Angry Birds Trilogy

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

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)
Publisher(s)Activision
SeriesAngry Birds
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, PlayStation Vita
Release3DS, 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

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.

GameplayEdit

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.

ControlsEdit

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.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticX360: 63/100[6]
PS3: 66/100[7]
3DS: 62/100[8]
Review scores
PublicationScore
EurogamerX360/PS3: 6/10[11]
IGN7/10[9]
Nintendo LifeWii U: 8/10[10]

IGN's Lucas M. Thomas noted the enhanced visuals and its extras, but was unfavorable on the motion controls, as opposed to the standard controls, and the price tag. "If you've already spent your $2.97 before [...] just go back to your iPhone. If unhealthily addicted to all things Angry Birds though, feel free to pick up this package.". The latter remark was also made by Ron DelVillano of NintendoLife. Robert Workman of GameZone panned the 3DS version, comparably to the home console versions and the original mobile one, regarding the design as underwhelming and effets as "minimal".[12] Dan Whitehead of Eurogamer decried the Kinect feature on the Xbox 360 version, calling it worse than the gameplay on the mobile versions, and slightly worse than the PlayStation Move.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Castle, Matthew (2012). "Previews - Nintendo 3DS - Angry Birds Trilogy". Official Nintendo Magazine. No. 48. Nintendo. p. 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. Archived from the original on 2013-05-26. 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. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Angry Birds Trilogy coming to 360, PS3 & 3DS". Facebook. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  6. ^ "Angry Birds Trilogy for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2018-10-19. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  7. ^ "Angry Birds Trilogy for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2018-09-05. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  8. ^ "Angry Birds Trilogy for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2018-09-04. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  9. ^ Thomas, Lucas (2012-10-06). "Angry Birds Trilogy review". IGN. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  10. ^ DelVillano, Ron (2013-09-09). "Angry Birds Trilogy Review (Wii U)". NintendoLife. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  11. ^ Whitehead, Dan (2013-10-10). "Angry Birds Trilogy review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  12. ^ Workman, Robert (2012-09-25). "Review: Angry Birds Trilogy on the 3DS is still overshadowed by its mobile brethren". GameZone. Retrieved 2019-06-23.

External linksEdit