Angry Birds Rio and Worms! “Oh, My!”

Angry Birds Rio and Worms! “Oh, My!”

Jan 31, 2011

Angry Birds Rio

Looks like Rovio and their supercalifragilisticexpialidocious game Angry Birds has teamed up with 20th Century Fox to give us “Angry Birds Rio.” This partnership meshes the popular Angry Birds game with an upcoming animated feature film Rio.

In Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio. Angry Birds Rio will pair the physics-based gameplay of the original game with unique twists based on the highly-anticipated film.

Angry Birds Rio will launch with 45 dedicated levels and will regularly add new levels via app updates. The game will be available for download on smart phones and tablets worldwide.

Angry Birds Rio is set to launch sometime this March, while the 20th Century Fox animated film Rio is set to hit theaters April 15th. Rio should make for an interesting addition to the Angry Birds game series and I’m still hoping our angry friends will make a cameo in the actual film (but that’s yet to be seen). I was going to insert another Angry Birds/Productivity reference here but I think we’ve grown past that. Enjoy!

Source: Rovio


It seems some worms crawled their way into the Android Market courtesy of EA Mobile. The classic turn-based strategy game “Worms” has been “optimized” (whatever that means) and released for Android. Command your worm platoons as you try to annihilate the opposing team. Enjoy classic weapons like the Banana Bomb and Super Sheep along with the familiar and comical “Worms” dialog.

Worms by EA Mobile is available for $2.99 in the Android Market. For some reason it’s not showing up when I search AppBrain but I did find it on Androlib and the Android Market. It also appears the release was experiencing many problems especially with the Droid X so try to keep a look out in the Market comments to see if, or how, it may affect your device before downloading. Now go get your worm on!

Download: Worms

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  • Beware: Worms does not work on a good number of Android devices.
    With version 0.17 and a Nexus One running Froyo you’ll a little bubble that says “License start,” a logo and then the game crashes silently. This is after downloading another 6 MB file (and before downloading a 40 MB file), so you’d better have a fast Internet connection or you won’t be able to refund it in time. That is basically where all those one star reviews come from.
    Interestingly, the pirated versions work.

    It’s a pretty poor show anyway: totally kludged into the touch phone form factor. The controls are just on-screen buttons (sometimes invisible ones) and you’ll spend a lot of time fighting them. The ninja rope is the most telling example: four arrows surround your character and you’re supposed to use those to manoeuvre. It’s next to impossible. Of course, they could have used the accelerometers and done something cool, but that would make too much sense.

  • Thanks for the comment. I have been hearing about problems similar to what you are saying and it’s a shame (especially with that 15min refund window). Hopefully EA Mobile will address these issues as soon as possible. I’ll probably give the game a try today to see how it reacts on my device.

  • Yeah, it’s worth a try. Different strokes for different folks and all that!

    I just hope it helps to be aware it may not work. It should be possible to get to the point where it crashes (or doesn’t crash) within the refund period if you remember to hurry.

    My curmudgeonly review aside, it is Worms (!), so it gets bonus points on that basis :)