Angry Birds on Facebook Out Now!

The title says it all, Angry Birds is now available to play on Facebook and includes an exclusive episode titled, “Surf and Turf”! You can play right now by heading to, apps.facebook.com/angrybirds (you obviously need to be logged into your Facebook account to play). In addition to one-of-a-kind features like Power-Ups, Angry Birds Facebook really taps into Facebook’s social graph.

We will do our best to break down everything you need to know; so without further ado, here’s our list of the things you need to know:

  • The beta launch includes three episodes:
  • During the launch there are, “Daily Rewards” available. It seems that your rewards is chosen at random. My reward today was six free uses of the Mighty Eagle, but @alaskari reward was King Sling. It looks as if there will rewards for the next five days, so be sure to check back each day. It’s unclear if the rewards will continue past five days.
  • Each of the Power-Ups come pre-loaded with five uses each. Fourteen bonus Power-Ups are available by clicking the big red heart that says, “Click Here for Your Valentine’s Gift!”? If you’re unfamiliar with the Power-Ups, we’ve broken down each Power-Up in some detail here.
  • As expected, Angry Birds Facebook taps into your social graph. For example, once you pass a level you can post you score (or Total Destruction) to your Facebook wall. Now don’t go gloating too much! In addition, invite friends to play and gift Power-Ups to them. When you receive a gift it will show up in your “Inbox” (icon is on the bottom right hand side).
  • Unlike most other versions, Angry Birds on Facebook runs in Flash, so in order to play you may need to update your Adobe Flash player (if you do you will likely be prompted).
  • The controls seem very similar to Angry Birds Chrome (not all, but most), so you might want to check out that guide if you’re new to this.

Things we’d like to see or are still unclear on

  • Are there Golden Eggs? Doesn’t look like it, at least not yet.
  • How do you earn extra Power-Ups?
  • I personally think you should be able to collapse (close) the right hand side menu.
  • You should only lose a Mighty Eagle use if you achieve Total Destruction.
  • If a Power-Up is used it should be reflected on the leaderboard and the level selection screen. This would help make things fair and increase competition.

Understanding the Angry Birds Facebook Shop

Power-Ups are limited use, so once you run out you have to buy more or beg a friend to gift some to you. To access the shop click on the icon in the bottom right hand side of your screen. The Angry Birds Facebook Shop uses Facebook credits, which can be purchased using a major credit card or Paypal. The cost of items is as follows:

All-In-One-Bundle – Contains all Power-Ups and the Mighty Eagle

  • $3 buys 15 of each Power-Up & Mighty Eagle
  • $5 buys 30 of each Power-Up & Mighty Eagle
  • $10 buys 80 of each Power-Up & Mighty Eagle
  • $20 buys 200 of each Power-Up & Mighty Eagle
  • $40 buys 440 of each Power-Up & Mighty Eagle

Mighty Eagle or Individual Power-Ups

  • $1 buys 20 Power-Ups OR Mighty Eagle uses
  • $2 buys 50 Power-Ups OR Mighty Eagle uses
  • $5 buys 150 Power-Ups OR Mighty Eagle uses
  • $10 buys 400 Power-Ups OR Mighty Eagle uses
  • $20 buys 1,000 Power-Ups OR Mighty Eagle uses

If you want to know more about Power-Ups you definitely should check out our complete write-up here.

Tags: Articles, Facebook Friends, News, Power Ups
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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By Laurence (@laurence)

In the gifting, has anyone else had “Oh no, a pig ate your gift!”? Not sure if it’s just because I was too late accepting it, or if some of the gifts are “eaten”? (Screenshot here)

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Yes that what happened to me today morning. And it happenned to all my 5 gifts.
Any solution?

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By Laurence (@laurence)

don’t know – they’ve updated it again since yesterday (from v.1.0.0.1 to v.1.0.0.12), so I don’t know if that had anything to do with it, or if this is a new feature they added. I guess only time will tell!

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

This is another problem I am having for the last 1 hour.Screenshot

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By Laurence (@laurence)

hehe, yes, i like that error message! I’ve had it a couple of times, but that was related to my internet connection going down, I don’t know if its a similar problem at your end?

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Nope. No internet connection gone down here.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Wild. Bad enough to be waiting for MEs to show up.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

While I think the error message is hilarious, this seems like a bigger problem. There was mention on Rovio’s Angry Birds Twitter feed that this was something they were looking into, so I think it’s fairly widespread. But if people are paying real money for these and they are erroring out, that is a BIG problem with this game..

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By GFish (@gfish)

Those pigs must be REALLY hungry if they are eating gifts! ;)

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By zone020 (@zone020)

I said I wasn’t gonna play the levels again, but i Do!!! I want to challenge my friends.

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By Bob (@nnll14)

Too bad doesn’t work on iPad.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

I think Rovio did that so they don’t give away 3 free chapters instead of buying the app.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Flash doesn’t work on iPad anyways.

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By Dvitali

Not only does flash not work on iPad but I think this is Facebook payback to apple for removing Facebook app on IOS 5 and going with Twitter

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Completely unrelated issues. iOS cannot run flash because Adobe abandoned their mobile flash program.

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By BBinMiami

They should bring the Surf and Turf episode with 30 more levels to Angry Birds Classic!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I believe S&T will only ever be Facebook exclusive.

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By Chris (@chriss)

I have 3 starred all the Surf and Turf levels. That’s it. Nothing more to do on AB Facebook. I don’t want to buy lots of Mighty Eagles in order to get feathers. And the Poached Eggs levels are so boring. Nothing new. Everybody has played those levels already.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Why not beat your friends on FB? If they have the gold crown you can try claming it again.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Only one of my friends is playing as well. I have the gold crown in all levels.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Whoo! 5xME for me today :)

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

Same here

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By Chris (@chriss)

How many of them did you waste?

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By Laurence (@laurence)

4!

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Grrr!!! I got 5 birdquakes! Even using them on levels where they have some effect doesn’t seem to do much good. I’m thinking maybe they would work better if you didn’t use them first thing (which is what I did), but after you’ve created more destabilization. I kept hoping the birdquake would create total destruction right off the bat.
Also, I decided to use up all my power-ups yesterday, in the hopes that the game would notice and give me more. Don’t think that worked.
Still like sling scope the best, although for high arcing shots you have to extrapolate to the endpoint. Especially useful for white birds, cause I’m never sure if they are going to go exactly where I want to release the egg. King Sling could be good if I could ever get used to it. It seems to launch the birds on a slightly higher trajectory than you aimed for, so lots of the birds end up flying over everything. Superseeds don’t seem to do that much…

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By Hudson8823 (@rockman-exe)

Cool!!! Scoring is more easily with Power-Ups but have to use wisely, but little not satisfied is not that smooth as I expected(maybe the influence of my Com’s hardward…)…… :S

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By zone020 (@zone020)

Only super seed!

By Wendy

Hi, my friend downloaded the wrong thing and her FB version of AB is in Japanese does anyone know how to fix this so I can help her get it corrected?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You would have to contact Rovio directly. I wasn’t aware there was Multi-language options.

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By Flassari

There. Isn’t, she went to the wrong app.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Then you can simply remove the wrong app, and navigate to the correct one (linked in this post).

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By Chris (@chriss)

In Surf and Turf level 8, I destroyed everything and only got 97% of the feather.

Today I rated the game with only 2 stars which means that I don’t like it. Only if we give bad, but honest rates, they maybe will ameliorate the game.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

But this app is in its beta stage, its for sure we will be seeing some improvements.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

@Chris Was everything completely destroyed, and are you sure there was nothing thrown off screen that may not have broken? I know SaT 2 is a tricky one but doable. I’m working my way through these levels getting the feathers in the forum, and I’m up to SaT now, so almost there! Come and join in :)

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

Ok, so I was collecting and posting my rewards everyday trying to find a trend or something. Today is my 6th day and for the second day in a row I got 5 MEs. pic: http://i44.tinypic.com/28b40wm.png
I think if someone played for 4 days in row, he will recieve 5 MEs for every day after the 4th day.
If someone played for 6 days in a row and didnt play in the next day, he will have to start all over again and play days in a row to receive the MEs.

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

This is only an assumption I am not 100% sure. But I got 5 MEs for day 5 and day 6.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

I didn’t get 5 MEs today, I’m afraid, I got King Slings

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

I wish! I am getting everything except MEs! (and I’ve been playing every day). I only got MEs the first day.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

yep, i’m all out of eagles as well now (hence no more walkthroughs in the forum!) I may buy some eventually, but for now I’m refusing! :)

By Arush Sharma

how can i compete with prominent players of angry birds nest forum because less of my friends are active on facebook and i want to compete with those who are more or less active…

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By Laurence (@laurence)

There is no way without actually being ‘friends’ on facebook, and many people may not be comfortable with that. I do have a couple of accounts, both of which I play on, so there is one that I don’t mind people adding me on. The other one is more personal.

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By ANGRYdrummer (@turima)

how often will there be giveaways? any idea?

and when you send gifts to ppl, does it take from your stock and add to your sender’s? so for example, if i tried to send a gift of 1 superseeds to my friend, and i have 11, do i now have 10? or do i still have 11?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

You can’t specify what you send to friends, it is a random gift. I don’t think it takes away from your stock.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

You can’t choose what gift you send, you send a random gift, and it doesn’t affect your own totals. You get a giveaway each day when you load the game, and it appears that you get more for consequent days. :)

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By ANGRYdrummer (@turima)

oo, nice! so you could essentially have a friend on fb who you both keep sending each other gifts, and you’d never have to spend a penny?? :D

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By Laurence (@laurence)

possibly, although it may be limited to 1 gift per friend per day

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By birdbombardment (@birdbombardmnet)

when is the avatar option coming out?

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

I can’t wait for Big Red to make an appearance on Facebook. Can you imagine using Big Red with Super Seeds and King Sling? That would be sick. He’d be almost as powerful as the mighty eagle.

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By Chris (@chriss)

I think every day you play you get one gift more than the previous day. I did not play yesterday, so today I started again with one gift.
Do you think if you play every day for one year, you will get 365 gifts then?

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

Limit is 5 per day.

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By Kathy (@kathy)

I tried to get this fb level ..bt says I need adobe flashplayer, is it available for mobile…android? Probably not. I was afraid to try it due to recent phone issues.ty for help:)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not for mobiles

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By Kathy (@kathy)

K ty srry if you have already answered this

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

Sorry if this is a repeat question, but are there any plans to create a leaderboard for Surf and Turf? I know there are posts about adding the FB scores to the Poached Eggs and Mighty Hoax leaderboards (with proof of not using power ups). With S&T scores, I don’t think it would matter about the power ups since they all are available to everyone. It would just be a matter of personal preference as to which one uses or not. (personally would love to see how manu, angrygrx, and many more, do with the fb version)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not to be done immediately, but perhaps down the road.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Would still need to separate scores obtained with and without powerups. So far, how many power ups you have seems to be dependent mostly on how much money you spend, or possibly on how many AB addict friends you have (need quite a few, I would guess).

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By alaskari (@alaskari)

Day 7 award: http://i39.tinypic.com/118lte8.png
I can’t find a trend (other than the amount of awards of course).

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The pattern is indeed random.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Don’t know if anyone is still playing AB facebook. I’ve finished everything except Poached Eggs, where I’ve been stuck on 62 for a long time. Just went back and played that level on my IPad: 3* in no time, but I can’t even pass it on FB. I’m playing the FB version on a MacBook Air. What I’ve observed is that on FB is is much more difficult to control the trajectory of the bird (not to mention that the timing of the WB dropping the egg is jinxed by lags in the interface). The slingshot does not pull back as far as in ABO, which is partly why it is difficult to control trajectory. Furthermore, even if you get the landing position of the black bomb bird exactly the same as in ABO, the destruction is much less. Has anyone been able to pass or 3* this without using powerups? I’m still getting only useless powerups : (

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By Laurence (@laurence)

TBH, I didn’t even bother with PE or MH on FB, I only worked on SaT, which are new. After doing those first levels SO many times on other platforms, doing them a 4th time was just too much effort! I’m still working on the SaT feathers though, but I’m out of eagles again!

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

All of the birds seem weaker in ABC and ABF.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

I was able to get 3 stars with a score of 115,090. But I have to admit, I have not played that level very much. On my phone (android) I have 137,210 so I know more points are possible, just need to play it more. Oh, and I got my FB score without using any power ups. I went through all levels, got my 3 stars, without using any power ups and now I am going back through to see how I can improve my scores with them.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@sparty83 Did you use the same strat as in the video for ABO? Do you agree with my comments about the facebook version, or do I just need to keep trying? ABF is the only AB game I have played on my Mac, so can’t say I have much experience with the interface.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

I did not use the strat that is in the vid. This is what I used:

First bird, launch high and come down just left of center of first structure.
Second bird. lauch over the first structure, drop egg at last second. should be able to take out big pig and topple last structure.
Third bird. where ever it is needed to take out rest of piggies.
2 reamaining for 20k bonus.

Thats the strat that got me 137k on my phone but for FB, I had to use all 5 birds. Still trying to get it with 3 birds.
And yes, it does seem that the FB version does not pack the punch that other versions do. I also thought the same about my andriod version. It seems like the more I play a level, the better scores I get. I watch the walkthroughs and read the posts by others and I never come close to those scores until I play a level (what seems like) a gazallion times. Maybe its just me getting better over time.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Thanks! Your strat worked for me on FB, without any power ups, 3* even! So now I’ve completed all FB levels, all 3* on S&T (I’m not going to bother with 3* on the other 2). Now all I need is some MEs to work on feathers on S&T. Haven’t gotten any MEs since Valentines present, and they’re long gone. Still resisting buying them. : (

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Hey @Rovio! I need some MEs and can’t stand the thought of paying for them. I could swear there used to be a post here from someone who appeared to work for Rovio, and it is now gone! (OK, I will send them something directly, but that doesn’t work very well either.)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not sure what you are expecting from them. It’s the way that it is. I don’t they are gonna just give you Eagles (nor do I think they have that functionality).

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

It may be a way too subtle way of telling them I don’t like the way ME works on facebook. I got 3* on S&T without any power ups, and got through most (but not all) of the other two without them. You didn’t mention if there was a Rovio poster whose comments were deleted (presumably at his request).

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not on this page, that I saw.

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By badpiggy (@badpiggy)

I never knew someone from Rovio had an account.

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

Sure has, see which users have the “Celebrity Judge” badge.

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By AngryBirds549 (@angrybirds549)

Most of the time,I only get either 5 King Slings or Mighty Eagles,but today I got 5 Super Seeds (since i’ve been out of super seeds for about a week) and i’m not wasting them until I get more.

By bryce

I cant play angry birds on facebook because the screen is SMALL. how can I make it BIGGER?

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By Silent Assassin (@silent-assassin)

On the sidebar thing above the mute button will be the full screen button.

By manish sharma

yippee..thanxx for giving this great info..now i can play my fav. game on facebook..keep up the great work..thanxx once again..

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By maryspitfire (@maryspitfire)

okay, this is more than likely the proper place to post this, i go through the video’s first before i play a level now and i have been noticing a difference of power on the birds that won’t be the same as in the video, i can play each seen quite a few times as i try to get it to land in certain spots as in the wonderful video’s i see on this site, not all come out the same or have the same effect of power, i truly believe, fb or rovio, maybe both have taken some power away here. i don’t mean as in power ups, i would like to aim for the game without any powerups.

aaahhh, in short, anyone else noticed the difference in power when aiming a bird as compared to the video’s here?? i certainly have and i’m so irritated by it right now :(

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Perhaps you aren’t pulling the slingshot back the whole way?

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By maryspitfire (@maryspitfire)

i am doing that, plus i have run my anti virus to make sure nothing got in there, as i have been noticing lately, the game freezing up on me about two days ago, it didn’t find anything in my computer though. but i noticed when i update adobe, it can effect the game for me, mighty hoax 32 is really convincing me something is up with the fb game. hard to figure out is it my computer or not, i go over my angles, but this one seems to need different angles than in the video, i just don’t understand why that is. i know in another post, someone mentioned they have seen a difference with the fb game with angry birds and can be a bit tougher to do same results. the more levels i go up, the more i notice this.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

I have noticed the levels seem harder on Facebook as well. That’s precisely why I abuse the power ups. I just can’t sit there and do something I already did, and spent a lot of energy and effort on at that. But I know how you feel. The only reason I have now played through PE and MH is to get the easter eggs, that’s my only motivation. SaT is the only series I am bothering to grind and perfect.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

This is one area of the AB games I have not become involved in yet – The Facebook presentation of the Angry Birds Games.

Watched the First Look Video which was very informative about the options available on Facebook AB especially the Power UPs. They would be nice is offered in one the future Rovio games that were not on the Facebook format.

It appears there are a few new items with the Facebook version that makes this game one to place on my “to be played” list.

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By PdB (@playdbird)

If you are used to a touchscreen interface it is odd (at least to me) to move to a mouse interface – changes the feel of the game a lot.

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By cijik (@cijik)

Sorry if it was asked before or it is a dumb question. But how do I turn on the lightning and storm on the last 15 levels?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I think it is automatic based on your PC system. If the app detects too low of RAM or video card, it won’t use the additional graphics.

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By cijik (@cijik)

Thanks =) Haven’t thought about this before. Though, having lags on ABF.

By Da

AB Friends won’t load on Facebook for the last few days (7/7/2012). Just installed Ghostery, but turned it off and AB still wouldn’t load. Any ideas?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sorry, I haven’t heard about any recent issues with AB:Friends. May want to try a computer restart.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

@amslimfordy I’ve had the same issues with ABF. Tried restarting a couple of times and clearing my cache like Rovio told me, but it didn’t work.

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Why? I’ve tried different browsers and it loads successfully.

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