The game was released on April 12th, 2011.
It features a unique musical platforming gameplay. The player starts as Blu and has the ability to control him throughout Linda's house, following the rhythm and beat of the music. Later on, Blu gets chained with Jewel and grants the player the ability to let Jewel fly but only for a limited time due to the weight of Blu dragging Jewel down. In the last three stages, like in the movie, Jewel is captured by Nigel and Blu tries to rescue her through the parade. This grants the ability to let Blu fly but only for a limited time. The story ends in Carnival but there are cut-scenes shown from the movie. Blu rescues Jewel from the plane, is able to fly and safely returns to Linda and Tulio.
Players styles to somersault, bounce, dodge, and more in unique musical platforming gameplay! The tempo also features the sounds of musical instruments.
4 minigames are included in the game:
Dance - The player can mess with a variety of settings to see their favorite (human) character samba wherever they want, including changeable songs, location and more!
Monkey Madness - Play as Blu and Jewel (chained together) as they defend themselves from Marmosets attacking them!
My Macaw - Interact with a Scarlet, Hyacinth or Blue-and-yellow Macaw by using the microphone or tapping the screen!
Running of the Bulldog - Luiz is longing to catch birds again! Guide him through a location and jump on and off platforms to catch birds and earn points!
The theme song for Rio: The Video Game (DS Version) is a downsampled instrumental version of "Real in Rio". Watch the video in the Gallery below to hear the full song in the Nintendo DS version of the game!
Nintendo Power gave the game a 5.5/10 rating.
- 1 - Rio Dancing With The Birds
- 2 - Good Morning Sunshine
- 3 - Internet Celebrity
- 4 - Faux Forest
- 5 - Love Hurts
- 6 - On The Run
- 7 - Urban Jungle
- 8 - You And I Makes Cockatoo
- 9 - Breakout Hit
- 10 - Crawl Of The Wild
- 11 - Follow My Beak
- 12 - Hang On, Gliders!
- 13 - Beach Volley!
- 14 - Catch That Truck
- 15 - Tutti-Frutti
- 16 - Monkey Business
- 17 - Time For Trolley
- 18 - Monkeys On Parade
- 19 - Float Away
- 20 - Jewel Of Carnaval
- Main article: Rio The Video Game (DS Version)/Gallery
|Rio (2011) • Rio 2 (2014) • Rio 3 (TBA)|
|Blu • Jewel • Rafael • Nico • Pedro • Luiz • Carla • Bia • Tiago • Nigel • Fernando • Linda Gunderson • Tulio Monteiro • Eva • Mimi • Eduardo • Roberto • Gabi • Charlie • Big Boss • Felipe • Tiny • Claira|
|Multiplayer Party Game • DS version • Angry Birds Rio|
|"Real in Rio" • "Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)" • "Pretty Bird" • "Take You To Rio" • "Let Me Take You To Rio" • "Telling the World" • "Sapo Cai" • "Fly Love" • "Samba de Orly" • "Funky Monkey" • "What Is Love" • "Welcome Back" • "It's A Jungle Out Here" • "I Will Survive" • "Don't Go Away" • "Beautiful Creatures" • "Favo De Mel" • "Ô Vida" • "Bola Viva" • "Poisonous Love" • "Rio Rio" • "Batucada Familia"|