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?
    • And the fact that Angry Birds 2 reached 20 million downloads in its first week.
  • 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.
  • Fan Nickname: The Female Red Bird, who appeared in the ending photo for Hogs and Kisses, as well as some merchandise and artwork from 2011-2012, is called “Ruby” by many fans.
    • Some fans call the Ice Bird from Space “Frosh” or something like that.
  • Follow the Leader: To truckloads of artillery games, and followed by plenty of imitators itself.
  • Late Export For You: Angry Birds Evolution was released in pretty much every market except the US and Canada in October 2016, whilst the latter two didn’t release it until June the next year.
  • 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!
  • Milestone Celebration: The Birdday Party chapter from the original game was created for its 2nd anniversary in 2011. It was later updated for its 3rd anniversary in 2012, its 4th anniversary in 2013, its 6th anniversary in 2015, and its 7th anniversary in 2016.
    • The original game's 5th anniversary in 2014 was celebrated in a separate chapter called Birdday 5. Its levels were later relocated into the Birdday Party episode.
    • Angry Birds Go! was also released on the original game's 4th anniversary.
  • 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.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content:
  • Short Run in Peru:
    • Angry Birds Go! was released in New Zealand and Australia on November 26 and 27, 2013, respectively, in Brazil on December 3, 2013 and in Mexico on December 9, 2013, before being released worldwide on December 11, 2013.
    • Angry Birds Epic was released in Canada, Australia and New Zealand on March 17, 2014, before being released worldwide three months later.
    • Angry Birds Transformers was released in Finland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia on September 25, 2014, before being released worldwide a month later.
    • Angry Birds (Stella) POP! was released in Canada on December 22, 2014, before being released worldwide three months later.
    • Angry Birds Fight was released in Canada and Thailand on Janurary 20, 2015 and in Asia Pacific on May 7, 2015, before being released worldwide on June 11, 2015.
    • Angry Birds 2 was released in Canada as Angry Birds: Under Pigstruction on March 5, 2015, before being released worldwide four months later.
    • Angry Birds Action was released in New Zealand on February 16, 2016, before being released worldwide two months later.
    • Angry Birds Blast! was released in Australia, New Zealand, Finland and Poland on July 15, 2016, before being released worldwide five months later.
    • Angry Birds Evolution was released in Hong Kong on August 17, 2016, and was released in other countries (excluding Canada and the US) in October 2016. As mentioned in Late Export For You above, it wasn't released in the US and Canada until June 2017.
    • Angry Birds Match was released in Finland, Australia and Canada on November 11, 2016 and wasn't released worldwide until August 31, 2017.
  • Port Overdosed: It's probably one of the youngest examples of this trope. In its eight 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.
  • What Could Have Been: Remember Agri Birds, Rovio's April Fools' Day joke from 2015? Turns out, it was almost going to be a thing.
  • The Wiki Rule: Angry Birds Wiki


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