Angry Birds Rio High Dive Episode Now Available!

Wow! That was quick. We teased this update just yesterday, and today the Angry Birds Rio High Dive update (v2.0.0) is now available for iOS, PC, Mac, and Android via Google Play. The update should be landing for more platforms pretty soon.

Note: Angry Birds Rio is now broken up into two chapters: Rio and Rio 2. Rocket Rumble and High Dive can be found under the 2nd chapter.

This update includes:

  • Foremost a major overhaul to all graphics, from the splash screen to the app icon to the gameplay. If you experience any lagging, try restarting your device and/or closing out other applications.
  • 20 new levels in the new High Dive episode! Fling your birds underwater for aquatic attacks! Our walkthrough videos are live!
  • Golden Treasure Chests! We suspect there are 10 to find hidden throughout the 20 normal levels. If you need help, consult our videos!
  • 6 bonus levels! Unlock these by earning 30, 40, and 50 stars; collecting all Golden Treasure Chests; and earning 7 and 15 feathers (mobile only).
  • 1 new iOS achievement for completing the episode.
  • New “Playground” episode: Five complementary levels to try out Power Ups and the Mighty Eagle for free! Our walkthroughs are live for these levels as well!
  • The Rio Leaderboard is ready for your scores. But remember, Power Up scores are NOT permitted on ABN Leaderboards. This includes the Playground episode.

So what are you waiting for? Put some sunscreen on your beak and get flinging!

Tags: High Dive, News, Releases & Updates, Rio, Water
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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    Profile photo of JoeyRank: Boss Hog with 13280 points
    By Joey (@joeyba)

    Very fun episode indeed.
    The “R” of Rovio does not appear on the app anymore

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    By kathi17 (@kathi17)

    I’m enjoying this one too. I really sort of prefer ABO, Seasons and Rio to Space and Starwars.

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    @kathi17 My order of preference: Space / Season, Rio /Original , Friends, SWI / SWII, Go (never really played yet)

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    By Grits (@grits1)

    Kathi 17 that goes for me too…..never Hv gotten the hang of that creature w the tongue

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Is anyone else having problems downloading the update? I hard closed everything and restarted my iPad, and after a wait, the Rio icon now appears on the App Store update page, and it might actually be updating. Previously, at first no icons appeared on App Store update page, after shutdown and hard close, icons appeared for every think except Rio.

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    By leggy (@leggy)

    @mvnla2 – yep!
    Took two attempts to download (first said error 923), powered device off/on after install, now having issues playing; the level freezes, then parts of the level image/background disappear, and finally a message stating ”not responding wait/report/close” – I guess it will get fixed in due course, still annoying though!

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    By MG516 (@mg516)

    I have been having similar problems and have also had the whole game shut down. I think I will stick with the challenge for the rest of the day while I wait for the bugs to be fixed.

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    By Tinus (@tinus)

    Yup, I also had several freezes of RIO when playing (Android). No option to file a bugreport back also

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    By crash (@tmax)

    chalk me up for a freeze the first time playing, although it hasn’t froze up since (knocks on wood block— damages it for 200 points)

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    I have had several freezes in various levels and one immediate exit of the game. I play on iPad.

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    By masmith (@masmith52)

    When I first downloaded the game would exit each time I tried to open it. I have noticed that when I have no signal or play in airplane mode I can open and the game works fine. I have a Motorola Photon 4G LTE.

    By Morph416

    Yes.. mine freezes up too.. randomly, (regardless of level) and since there’s no “ctrl alt del” to stop the game.. I have to restart the phone to get it back.

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    By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

    I missed the news yesterday, so this is quite a surprise this morning!!! Yay!!!!

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    You took a day away from the nest? For shame!

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    By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

    @sparty. oh I was here alright, but I don’t check the home page every day. Since joining a year and a half ago, I have missed very few days, usually due to travel and no wifi access. Kinda sad really ;)

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    By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

    ARG, that should have been @sparty83

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    @amslimfordy: Will you make leaderboards for the playground levels? If yes, will it be allowed to enter power-up scores?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    We haven’t discussed this yet, @chriss. Working on getting the “normal” stuff live first, then we’ll address such formalities.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @chriss We’ll make a Leaderboard, but still no PUs allowed — since PC/Mac don’t have the PU option.

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    By Angrybirdy0420 (@angrybirdy0420)

    Whoa! Did anyone else notice how much different the Boomerang Bird looks since the update?

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    @angrybirdy0420 — Noticed the difference in the new levels; haven’t checked the old. Is it different even in the old?

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    By RizDub (@rizdub)

    Nope. Only the Rio 2 levels (this includes Rocket Rumble) have the Toons style characters.

    Side note, has anyone else noticed that Hal still sheds yellow feathers when he hits something? (He sheds green ones in most games now.)

    Profile photo of kathi17Rank: Gold Flinger with 8700 points
    By kathi17 (@kathi17)

    I noticed it too. It looks less like a bird now, at least on my phone.

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    By Fayaz

    I guess it will look like that in toons. Which level does he first appear?

    By Morph416

    They are all different… they have a much more “angry” appeal.. like their feathers have been ruffled!

    :)

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    By Fayaz

    Acually it’s just using the angry birds toons animations and Hal from summer pignic edition.

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Played a few levels and looks fun. Appears placement of the one bird solutions can yield 20-30K point differences.

    Did not have any problems with downloading this update to the iPad. Did not have to clear browsers or shut the unit off. Worked great.

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    By gavza (@gavza)

    Woot! 240th on Game Center for now, all levels (including bonus ones) 3 starred. Probably most people above me on Gave Center are cheaters too! Wish Rovio would fix that, which Apple has provided them the power to do. Fun update!

    By Morph416

    Once again.. Rovio has proven to me, why this is my fav version of all the games.

    I like how the some of the levels give you so many different ways to approach.. unlike before in some water levels, where you have to go under.. here you have more levels giving you the options of underwater and aerial attacks.

    Game play is smooth.. graphics are tighter.. but I did notice a couple things, so I am not sure I could list them as a bug except maybe one.

    On my G3 running driod 4.3, the white arrows you’re supposed to touch to move to second screens, only blinks for me.. no matter how many times I press them.. I have to slide my finger to move pages.

    The timing for using the eagle feather in the playground episodes is faster than before, giving me very little time to click on it once the last monkey or bird has been popped… so head’s up if anyone else sees this, get your finger ready to click on it..

    Otherwise,.. no other issues.. these levels are definitely (IMHO) some of the best created.

    :)

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    By gavza (@gavza)

    There appears to be a bug – if I just try to use the mighty eagle, it puts the feather on the icon for that level, irrespective of whether I got 100%. Obviously annoying, as it now looks like I have all the feathers, even though I haven’t yet got 100% on all episodes.

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    By TheBirdBrain (@thebirdbrain)

    I agree it’s annoying but they have done it before so it might not be a bug at all. In Angry Birds Space they did the same thing though it was easier to tell on that app if you didn’t have TD.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Has anyone seen what appears to be a totally colored feather for something obviously less than 100%, like 50%?
    In other games / episodes it puts a feather that is partially colored in. I agree that in Rio High Dive, I couldn’t tell the difference between a partially filled feather and 100%. Didn’t know if I was just too close to 100% to see the difference.

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    By gavza (@gavza)

    I guess it’s hard to tell. The one level I haven’t got 100% on, my best is 98%. The feather on the icon looks like all the other feathers to my eye. It’s either a bug, or very poor design. Much prefer no feather if I don’t have 100%.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @gavza @TheBirdBrain @MVNLA2 there is no bug. The feathers are partially filling based on your best score.

    ABR v200 Partial Feather

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    I could be wrong, but I do believe that @gavza is referring to the fact that when a new level unlocks, a silhoette of the feather appears on the level selection button, with it’s bitmapped opacity greatly reduced, instead of a mere darkened outline of a feather, as it was before. I noticed this phenomenon myself, but the feather appears quite normally after achieving the programmed TD threshold for the level you’re playing, so I don’t believe it to be a bug.

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    By Coveleski (@coveleski)

    Unfortunetly, if you have something like 98-99%, than it’s impossible to spot levels with these results.

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    By adrian9595 (@adrian9595)

    Very poorly designed, as you will almost always get in the high 90% range whenever using the mighty eagle, just causing confusion.

    By Morph416

    This happened to me as well.. when you have feathers at or around 90% or higher, the feather looks as if it’s already complete… the only way to tell, is to open the level, and click on the Eagle icon, and it will show the percentage for that level.

    It’s a minor thing, just because the graphics are so small, difficult to tell.

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    By sbonsib (@sbonsib)

    This caught me off guard, I too thought this was a bug until I saw this explanation. I think this is a poorly thought through change. Mighty eagle feather is an all or nothing score in reality, why show percentage in the level selection. If they want to display it this way, the feather should change in some way at 100% to indicate completion.

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    By RizDub (@rizdub)

    Six Playground levels? I count five… @amslimfordy

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Typo. Fixed :)

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    By birdMeister (@birdmeister)

    This release is very poor on Android tablet. It freezes at random points and I have to kill the process and start over. It even crashed my system once. Even with the reboot, I haven’t noticed an improvement. I have noted the same behaviour onnother new release recently but this one is about ten times worse.

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    By birdMeister (@birdmeister)

    I forgot to mention that the reponse is very poor at times. There is a hesitation sometimes when I hit the reset button or try to navigate to another level. Last week when I played Rio, I didn’t experience any of these issues.

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    By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

    @birdmeister, I am curious, if you try an older level, do you also have problems, or only when playing the new levels?

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    By birdMeister (@birdmeister)

    @bonneypattycat, I just checked and Rio 1 seems fine. But Rocket Rumble seems to have the same poor response. The graphics for both Rio 2 episodes are herky jerky for most levels (HD 5 is an exception) and I don’t remember RR having this behaviour before. Of course I may have a different opinion as I try more things.

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    By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

    I play on iPad, iOS 7. I have only played a few levels, but so far no freezing, just occasional lagging. This after closing all other apps and restarting the iPad. Not horrible, but it could be better.

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    By Josm (@josm)
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    By PJng (@pjng)

    So far I don see any issue (lag or freeze), still smooth running.
    Lag issue still on ABs.

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    By Josm (@josm)

    i had 1 freeze moment yesterday, while playing a level, the screen freezes completely and needed to restart the game

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    By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

    Great game play and Great graphics….my eagle meter on the Level Title for High Dive says I do not have all the feathers but I have 26 are there more levels that I am missing?

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    By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

    Here are screen shots
    Image 1

    Image 2

    Image 3

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    By Josm (@josm)

    @spoonmon not all 100% like bonus level 30 stars, level 8 and maybe more but i cant see that from the picture because you cant see the differents between 95-100% very well :/

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    By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

    @Josm. Thanks! I figured it out that I had 2 levels at only 95%. In the confusion of trying to complete everything I must have forgotten those 2. Those feathers on the level numbers are quite deceiving…I had to go through each level and double check the percentage of the ME. Thanks for the Help Josm.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    This shows that the new design with the feather causes only confusion and it helps nothing at all. I wonder why Rovio had to make this.

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    By Keegan

    Um, so just to clear things up, the update is NOT available for PC/Mac yet?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    now available for iOS, Mac, and Android via Google Play

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    I prefer the green bird in its old version! The new one doesn’t look like a bird.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    I agree.

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    By gavza (@gavza)

    Has anyone managed 100% on the first bonus star level with the mighty eagle? I can’t beat 98%.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    It’s possible. I have all feathers. Walkthroughs will be posted in the next few days.

    Profile photo of nacho18Rank: Pig Leader with 10340 points
    By nacho18 (@nacho18)

    I did it last Nigth . This one it’s the hardest one. I got ; several 98% , several 99% and the 100% . Tip…!!
    First bird Chuck to the front then Sardine can up : high arch ; the sardine has to be located on the second cage ; the first cage sone times it’s released. You need to do do many , many times untill you got it : some times there are a lot debris some times a few debris . The eagle seems doesn’t care about it….!!! Just keep trying.

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    By nacho18 (@nacho18)

    Ooh . I forgot ..!! Check my screenshots on my album .

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    By gavza (@gavza)

    Thanks! 6 times was all it took after that. Now I have all the feathers at 100%!

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    By Maiasatara (@maiasatara)

    For me, so far, the sardine can in top of second cage AND REPLACING second cage were both too high to have eagle destroy the leftmost stone ball but it got everything else nicely. Still at 98%. Can’t get that ball with second bird, it just sinks. I might try the destroy all on top then send the can to the Sandy bottom as mentioned by someone I didn’t copy before I started typing. : )

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    @gavza — Mere mortals, i.e., me can also get all feathers, so it is possible. I don’t remember specifically how to do the first bonus star level. Remember to try flinging the sardine can before any birds a few times to figure out what remains. You then need to concentrate on destroying that part of the level before you send in ME.
    For the record, I found getting TD on the gold box level the most difficult.

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    By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

    Got the feather….for me the most difficult! It is possible. I destroyed the entire top with all birds and sent the sardine can between the first and second pillars to destroy debris that had sunk. Good Luck and Happy Flinging!!

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    By TheBirdBrain (@thebirdbrain)

    If anyone is having trouble getting TD a helpful hint is that vases are worth a lot of points and same with those rock platforms that can be destroyed. I had trouble with a few levels until I noticed that the common theme with the low scores was the vases left over on the screen.

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    By Gary

    I’m running the 2.0.0. update on my Gen 4 iTouch and it constanly crashes.
    Have tried at least 20 times and I’ve only 3 Starred the first 5 levels
    Of High Dive. Extremely frustrating. I’ve done several hard restarts also.
    Anyone else having issues?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Hard restarts are usually less effective than controlled restarts. Try clearing your multitasking bar then shutting down the device normally. It’s likely a RAM issue with the iPod Touch 4g

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    By Gary

    Thanks but where is my multitask bar? Couldn’t find it in the settings.
    Can you reply with the path? Thx

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Try double-tapping the “Home” button on your device. Link to Apple.com.

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    By Gary

    Thanks again but that’s for iso 7. I’m on 6.1.6 and I’m up to date. I don’t
    have the App Refresh setting. Any other thoughts?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    On iOS 6 or lower, double-clicking the home button will bring up an actual bar at the bottom of the screen. Hold down on any icon until they “shake”. Tap the “-” minus signs to close out all background apps.

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    By Gary

    Ok thx. Just did that and it still has slow game play and then crashes.

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    By SnTrooper (@sntrooper)

    I use the same version iPod and have the same problem. I found turning off Wi-Fi or just putting it in airplane mode greatly reduced crashes and lag.

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    By Gary

    Thx. Tried turning off wifi but still crashed. I appreciate the help though!

    By Isaac

    When is it going to be available for PC/Windows?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Should be soon.

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    By Josm (@josm)

    they are still working for the PC version, same as the absw II carbonite pack update, coming soon

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    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    Decent update. Love the levels, but I am not a fan of the new graphical changes.

    By burungmarah

    And it’s got a brand new theme song, with lyrics in Portugese. Anyone got the lyrics and translation?

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    By trojan (@trojan)

    Appears to be an update for Rio–PC. Hoping it’s High Dive.

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    By trojan (@trojan)

    Yep, it’s Rio Part2

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    By Green Woodpecker (@green-woodpecker)

    Yep its out for PC.
    Great, except level 9 keeps locking up.
    I’ve had to close the program 3 times so far.

    By Morph416

    Same here… cannot get past level 9. As soon as the last bird cage pops, the game freezes. Sound can still be heard, but no controls…

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    By Green Woodpecker (@green-woodpecker)

    It took about 20 attempts to get it to go to the end of the level.
    Luckily it was 3 stars.
    Time to move on.

    By Morph416

    Thanks for the tip!

    I went back to play again, this time it froze up before launching Terence.

    Started again, this time I used the minimize button so I didn’t have to use task manager, and it played thru with no issues. Possible this bug has something to do with full screen mode?

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    By Keegan

    It froze at level five for me. Had to shut down the computer and restart it.
    Maybe we’re dealing with a potential bug?

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    By Keegan

    Finally passed level five… only to be stuck on nine like you guys. :(

    By Morph416

    Try playing the game in windowed mode, vs full screen. Just stretch the window out as desired.

    By john

    yes it is bug on level 9 on PC, 3th bird thrown, it hang up for few second, then part of graphics disappears. I had to use task manager to kill that program. hope they get information and able to fix the bug for RIO 2. thanks

    By Kirkland

    I too cannot get past level 9 without freeze up that needs taskmanager to kill it. Have tried in full and windowed modes. Lockups are random, but none the less, does it eventually every time

    By Gene

    First froze up on level 6 for me. Now it’s freezing up on level 7 too

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    By Deadman (@deadman)

    such a beautiful update. Thanks Rovio.

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