Angry Birds Rio Online, opens with little blinking birds, trapped in cages in an old warehouse. Who will save them? Angry birds, of course! They are back, they have a sling-shot, and they are upset.
The music is a remix of the song from the original Angry Birds, and it has a funky beat, which is game stopping, because it inspires a bit of dancing when it’s played.
This, “Angry Birds” is different from the original in that you are freeing kidnapped birds, rather than, attacking green pigs, that have done birds wrong by stealing their eggs. The first one is about vengeance. The online “Rio” version is more about saving the day, and these poor caged birds.
The graphics are simple, but hold the player’s interest none the less. The mouse is the unit of control on this game, and at times there was a bit of a lag when moving the hand to pull back the sling-shot. Who the player actually is in this game is a quandary because it appears that the player is the hand, or the power of the hand, but in the first game, it is never understood as to why the pigs stole the eggs, and the eggs must not have been all that fresh, because the pigs turned green from eating them. Even with these puzzlers, it doesn’t matter because the game is fun to play.
If there was any complaint, it would be this. When you shoot the birds, and they hit, the damage is shown, and then the screen slowly pans back to where the sling-shot is, and it takes so long, the player has to take gingko biloba to remember where to aim the next bird.
The attention grabber is assessing the set-up of the boxes in relation to the placement of the birds, and figuring out what kind of bird is in the sling-shot and what angle to shoot it at. The ratio of birds to shoot to the boxes that need to be hit is at times challenging to figure out, and causes that repetitive, “I will try just ONE more time to hit them” game playing drive.
This gamer, began playing and was so into the game, played for an hour and had to be dragged away, kicking and screaming, “SAVE THE BIRDS!!! They have every right to be angry!!!," and forced to write this review.