Update: As of 13 December, Rovio has announced that the “Green Day” episode of Angry Birds Friends on Facebook will be discontinued and removed completely.
Update: As of 20 December, the “Green Day” episode has been removed from Angry Birds: Friends.
This is actually a little bit of a surprise. While we reported a few days ago that there would be a Facebook-centered collaboration between Rovio and the alternative / punk band Green Day, there are two big differences in what we expected.
Foremost, the update has already arrived! Usually Rovio likes to dangle the idea of an update for a week or so, but not this time. They decided to wake us up well before September even arrives! And second, these levels are available as an update within the existing Angry Birds Friends app on Facebook (v1.6.0).
This update includes:
- 10 new levels to rock out to, featuring speakers, amps, and guitars scattered across the levels. All our walkthrough videos are live, so if you need help be sure to check them out.
- One heart-shaped “Heart Like a Hand Grenade” (aka, “Golden Grenade”), which is basically a Golden Egg. Our Complete Angry Birds Facebook Golden Egg Guide has been updated with the walkthrough (at the bottom). For those who want a little bit of context, it’s two-fold. First, if you look at the cover for the Green Day album “American Idiot”, it features a heart-shaped hand grenade. Second, filmed during the recording of “American Idiot”, there was a video called “Heart Like a Hand Grenade” was released in 2008 featuring Green Day.
- Embedd-able Gameplay! Just as with Surf & Turf and Pigini Beach on Facebook, users can embed these levels to share their progress. Embedded levels do not include power-ups, but they can be fun nonetheless.
- Leaderboards! Not only can you compete against your Facebook friends, but you will be able to compete against some of the best Facebook players in the world on our Facebook Leaderboards. Scores using power-ups are welcome there, but please justify your score with detailed strategies at least.