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Angry Birds Rio
Southerly migration
by Tracy Erickson 23/3/2011
Product: Angry Birds Rio
Developer: Rovio
Publisher: Fox Filmed Entertainment
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Arcade
Players: 1
File size: 13.1MB
Version: US
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The hummingbird, with miniature wings flapping furiously so as to hover in place, makes its way south every winter.

It's a migration shared by Angry Birds Rio, which also seems to hover rather than fly forward.

Cleverly tied to Fox animated film Rio, set in colourful Brazil, this highly anticipated physics puzzler entertains despite the lack of new elements needed to make it distinct from earlier instalments of the Angry Birds franchise.

Birds of a feather slingshot together

Although the pernicious pigs have been axed, the goal in Angry Birds Rio remains to slingshot the foul-tempered fliers across levels packed with objects. Concrete blocks, wooden crates, bird cages, metal chains, and even foliage are meant to be busted and broken with a slide of a finger. ...
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What Angry Birds Rio lacks in new ideas and freshness, it makes up in quality gameplay and good value
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 8
Innovation: 4
Overall: 7
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