By now most iPhone and Android owners are familiar with the world wide trend setting game, Angry Birds. Since the characters of the game have made their way into the mainstream in the form of clothing, lunch boxes, plush toys, and more it is hard not to at least have some knowledge of the existence of the game.
The concept of the game is as simple as they get: use a slingshot to catapult a bird into a pig – destroy the pig. Despite the games growing popularity, there is still a large amount of players who have very little understanding of what each bird is capable of doing, or the importance of the different type of blocks. In this article you will not only learn the differences between the available birds, you will also learn some of the best strategies to acquire stronger scores.
Look Over Here to Meet the Angry Birds
Without the birds there really is no point to the game. The award winning, and globally popular game Angry Birds has been reported to have reached one billion downloads – a fairly impressive feat for a game that started as your average run of the mill iPhone platform. Angry Birds focuses on a changing set of birds attempting to retrieve their stolen eggs from a gang of no good green pigs.
The Red Bird
The first bird introduced in each Angry Birds game, the Red Bird, is the standard mascot of the Angry Birds franchise. It has no special powers, it can’t launch eggs, it is little more than a bird that can be launched through the air. No matter how much you tap on a red bird, nothing extraordinary will happen, no matter how much you wish it. This doesn’t mean that it is any less useful than the other birds however. The Red Bird is the coveted face of the game after all and is available from the start of any game.
The Blue Bird
When prompted, the Blue Bird will morph into three separate birds allowing players to launch scatter attacks in different areas of the setup location. This is the second bird available to players and is slightly smaller than the red bird. Much like the red bird, the blue bird is great for straight line projectile attacks.
Available only from levels one to ten, the `scattershot bird` is great for destroying multiple pigs and close proximity of one another.
The Yellow Bird
Considered the kamikaze of the Angry Birds family, the yellow bird is similar to the red bird in the fact that it will not divide into multiple birds. However, tapping the bird will prompt it to increase its speed and the force of which it hits objects in its path.
Regardless of its obvious benefits in speed, the yellow bird doesn’t prove useful when trying to destroy glass or stone objects. However, it is capable of smashing through wooden blocks with expert precision.
The Yellow Bird is only available in levels one through sixteen.
The Black Bird
Many players are frustrated by the seemingly indestructible stone blocks. Luckily, there is a bird capable of detonating and destroying these blocks; the black bomber birds. This angry bird has the ability to carry out two different functions. Firstly it will destruct when prompted with a tap. This will prompt the bird to detonate the minute it is touched, in most situations this is a fairly unuseful feature.
Secondly, the black bird has the ability to delay detonation. This is achieved by launching the bird and allowing it to land. After a few seconds the bird will explode and destroy the majority of the stone blocks that surround it.
The Black Bird is available in levels two through five.
The White Bird
Unlike it’s birdy brethren, the white bird is the only bird that can actually lay eggs. A funny thought, given that the primary objective of the game is to retrieve stolen eggs yet the white bird just throws them away. This is a valuable function in some levels.
The white angry bird is put to better use at close range to targets, however, it can also act in a fashion similar to the red bird by being used as a projectile.
This bird is available in levels two through fourteen.
The Green Bird
The green bird, or the Boomerang Bird as it is also known, is not very easy to control. As the name suggests, tapping the bird will cause it to do a complete 180 and return in the direction of launch. Most players find that they need a little practice to learn how to best time shots. However, there are many times throughout the game where the green bird proves to be the perfect ally.
The boomerang attack often fluctuates, making it the most difficult to master. It is necessary to try to fire the bird first to understand what it is capable of.
This bird is only available in levels five and six.
The Big Red Bird
The Big Red Bird, as you may have guessed, is kin to the little red bird. The big red bird has the same functions as the smaller version only in a stronger and more evolved manner. Much like the smaller one, the big red bird is little more than a projectile but it harnesses three times the impressive speed and power.
The Big Red Bird will destroy everything in its path, pig included. It is only available from levels nine-one and up.
Many people are unaware of the might eagle in Angry Birds. While he is not angry by Angry Birds standards, he is still pretty grumpy. Available for ninety nine cents *for a play period of one hour* the Mighty Eagle gives players the ability to destroy absolutely everything in site while gaining an impressive eagle score.