Power-Ups are a feature of the game introduced in Angry Birds Friends and has since been incorporated into most of the Angry Birds games.
They are a set of items that the player can use to augment the Birds and make clearing levels and earning three stars easier.
The power-ups act the same in all versions of the game. Players receive a small number of each one the first time they start the game with this feature in place. They can also be purchased through the appropriate marketplaces or they may receive periodic random power-ups through a slot machine for free. Players can also set the computer date to another day as many times as they want, and since the reward is daily, it will give you a power-up.
Power Ups then started to arrive in more games like the Facebook version of Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, and Angry Birds Seasons in that order. It could be possible that one day, the original Angry Birds Star Wars app will receive Power ups.
Using the Sling Scope produces a visible arc trail with which the player can aim the slingshot more accurately. Note that the Scope will only project a bird's initial arcing path, not any alterations that may result from using a bird's powers. Once activated, the Sling Scope remains in place for the rest of the level. Sling Scope is also used in Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars, but as a standard feature to compensate for the difficulty of plotting flight trajectories in those game. Sling Scopes appear less often in the Daily Reward.
Super Seeds cause the current bird in the launcher to grow larger and much more powerful: capable of defeating more and stronger walls before losing energy. It's biggest flaw is that it only causes the current bird in the launcher to grow larger and not all the birds in the level. Super Seeds pop up the least in the Daily Awards.
Exclusive to Angry Birds Friends and Angry BirdsEdit
BirdquakeEditThe Birdquake is a power up that causes the ground to shake. Weak supporting walls will collapse by this quake and if it was the only walls to support the structure, may result in most of the structure collapsing as well. Birdquakes appear often in the Daily Reward. Birdquakes can be used anytime even if there are no Birds remaning.
The King Sling is a metal slingshot with stronger rubber bands that provide a lot more power for bird launches, allowing them to fly further and faster. Once activated, the King Sling remains in place for the rest of the level. The king sling is the most common power up that pops up in the daily rewards.
Exclusive to Angry Birds RioEdit
Turns any current bird on the Slingshot into a Samba Bird. He dances around the place, causing objects to scatter around. To use this bird, simply tap the power up button and tap the icon of Samba Bird. No matter what bird is in the Slingshot, Samba Bird will always look like Red. When launching him from the Slingshot, he also makes the same sound as Red. After Samba Bird hits a block, he starts to shake multiple times in the place he hit the block, causing powerful damage. Also, when Samba Bird is in use, a Samba style music begins to play. Also, he is happy.
Formerly Exclusive to Angry Birds Friends. Exclusive to Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds RioEdit
TNT Drop / Energy TNT/Alaka-BAMEdit
This power up has similar capabilities, but sometimes, the power up acts in different ways.
In Angry Birds Rio TNT crates appear in random areas near the structure, fortified with metal to temporarily prevent the crates from exploding. If the structure is not stable, the TNT crates will fall with a parachute. Once the TNT crates lose their metallic fortifications, when a bird hits one of them, it causes more destruction to the structure.
In the Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournaments, TNT crates are wrapped like christmas presents to prevent explosions temporarily and will fall from the sky slowly, courtesy of the parachutes. Once unwrapped, the same explosive effects will result like in Angry Birds Rio.
In Angry Birds Seasons, This will put Magic around the structure that kinda act like the TNT Drop, only they detonate with magic.
This power-up is exclusive and was available for a limited time in the Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournaments, but it is permanent in Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons. In addition having similar & different effects, the power up has different names. In Angry Birds Rio, the power up is called, "TNT Drop". But in the Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournaments, the power up is called, "Energy TNT", and in Angry Birds Seasons, it is called "Allaka-BAM".
Exclusive to Angry Birds SeasonsEdit
This power up replaces your current bird with a Homing Bird, who wears an antenna on his head, which happens to be a radar homing system. When launched, the Homing Bird will change its trajectory upon detecting the first pig on its radar. No matter what bird is in the Slingshot, Homing Bird will always look like Red.
Exclusive to Angry Birds SpaceEdit
Flock of BirdsEditThis multiplies your current bird by 5, with one staying the same and 4 smaller copies. Flock of Birds appear the most often in the Daily Reward. The Flock of Birds can also be used with the Space Egg, making this a capability to use a fusion of 2 different power ups.
Use its vortex to pull many objects. Was formerly a character used in Space Egg Bonus Levels (unlimited use), but is now used in normal levels as well as a Power Ups (limited use). Space Eggs can also be used with the Flock of Birds, making this a capability to use a fusion of 2 different power ups.
This inflates the pigs, causing some the structure to become unstable. The inflated pigs rise when underwater (in Pig Dipper).
Exclusive to Angry Birds Star Wars (Currently the Facebook Version)Edit
Unless noted otherwise, these are exclusive to the Facebook version at this time.
Currently the only power-up available for the original app. You will be given an egg with a tracking beacon installed. Launch and activate the egg beacon and the Mighty Falcon will swoop down and fire consecutive lasers at the targeted position. Use these to earn a Total Destruction medal.
The thermal detonator will be given to the current bird on the slingshot. Once the bird hits an obstacle, the detonator will stick and will release a heat wave destroying anything in its blast radius.
This is the slingshot that you normally see in merchandise. When used, the slingshot will transform into this special Lightsaber upgrade, giving all of your birds increased speed and mass.
When this is used, your current bird shall receive a blaster droid that blasts lasers when your bird is launched. It functions like Chuck "Ham" Solo's laser blaster ability, except it shoots consecutive times until it is destroyed.
This generates a clone of the current bird in the Slingshot, or the bird that was used last. This is useful when your about to fail a level and run out of birds. It is similar like the Wingman and other characters from Angry Birds Friends's Tournaments.
Exclusive to Angry Birds Friends onlyEdit
This power enables to bloom magenta colored mushrooms in mutilple areas of the Bad Piggies' fortresses, causing the fortress to become less stable and, sometimes, popping the Piggies in the process. Currently, this is available in Angry Birds Friends to be used EXCLUSIVELY in the new episode, "Pig Tales", only.
Wingman is a bird that is used in the Tournaments. No matter what bird is in the Slingshot, The bird that will appear is Terrence. However Terrence is dressed up as a Super Hero.
Power-ups have caused controversy among fans of Angry Birds, feeling that they take away from the integrity of high scores. Rovio is aware of the issue, but has only managed to add distinct power-up scores to Angry Birds Space thus far. According to Peter Vesterbacka, this is because Apple imposes a restriction on the number of leaderboards.
- There was supposed to be another power-up that would make Egg Bombs with parachutes fall from the sky, but Rovio cut that idea, probably because it resembled the White Bird's ability too much. However, most say this power-up was a early version of the TNT Drop