Angry Birds Rio Golden Beachball Levels Now Available

Alright, I have a copy of the Rio DVD in hand and I think it clears up a lot of confusion. I will do my best to articulate this for everyone. How you obtain the new “Golden Beachball” episode differs depending whether you’re on a iOS/Android device or PC/Mac. It’s unclear if other platforms will be supported, but at this point the instructions the come with the DVD currently say, “Available on iOS and Android only” (in addition to the PC & Mac). I’ve broken the instructions below and linked to the scanned images of the actual inserts found in the Rio DVD / Blu-ray (sorry, the code is obscured).

First though, a bit of background on the new episode. Currently the “Golden Beachball” episode contains 15 levels. Most of the levels are quite fun and some are actually pretty challenging. The leaderboard and walkthroughs are ready!

Updates:

  • The latest update for Symbian includes the Golden Beachball Episode
  • Weird bug (caught on video): for some people once you unlock the Golden Beachball levels it will show you have 17 out of 15 watermelons. If you watch the video below very closely you can see the count change after FujiToast returns to the episode selection screen after obtaining the Golden Beachball. Fixed in the Airfield Chase v1.3.0 update.
  • There are currently no achievements available in Golden Beachball (this was likely done to keep it a secret).
  • If you have issues it looks like Rovio and Fox have a dedicated support email address: angrybirdsrio@foxcustomercare.com.
  • Mac users can now obtain the Golden Beachball episode, but not in the traditional manner (see below).

Instructions for Mobile Devices View DVD Insert Instructions

To unlock the new episode you have to find the Golden Beachball that is hidden in an existing level (video walkthrough below). You DO NOT have to enter a code. This works in both Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Rio Free (as of the v1.2.0 update).

  1. Launch Angry Birds Rio select Beach Volley and head to level 6-13. In Angry Birds Rio Free head to level 3-2.
  2. Now you need to drop a bird below the slingshot platform as shown in the video below (click here to see the graphical instructions). To do this lightly pull back on a red bird and fire him almost straight up. You want him to fall in the crevasse right in front of the slingshot, but he’ll need enough force to roll for a bit. Once you drop the bird in the opening below the slingshot the Golden Beachball will pop up (it is not visible until you get your bird down there). If your bird has enough speed it will rollover and get it.
  3. Once you hit it the levels will now be available. Head back to the level selection screen and swipe to the left in order to access the new levels!

Instructions for PC View DVD Insert Instructions

  • If you already have installed the latest update (v1.2.2) for Angry Birds Rio PC open it up. If you haven’t yet installed it head over to download.angrybirds.com and download and install it.
  • Now launch Angry Birds Rio and click “Redeem Code” and enter the code found on the insert that came in the DVD or Blu-ray copy of Rio. Caution: per Rovio, this code will only work ONCE, so make sure your entering on the computer you want to play on.  Also, if you purchase the movie digitally — say through iTunes – you won’t get a code, so take that into consideration.
  • Upon successfully activating your code the Golden Beachball levels will open up.

Instructions for Mac More Info about the Angry Birds Bonus Version

Note, for unknown reasons the Angry Birds Rio v1.2.2 Mac update didn’t contain the Golden Beachball episode, so Rovio has offered up a new method of obtaining it.

  1. Head to http://riodvd.angrybirds.com (opens in a new window)
  2. Once there scroll down a bit and in the gray instruction box click the “Mac” tab at the top.
  3. The first arrow prompts you to, “Download Angry Birds Rio Bonus Version from here.”  Download it to your Mac. Note, that is says “OS 10.6″ or better required.
  4. Once it’s downloaded double-click it and drag the Angry Birds Bonus icon to your Applications folder.  It’s now installed. Launch it!
  5. If you have a copy of Rio on DVD or Blu-ray and haven’t used the secret code yet, click “Redeem Code” and enter the code found on the insert that came with the movie.

Below are a couple screenshots:

Tags: Releases & Updates, Rio, Rio DVD
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Comments (294)

By Lamia

My watermelons doesn’t show 17/15…its 15/15…how will it go 17/15? I’m on PC. Didnt get 3star in all 15 levels yet.

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By dGhost (@dghost)

Did you get the Golden Beachball levels? Because on PC and Mac you need to buy the Rio DVD to get access to the levels. Also, if it didn’t go to 17/15, it may be because you don’t have the proper 15 watermelons. Do you have the trohpy with the star on it for the Beach theme, because if you don’t, it means you haven’t gotten all the hidden watermelons.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I don’t believe PC has this 17/15 glitch, since PC does not have the Golden Beachball in level 6-13 (which is the source of the glitch). You’re all set at 15/15.

By Tim

Where is the spot to click on to enter the code for the Mac? I can’s seem to find it with the Mac version.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

As stated in the Mac v1.2.2 post, there doesn’t seem to be a Redeem option available. We aren’t entirely sure why tho.

By Tim

I just transferred the high scores from my iPad to the Mac for both Angry Birds, and Rio. Has anyone tried to use the scoring transfer to open the levels?

By valou

savez vous quand il y aura une suite pour symbian?
merci

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Désolé, nous n’avons pas entendu parler d’une mise à jour pour Symbian encore. Nous espérons qu’il sera bientôt.

By valou

dommage qu’il faille tjrs attendre des mois par rapport au autre OS! symbian n’ai pas très reactif !

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By dGhost (@dghost)

Je sais, Rovio envoie toujours les mises à jour pour iOS premier. Certaines plates-formes différentes prendre des mois pour la même mise à jour à être libéré, tels que PC et Mac. Il doit être ennuyeux d’attendre si longtemps.
I hope my Google Translation wasn’t too far off from what I’m trying to say :)

By Codebreak

I know this doesn’t concern this but I know what the next update is. The angry birds are going to the AIRPORT! I was looking at the Game Center leader boards and saw that after carnival it said Airport so after that I came on here to notify everybody! Your Welcome!

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By dGhost (@dghost)

Haha thanks Codebreak :P

By Isabel

I have Angry Birds Rio. I finished Carnival and I see that the new levels came out on my boyfriends tablet but I don’t have them on my PC???? How can I get them?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Which levels are you referring to? There are directions on this page to unlock the Golden Beachball levels. The Airfield Chase update is not yet available for PC.

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By SOMEONE IN THE WORLD (@mike1105)

Thanks for telling me, I got the beachball on my friend’s Ipad, so I could play Angry Birds as much as I want.

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By SymBird (@symbird)

I have some good news for all Symbian users! Those Golden Beachball -levels are possible to get in the v1.3.0! I think that’s great, bacause first information was that this pack is available for iOS and Android only. Then I was sad, but now this makes me even more happy!

Ps. There is new game available for Nokia C7 users. It’s called Angry Birds Magic, and it uses NFC-technique. You can download it with this Symbian Anna. (If you didn’t know it before…)

By valou

merci j’ai eu la maj , enfin!!!!et pour mine and dine c’est quand?
merci

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Pour quel système? Symbian? Nous ne savons pas encore, mais j’espère que ce sera bientôt.

By valou

oui sur symbian comme tjrs car les autres ios l’on déjà!!
merci

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Encore une fois, désolé. J’espère que Symbian a la mise à jour bientôt.

By jerome

how toget a golden beachball

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Follow the instructions in this page.

By flower_4h

when I launch the angry birds game i get the play option but that’s all. When I click to go to the levels there is no place that says redeem code!!! All i have is the option to play the next level i have unlocked. So help please i want to play rio

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

What device are you playing on?

By flower_4h

dell pc

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I would imagine you are not entirely up-to-date. If you click on the ” i ” logo on the main page, what version does it say? v1.x.x

By flower_4h

it says v1.1.5.16

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Whoa…. Are you playing on chrome.angrybirds.com ? This post is not related to that app. This is for the full PC version of Angry Birds Rio, available for download and purchase at download.angrybirds.com.

By wendy

hi! do u have angry birds rio free for bada samsung phones? like samsung wave 525… thanks

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I believe Bada OS is still a work in progress.

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By Twylatime (@twylatime)

I am on a PC, and I must have downloaded Rio after the update to 1.2.2 came out, but I don’t have a Golden Beachball level, nor do I have a redeem code. Is there someplace to get it, or what do I put in the “enter code” box to open this level? Or, geez, maybe I have it and don’t know it!!?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

For PC, you need to enter a “Redeem Code”, which is found in a copy of the Rio (movie) DVD or Blue-ray.

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By Twylatime (@twylatime)

Oh, I get it. I have to go to Wally World and buy the Rio movie to get the code. Well that sucks. But, one does what one has to do to feed the addiction, right? So now I just have to wait for seasons PC to be released, then wait for the Mighty Eagle for PC, and Mooncake Festival for PC and Airport Chase, or whatever it is. (Is that in Seasons, too?). I wonder what would be available to play if I bot Amazon’s new Kindle Fire?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Airfield Chase is part of Rio (already available for PC). I haven’t heard about a Kindle version of AB yet, but the NOOK has one so it’s not far fetched.

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By Twylatime (@twylatime)

So, does the Airfield Chase unlock along with the Golden Beachballs when I buy the movie?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No, Airfield Chase is a forthcoming update to Mac/PC. We expect it to land relatively soon — and will create a post on the main page when it does.

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By Twylatime (@twylatime)

OK, I am officially either stupid or completely illiterate and unable to read and comprehend….BUT…..I can play AB! So….I’ll go buy the movie to unlock Golden Beachballs, and watch for the release of Airfield Chase for PC. Big sigh. Thanks, AMslimfordy, for the info and especially for your infinite patience.

By Seb

I bought the Rio DVD last week and much to my disappointment, there is no voucher with the code inside. I thought that I was the lucky guy who got a faulty exemplar, so I headed back to the store and asked for a replacement. The clerk opened up 2 more copies and I was quite surprised that they also didn’t have vouchers inside either, although they got the “Free AB RIO Levels” label on the front cover.

I have contacted the Fox Customer Care from the unlock website but they haven’t replied yet.
Is there anyone with similar experience as me? I live in Indonesia.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

First I’ve heard of it, though the topic calmed some time ago. Hopefully Fox will have an answer for you shortly.

By wendy

hi, where i can download latest version of rio for pc… thanks

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

download.angrybirds.com should work fine. The most up-to-date version is v1.3.2 with Airfield Chase.

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)

OMG..where have I been…I just found out about the secret Golden beach ball levels!!! Yeah 45 NEW levels to play !!! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this!!! Can you PLEASE tell me when this became available for iPad players and are there hidden fruits on this level? Thank you in advance!!!! Yeah!!! A while back when I ran out of levels, I would Google things like secret levels for AB, RIO, Seasons,etc and never found any…I searched many times with many different questions asked all kinds of ways, anything I could think of just hoping there was one out there…thanks to a recent post I got in an email from managing my post I just happened to find this!!!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

*15 levels.

This was released for iOS on 1 August. No fruit, and no achievements.

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)

Oh, ok thank you Slim…I still can’t believe I didn’t know or find it with ALL my searches, lol…I hope I’m not missing out on any others…? Hmmm…yeah I see now its only 15…when your on the page to choose which one you want to play it says 0/45 but once I opened it, I see there’s only 15…does that mean they will probably update it since they made it say 0/45? Thank you so much again…it was your post on the leaderboard that allowed me to find it…YOU ROCK!!!

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

0/45 is the amount of stars you have(15×3=45).

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)

Oh yeah, duh…I knew that…my brain is fried…got so excited to have new levels, lol, lol, lol thx

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By reactive1 (@reactive1)

I was able to unlock the golden beachball with one bird.
I fired the bird down at an angle and let him bounce to the side.
Once he got underneath the bouncing revealed the beachball
And the next bounce got it. This worked the same way in the free version.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

…Yes, the video does it in one shot as well.

By Dennis

Just a heads up for anyone with a blackberry playbook. The golden beachball levels are available using the level 6-13 method in the video above.

By kai liu(刘凯)

sir:I come form china.I like this game so much ,but I cannot pass Golden BeachBall #11.
I need help.I donot speak English very well. Thank you very much!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Perhaps our video will help you out. Welcome!

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By Rissa (@abaddicted-mama)

Ugh I thought I was done with Rio until I was entering my scores in the leaderboard and found the golden beach ball levels!! I now know what I will be doing with my day today!

By giardini

Hi, after reading the information about Rovio only allowing the code for AB Rio ONCE, I take it there is no way to regain the Golden Beachball levels. I had to replace the hard drive in this computer, thus losing all my scores and the code I intially put in when I purchased Rio movie. So I am doomed, right? BTW, thanks, AMslimfordy; I appreciate all the help & info on your site.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This is PC/Mac? You may be lost.

By giardini

Sorry, thought I included that info. Vista PC. Yeah, figured it was a lost cause. Pretty frustrating. Thank you, AMslimfordy. -g

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You may want to check with Rovio, but unfortunately, that may be the case :(

By giardini

Will do. Thanks again. Almost not the end of the world for this AB addict…

By Eric H

I purchased Rio on Blu-Ray 2 years ago, had this on my computer, however, had to reformat and can not find the voucher. What can I do?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Those codes were one-time use, as far as I know. You would have to contact Rovio, but unfortunately, you may be out of luck, sorry.

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