Angry Birds Trilogy

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Angry Birds Trilogy
Angry Birds Trilogy 3DS.jpg
European packaging artwork
Developer(s) Rovio Entertainment/Housemarque (PS3/360)
Exient Entertainment (3DS/Vita)
Fun Labs (Wii/Wii U)
Fox Digital Entertainment
Blue Sky Studios
Publisher(s) Activision
Series Angry Birds
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, PlayStation Vita
Release 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360[1]
  • NA: September 25, 2012
  • EU: September 28, 2012
  • AU: November 14, 2012
Wii, Wii U[2]
  • NA: August 13, 2013
  • EU: August 16, 2013
PS Vita
  • NA: October 15, 2013
  • EU: October 16, 2013
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

Angry Birds Trilogy is a video game co-developed by Rovio Entertainment, Exient Entertainment, Housemarque,[3] and Fun Labs and published by Activision.

The game contains the first three games of the popular mobile game series (Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio) and was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Nintendo 3DS on September 25, 2012 in North America and September 28 in Europe. Both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are able to be played with motion controls along with the traditional controllers.[4][5] The game was released on Wii and Wii U consoles on August 13, 2013 in North America and on August 16 in Europe.[2] The game was released for the PlayStation Vita in October 2013.

This compilation includes exclusive levels that cannot be found on the original games. The game also contains biographies of each bird, except for Hal (green bird), Bubbles (orange bird), and Stella (pink bird). To ensure that the compilation is considerably up to date with more recent versions of the originally released games, Rovio released downloadable content packs, such as the Anger Management Pack and the Fowl Temper Pack, on select platforms. Anger Management Pack available on December 18, 2012. Fowl Tempered Pack available on March 8, 2013.

Gameplay[edit]

In Angry Birds Trilogy the player controls a flock of multi-colored birds that are attempting to retrieve their eggs, which have been stolen by a group of hungry green pigs (on the Angry Birds Rio levels, the birds are trying to get back to their eggs). On each level, the pigs (in Rio, caged birds or marmosets) are sheltered by structures made of various materials such as wood, glass, and stone, and the objective of the game is to eliminate them on the level. Using a slingshot, players launch the birds with the intent of either hitting the pigs directly or damaging the structures, causing them to collapse and kill the pigs. In various stages of the game, additional objects such as explosive crates and rocks are found in the structures, and may be used in conjunction with the birds to kill hard-to-reach pigs.

Controls[edit]

Most versions of Trilogy support motion controls (or require them, as in the Wii and Wii U versions), where players can use a pointer-based motion control system (such as the Move's Orb or the Kinect sensor's hand tracker) or a touch screen to operate and aim the slingshot. If motion controls are not preferred, the slingshot is instead controlled with an analog stick.

In all versions, except the Wii and Nintendo 3DS versions, it is possible to quickly reset a level by holding down a certain controller button for two seconds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Castle, Matthew (2012). "Previews - Nintendo 3DS - Angry Birds Trilogy". Official Nintendo Magazine. Nintendo (48): 30. ISSN 1836-4276. 
  2. ^ a b McFerran, Damien (2013-02-15). "Angry Birds Trilogy Flapping To Wii And Wii U This Year". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Housemarque and Rovio team up for Angry Birds Trilogy". Housemarque.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  4. ^ Miller, Greg. "Angry Bird Trilogy Coming to PS3, 360 and 3DS". IGN. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Angry Birds Trilogy coming to 360, PS3 & 3DS". Facebook. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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