Angry Birds Short Fuse Update Now Available! Plus, a Highscore Competition from the ‘Nest & Rovio – Win an Angry Birds Sphero!

Rovio teased last week that Angry Birds original would be getting an electrifying new update very soon. Well, here we are just a week later and the latest update — Short Fuse (v3.4.0) — is now available for iOS and Android via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, with more platforms coming soon!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! There’s more to this update than just new levels. In association with Rovio, we’re excited to announce an awesome contest to win a very cool Angry Birds Sphero!

The competition is now over. Congratulations to manu malin (@eweber) on his impressive show of strength, beating his closest competition by over 70,000 points! Enjoy your Angry Birds Sphero!

This update includes:

  • 30 new levels of Short Fuse! These are spread out over two chapters (25 and 26), with Chapter 27 coming soon. Our walkthroughs will be live soon and will appear on this page.
  • Bomb the Black Bird has a brand new Shockwave ability!
  • Piggy Potions imitate the bird that they are colored after. Drop an orange potion on a pig and he inflates like the Orange bird. Break the blue potion to cause the piggies to triple like the Blue bird (or break multiple potions to get 9, 27, or more!). Pink potions cause piggies to inflate, grab all nearby blocks, float for a while and then drop heavy destruction below.
  • New Golden Egg! Keep your eyes peeled for hidden Egg.
  • No new achievements for iOS, since ABo is full in GameCenter.
  • Still no on-screen distinction between Power Up and “clean” scores, besides the lightning bolt that appears on the Level Completed screen. But thankfully the data files distinguish.
  • Helpful Tip: If you are experiencing any issues with a level not completing promptly, there is a “Fast Forward” button that appears in the bottom-right corner once all pigs have been popped. This will force the level to end, tally your extra birds, and show you your final score. While not a new feature, it can still be helpful!
  • Bug fix! Golden Egg #30 Sometimes Doesn’t Pop Up (click for more info)
  • Rovio contacted us stating that this bug should now be fixed. If the Egg doesn’t show up as soon as you open the app, 3-star level 23-15 of Red’s Mighty Feathers again.

AngryBirdsNest / Rovio Contest! Win an Angry Birds Sphero!!!

Oh yes, your eyes read that right! AngryBirdsNest — with support from Rovio — are teaming up to bring you a electrifying one week contest where the champion will win an awesome Angry Birds Sphero. We’re beyond excited to be hosting this competition, so let’s jump right into the details on how to participate, the rules, and more.

Contest Dates, Rules, Terms, & Conditions

The competition is now over. Congratulations to manu malin (@eweber) on his impressive show of strength, beating his closest competition by over 70,000 points! Enjoy your Sphero!

How to Participate

  • The contest is open to all registered members of AngryBirdsNest whose accounts are in good standing. There are no forms to fill out, rather the winner will be the flinger with the highest cumulative total score on the Short Fuse leaderboard.
  • NO POWER-UP OR FAKE SCORES PERMITTED! This will be verified, so please be careful to only enter valid scores.

Start & End Dates

  • The contest will start the moment the Angry Birds Short Fuse leaderboard goes live today, November 26th, and will end on December 3rd, 2013 at 10 am PST based on Time.is. Note, scores can still to be entered on the leaderboard after this date, but they will no longer impact the winner of this contest.

Winner & Prize

Fine Print

  • No power-up or fake scores are permitted! This is our site policy, and therefore must be adhered to by ALL players. We will verify the winner’s scores and if we find a Power Up or fake score was used to earn the #1 spot you will no longer be eligible to win the prize. At that point the next person on the leaderboard will be chosen and the validation process will repeat. The following are considered Power Ups:
    • Super Seeds, King Sling, Birdquake, and Sling Scope.
    • The Shockwave Power Up, as in pressing the button and summoning a Shockwave Black Bird into the lineup. Note, using a lineup-provided Black Bird is okay.
    • In general, a Power Up score displays a lightning bolt on the score tallying screen that you see after you complete a level. If you see a lightning bolt, you used a Power Up that round. If you don’t see one, your last round was clean and can be used on the leaderboard.
    • Important! Just because you’ve used a Power Up score doesn’t mean you’re automatically disqualified from the contest. Simply replay the level as many times as you need to and enter the highest non-PU score you receive.
  • We, AngryBirdsNest, hold the final decision in determining one’s eligibility.
  • As mentioned above, the contest winner will be required to provide us with their data files so we can determine the validity of their scores. In addition, we may ask for screenshots.
  • Winner will be notified by e-mail, so be sure the email in your AngryBirdsNest profile is up to date. If your email is not valid we won’t be able to reach you. If we are unable to reach you or fail to get a response after 5-days the next eligible player will be chosen.
  • In addition to your email, you will be required to give us your full name, number, and shipping address. This information will be shared with Rovio so they can send you your prize.
  • Players must be 13 years of age or older to participate. This is in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • You agree to allow us to use your AngryBirdsNest username and profile link in promotion of the contest or prize. This may include mentioning the winner on Twitter, Facebook, email, and more.
  • Players on all platforms are welcome to participate. With that said, we don’t control when the update will land on different platforms, so we’re sorry if it’s not out in time for this contest.
  • If you would like to be excluded from the contest simply email contests [AT] angrybirdsnest.com and we will note your account. Please be sure to include your username in the email.

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Tags: ABo, Black Bird, Contest, News, Releases & Updates, Short Fuse
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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    Comments (109)

    Profile photo of SandeepRank: Well Traveled with 1935 points
    By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

    The Shock-bomb Bird powerup is just under the pause button. Sometimes when I want to pause ,by mistake I touch the powerup and it gets wasted.

    Profile photo of AngryBirdsSpaceMasterRank: Master Slinger with 6375 points
    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    I’ve done that so many times… I’m down to only 7 left.

    Profile photo of SandeepRank: Well Traveled with 1935 points
    By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

    Has anyone noticed that Bomb’s power is a bit like Darth Vader and Anakin Episode 3 in angry birds star wars ?

    Profile photo of Porkton StudentRank: Slinger with 1025 points
    By Porkton Student (@porktonstudent)

    Has anyone heard the theme song of AB Classic? It changed to the old music.

    Profile photo of Hudson8823Rank: Debriefed with 1360 points
    By Hudson8823 (@rockman-exe)

    If I want to listen the previously ‘NEW’ tune, where I can hear it??

    Profile photo of Chuck the Yellow BirdRank: Explosive with 2025 points

    Buy Angry Birds Trilogy :P

    Rank: Pig Leader with 10505 points
    By PJng (@pjng)

    I read multiple time, there is only 1 (one) prize?

    Why they do a same thing like in Rio, after few restart it prompt me to use a PU.

    Profile photo of sal9Rank: Sling God with 20315 points
    By sal9 (@sal9)

    @pjng Just turn the p/u off on the main menu. Problem solved!

    Rank: Master Slinger with 5025 points
    By reactive1 (@reactive1)

    This is by far the best new episode of ABo in quite a while. Loads of fun, whereas the Egg Defender levels of episode 9 were no fun IMHO.

    @AMslimfordy. The update article mentions that there are no new achievements since GC is full. Unless, I am mistaken, all the current achievements add up to be 900 points, so there is room for 100 more points which could easily be 4 or 5 more achievements.

    Profile photo of bubblesRank: Explosive with 2175 points
    By bubbles (@hans-peter)

    Will there actually be a fourth Episode of the birdday Episode Since angry birds is becoming 4 soon?

    Profile photo of JosmRank: Pig Leader with 10055 points
    By Josm (@josm)
    Profile photo of bubblesRank: Explosive with 2175 points
    By bubbles (@hans-peter)

    Yah, that’s what I mean :)

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6690 points
    By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

    Not sure if this is new or not, but there are 3 free mighty eagle levels, which allows you to try out the mighty eagle and also unlocks the achievement.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 7795 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    Haha, nice find. Yes, I think it’s new. Those three feathers even count towards the total amount of feathers (in your Rovio account)!

    Profile photo of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10730 points
    By PdB (@playdbird)

    Is there any way to turn off the PU “reminder” that appears every few attempts?
    It’s annoying and I’ve mistakenly turned it on several times.

    Profile photo of bubblesRank: Explosive with 2175 points
    By bubbles (@hans-peter)

    Just go to the Main Menu und on the left Lower side you will find the button

    By Jan Rasmussen

    I’d love to get the last one for my grandson. He loves anything Angery Bird’s h is bed room , figures , stuffed animals.

    By jae

    I am trying to enter my score i am registered. Will it automatically enter it or do I have to access the leader board

    Profile photo of sal9Rank: Sling God with 20315 points
    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Scores are entered manually, once you register.

    Profile photo of Lorde, ya ya ya!Rank: Out of this World with 2970 points
    By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

    Bomb here represents my anger when playing Angry Birds.

    Profile photo of LuKaZzZRank: Fling King with 4210 points
    By LuKaZzZ (@lukazzz)

    Has anyone succeeded in achieving Total Destruction on levels 25-11, 26-3 and 26-11?

    Rank: Sling God with 30335 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I have all of Chapter 25. The key is to “triple” wherever you can.

    Profile photo of LuKaZzZRank: Fling King with 4210 points
    By LuKaZzZ (@lukazzz)

    Thanks for the tip, it really helped. Once I “tripled” I got 100% with ease on all the levels. Be sure to include this tip in your walkthroughs.

    Rank: Hardened with 545 points
    By Hayoungpapa (@hayoungpapa)

    It’s possible to achieve Total Destruction in all ‘Short Fuse’levels. I have already achieved Total Destruction in all ‘Short Fuse’ levels.

    Rank: Explosive with 2240 points
    By oneiro (@oneiro)

    hmmm, when i turn off the wifi, i cant see my highscores and the levels appear locked… why is that?

    Rank: Sling God with 30335 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @oneiro You have likely been playin with a Rovio Account, which becomes disabled when you lose Internet connection.

    Profile photo of JaroftimeRank: Well Traveled with 1970 points
    By Jaroftime (@jaroftime)

    Mind: BLOWN!

    Innovative, fun, fierce!

    Looks like good ole Rovio has a few tricks up its sleeve yet!

    It’s the Halloween Seasons update I was looking for.

    Rank: Slinger with 1045 points
    By Sheila (@sheila)

    I am on android. Every since the update, my angry birds will not open. It crashes after initial Rovio screen opens. Has anyone else had this problem? I’ve emailed Rovio, but no response as of yet. It sounds like the issue with some are having with seasons, which is why I haven’t updated yet.

    Rank: Pig Leader with 10660 points
    By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

    Congratulations to the always amazing manu malin @eweber :)

    Profile photo of kathi17Rank: Gold Flinger with 8480 points
    By kathi17 (@kathi17)

    Yes, congratulations! Well done. It was a tough contest!

    Rank: Pig Leader with 10250 points
    By manu malin (@eweber)

    Thx. I must admit I got lucky and the contest did fall right during a week off from work ;)

    Profile photo of xebic88Rank: Pig Leader with 10425 points
    By xebic88 (@xebic88)

    Congrats Manu @eweber WTG :) ..U realize the Aliens will be picking you up soon to Captain there Mothership :)

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9735 points
    By catsnbirds (@catsnbirds)

    @xebic88 I’ve always assumed that @eweber WAS an alien, sent here to show us what is possible if only we try just a bit harder! Congrats, Manu Malin, on your well deserved victory.

    Rank: Well Traveled with 1685 points
    By BiteKlavs (@communistpride)

    Grats to the winner! Well flung!

    Profile photo of crbassassinRank: Slinger with 1050 points
    By crbassassin (@crbassassin)

    Has anyone succeeded in achieving Total Destruction on the 2nd mighty eagle tryout?

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 7795 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    Yes

    Profile photo of BoBa FeeTRank: Debriefed with 1435 points
    By BoBa FeeT (@angry-score)

    Congrats @eweber

    By Morph416

    Here’s an idea.. maybe someone has already mentioned it.. but how about the bird having two powers no matter what game he’s in?

    After you release him from the sling, a single tap would be the exploding bird, and a double tap would be the new power?

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 7795 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    Unfortunately that’s not possible.

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