Angry Birds Bugs & Glitches

Below is an actively updated list of Angry Birds bugs, glitches, and issues spanning all version and platforms. We obviously can’t know everything, so many of these are reported and/or updated by the AngryBirdsNest community, so if you notice something out of the ordinary leave a comment below and investigate. Please don’t leave a comment for a bug that already exists unless you have something new to report. Thanks!

Name (click row to view details)EditionPlatformFixed
Total Bugs Logged: 49
Golden Egg #30 Sometimes Doesn't Pop UpOriginalAllv3.4.0
Golden Egg #8 UnobtainableOriginalAllv3.3.0
"New Year Egg" UnattainableSeasonsAllv3.1.0
Mooncake Festival Golden Egg Flip-FlopSeasonsAllv3.1.0
Seasons Golden Egg 16 BrokenSeasonsAllv3.0.0
Both Christmas Level Selection Screens BorkedSeasonsiOS, PC, Macv2.5.1
Power Up Slot Machine InaccurateOriginaliPhone, iPod Touchv2.3.0
"Menu Popper" Not WorkingSpaceiOSv1.2.0
"Feather Picker" Not WorkingSpaceiOSv1.1.0
Scores Adding 5SpaceAllv1.1.0
Achievements Earned OfflineSpaceiOSv1.1.0
"Where No Birds..." Not RegisteringSpaceiPhone, iPod Touchv1.1.0
"Gravitational Escape" Incorrectly ListedSpaceiOSv1.1.0
"Pig Bang" Score Addict Incorrectly ListedSpaceiOSv1.2.2
Double-Bonus BirdsRioAllNo
Mac Trackpad SensitivityOriginalMacv2.0.2
Nokia's "New Year Egg"SeasonsSymbianv2.3.0
Scores Ending in 9OriginaliOS, Android, PC, Macv2.0.2
Golden Egg 1 Missing from Mac/PCOriginalPC, Macv2.0.2
"Carnival Upheaval - Score Addict" Valued Wrong (Unfixable)RioiPadUnfixable
Carnival Upheaval 8-5 3-star ThresholdRioiOSv1.4.0
Facebook/Twitter Levels Show No StarsSeasonsAllv2.1.0
Trick or Treat Golden Egg Flip-FlopSeasonsiOS, Androidv2.1.0
Block Smasher Free BuggedFree, Seasons FreeiOSNo
Rio Loading IssueRioAndroidv1.3.2.2
"Stellarvore" Not RegisteringRioiOSv1.4.0
Seasons Mighty Eagle Achievements FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Rio Football FlawedOriginalPCv2.0.0
PSP Unattainable Golden Eggs (Rumored Solutions Within)OriginalPSPNo
"Bright Side of the Moon" Not WorkingSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Star for Golden Egg 17 Only Once UnlockableOriginalPCv2.0.0
Seasons Greedings 16 FeatherSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
"King of the Caves" LabelingOriginaliOSv1.6.3
Smash Maniac (Not Bugged)OriginaliOSNot Bugged
Rio Football Numbering InconsistentOriginalAllv2.0.0
Accordion Not WorkingOriginalMacv1.6.3
17 Melons in Beach VolleyRioiOS, Androidv1.3.0
"Bunny Hunter" FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Facebook Levels Won't UnlockSeasonsAllv1.6.0
Mighty Eagle Purchase and Use FlawedOriginaliOSNo
Only 14 Golden FruitsRioAllNo
Golden Eggs DisappearingOriginal, SeasonsAllNo
Seasons Golden Eggs MisnumberedSeasonsAllv2.0.0
Mooncake Festival In-Game Score Counter FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
"Easter Eggs - Score Addict" Valued Wrong (Unfixable)SeasonsiPhone, iPod TouchUnfixable
"Summer Pignic - Score Addict" Not WorkingSeasonsiOSv1.6.0
"Carnival Upheaval - Score Addict" MissingRioiOSv1.3.0
Carnival Upheaval Achievements Not WorkingRioiOSv1.3.0
Mighty Eagle Achievements FlawedOriginaliOSv1.6.3

Comments (1,747)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7835 points
By josephine (@josephine)

I noticed in Haunted Hogs Level 1-7 that before the pink bird has finished the destruction the level is already adding the score. It doesn’t happen always, but when it does, it’s happens about 4 times in a row.

By bharadwaj raju

I noticed in Angry Birds 2.1.0 Poached Eggs level 1-8 that no matter how many times i click the treasure chest the golden egg is not coming up.I have a PC.

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That is not how you obtain that Golden Egg on PC. Have you check our walkthrough?

Rank: Champion with 3340 points
By Barbbjb (@barbbjb)

Just tried to install update for space for PC and thought things were going along well as always when suddenly it said there were errors and could not install. Something about the shortcut was no longer correct and therefore did I want to get rid of it—I said “ok” and now I have nothing. Oh, and I just tried to open seasons and there was an error message I cannot even decipher. Something about “failed to open data/shader etc…..”, Help!

Thanks,

Barbbjb

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

1) Backup
2) Make sure you have your activation key in your email still
3) Uninstall
4) Reinstall from download.angrybirds.com
5) Play 1 levels (pass it with 1 star, say)
6) Transfer in your backed-up files

Rank: Champion with 3340 points
By Barbbjb (@barbbjb)

Thanks Slim, Is this the procedure for both Space and Seasons since I cannot open seanson now although shortcut is still there, and of course space is gone?

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I would do this for both apps, yes.

Rank: Champion with 3340 points
By Barbbjb (@barbbjb)

One more thing—I just checked my activations keys which were in one place, and had all 4 until now—I’m missing the Space one now. Maybe it’s saved somewhere else, but if not, guess I’ll have to repurchase. If I repurchase can I bypass all the levels to get to the update? I really don’t want to play the whole thing over again?

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m not sure how levels are unlocked. Though if your data files are intact, this will not be an issue.

Rank: Champion with 3340 points
By Barbbjb (@barbbjb)

Slim.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist type, but I’ve just searched my folders and there is no activation key for space anywhere. I actually had the Space game in a couple of locations but now those are gone also. What on earth is going on. I know I did NOT delete my activation key for Space.

B.

Rank: Champion with 3340 points
By Barbbjb (@barbbjb)

One last thing and I probmise no more bugging you (at least for today) what about restoring my computer to say yesterday? Would that possibly bring things back?

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Certainly possible. As long as nothing important has been added to your computer in the meantime. (I’ve never used a computer restore since I’m often doing new work)

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By Jeff

Since the latest update of Seasons when I open the app in Fullscreen the screen flashes like a strobe light. This is for the PC. I have tried complete uninstall and reinstall with no success. The same thing happened with the Space update. It doesn’t flash if it is windowed (not completely fullscreen). This is annoying because I end up accidently clicking on apps on my taskbar. Rovio didn’t have an answer. Running windows 7.

Rank: Debriefed with 1485 points
By frostlet (@frostlet)

I’ve seen the bug regarding the switching of Mooncake 3 star and Golden Egg mooncakes. Is it also part of the bug that the 3 star mooncaske (activated by collecting the slices) is blocked even though I have collected all slices. Or have I missed a slice?

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8335 points
By PJng (@pjng)

Bugged now, if you collect 8 piece will unlock 3 star level, however score is displaying 8 piece level.

Rank: Hardened with 540 points
By MatMat (@10situps)

Purchasing Star Wars falcons isn’t working!! ): I still had the achievement though!

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By ketjowp (@ketjowp)

I wanna know what is happening right now with my Rovio games !!! It was always nearly perfect and after last updates i can’t play it without connection with the internet – pause menu is broken. When I tap pause button, game turns off. In Seasons, Space and Star Wars i have the same problem. I dont wanna re-instal my games

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Try disabling the “Postman Piggy” in the Pause menu. To load that requires Internet.

Avatar of ketjowpRank: Explosive with 2245 points
By ketjowp (@ketjowp)

What’s that ? I’ve never heard about Postman Piggy. And how to disable it ?

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

In the pause menu, he appears in the bottom-right corner. It enables/disables Rovio News.

Avatar of ketjowpRank: Explosive with 2245 points
By ketjowp (@ketjowp)

OK It’s working well. Thanks for help.

Rank: Flinger with 25 points
By alanf1968 (@alanf1968)

Hi, I am playing Eggsteroids on my iPhone but I can only see Levels 1, 2, 4 and 6, levels 3, 5, 7 & 8 are just blank and I can’t click on them to play. Is anyone else having the same issue and if so how did you overcome the problem? Thanks, Alan

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

There is no bug. You must find Eggsteroids in-game in order to unlock those levels. If you need help, we have a Complete Eggsteroids Guide.

By leggy2012

Is there a bug on the red planet episode please? I’ve used up 27 of my free space eagles now on just levels 1 to 7, and whilst I repeatedly get a 100% feather on each of these games, the final score registers a score of less (i.e. 99% or even 98%). I’m using an Acer iconia a200 tablet, plenty of memory, no other games/apps running, game is current version from Google play store, and i’m really clueless as to why this is happening. Thanks on advance.

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

As far as we know, there are no bugs with Feathers in Angry Birds Space.

An important thing should be noted here though. There are two different sized feathers that appear on the Level Selection Screen. There is a full-sized feather for 100% total destruction, and a (slightly) smaller feather for 1% thru 99%. It can be hard to tell the difference between the two sometimes.

By leggy2012

I have both small and large feathers, albeit only 2 large one’s so far, but as I understand it, you need 100% ‘large’ feathers on all 30 levels in order to open the sardine bonus level – maybe i’m wrong but i was told this by a regular YouTube video postee, so I’m assuming not…?!

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Yes, that’s right. On the Episode Selection screen, it should say how many full feathers you have (xx/31 or xx/11). The Sardine Can Level only unlocks when it’s the only remaining feather.

By leggy2012

I have 2/31 showing on the episode screen, which leads me back to my original question of is there a bug? You say not and yet I am getting 100% feathers during play so why are they coming up as less on the level final total screen and/or not showing on the main episode screen? It just doesn’t make any sense.
Thanks

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sorry, I can’t say what the issue is since I can’t see your device. But I am not aware of any bugs.

By leggy2012

I just tried three more levels: levels 8 & 9 showed 0% feather on game yet 98% feather for total score, and level 10 showed 0% feather in game with 100% feather final score, so something is definitely wrong here – could this please be looked at.

By leggy2012

Incidentally, some of the YouTube videos for red planet space eagle walkthroughs appear as 0% feather in-game too, so its not just me ;)

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m honestly very confused. Since all of those videos were done by me, I can 100% tell you that there is no bug. I think there is something confusing you.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

When you call in the space eagle, the in-level menu always displays 0%, even if you previously achieved 100% or any other percentage.

By leggy2012

@amslimfordy – not all, there is in fact a space eagle video from i3stars for red planet level 5-1
@sal9 – thank-you, that’s very helpful to know! ;)

I’ve managed to get 15/31 feathers at 100% now, I had to buy a couple of the 80 space eagle bundles mind (which I can’t really afford!) and its taken a lot of trial, error, and grit determination to get those, but hey, I will not be beaten by a game! That said, levels 12 & 14 are proofing to be a right swine to master, might leave those until last – any tips, lol

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I meant all of them on this site.

By leggy2012

I did in fact state YouTube, perhaps you were confused.
Anyway, all done on red planet now, with 4 space eagles left to spare so I’ve used those up on the other episodes (planets); and just happened to notice that they have the sardine bonus levels too, like you are kidding me?!

And yes, maybe I was a tad confused about the usage of feathers, with nothing to explain how they work it’s hardly surprising really, and why I had initially thought there was a bug – something (i.e. instructions) that could be addressed within the games perhaps?

Well I’m off, so thanks for your assistance and happy gaming.

By Nan Person

Had seasons and life was good. Got the notification for update for halloween and successfully updated….. now when I try to open it (star wars as well) it will not even load. It’s takin up memory but unable to play.

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sorry but we can’t try to help you unless you without some more specific details, such as device.

By Katy

With the latest red planet update to space, program worked fine for a while, but just now it won’t load past the opening sequence. Gets to the ‘play’ arrow, then crashes. Saw a couple of other people mentioned this bug in reviews on the app page in iTunes store. It’s on an old iPad.

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

https://twitter.com/AMslimfordy/status/270671820896735232

For the time being, running the app in Airplane Mode seems to be a temporary fix.

By Katy

Thanks – will try that!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

I have a question about Space!!

When i Open the App the game Crashs After 4 seconds and the App closes. I want to know if Someone also have the Same Probleme :-(

Avatar of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 16740 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

The issue has been fixed this morning according to Rovio.
If your device still crashes: 1- Clear your multitask bar 2- Restart your device

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By puddley (@puddley)

@AMslimfordy Not sure if this ia a bug or a “feature” – in AB Star Wars, I will see all of my achievements pop up one at a time at the bottom of the screen just as if I had just earned them. It’s happened several times and in different modules. I’m running an iPad2.

By Tiffany Walsh

In Season in “go green, get lucky” I’m unable to do the last stage treasure chest even though I’ve received 3 stars in all levels including the Facebook ones. Please let me know if this can possibly be fixed. I would appreciate it. Thanks so much!

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This is a known issue. It may be fixed in the next update.

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By Tiffany Walsh (@tiffany-walsh)

Thanks for addressing my question! You seem very busy with Q&As!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Yes, very busy! But always glad to help. In fact, I’m checking up on this bug now. I worked very closely with Rovio to try to get it fixed, so I’m hopeful it will be for the next update.

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By Tiffany Walsh (@tiffany-walsh)

Unfortunately don’t think it was fixed because it still doesn’t work after most recent update. Maybe the next one. By the way, the new Christmas one is great!

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Unfortunately true. Sorry about that.

By Mary Ayers

I can’t see the videos for Star Wars. They stopped showing when I got to Death Star. Am running OSX 10.8.2 and Safari. Any ideas?
Never had any trouble until now.
Love your walkthroughs, thanks so much for them!

Avatar of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 16740 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

You should try to clear your browsers cache.

By Morph416

For AB: Star Wars on PCs… does anyone else experience the two bugs I listed previously?

1. Random pig popping. Clears the level without any action from player.
2. Minimize/Maximize button only minimizes while running.. only way to maximize the game again, is to close and restart.

By Morph416

Just wanted to post… as of the Hoth update… the minimize button on the main screen, now maximizes the game without having to exit. Least it does for me on PC.

Not sure about the random pig popping one yet… haven’t seen it in the Hoth level as of now.

Rank: Flinger with 30 points
By oddangel (@oddangel)

Just got 3 stars on all the levels of Year of the Dragon in Angry Birds Seasons. When I did this, I got a congrats message and I thought I’d be able to activate the Mighty Dragon, but when I went back into the game, the “dragon eye” icon wasn’t showing. How do I get the Mighty Dragon? I have AB Seasons v. 3.0.0 on a PC.

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The Mighty Drafon was never available for PC. There is no bug here.

By oddangel

Thanks for letting me know. I had no idea. Which platforms have the Mighty Dragon?

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

iOS and Android, I believe.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8335 points
By PJng (@pjng)

And also on Symbian device.

Wow, first time I see slim change avatar. Nice.

Rank: Flinger with 55 points
By Mrs. Fixit (@quilter65)

I purchased star wars for Nook Color. I am having trouble with Han Solo. When I fire rockets they go either down or backward. They never go forward. Is there a fix for this? Is anyone else having trouble with Han Solo?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Han Solo, which has different abilities than yellow or laser bird, is used as follows:
1- Launch from slingshot.
2- Tap on the screen/level to place the crosshair that he will shoot at.

Rank: Flinger with 55 points
By Mrs. Fixit (@quilter65)

My yellow laser birds only shoot down or backward. These are the birds shown in the Tatooine walkthrough level 1-22 shooting forward. Shooting backward or down makes it impossible to win the game. I’ve read comments by other players having the same problem. I don’t know what platform they are using. Mine is Nook Color. All the other angry bird games on my Nook work just fine. Star Wars doesn’t.

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

There is no bug here.

Han will shoot towards wherever you tap on the screen. If you tap near the slingshot, he will shoot at the slingshot. If you tap at the extreme right of the level, he will shoot that way.

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By DavTheBombBird (@davthebombbird)

I don´t know if someone already posted this, but on ABR there´s always less golden fruits in the episode than 15, except on carnival upheaval.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

…No, there’s exactly 15 in every episode.

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By DavTheBombBird (@davthebombbird)

Oops. My mistake.

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

Hey @amslimfordy, I don’t know if anyone else has experienced this, but every few times I open ABSW, all of the 35 Achievements that I have received cycle through whatever screen I am playing. It’s actually kind of fun to see them each time.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

That happens often to me with AB Space. I haven’t experienced that with ABSW.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5130 points
By tomsteele (@tomsteele)

I have this problem too.

By jordy

hey i have a tablet huawei and your angry birds (none) of them can start? have any ideas? thank you

Avatar of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 16740 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

For compatibility issues, it’s best to contact Rovio directly: http://www.rovio.com/en/support

By izmael

En el angry Birds v.2.3.0 no se puede pasar a los siguientes niveles de bad piggies solo llega hasta el 19-15 y no puedo sacar las otras estrellas que faltan

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Los niveles 19-1 a 19-15 son todos los que han sido liberados hasta el momento. Al igual que nosotros, usted tendrá que esperar (con toda la paciencia posible) para la próxima actualización.

By izmael

OK muchas gracias espero y sea pronto porque queremos la mayoria jugar los siguientes niveles

By Raf

I’am using Samsung Galaxy S Advanced and when I try to open left menu and refresh level the screen freezes and while later I recive message “Application stopped working”. There is any fix or sth with that problem?

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Simply try restarting your device. There was a server issue this morning.

By Ute

In my angry birds star wars, my Han Solo bird won’t shoot his laser anymore, same goes for my millennium falcons. It is becoming am extreme annoyance. I mean, all I wanna do is launch some birds yo.

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Restarting your device will likely resolve this issue.

Rank: Flinger with 70 points
By fullay (@fullay)

in angry birds star wars level j-6, the lasers shooting from the right side of the screen do not appear when I launch the level. ive restarted the app and my iphone 3gs but that has not resolved the issue. if I shoot a falcon off, a few random lasers will trigger but the stop after a few rounds and it won’t allow me to star the levels because I’ve shot the falcon off. anyone else experience this? suggestions? thx!

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That has been reported by a few players on the J-6 walkthrough page. There is no work-around that I know of.

Rank: Flinger with 40 points
By max (@maxwinter2001)

I hope this is the right place to ask about this. I’ve tried elsewhere online and cannot find a solution.

I got a set of Angry Birds games, (classic, Rio, Star Wars, Space, Bad Piggies) and all was fine until I decided to say “yes” to downloading an update for classic. Ever since, I cannot get it to load. I get: “?:0: attempt to perform arithmetic on a table value (call stack not available).”

I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Then uninstalling and going back to a restore point from before the update. Then, uninstalling and getting a whole different version from a friend and installing it.

Nothing works. Every time I try to load I get the same error message.

Has anyone figured this one out? Wherever else I’ve looked online no one had a working answer, (a lot of different attempts, and I tried them all).

Rank: Sling God with 27695 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You should probably contact Rovio about this.

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