Trivia / Angry Birds

  • Cash Cow Franchise: One billion downloads. And that was when the series only had four games. Plus the console iterations on Wii U, 3DS, PS3, XBOX 360, XBOX One and PS4. And a movie. And dare I mention the truckloads of merchandising?
  • Defictionalization:
    • Among The Merch is "Angry Birds: Knock On Wood", a board game version complete with plastic blocks, pigs, rubber birds and slingshot. The board game was apparently popular enough to get its own sequels, such as "Angry Birds: On Thin Ice". Even more sequels, with two seasonal versions and two store exclusives. Space has two "episodes" of its own too. There are now several physical versions of levels from AB Star Wars available, as well as plushies and "action figures" of the various birds and Pig Vader.
    • There's now a card game.
    • In Barcelona, Spain T-Mobile created a life size version of the game, complete with exploding pigs.
    • SubvertedNeil Patrick Harris joked that they were going to play a live-action version of the game at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards, but PETA complained.
    • Another subversion: a Finnish news outlet had an April Fools article stating that the Formula One drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Kimi Räikkönen were given Angry Birds slingshots to start their cars with. Complete with a Photoshop of the slingshot on a car.
  • The Merch: 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. They're safe enough to throw at things!
  • No Export for You: Angry Birds Holiday was closed down before 2017 started, meaning it never got a release in the US. The UK did release it in October, though.
    • Angry Birds Football was removed in November 2016, meaning it never got past the soft-launch stage and never got a release for US and UK markets.
    • As of this writing, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, Switzerland, Greece and more have Angry Birds Evolution, but not Canada or the US, for some reason.
  • Port Overdosed: It's probably one of the youngest examples of this trope. In its seven years of existence, this game has been released on pretty much every mobile, web-based, desktop and console platform in existence.
  • Viral Marketing: A real-life rather than a virtual one, for once. To advertise Space, Rovio hung a giant Red from a slingshot attached to the Space Needle. Seattle residents were encouraged to come by the building and try out the game for free. Images of Red quickly spread across the Internet.


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