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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • This article imagines things from the pigs' point(s) of view.
    • Glenn Beck thinks it's a political metaphor.
    • It's not hard to imagine the smallest pigs as children and some levels do look as though the pigs are in houses so you have two large pigs and a few small pigs, it holds a lot of Nightmare Fuel... Then again, considering how many of them are wearing helmets and barricade themselves in forts, they’re probably just very low-ranking mooks.
  • Ear Worm: We sincerely apologize if you have the game's theme music stuck in your head after reading this article.
    • Not just the theme music, but even the intro (that plays at the start of each episode) tends to get stuck in some peoples' heads too.
  • Game-Breaker: Terence the Big Brother Bird is a pretty powerful bird that can break through wood, glass, and stone pretty easily, but thick structures stop him in his tracks. Combine him with the Super Seeds/Power Potions and the King Sling introduced in Angry Birds Friends, and he's pretty much an unstoppable behemoth that can break through ANYTHING with ease, almost making it like a miniature version of the Mighty Eagle. The only real downside is that the Super Seeds/Power Potions and King Slings are limited, meaning if you want more, you either have to get one randomly each day or buy some.
    • When it comes to hunting for hidden objects that unlock special levels, the purchasable Tusken Raider in Star Wars II works wonders. Simply launch him anywhere, touch the hidden item on the level, and it's yours in an instant.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Beloved in Spanish-speaking countries, to the point where in Mexico in 2012, the game did a promotion with Vuela Tazos (the Mexican equivalent of pogs).
  • Hell Is That Noise: The Mighty Eagle's screech.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Oh boy.
  • Jerkass Woobie: The Pigs. They just want to eat, and get pummeled into the ground as a result.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The music that plays when you either clear an area (before the December 2011 update), or achieve Total Destruction (three stars in each level of one chapter).
  • Serial Numbers Filed Off: The developers reportedly ganked the physics engine used in Castle Clout and Crush the Castle.
  • Shout-Out: The little green pigs, possibly.
  • Sidetracked by the Gold Saucer: It's easy to get so caught up trying to get the bonus level by hitting the Golden Egg (or any other hidden item) that the actual level has to wait.
  • Surprise Difficulty: Cute, colourful graphics, a silly premise, and some maddeningly hard levels. At least you have unlimited lives.
  • That One Level: Just how many times have you wanted to curse the level designers while attempting to get three stars on any, just ANY level that goes into this category? The number of such levels is pretty huge, in fact, and it's a lot easier to lose count than rather list them all.
    • Particular example. Level 3-5 stands out as being one of the most Googled levels, and that should really say something. Heck, a lot of World 3 counts.
    • Level 6-15 definitely counts.
    • In terms of collecting stars, almost all of the levels in "Mine and Dine" (when in some levels, a score of 100,000 still gives you 1-2 stars) and some levels, such as 2-12 and 3-1, are incredibly frustrating.
      • There's a particularly ludicrous "Mine and Dine" screen where the only way to get a three-star score is to launch a bird backwards off the screen and activate its special action blind.
    • Golden Egg 5... You can go for hours ending up with one pig left every time.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • A very minor example, pertaining to the win screen. In versions before the December 2011 update, the area completion tune played after winning each level. Later updates would change this to a generic win screen similar to Rio, with no music, appearing after completing one level. The area completion tune plays when you beat an episode though.
    • The greater presence of in-game video advertisements in newer installments of the series that would interrupt the game before starting a new level. It also led to games which previously didn't feature these advertisements (Angry Birds Seasons, for example) being filled with them. There is no known way to disable them, even if you previously bought a "paid" version of the game or any in-app purchases.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: Detractors often say that Angry Birds ripped off the online game Crush The Castle, described in Follow the Leader.
  • Ugly Cute: The pigs.

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