the golden eggs. Here are some of the more nonsensical ways to get them:
*** Tapping the sun on the level select screen.
*** Tapping the treasure chest on Level 1-8. The word "chest" will have to be typed in on the PC and Mac versions afterwards.
*** Selecting "Danger Above", then scrolling the screen all the way to the left.
*** Launching Matilda backwards, then tapping the screen so that Matilda "jumps" and hits the middle of the pause button.
* TheMerch: In many kinds, but especially the line of plush Angry Birds (which range from keychain-size to softball size), which includes the Rio characters, and several have electronic game sounds. And are safe enough to throw at things!
* MobilePhoneGame: It started out as this.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** In the original animated video, a mosquito decides to chow down on an egg and is beaten to a pulp by the birds. The pigs steal the eggs while they're busy with said beating.
** In the video that introduces the Mighty Eagle, a butterfly brushes an egg and tips it off the edge of the nest. The birds watching the nest pound the poor butterfly into the ground.
* OffModel: The animated shorts were done by an outside studio prior to Rovio's taking over that feature, causing all the birds to be a bit OffModel and OutOfCharacter. For instance, compare [[http://images.wikia.com/angrybirds/images/b/ba/YellowBird.png how the yellow bird normally looks]] to [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111016024946/angrybirds/images/8/8d/258px-Untitled.jpg its appearance in the early shorts]].
* OneHundredPercentCompletion: Getting all three stars on every level up to and including Birdday Party (on iOS) or Surf 'n' Turf (on Android) in ''Angry Birds'' will unlock a golden King Pig face on the Golden Eggs menu[[note]]Alternatively, you can buy a King Pig figure from Mattel's [[http://www.mattel.com/ApptivityCentral Apptivity]] toyline and use it on the iPad version to unlock it[[/note]]. Touching it will take you to a random level of the game, with a special random game mode in effect. ScoringPoints is completely averted at this point. These game modes are:
** RemixedLevel: '''Material Mix Up!''' -- Two types of materials in the pigs' structures have been swapped, affecting the level's difficulty in some way.
** SillinessSwitch: '''King Pig''' -- The pigs are replaced with eggs, and the birds themselves are replaced with pigs. Each bird is reinterpretated as a pig with its special ability retained in some way.
** TimedMission: '''Bird Frenzy!''' -- You are given a limited amount of time to complete the level with unlimited, but randomized, birds.
** UnexpectedGameplayChange: '''Total Destruction!''' -- Again, you have limited time, but this time you can simply tap anywhere to create an explosion.
* OpeningTheSandbox: In the first game, you can't play any of the other episodes until you clear the first one. This is averted as of the Birdday Party update, which unlocks all episodes by default.
* PunBasedTitle:
** Most of the episode names, including such classics as "Poached Eggs," "Ham 'Em High" and "Easter Eggs."
** The board games are subtitled "Knock on Wood" and "On Thin Ice".
* [[PutOnABus Put On A Nest]]: Matilda and Al never showed up in ''Space''.
** [[TheBusCameBack The Nest Came Back]]: Matilda as C-3PO in ''Angry Birds Star Wars''.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: During the game's development, the developers decided that the birds needed an enemy once the game had been developed enough. At the time, the "swine flu" epidemic was taking the media by storm. Now you know why the birds' enemies are pigs.
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2matH4B9bTo This]].
* SpinOff: ''VideoGame/BadPiggies'', where the titular pigs build vehicles to gather the pieces of a master plan to steal the birds' eggs, and ''VideoGame/AngryBirdsGo'', a go-kart racing game.
* ToothyBird: The birds occasionally have visible teeth, especially in the cartoons.
* VillainEpisode: ''Bad Piggies''.
* TheWildWest: The setting for "Ham 'em High".
* WorldBuilding: As Andrew Stalbow [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3bdtTSVFfI touched upon in the 2011 Web 2.0 Summit]], the promotional materials are doing just this. For example, the ''[[http://shop.angrybirds.com/blogs/moon-festival Seasons]]'' [[http://shop.angrybirds.com/blogs/halloween-comic comics]] and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys9fNqQr3L4 product tie-in commercial]] establish the game as taking place on an island.