Angry Birds Friends Green Day Update Now Available

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.
Tags: Facebook Friends, Green Day, Releases & Updates
Category: Updates

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Comments (58)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6910 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)

another fun looking game that only FB gets

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By BombEagle (@bombeagle)

Yes, fun and rhythmic

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By Kevro (@kevro869)

Has anyone else noticed that when you drop all the letters in the Golden Grenade level, it no longer sets off the tnt? I tried seven or eight time with no luck…

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By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

You can also unlock an exclusive Green Day song.

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By Dorito (@dorito)

Wow, those Green Day pigs looks strange! I know they’re the band members and all, but those eyes are way different…

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

you can really tell what those pigs are really like with those outfits

By GEhunter

It’s similar to how they look when injured, but its more like squinting.

By Unimatrix

They’re a rock band! They’re high on drugs or drunk or something. Of coarse they look strange!

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By PigFlinger1234 (@pigflinger)

Yeah! This is what i call a great news!

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By Silent Assassin (@silent-assassin)

The update came sooner than I expected, yay. :)

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By Majestic Flinger (@ice-bird99)

it looks pretty cool i’m about to play it right now.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

Bummer. I was playing ABF at 2AM this morning, and i did not catch the update. It will be on my priority list this evening though. ;)

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By Me Gusta (@angry-didier)

Is the golden grenade a secret level? I can’t hit it!

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By sal9 (@sal9)

It’s a special “golden item” that you need to find and hit with a bird to unlock the bonus level.

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By Me Gusta (@angry-didier)

Ah, thanks.

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By NEXmuffin (@hristaki032)

Rovio has added S&T to the Original game so does that mean that they will add Pigini Beach and Green Day?Anyway the update looks awesome looking forward to play it.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No evidence of this at this time.

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By Superjustinbros (@superjustinbros)

Probably just Pigini Beach.

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

This update is 100% Total Awesomeness,Love the “Oh Love” Song,As a fan of Green Day and Angry Birds,I am truly excited,Green Day Pigs Rulezz… \(^.^)/

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By NEXmuffin (@hristaki032)

Hey @alfredhartojo just wanted to know,did you get the ME for ABo?

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

@hristaki032 Yes,I reinstalled the app,backup-ed using connectbot.. :D

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By Batdance (@batdance)

I really enjoyed these levels. Most had my favorite birds and lots of destruction! Even the GG level was cool. Great job on these levels Rovio.

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By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

Yeah.
but “again”. No red bird like in intel web game T_T

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By MUFC (@mufc)

Cool levels! I love the levels! Hope that Pigini Beach and Green Day will be added to ABO!

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

The levels do look interesting, I’ll say that much. I too would like to see them added to Abo, or even a separate app of all the other web games, bundled into one. But it might be a long wait, if indeed it happens at all. One can dream, anyway!!

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

@amslimfordy do we have plans for leaderboards for the new Green Day levels? It appears they are a part of the main game.

Rank: Sling God with 28100 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Yes just need a little time.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Leaderboards are live, though some ceilings may need to be adjusted. Let us know if you have any issues.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I like the concept, but I hope they don’t add this to Original. I don’t want advertising on there.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

I’m with you on that one.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Scratch that, I have a better idea! Rovio could re-skin the levels and rename the episode!

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Personally, I feel that this should’ve been a web game rather than an ABF update. I don’t know why.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

i agree

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By AngryBirdsFan1234 (@angrybirds21)

When I liked transformers and I heard green days 21 guns I was like WTF but now meh

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By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

Awesome update! Good luck to Facebook users make sure to three star all of those levels :)

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By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

Actually, I’m not a very big fan of Green Day. Although I do have a Green Day song in my iPod, it is actually a collaboration cover between the band and the cast of American Idiot (the musical). The song is “21 Guns.” However, as with anything with Angry Birds with it, the new levels are still fun, and especially the Golden Grenade level where you get the heck out of the pig caricatures of the band. I don’t know if the big fans of the band will be “scared” to do that level, their still pigs after all.

I can say though that level 3 is hard, especially that you guaranteed to have blind curves from Boomerang.

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By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

same here.
I think in ABF, Boomerang bird are little difficult to control his boomerang than in main apps

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

He’s so hard to control in Chrome and HTML5 web apps that I can hardly use him!

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

That makes it more fun :)

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

I’m sorry, but that’s a big nooooooo. No offense to you, but saying something not functioning properly is fun is a bit of a statement, don’t you think?

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By Dorito (@dorito)

I think that another reason ABF chose the song “Oh Love” (besides the fact that it’s Green Day’s new song) is that it sounds sort of like the AB theme. Doesn’t it slightly?

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

The song is the first single off their upcoming album. The point of the app is to promote their three new albums, so that is why it was chosen. I can almost guarantee that when Dos and Tre come out that the songs on the game will change to whatever songs they are pushing as the singles for those albums.

By Joël

What is the thing you can unlock?? is that the “golden grenade”?? I want to know what you get if you have unlock that?? does anyone know that??
(I’m dutch and not very good in english so i hope you understandthis message! :p)

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By sal9 (@sal9)

It unlocks a bonus level.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Signed into Facebook and brought up the game. Played the first level, obtained 2 stars with no power ups (not a great score.) Noticed that 5 MEs were provided. I assume that one will have to purchase the ME when the 5 are used. These facebook games seem like a whole new set of AB games from the view of using a mouse and a computer. This does take some getting use to. Seems less precise when compared to the iPad or iPhone but that may be due to my “newness” to the Facebook games. Will try to 3 star the 10 levels but wonder if it can be accomplished without PUs. So far this level was fun to play.

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By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)

I played them all last night without PUs and were able to 3 star them all so you shouldn’t have a problem.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

@thetoddman23 Thanks for the update. I really have not used the PU to obtain any stars to date. Someday in the near future that may change. Will give it a try on the 3 stars.

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By Chicadee (@chicadee)

Hi @wrw01, If you log onto facebook’s Angry Birds Friends every day, you automatically receive free MEs or power up gifts – not always MEs but fortunately fairly often. You also receive free power ups when you play each level of the Weekly Tournament. If you don’t play against anyone, you will naturally “win” and receive (at the end of each Tournament), “6 X each power up” for being 1st. I managed to save up over 250 of them over a few months so that I could play ME on the Surf & Turf levels and possibly the newer levels if I like playing with them enough and don’t waste too many. (So far I’ve only won 12 feathers – it’s harder than it looks.) I play on a PC so do not have access to ME or power ups on any of my regular games. I save the MEs like this because I have no intention of paying for any power ups or eagles on any of the games.

I’ve given the above info. in answer/reply to your statement “I assume that one will have to purchase the ME when the 5 are used”. (The short reply being: No, you don’t have to pay for them :) )

Re the PC game being “less” precise, I have no problems with it but of course I’m the opposite to you, I’ve never played on a touchscreen.

I also agree with @thetoddman23 in that you shouldn’t have a problem 3 starring any of the levels without PUs because you are a good player – being in the top 50 on the ABO Leaderboard is very impressive in my book.

P.S. Regular AB games played on PC are stable with no screen bobbing up and down movements like it does on quite a few of the facebook levels. One of the facebook levels was so bad it made me feel like I was on a boat and drove me nuts – I commented on it somewhere here on ABN – can’t remember which level though.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

@chicadee Wow!!! Thank you so much for the insight and advice. It is greatly appreciated. I am going to play all the FB levels and with your advice they are not so strange now. I have not experienced the bobbing yet but from what you and others have mention it will be there. Appreciate the info about the free ME (I love MEs and SEs and usually do them first before the 3 Stars) and the free PUs. I am trying to remember to log into Space each day to get those free SE so will just add the FB levels to the list.

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By Me Gusta (@angry-didier)

I hope that after Surf and Turf is finished on other platforms than AB Friends, they will add Pigini beach and the Green Day levels as well!

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By DeathHammer (@deathhammer)

Maybe not the Green Day levels, but Pigini Beach would be a welcome upate in the original.

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By Superjustinbros (@superjustinbros)

Finally for the first time we get brand new enemies drawn from scratch rather than decking out a normal Pig.

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By lavaro (@lavaro)

as a Green Day fan, i hope they got 10 levels added for ¡Dos! and 10 more levels for ¡Tre! …polished with their respective theme colors  *\(‘o’)/*

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By adam.np (@adam-nagypal)

I think it’s very likely, even the bonus level is not just “Golden Grenade”, but “Golden Grenade – 1″. So it’s possible there will be more.

By birdiccted

lvl 3 of green day events.. down to the left.. use Green Bird

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By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

Is anyone notice in the video that there one level are NOT added to the apps (watch in the blues gameplay, im not sure about the video timing) ?
I’ve got the feeling there will be more level for Green day :)

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By ncisgrabert (@ncisgrabert)

I haven’t tried the AB Friends yet but I think I’m going to start tonight. I’ll be off of work for the next 2-3 days maybe even 4 days bcz of Tropical Storm Isaac. I live about 10 miles west of New Orleans so these next few days will be quite interesting. I finally got 3 stars on this last space update. Now I’m working on 3 starring Seasons.

By birdgamer

I think Rovio should add Pigini Beach and Green Day to Angry Birds Original. I can’t wait to play them as I’m not allowed to have Facebook. :(

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