World’s first Angry Birds cable car ride

World’s first Angry Birds cable car ride

Can’t get enough of the game? Take flight in Singapore and kill ‘dem nasty piggies
Unfortunately, the Angry Birds cable cars haven't been rigged to catapult riders into a brick wall or blocks of ice. But they do pipe in the familiar soundtrack -- snorting and chirping.

If you can’t make it to Finland to check out the world's first officially licensed Angry Birds theme park in June, Singapore is offering the next best thing: "Angry Birds Adventure atop Mount Faber.”

From June to December, fans of the frighteningly addictive game can hop into one of the Singapore Cable Car's 30 Angry Birds cabins at Mount Faber, where they can also check out interactive game stations, take part in creative workshops and eat quirky Angry Birds meals.

Some cabins sport a stuffed Angry Birds toy, while all guests receive a complimentary Angry Birds face mask and a "mocktail" in a collectable cup.

For the month of June only, three specially designed, fully wrapped Angry Birds cable car cabins will depict the Angry Birds chasing after an evil green pig. For more on the event check out the Angry Birds Adventure Facebook page.

Making new friends

You'd be angry too if someone made you sit in a cable car with sweaty tourists for seven months. While many of us purged our Angry Birds addiction back in 2010, the game continues to garner new fans.

A recent report by Forbes says the Angry Birds series hit 1 billion downloads globally in May. Gameinformer.com reports that Angry Birds Space -- the latest version of the game -- has been downloaded more than 50 million times.

Just this week, the Facebook version of Angry Birds dropped its beta tag and has been re-branded "Angry Birds Friends." The new version includes added social features to increase competition among players.

There's also good news for anyone who wants their own cash slice of the pig slaughtering action.

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish start-up behind Angry Birds, said it's gearing up for a public offering next year. The New York Times cites analysts as saying the sale could value Rovio at up to US$9 billion.

Singapore Cable Car tickets are on sale at counters at Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa, Harbourfront Tower 2 and The Jewel Box. Price: S$29 (adult) S$18 (kids).

Forget the views. The Angry Birds cable cars have different themes designed after familiar game scenes.