Angry Birds Space Now Available!!

At long last! At very long last! Angry Birds Space has landed for iOS, PC, Mac, NOOK Color, and Android via the Android Market and Amazon Appstore. We will definitely know more as we delve a bit deeper into Angry Birds Space, but here’s what we know so far. The initial launch of Angry Birds Space includes:

  • 60 gravity-defying levels: 30 from Pig Bang and 30 from Cold Cuts. The Angry Birds Space leaderboard is online and ready for your scores. Walkthrough pages are also up, so feel free to provide your strategies and help us track down those minimum 3 star scores.
  • 30 brain-teaser, extremely difficult levels in an episode called Danger Zone. Our video walkthroughs are available, but we warn you that they are very challenging. On iOS, Danger Zone is an in-app purchase, though level one is already unlocked, so you can try one level before you chose to buy the episode for $0.99. On PC, Danger Zone unlocks if you pass all 30 levels Pig Bang. It is available for free on Samsung Android devices. As for other devices, only time will tell.
  • A Golden Eggsteroids episode, which are the Angry Birds Space equivalent to Golden Eggs. This episode is locked by default. It unlocks once you’ve found your first Golden Eggsteroid. When found, Golden Eggsteroids unlock bonus levels, some levels pay homage to a few classic 1980′s video games. This is reportedly Rovio’s not-so-subtle nod to its video game predecessors.
  • For iOS there are new achievements via Game Center. For the first time we’ve actually created some video walkthroughs that can help with some of the hard achievements.
  • Poppable space suits (bubbles) on the home screen and throughout the game (i.e. check out the credits).
  • New animated bird help menus that help you understand the different powers.
  • The Space Eagle is making an appearance (see more below).
  • Quick tip #1! Frozen pigs will pop on their own.
  • Quick tip #2! To unlock the first level in an episode you need to hit the “Play” button and watch the first comic. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to the very first level.
  • Quick tip #3! If you hit an Eggsteroid, like the one on level 1-9, you’re automatically transported via a wormhole to that Eggsteroid level.
  • Quick tip #4! Lazer Bird isn’t affected by gravity when he’s targeting (after tap), but after impacting something gravity will exert force.

As you can tell, Angry Birds Space is launching on many platforms at once. Here’s a quick breakdown on the different flavors and their subsequent cost. Regardless of what version you chose, I’m sure the few dollars that it sets you back will be well worth it. In most cases it’s cheaper than a Happy Meal at McDonald’s.

  • iOS: There are two flavors.  The SD version costs $0.99 USD, which is identical to the other Angry Birds apps in the past. The HD version costs $2.99 USD, which includes retina support for the new iPad (colloquially, the iPad 3). At this time, it is unclear if there will be a free and/or trial version like the other three apps. Angry Birds Space for iOS will run on iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod Touch (3rd, 4th gen) and requires iOS 4.0 or later (iPad requires 4.2 or later).
  • Android via Amazon Marketplace: There is a free ad-supported version, a $0.99 ad-free version, and a $2.99 HD version for Kindle Fire (nice!).
  • Android via Android Market / Google Play: Just as above, there is a free ad-supported version, a $0.99 ad-free version called “Premium”, an a $2.99 HD version for tablets. Requires Android OS 1.6, just as before.
  • PC: $5.95, a dollar more than the other Angry Birds apps in the past (the extra dollar may be for Danger Zone being included). There is also a demo available which allows you to play levels 1-1 through 1-15 of Pig Bang.
  • Mac: $4.99 and requires OS X 10.6.6 or later.

Understanding The Mighty Space Eagle

The Mighty Space Eagle has arrived, although it’s not exactly what you’re used to! On iOS at least, we first see the option to use the Space Eagle on level 1-11 of Pig Bang. The Space Eagle pops out of the sardine can through a wormhole and quickly blasts the surrounding area before returning to Earth. There are a few important differences though.

  1. You must have at least one unfired bird in the slingshot to use the sardine can.
  2. Most notably, the Space Eagle isn’t buy once, unlimited use. Rather, it’s treated more like a power-up. On iOS you receive three trials and then are prompted to purchase more. You can buy 20 cans for $0.99, 80 for $2.99, 280 for $7.99, or 980 for $19.99. We should also mention that you can earn Space Eagles via gameplay, though probably not enough to make significant progress in feather collecting.
  3. Using the Space Eagle does NOT automatically pop all pigs and clear the level, like it does in the other versions of Angry Birds. You must keep flinging.
  4. We’ve heard reports that the number of birds you use actually affects your destruction percentage. In the past the birds could help you, but didn’t directly affect your percentage. This is unconfirmed.

Let’s Find those Golden Eggsteroids! Clues Abound

Update! We’ve found all five Eggsteroids and our Complete Angry Birds Space Golden Eggsteroids Guide is ready and waiting if you need it. The Golden Eggsteroids leaderboard is up as well, so head on over and enter your scores.

If you want to track them down the Golden Eggsteroids yourself, we’ve outlined the clues we’re aware of below. If you aren’t interested in sleuthing for clues, our Complete Golden Eggsteroids Guide is available as a shortcut. Okay, on to the clues we know exist so far:

  1. One hint is available by participating in MTV’s “A THIN LINE” campaign, which we wrote about a few days ago.
  2. Several hints will available via Walmart, both by their Facebook page and by physical Angry Birds Space merchandise. Supposedly their Facebook Page will be updated with a clue today. But that’s not all. Per this USA Today article, “three more clues will be hidden in a new line of limited-edition plush toys, T-shirts and candy that the retailer will begin selling on Sunday. The 5- and 8-inch plush birds ($9.97 and $14.97, respectively), $6.97 T-shirt and Space Fruit Snacks ($2.18) could have clues on the price tag, in the packaging or within the shirts.”
  3. Furthermore, T-Mobile stores within Walmart will offer a free level to those who buy an Android smartphone. We’re not sure at this time if this is an exclusive level or some type of unlock.

Lastly, I should also add that all Samsung users have access to a bonus Golden Eggsteroid. Since it’s not available for everyone it’s not included on our leaderboard.

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Avatar of justadoo444Rank: Champion with 3820 points
By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

I think there is going to be another Danger Zone! I saw a file on the PC version that is named “STORY_DANGER_ZONE_1_COMIC_1″. Notice the 1 after zone. I also spotted a magma covered asteroid. Could this be true?

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By OneBadPiggie (@onebadpiggie)

How do you get into files on the PC versions?

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By darthvader (@orangebird09)

{direction removed}

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Do not post links to Rovio data files. If people know how to get there, then they can find it.

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By darthvader (@orangebird09)

I also so some music that were not in the game like Boss Test

By Nobelak555

please post a pic of magma asteroid! tHANKS!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This has been considered already, as the iOS achievement calls it “Danger Zone 1″.

Please do not post the image or any direct links to it.

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By ombies (@ombies)

Did any one see these pics on facebook
it might be new episodes in Blackholes,The Moon and Venus
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150692792599928.419601.314467614927&type=1

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By stopshootinme (@stopshootinme)

It’s just pages from the book that part of the whole ABSpace Marketing. It is possible that later updates will included real planet at some point.

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By darthvader (@orangebird09)

They should make their game available for DS hahahaha!

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By maksims97 (@maksims97)

Whats funny?This is exactly right!:)They for that, become better, more popular!!:):)

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Agree and a 3D version for Nintendo 3DS

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By maksims97 (@maksims97)

Wow,but that;s very nice!!:):)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Couple of updates via Rovio’s Twitter:

“[Danger Zone is] coming to all Android devices soon, stay tuned”

“The Space Eagle will be on the way soon for Android”

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By MUFC (@mufc)

Cool! Thanks Slim! Will That Means That the Mighty Eagle will come to ABO, ABS and ABR too? I am so excited!

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By Burbman (@burbman)

So if we have already three starred all of the levels by then, will we get the space eagles awarded for this, I wonder?

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By maksims97 (@maksims97)

Yeh,FINALLY!!!MiEa!!!

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

I know that this sounds like sour grapes, but it does bother me that they only made the eagle that isn’t unlimited for Android, and not the unlimited ones other than the T-Mobile edition which hasn’t been updated since Mine and Dine.

I hope this means that all Android versions will have ME, not just ABSp.

Sorry for the complaining, but I think they should have charged for updates after a certain number of new levels, and charged for the unlimited ME rather than the way they are doing it. I don’t think anyone would object to having to pay another .99 for new levels every third time AB is updated or something to that effect.

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By Laurence (@laurence)

I guess the only issue with charging every nth update, is then if someone buys it straight off, they’d only pay .99 for all the levels. I suppose you could make the levels ‘level packs’ which is what they’ve done with Danger Zone, so I guess it is doable! And I DEFINITELY agree about paying for one unlimited SE (space eagle) instead of for a certain number of eagles! See here for the forum discussion :)

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

I like your idea of level packs Laurence. I figure .99 for each level pack, and .99 for unlimited eagle on each level pack.

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By teogeo (@teogeo)

Sweet!!

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Finally!After all these months waiting,IAP will finally come to android soon enough,good job,rovio :)

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By Kathy (@kathy)

Thanks slim I just saw your post …while going back through levels I will keep my eye out:)

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By DeltaRay (@deltaray)

Did anyone check here? It’s another event!
http://samsung.angrybirds.com/galaxynote/index.html

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Is there anything new here? Couldn’t see it.

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By DeltaRay (@deltaray)

I’m trying to post a comment a few times, but every time it’s not posted.
What’s wrong? I just want to post a link!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Strange, the automated system was marking it as spam. I restored one.

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By DeltaRay (@deltaray)

Thanks slim.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

An interesting article I found: http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/26/angry-birds-space-introduces-the-age-of-the-mobile-game-blockbuster/
Nice job on 10 million downloads, Rovio.

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By 3x3qui3l (@3x3qui3l)

Only 5 eggs?. I want a Update NOW !

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Patience is a virtue.

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By teogeo (@teogeo)

lol, I just read this a couple of minutes ago: http://9gag.com/gag/3577349

Kidding of course! :-)

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

That’s funny. But then, I’ve a good sense of low humor. :-)

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By RedBirdsBrother (@redbirdsbrother)

I have a great idea for a new update! The birds end up in a black hole field chasing after the pigs, and if the birds end up in a black hole after getting launched from the slingshot, the black hole could act as a second slingshot, this could make cool levels where you have’t to use a few black holes in a row to defeat all the pigs! What do you guys think about my idea?

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By Angry_BrownBird (@supermad_bluebird)

If that is possible in space physics…

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

In the real world, governed by the rules of physics, nothing, including light, escapes from a black hole. You might want to buy the National Geographic Angry Birds Space book. It is quite readable, and tells you a lot (maybe all you want to know) about space physics.

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By RedBirdsBrother (@redbirdsbrother)

Yes, i know about the physics of space and black holes, besides its a game, i am just trying to suggest new ideas.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Sorry if I insulted you. For me, one of the attractions of AB is that it is based on the laws of physics.

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By Angrybirdy0420 (@angrybirdy0420)

I like the new ABiS theme for ABN. Great job Slim!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not me. That’s BirdLeader’s work.

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By Wrasheed

Angry birds is great. which is one of your most favorite?:
Original,Rio ,Seasons ,space ,chrome/Web or Facebook
I’ll say results tomorrow

By PopOutAngryBirds

You’ll say results tomorrow? Made me laugh.

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By Batdance (@batdance)

I REALLY enjoy the fujitv levels that are online.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)
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By Chris (@chriss)

I’m sorry to say that, but this site is useless. No new information. It’s a pity that Rovio creates a site about Space Eagle and does not answer the most important questions. And nowhere there is a manual or instructions for Angry Birds Space. There is no other game in the App Store that has no explainations, but only Angry Birds.

The most important questions are:

1. How is “total destruction” defined? Must the blocks be destroyed AND the pigs be killed? Or do only blocks count?

2. How do the unused birds count towards total destruction?

3. Why is Space Eagle more expensive thatn Mighty Eagle?

By lilbabi

i agree with chris !

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Agreed there. I was really hoping to see more info about the availability of ME on other platforms too

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By Chris (@chriss)

Another important and unanswered question is: do blocks that are destroyed by the Space Eagle count towards Smash Maniac?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No, as soon as you fling the sardine can, the counter toward Smash Maniac stops.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Where do you know this frim, Slim?
And what if I first shoot a sardine can and afterwards I shoot a bird to destroy the remainging blocks and pigs? Don’t these blocks that are destroyed by a normal bird count either?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Rovio told us this about the Mighty Eagle. As soon as you enter gameplay for an Eagle highscore,mthe “smash maniac” counter stops.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Did they also confirm this for Space Eagle?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I don’t believe that is necessary. It is the same principle.

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By Chris (@chriss)

No. Read my post above. I described a case which is not possible with ME but only with SE.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Doesn’t matter. That is still working towards an eagle highscore.

By ranaw

I’m super sick of Rovio treating Android users like second-class. Where is Danger Zone and Mighty Eagle for Android? Grr.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Read above

By ranaw

Gah! “Soon” is so vague! Need. More. AB.

By ranaw

“Soon” {…}. Still nothing.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Maybe you should contact Rovio directly.
We can only give you the information that we have.

By Ida Halford

Im having trouble with angry birds in space on my android. I get no background pics . it is white. I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times but no change. can anyone help me .

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By OneBadPiggie (@onebadpiggie)

There’s this game called Splitter Pals on a website called Cool Math, and on one level there’s a yellow bad piggie!

The game: http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-splitter-pals/index.html

By SuperMad_BlueBird

ha, funny.

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By justadoo444 (@justadoo444)

What level?

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By OneBadPiggie (@onebadpiggie)

Level 32.

By Lilbabi

I didn’t buy the “space eagles” cuz of the rip off price . So I’m guessing there will be no angry birds space eagle feathers walkthough . Right??

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

There will be. Let’s just hope the admins aren’t spending a million dollars for the walkthroughs.

By dpb

Will there be space eagle feather walk-throughs?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Yes, we will likely be creating some, but no ETA as of now.

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By ladycrumb (@ladycrumb)

Has anyone else not gotten their Pig Bang score addict achievement? I passed 1,900,000 points and haven’t gotten it yet even with shutting down/restarting gamecenter. I’ve played hours of Cold Cuts and Danger Zone afterwards and had hoped to see it show up when I three starred DZ, but still nothing.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We have heard all sorts of reports on this. Some people have obtained the achievement when surpassing 1.9M on Danger Zone or Cold Cuts, or some other weird area of circumstance. We have forwarded this information to Rovio. But nonetheless, it seems as though everyone has eventually received the achievement while playing either CC or DZ.

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By ladycrumb (@ladycrumb)

Thanks. I’ll have more patience and work on score addict achievements for CC and DZ.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

I got the CC achievement about a day after scoring it. GC can be slow sometimes :)

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By SuperPigeon (@superpigeon)

Am i doing something wrong? Cant seem to find danger zone. I have the free version from google play on my android.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Danger Zone is not available on Android…yet

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By CmdrBond (@cmdrbond)

Unless you have a Samsung device

By Amanda Finnegan

Not compatible with 1st Gen Ipod iOS 3.1.3 *cries uncontrollably*

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By hristaki032 (@hristaki032)

Ok Easter is 2 weeks away and still no news about an easter update for Angry Birds Seasons.Or did anybody forget that we have 3 other Angry Birds games.Space is not all you know.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Rovio is well aware of the other apps. That’s why ABo and Rio just got updates.

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By angryslinger441 (@angryslinger441)

Seasons has been a little behind on the updates, its starting to become close to angry birds world, its got 2 on china and 1 on japan

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Really? Seasons just had an update at the beginning of this month.

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By angryslinger441 (@angryslinger441)

i know but they missed valentines day and st. Pats, how do i change the picture right next yo me username? thx

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

They weren’t missed. They just weren’t chosen.

Refer to the FAQ

By Maria

Does anyone know how to fix the problem with the screen going black when trying to start the game? It just goes black and never starts :(

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

If you haven’t played much, I would uninstall the app, restart your device, and reinstall.

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By Rob48 (@rob48)

Why 280 sardine cans or 980? Why not 300 and 1000? Anyone? Bueller?

By jeff

when did the third set of surf and turf for facebook come out?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Earlier today. We have post about it on the homepage.

By jeff

ah ok when i found out it wasnt on the homepage yet lol

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

Wwll I have managed to beat all of the averages (for now, anyway) on DZ and I STILL need over 50,000 points to get DZ Score Addict. Whew!

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By Angrybirdy0420 (@angrybirdy0420)

Just a thought… I wonder if the ABS Seasons Summer Pignic GE with the Samsung Galaxy SII logo was a sneak preview of ABiS and Rovio’s partnership with Samsung.

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

Finally 3-starred Pig Bang,Cold Cuts and Eggsteroids.
I would like to say that Danger Zone is REALLY hard!

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

Oh,and Danger Zone too.

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By darthvader (@orangebird09)

Just saw something on facebook about AB:Space first update (link to post). It’s an image of the space needle about to be destroyed by the Lazer Bird (Looks like from cold cuts)!

By Morph416

I was just reading about that myself… seems pretty wicked.

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By Burbman (@burbman)

Must be trying to knock off the giant slingship they had on it last week! lol!

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By maksims97 (@maksims97)

CAANT WAIT!!

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By AngryBirds549 (@angrybirds549)

To me,it seems like “Space Needle” might be the new planet.Who knows?

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By Laurence (@laurence)

Well, there’s this tweet from Rovio that doesn’t really give any more clues!

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By Very Angry At This Site (@angry-artist)

i wish i could download it

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Why can’t you?

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By Very Angry At This Site (@angry-artist)

it wasn’t compatible with my ipod for some weird reason. i tried to upgrade it but it said it was already the newest version. but i got it on the kindle fire. it doesn’t have eagles or the danger zone.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We have the compatibility list above.

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By Waleed (@waleed)

any one had his/her progress in AB space wiped out !?

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