It's impressive when a game can become popular as Angry Birds has without any real negative publicity. At the same time, it can be frustrating for fans who know that there are more (and sometimes angrier) birds out there in videogames. In the name of fairness, here are some of the angriest videogame birds who aren't Angry Birds.


8. Blathers (Animal Crossing)



I never play Animal Crossing at night, so I can't really imagine what Blathers does when he's awake, and frankly, I don't want to know. This is an owl who has dedicated his life to working in a museum, in solitary confinement, during an hour when no one in the town is even awake. I'm sure there's something boiling under that aloof surface, and I don't want to be out planting money trees when he finally snaps.


7. Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie)



Kazooie, confined to a life in Banjo's backpack, typifies a more sassy type of anger. Whether running really fast on her skinny legs or rattling off blistering insults in her gibberish "walla walla" talk, Kazooie is a sassy gal, through and through. These days, she's probably more angry about the state of the Banjo-Kazooie franchise, but then again, who isn't?


6. Ridley (Metroid)



Ridley might not have the four-chambered heart or high metabolic rate that would technically make him a bird, but anything that can fly, has a fanged beak, and can pick you up with razor-sharp talons qualifies as a bird in my book. Let's just call him a space bird. A kidnapping, murdering, angry-as-hell space bird.


5. Larry Bird (NBA Jam)



On the Sega Genesis (or even the Super Nintendo – I don't play favorites, except when it comes to Aladdin), it was always hard to tell how a character was feeling. In NBA Jam, for example, characters had two emotions: "aggressive" (based on their "HUH!" sound), or "on fire" (based on the fire). Fortunately, for the Wii version of NBA Jam, the graphics were like, a little bit better, so we were able to tell that Larry Bird, an unlockable "legend" character, was mad as hell, and he wasn't going to take it anymore. Unless we're talking about the rock to the hole. He was all about taking that.