Angry Birds Update Concludes Bad Piggies Episode, plus Slash Revamps Angry Birds Space Theme Song

Happy Thursday to all the Angry Birds lovers out there! A double-whammy this morning, with two — count them: TWO — Angry Birds app updates.

First, Rovio announced a few days ago that Guns N’ Roses guitar legend Slash would be making some sort of appearance in Angry Birds Space (see our post for more info). Well, Angry Birds Space v1.5.0 has launched, and Slash has completely revamped the theme song! The update has landed for iOS and Android via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, with more platforms coming soon. No new levels are available in this update, but…

Important Update: We are also happy to announce that Angry Birds Space has been “quietly” released on Steam for PC only, with more titles coming out soon. Angry Birds Space is fully integrated with steam achievements and leader boards.

In more unforeseen news, we all know that Rovio loves to keep the community on its toes. And they’ve surprised us with Angry Birds v3.1.0! We have reached the conclusion of the Bad Piggies episode, but the pigs won’t be going down without a fight. The update is currently available for iOS and Android via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, with more platforms coming soon.

The Angry Birds update includes:

  • Foremost, the #1 app of all time is going FREE! For iOS, both SD and HD versions of the original Angry Birds will be free for the foreseeable future. This is the second such app to do so, following Angry Birds Rio. If maybe you’ve been holding off on buying them on a second device, now’s the time!
  • The final 15 levels of Bad Piggies, listed as Chapter 22. Those crafty swine are trying harder than ever to evade the birds. Our walkthroughs are live in the ABo Bad Piggies category!
  • New Golden Eggs? Keep your eyes open! We haven’t had any in Bad Piggies yet, but Rovio may try to be sneaky.
    Update: No new Golden Eggs that we can see, and no 3-star Golden Egg either.
  • No new achievements for iOS, since ABo is full in GameCenter.
  • Still no distinction between Power Up and “clean” scores, besides the lightning bolt that appears on the Level Completed screen.
  • 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!

Helpful Links

  • All of our (original) Angry Birds walkthroughs can be found on this page.
  • Need help finding Golden Eggs? We have the most complete guide on the web!
  • See our Total Destruction walkthroughs for earning feathers using the Mighty Eagle.
  • Compete with the best on the net here on the Nest! Enter your scores on our leaderboard. Note that Power Up scores are not permitted on our leaderboards at this time (besides in the Facebook leaderboard).
Tags: ABo Bad Piggies, Angry Birds Space, News, Releases & Updates, Slash
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

thank you ROVIO! the new ABSp song is even better now!

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By Josm (@josm)

more good news, in last tweet you can read that slash is making songs for all AB games!

By Padde

Did red Bird always had superpowers in Space?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

He doesn’t. Tapping the screen causes him to call out, but it doesn’t do anything.

By Padde

When I make the call near a pig, the pig shrieks and jumps up.

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By Josm (@josm)

correction: the bird shrieks and the pig jumps up, i think this is a new power!?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That has always happened.

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By Josm (@josm)

ok?, i have never noticed that!

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

This is a nifty little trick and it works with Terence too, but not pigs in zero gravity. It actually improved my scores on a few levels. (The small pigs jump high enough to pop themselves when they land. Impressive athleticism. LOL)

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By Chris (@bird4)

No. this is not a new power but big brother bird makes the pigs jump up to.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

It’s cool. Something like @dr-omega predicted, actually it’s not Rovio’s music player but it redirects to Slash’s music in iTunes from ABSp game.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

For android users, it re-directs to Amazon.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I wasn’t really serious about the music player, but I thought it might just be a theme song update..

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@dr-omega I remember you were onlyguessing, maybe even joking but it’s pretty similar.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

Just to add, one either love or hate this music tune. My 12 y/o said it is irritating.

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By Birds! (@theog)

Every people have their own opinion :)

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By kdog (@kevinhershberge)

ready to try the new levels, thank you rovio!

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By Superjustinbros (@superjustinbros)

Come on Rovio, You did it in other games, put in that way of distinguishing from clean scores already!

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By Mighty Eagle (@mighty-eagle)

Angry Birds and Angry Birds HD will be the next #FreeAppoftheWeek on iOS

http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/07/rovio-pulls-down-paywall-for-original-angry-birds-on-iphone-ipad/

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By Lamia (@lamia)

Can anyone provide the theme song iTunes link? I want to download

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It is not available on iTunes, to my knowledge. Just in-game.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

just checked ITunes, it’s on there

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By Lamia (@lamia)

@angryperson Can u give link?

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

@lamia, i’m not sure how, sorry

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By Bob

I provided this link 2 days ago, dont know why got deleted.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/angry-birds-space-theme-slash/id615391773?i=615391853

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By Chucky (@chucky)

I can’t provide a link as I don’t have itunes on my work pc, but to show you it is available look at the iphone picture :)

http://i.imgur.com/KgDctrV.png

:)

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

That looks to be a ringtone. Does anyone know, is it just a 30 second tone?

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By Lamia (@lamia)

@chucky Thanks a lot! Atleast i know that name… But i think the theme song link is only limited to users who click the in-game thing. I searched iTunes, it’s not there

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By Chucky (@chucky)

I now have the full song and it goes for a total of 1 minute and 58 seconds :D

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

@chucky – how did you get the full song? The image you posted is a ringtone and shows it’s only 30 seconds long.

The ringtones are listed as being from Rovio. Does the full length version say it’s from Slash or Rovio?

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By Chucky (@chucky)

I can link the full song or what I believe is the full song, as long as @AMslimfordy and the other mods are okay with it. Every time I have linked stuff in the past or said something it usually gets removed so I try not to say too much or link anything anymore.

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By Chucky (@chucky)

I could probably even host it on my web space and let you guys download it from there. Again this would take approval from a mod before I do it however.

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By Bob (@nnll14)

I searched iTunes on iPad and found it. Just type “angry birds space slash”

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

Why is Rovio now cluttering up the app icons with their logo?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It’s a pretty small logo.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

I like it.

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By PdB (@playdbird)

Seems fine to me also.

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By Burbman (@burbman)

Wonder if Rovio cleaned up S-15 in this update… Please post if you have obtained a glitch in the updated version.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It still appears to run fine.

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By PJng (@pjng)

A small report, therhold 3 star for 21-1&21-2 is even with 000.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

How did you confirm this?

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By PJng (@pjng)

@amslimfordy, I stop my score on 110680 (see my my board), and I just update it it showing 90/135.
If needed, i can upload screenshoot.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No, that’s quite alright. Thanks for the help!

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Ummm — I updated ABSp, but I don’t see the Slash screen shown above. I normally play with the sound off, but even with it on, I still don’t see it. What am I missing; doing wrong?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Click the music note dead-center on the main Play screen.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Thanks! However, today does not seem to be my day with ABs.
Level 22-2 totally froze my game after I popped all the pigs, and would not give the total score, and no, there weren’t any pigs hiding anywhere, because I couldn’t shoot the next bird. It also seems to be very slow to give you the final score, even when it eventually does.

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By catsnbirds (@catsnbirds)

@mvnla2 The freeze and s-l-o-w total score isn’t just you. Perhaps a small bug fix from Rovio soon? And, back to Birdday, it is weird to see the party hats destroyed. The end of the spinning hats doing major damage in some levels?

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By Burbman (@burbman)

@mvnla2 – Mine did that too on this level. I ended up hitting the fast forward icon in the lower right of the screen to go to level complete screen.

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By PJng (@pjng)

@mvnla2, I count it on my device, need w a i t 1.5 min to show total score.

@catsnbirds, Yeah, I see party hat can be destroy, give 100 pts, on 3.0.0 hat can’t destroy.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

@mvnla2, I also am getting some slow endings to levels. But I would rather it take it’s time than end early. like some other levels where stuff is still falling and you miss out on points. Besides, if the level is truely completed, there is the Fast Forward (for a lack of a better term) button on the lower right part of the screen. If that is showing, then the level is complete and you can have it count up your score.

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By catsnbirds (@catsnbirds)

@sparty83 The slow ending I’m noticing is after the unused birds have been counted, not cutting off while debris is still falling (and I agree, that is SO annoying!).

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

I agree that the level should end promptly when all swine are dead and all debris has stopped moving/falling. But there have been so many comments in the past of TOO QUICK endings that I actually find this better. I have used the fast forward button already in this update.

IMHO: I would rather it take too long to end with the option of manually ending it than having it end too quickly.

(As a side note, there is an interesting “feature” in the Facebook versions, If you finish a level with a bird in the sling, if you pull back, the level will not end. And you do have the ability to put the bird back in it’s pre-pull back state to finish the level. This has come in handy in some Star Wars levels that have a laser blaster blasting away at stuff. Would be nice if that feature was avaialable in the mobile versions)

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I am on iOS and I have not experienced the game freezing… what platform are you all on?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@spacemaster — I’m on IOS (iPad), and the freezing may just have been a very long time waiting to show final score and stars. The fast forward button works to move you the the screen with stars, as well as to total your score.

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By PJng (@pjng)

Personalty like original music on ABSp.
Today I was waiting on seasons, but… is this 2 apps have update.

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By Birds! (@theog)

I also see that you can disable notifications (gear button on the start screen > !). Does this mean ABSp will send notifications?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

There was always a notification option, and it could always be disabled via your iOS Settings “app”.

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By Birds! (@theog)

I don’t have an iOS device, so I don’t know that :-)

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I notice they added a Fast Forward arrow to the lower right in some Bad Piggies levels now. Otherwise, it seems the level will never end or will take a long time to calculate the final score. With the FF, you can click it to get to the end. It would be nice if they added that to all games.

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By PJng (@pjng)

@dr-omega, I think this button is already have when S&T level out, not current update.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Hm.. not sure how I missed it..

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By Bob (@nnll14)

Yah I’ve seen it too like @PJng said, so you’ve been missing out on not wasting time.

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By PaperPig

Update for space and original on Amazon App store. Got both. EPIC!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Add to the post, thanks.

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By scooter (@scooter)

@AMslimfordy. May be missing something but ABO is still showing 3.0.0 version on amazon app store. I am on the kindle and the 3.1.0 has not shown up for update. I have both abo ad-free and hd versions. Did receive the space update.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m just reporting what others have reported.

I see the ad-supported version has 3.1.0 on Amazon.

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By scooter (@scooter)

I understand. Just wanted to let you and others know what I am seeing. The ad-supported version requires removing current version and replacing. Probably why 3.1.0 isn’t available yet. Will of course wait…for this and the Rio update. Thanks.

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By Paperpig

I got ABO hd for free on amazon appstore, and it is on 3.0.0. My free version is 3.1.0,though.

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Great News. The Song sounds awesome :-)

By NES Boy

I’m surprised the new Bad Piggies levels don’t have a background based on Flight in the Night. This leaves Chapter 20 as the only chapter of the Bad Piggies episode to have a unique background (based on Ground Hog Day).

I’m also surprised that Angry Birds Rio’s concept of stars and feathers unlocking extra levels within the episode hasn’t been carried over.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I thought so too! I don’t understand the WPF background being in worlds 21 and 22.

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

It’s nice that there were updates, but it’s sort of sad. The Space theme was the best ever, but the guitar is kind of ugly…

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

Any word whether this is a limited time thing, or it’s staying?

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

Just want to send out a “Super Mega Cudos” to the admins.
Not only did they have the leaderboards up in just a few hours, the walkthroughs were live as well.

You all need a raise!

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@Birdleader @AMSlimfordy @Sal9 — I second the cudos (and the raise). I was surprised to see not just the walkthrough pages, but the videos and leaderboard up so soon.

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By PdB (@playdbird)

Add my voice to the choir of praise.

You have obtained greatness and deserve the respect of the entire ABN Community.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I agree as well. Thank you guys for all of your hard work.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

@Birdleader
I have to echo what sparty83 mentioned in his post. Sometimes we (the members, including myself at the front of the list) take things for granted. The four staff members AMslimfordy, Fujitoast, Sal9 and yourself work very hard to keep this site working in good order and help the members have the most fun in playing AB games and posting.

Yes, it is a employment, where folks receive compensation, but we all know about “great employees” and ones that are “opportunities for improvement”. It is my opinion the 4 members of the ABN staff are composed of 4 “great employees” who are dedicated to AB with the same enthusiasm and commitment as the members. This is the “glue” that holds the site together and makes it work. The bottom line is that this is a business and it is outstanding to be a small part of it. Great job. Just a note of appreciation.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I feel like the Space update would’ve been more relevant if Slash had redone the boss fight theme as well :/

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By pirateriley1 (@pirateriley1)

That song is really bad I mean I love rock and Guns ‘n’ Roses but that is there any way you can switch it back its really good in the beginning then it turns into random guitar noises that sounds nothing like the original.

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By bullets0000 (@bullet)

I don’t want to be skeptical, but it seems that Rovio has completely changed their way to earn money.

Still remember the “uncovered” update in AB Rio? After the “announcement” in 3 months, nothing about it has been heard. AB Rio is still free in the App Store. (The free-of-charge period is supposed to be over after the featured week, but I might be wrong.) I have the feeling that instead of wanting people to buy the apps themselves, Rovio wants people to buy the power-ups within the apps. That way Rovio can earn money without updating the apps.

Now that the Bad Piggies episode is concluded in AB Original, I am worrying that AB Original would cease to be updated like AB Rio. Please Rovio, prove me wrong.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Rovio confirmed with me on Twitter that AB Rio is now permanently free. And you can bet they will make more with Power-Ups than the apps. The same thing applies with Printers. Printer companies make money on ink, not the printer hardware.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I don’t think Rovio will cease to update their original game. It’s their original cash cow; getting rid of it would be a bit of a random move.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I may repeat others here, but:
• Rovio did not tease the Fruit Market update. The image was found in their data files, so we have no idea when it could appear.
• Rio is permanently free
• I don’t expect ABo to retire
• Unfortunately, “Freemiums” are the current wave, but Rovio still provides large amounts of levels and IAPs such as Power Ups remain completely optional.

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By Aman (@amandeep)

@amslimfordy Which data files are you talking of ? I never see a FRUIT MARKET episode images in data folder of AB Rio..

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It’s there. We created a post including it (though less “data file” looking).

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By Aman (@amandeep)

It is not in Data folder of AB Rio PC (1.4.4)…
See the image that I upload— http://angrybir.de/16dUkFK

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Image deleted. Please do not upload raw data files.

It’s in a different file, it’s own I believe.

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By Josm (@josm)

Its not in PC because they never have the update to 1.5.0, data file is found in v1.5.0 on iOS

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By PK (@pokemonguy93)

The cake is not a lie. And neither is Angry Birds Space, now on Steam: http://rov.io/12zuGMy Did you guys see this? Angry Birds Space is now on Steam!

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Yes, the main post was updated. Thanks

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By Lamia (@lamia)

What is Steam? Do i need to buy space again?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You don’t HAVE to. It’s just a different portal to get the PC game.

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By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

Angry Birds (classic) HD and Ad-Free versions are free for a limited time on Amazon Appstore.

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By BBinMiami (@bbinmiami)

There’s another DLC to Angry Birds Trilogy called Fowl Tempered!
It includes: Bad Piggies (the episode- f1rst 15 levels only), Surf and turf, Back to School, Haunted Hogs, and Winder Wonherham! All the new golden eggs are also here, as well as Pink bird! Also, I think there’s also new bonus levels and I know there’s new achievements. It cots 400 X-Box points-about $4.99, the same cost as the last DLC, Angry Management. I just got it. It’s awesome! :D

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)
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By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

Does the Angry birds space on steam have power-ups?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I don’t think Stream has IAPs, so I’d guess not.

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By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

But it says: Brand new superpowers
But that could mean the powers of the birds.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That means the birds’ powers.

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By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

OK, thanks.

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By hazzoomh bird (@hazem-shihabi)

how can we cancel the new theme song and return the old one?

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By PdB (@playdbird)

I don’t think that’s possible.

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

So ABO is free forever? I thought it was just the App Store’s free app of the week.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It is the free app of the week, but I think it will be free afterwards as well.

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By MUFC (@mufc)

I love the new theme song! It is so awesome! Slash + Angry Birds Space = Awesome intro!!! :)

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