Angry Birds Free Chapters IX and X Released for iOS

Angry Birds Free 150 Level Selection Screen

A surprise update here, and on a Tuesday of all days. Angry Birds Free has received its first episodic update in nearly a year, as v1.5.0 has landed! For those unfamiliar, this app is only available for iOS and serves as a “trial version”, with 3 levels per episode.

A few details:

  • Six new levels, three from “Bad Piggies” and three from “Surf and Turf”. Unfortunately, these six levels are not unique, but rather pulled from the full version of Angry Birds. Nonetheless, these are some of the iconic levels from those sets and are worth playing. We have 3 star walkthroughs available for all Angry Birds Free levels, and these ones will be added soon..
  • Two new achievements for earning 3 stars on each episode.
  • The leaderboard is now live, so you can enter your scores there.
  • A link to Angry Birds Toons, which has appeared on most apps which are up-to-date.
  • King Pig mode has been removed from the app, though the reasons for this are not clear.

Angry Birds Free is currently only available for iOS device.

Tags: Free, Releases & Updates
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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By Chris (@chriss)

I think the other free versions (Seasons, Rio, Space etc.) will also get updates soon, to add AB Toons and a new game icon with the Rovio logo.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Rio Free has been discontinued. Seasons Free hasn’t received an update in nearly 2 years.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Oh, I just saw that AB Rio Free was removed from the app store (like AB Lite).

But since the other free apps are still there, I think they will either be updated or removed as well.

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By habspuck - YouTuber (@habspuck)

Does anybody still have the Lite version and rio? Im still rockin it on my phone! :p

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By reactive1 (@reactive1)

I still have all the free/lite versions on my iPhone. Despite not having any unique levels, Rio Free has one interesting feature: it has all 15 of the bonus Golden Beachball levels. It features the Beach Volley episode containing the Golden Beachball. This increased it from 12 levels to 27 levels.
AB Lite hasn’t been gone long, just a few months, less than 6 months for sure. I checked Crystal’s website and it’s not available there either. I can still log on to my Crystal account and see the 5 achievements I earned.

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By Chris (@chriss)

My crystal account is not working any more.

I also have the 2 games and I will never delete them. But maybe one day on iPhone 17 they won’t work any more. :-(

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By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

iPhone 17, lol! I have too the removed apps, I even sent a request to update them.

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By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

But we can still install them if we “bought” them before they got removed.

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By Chris (@chriss)

How?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That’s true. Any installed apps can be reinstalled, even if pulled from the AppStore.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Okay, but how?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

One way would be on your device, go to the AppStore > Updates > Purchased and hunt through. That’s exhausting though.

Other would be to go to iTunes on your computer & plug in your phone. Go to iPhone > Apps and re-check Rio Free. Still a little annoying but easier I think @chriss

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By Burbman (@burbman)

Oh, Goodie!!! Six more levels to play!!!

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By Chris (@chriss)

lol

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

Despite the new added levels aren’t unique like the rest, it’s nice to see that Rovio hasn’t forgotten the free versions of the apps.

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By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

Now I know why I haven’t seen Lite or Rio Free on the App Store. Kinda stupid to discontinue them. But I’m glad I still have them. I’ll never get rid of them. And if AB Free got updated, they’ll probably follow suit with Seasons Free, Space Free, and Star Wars Free.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Rio Free was discontinued because the full Rio app is free now.

Lite, I don’t know the story.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Was there ever a Lite HD version?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Never, sadly.

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By teogeo (@teogeo)

So Rio Free has no unique levels? Can someone post a very small and quick guide as to which of the free versions have unique levels? ABO free is obviously one of them. :)

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By reactive1 (@reactive1)

ABo Free has 24 unique levels (Poached Eggs through Birdday Party), AB Lite has 6 unique levels (levels 7-12), and Seasons Free has 3 unique levels (Seasons Greedings theme).

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

It is great Rovio updated AB Free HD and SD with Bad Biggies and Surf & Turf. Played through 5 of the levels and they brought back some memories. Fun to replay and obtain 3 stars.

The “pop ups” that take the entire screen over and will not let one “x” out immediately (about 5 seconds) are not to much fun especially right after one launches the first bird. If they would “pop” after the reset or third bird that would be fine but right after one launches the bird is just a bit annoying.

The top banners work fine.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

agreed, the banners are ok, but the interrupting ones not (for me; i also avoid watching television programs interrupted by ads). luckily playing offline/in airplane mode does away with all.

wrt the levels being selected ones from ABo, playing them in both (as i am currently) has a ring to it of having two watches (and therefore not knowing the time).

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By reactive1 (@reactive1)

I was hoping for an AB Free update to add Bad Piggies and Surf & Turf, so I was really excited this morning when I saw the available update. I am disappointed that the levels aren’t unique to AB Free like the first 24 levels.

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By Peatree2 (@peatree2)

Yeah, very disappointed that they aren’t new levels but happy that retina display is now available for AB Free! :D

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

We have to wait a Long time for the New Free Updates. Thanks Rovio for this surprise Update. Maybe we will see the other Free Version also updated soon!!

By The Brown Bird

The King Pig mode is gone…
Do I have to get 3 stars on the 6 new levels for it to appear again?

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By reactive1 (@reactive1)

The King Pig mode isn’t available for AB Free (never has been) only the full version of AB original.

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By reactive1 (@reactive1)

@AMslimfordy. Thanks. My mistake… I obviously don’t have the HD version since I only play on my iPhone.

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By Mighty Eagle (@mighty-eagle)

This update also brings full iPhone 5 compatibility.

@AMslimfordy – You might wanna add that to OP. :)

By Sean Pirie

Whenever I download the game on my iPad it starts downloading normally but when it finishes installing it downloads the old version of the game not the new one? Does anyone know what I can do

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Try downloading via your computer. Also try restarting your iPad.

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By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

WHAT? Let’s hope they will not add powerups to the free version…

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