Angry Birds (partially lost online variations of mobile game; 2009-2014)
Angry Birds is an action-puzzle gaming franchise developed for mobile phones and PC by Rovio Entertainment. Its games have accumulated over 3 billion downloads in total across various platforms.
Throughout the first half of the 2010s beginning with the release of Angry Birds Chrome, Rovio developed a plethora of Angry Birds games targeted at browsers. Typically, these were created in collaboration with companies or organizations and distributed through Facebook as part of promotional campaigns; thus, they were often temporary and disappeared after a certain amount of time. By the end of 2015, Angry Birds Chrome and all other Angry Birds webgames at the time were discontinued (with the exception of Angry Birds Friends).
Despite the closure of Angry Birds Chrome, the game saw continued use by the AIBIRDS coding competition in the form of a cache archive made available to participants by Rovio. On September 23rd, 2019, the cache was uploaded to the Internet Archive by Riga2ru. Only the first set of levels were playable, with the rest being locked behind a broken login prompt. On April 20th, 2020, a curation for the archival project BlueMaxima's Flashpoint was released through efforts by Wumbo and Computerdude77, restoring the game to its non-cached state and removing the login prompts.
During March 2021, the files for various other Angry Birds webgames were discovered throughout several subdomains of appspot.com, the hosting provider for web applications deployed through the Google App Engine, by members of Flashpoint and the Angry Birds Modding Discord.
List of Games[edit | edit source]
|Angry Birds Chrome||Found||Yes
|Retrieved by AIBIRDS and uploaded to the Internet Archive by Riga2ru. Game has been hacked to run on the modern browser but it loads with no sound so it's currently still stuck on older chromium builds. It has also Beta version 22.214.171.124 is hacked to make Mighty Eagle usable for every episode and playable more episodes.|
|Angry Birds Fuji TV||Found||Yes
|Original embed is only accessible via the Wayback Machine. May crash if the pause menu is used. Game has been hacked to run on the modern browser and uses HTML5 audio.|
|Angry Birds Telepizza||Found||Yes
|Original embed is lost. May exhibit cache-related problems. Game has been hacked to run on the modern browser and uses HTML5 audio.|
|Angry Birds Wonderful Pistachios (aka Angry Birds in The Hunt for the Golden Pistachio)||Found||Yes
|Game is hacked to make 3-5 and S levels accessible. It has also been hacked to run on the modern browser and uses HTML5 audio.|
|Angry Birds Tyrkisk Peber Volcano (aka Angry Birds Volcano)||Found||Yes||Discovered by TacoDew.|
|Angry Birds Philadelphia Eagles||Found||Yes||Discovered by Binaer.|
|Angry Birds Lotus F1 Team||Found||Yes||Subdomains containing versions greater than 126.96.36.199 are admin-locked.|
|Angry Birds Ultrabook Adventure||Found||Yes
(Full game) (Hacked)
|Full version is hacked to remove calls to Facebook. A banner ad version is included in the curation. It has 14 levels that can be accessed by changing the query string of the URL.|
|Angry Birds Heikki||Found||Yes
|Game is hacked to bypass broken login and make the embed usable with the modified SWF. Additionally, templerun2.com hosts a (likely earlier) version of the SWF without the sitelock.|
|Angry Birds Vuela Tazos||Found||Yes (Hacked)||Hacked to bypass the login prompt.|
|Angry Birds Tazos||Found||Yes (Hacked)||Hacked to bypass login prompt and fixed the Tazos Power.|
|Angry Birds Cheetos||Found||Yes (Hacked)||Embed includes a developer interface. Hacked to bypass login and the softlock has been patched.|
|Angry Birds Cheetos 2||Found||Yes (Hacked)||Discovered by Halo345. Hacked to bypass the login prompt, results screen has been fixed but the end cutscene soft locks the game, press the menu button to avoid the soft lock.|
|Angry Birds Star Wars (Facebook Version)||Found||Partial||Hacked to load the intro, main menu and levels, but the game soft locks after you complete Tatooine making Death Star impossible to play. Powerups also don't function yet and the ui is very glitchy.|
|Angry Birds Breakfast Part 1||Found||Yes||Downloadable version only.|
|Angry Birds Breakfast Part 2||Found||Yes||Downloadable version only.|
|Angry Birds Breakfast Part 3||Found||Yes (Hacked)||Discovered by Binaer. Hacked to bypass the login prompt.|
|Angry Birds Social||Found||Yes (Hacked)||Also known as "Bad Piggies Create Your Own Levels", Rovio's first attempt at an Angry Birds level editor that ended up being cancelled. Wayback Machine captures of the homepage date as far back as March 2011, implying that it may predate Angry Birds Flash. 2 different builds were found, An earlier build from March 2011 however it has a small canvas. You have to stretch the canvas in order to build levels. And a later build from May 2011 that's been hacked recently as a flashpoint curation.|
|Bad Piggies Build||Found||Partial||Rovio's second attempt at an Angry Birds level editor that was once again cancelled. An older build can be accessed here. The quest and sandbox function is broken on the newer build, and the shop function is broken on both builds. The embed of the game was fixed recently to use the levels in the database.|
|Angry Birds Friends (Flash Version)||Found||Yes (Embed) Full Game (Hacked)||The original version of the game, as newer versions are built with Unity. Two separate scrapes of the game were found by user lolhacksrule on 2 different appspot domains and a embed similar to Ultrabook Adenture was found in the files. The full version was recently hacked by user ultra0 and a flashpoint curation was created for it. The game isn't 100% there as Tournament, Bird O Matic, and Shop are inaccessible and the game is prone to crash often.|
|Angry Birds POP! (Facebook Version)||Lost||No||A Facebook version of the spinoff game Angry Birds POP! which was released alongside the mobile version. A appspot link was discovered for it but it didn't contain the game rather a image saying the game was shut down and the game will continue on mobile. It's unknown where the assets are.|
|Angry Birds Flash||Lost||No||A tech demo showcased at Adobe Max 2011 which served as the basis for Angry Birds Friends and all other Flash-based Angry Birds titles. The opening animation can be found among the assets for Angry Birds in Ultrabook Adventure.|
|Angry Birds Google+||Lost||No||Closed along with the Google+ Gaming Service. Some of its assets can be found in other HTML5-based Angry Birds games.|
|Angry Birds McDonald's||Found||Yes (Hacked)||Discovered by Twitter user @Reubenmations. Hacked by IGTBAP, Door257, and Computerdude77 to bypass the login so all levels are playable though there are a few weird glitches that can happen like accessing the credits level after you beat all the main levels in the game.|
|Angry Birds Coca-Cola||Found||Yes (Hacked)||Found by Twitter user @Reubenmations. Hacked to bypass the login. The game will soft lock if you select the next level after you beat all the main levels in the coca cola episode or poached eggs. Select the menu button to avoid the soft lock.|
|Angry Birds Advent Challenge||Lost||No||Originally hosted at note.angrybirds.com.|
|Angry Birds Skills||Lost||No||UK-based game. Hosted at http://angrybirds.fruitshoot.com.|
|Angry Birds Radox||Found||Yes||A playable ad for Radox Body Lotion.|
|Angry Birds POP 2 (Playable Ad)||Found||Yes||A playable ad made to promote Angry Birds POP 2.|
|Starburst + Angry Birds Playable Ad||Found||Yes||A playable ad for Starburst. Was originally hosted on TreSensa.|
|Angry Birds Opera||Existence Unconfirmed||No||Likely originally hosted at opera.angrybirds.com. It was never released to the public. The image is likely a mockup.|
|Angry Birds Hot Wheels Smashup||Existence Unconfirmed||No||A concept of this unreleased playable ad appeared on Mike Rodda's portfolio. It's unknown if it was ever made.|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- An archive containing scrapes of every discovered game.
- OneDrive folder containing curations of every playable game.
- Ports of all of the flash based games to PC using Adobe Air (Angry Birds Star Wars Facebook not included yet).
- Ports of all of the html5 based games to PC using Electron.
References[edit | edit source]
- AIBIRDS' article on obtaining and setting up the Angry Birds Chrome cache archive. Retrieved 08 Apr '21
- Angry Birds Chrome cache archive, with additional documentation. Retrieved 08 Apr '21
- Flashpoint curations for all Chrome-based Angry Birds games, with setup instructions. Retrieved 08 Apr '21
- The opening animation for Angry Birds Flash. Retrieved 08 Apr '21