Angry Birds Rio is a special edition of Angry Birds, released as a tie-in with the 2011 animated film Rio. Angry Birds Rio includes 8 episodes, each with 30 levels and a bonus episode consisting of 30 levels. Each are set in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The tablet version is called Angry Birds Rio HD, and features a higher resolution.
The game's storyline is loosely based off of the film Rio. The plot focuses on the signature Bird characters (including Blu and Jewel), who are captured from their world by evil poachers and taken to Rio de Janeiro (located in Brazil), placed in a room alongside other captured birds from the Rio universe. The Angry Birds birds then get mad (despite the title), break out of their cage and proceed to rescue the other birds, plus Blue and Jewel, the protagonists from Rio, while returning to their homeland.
The game itself is also different from the signature Angry Birds titles, as the graphics of the Birds and the blocks are enhanced. The initial Glass, Wood, and Stone blocks appear, alongside new Crates and "Iron Crates".
The Pigs are not involved in the game. Instead, the prime enemies and targets are birds locked in cages, Marmosets and Nigel, whom the latter also serves as Rio's main antagonist. However, the pigs make a cameo in Carnival Upheaval as balloons and in the ending scene where they find the eggs.
On February 3, 2020, it was announced that the game would be discontinued along with Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II, possibly due to licensing issues because the studio who made the Rio movies, Blue Sky Studios , a subsidiary of 20th Century Studios, has been bought by The Walt Disney Company.
If you try to download the app by jailbreaking on iOS, installing it by the APK file on Android or you still have it on your device, you will get an ad that can be clicked to go to download Angry Birds 2 in Google Play Store.