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Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By AltaMarc (@altamarc)

I was wondering when boards for all the games would come out. Great improvements.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By teuber (@teuber)

Can I somehow look up my overall ranking for all levels together?

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Not yet. We are working on that.

Rank: Flinger with 20 points
By nates130 (@nates130)

Confused as to what the “Confirmation” flag means/what it’s purpose is…anyone know?

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

If you think a score was incorrectly entered or someone might be cheating (not common) you can flag it. The “Confirmation” is the mechanism by which the flag request is submitted to us.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1550 points
By swansong1a (@swansong1a)

Can that be right? I have the most points overall?
If so – WOW!!!!! Can’t believe you guys don’t have me well beat!

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

I’m pretty sure you are, at least for now. ;0

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By vikramwakhlu (@vikramwakhlu)

Guys can’t some one write some code to auto upload angrybirds scores? This manual entry is mind numbing.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Really? I don’t find it that challenging or time-consuming, but then again I am biased. If there was a way to do it automatically, trust me, I would build it.

By Felix

highscores.lua seems to be a plain text file. Would it be possible for us to upload that file?

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

It is on PC / Android, so it could be possible via those platforms. It’s encrypted on the Mac and iOS devices, so unless it can be unencrypted it’s not feasible. That said, it is still not 100% guaranteed that these scores are accurate, as one could just edit the file. It would make adding scores much more seamless, so it is definitely worth exploring.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By SH3RIFFO (@sh3riffo)

Bird Leader is right, but what about Game Center support for auto-score-filling. In other words, to automatically sync your scores, you enter your Game Center account? Sounds promising, yet easier said than done, so I wouldn’t know.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

Boy I’d love to see something like that, but I highly doubt we’d be able to do something like that soon or even ever. Apple tends to keep a death grip (pun intended ;) ) on data files like that. Too bad though, that would rock.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By SH3RIFFO (@sh3riffo)

I see, yet still I have thought about it, and as we all know there are fake-hacked Game Center accounts which have incredible scores, and since they’re fake, it will most likely spam this site, unless of course you tend to built in a limit to overall score. But who knows? Anything is possible, and by the looks of this fantastic site, I don’t doubt it. :)

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By sniper1973 (@sniper1973)

Are all the high scores entered proven/confirmed? I.E. is a screenshot emailed to Bird Leader? Some of the scores seem quite high in some of the levels!!!

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

No sorry, Birdleader can’t possibly confirm EVERY single score by every person on the site. There is a flagging system in place if something seems completely impossible. But you have to look at points possible, not points possible by you (not you specifically but you meaning the user). There is always the possibility of a VERY lucky shot or simply a fantastic strategy.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By sniper1973 (@sniper1973)

Oh, I agree with the lucky shot/fantastic strategy, **some** not all, simply just seem out of reach. I also do think that if people, such as ourselves, take the time to enter score, that they are TRUE Angry Birds fans, and would not cheat, as the top scores on GameCenter obvoiusly depict!

Excellent site — keep up the good work!

Rank: Deputized with 105 points
By skoldpadda (@skoldpadda)

I think the scores on here are legit. I think a couple of the highest scores on the leaderboard are suspect (HD and non-HD combined), but then again maybe I just want to be ranked higher and know there is no way I can do that when someone currently has 300K more than me.

It takes a lot of work and some luck to get these scores. Some screens require a perfect combo of 3 shots in a row to get the higher scores. Some just require 1 shot. Guess which scores will be harder to achieve? I still struggle relatively on a few screens that require 2-3 ‘perfect’ shots in a row. And then after that there is still the luck factor.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

I agree. For the most part if all the scores are filled in then that person probably isn’t cheating. Sometimes scores are just entered in the wrong spot and the user didn’t even realize it. Cheating is no good so I hope we will be able to keep it clean around here!

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

That sure would be an impossible task. Our leaderboards are quite accurate, but nothing is perfect. In addition to the flagging system there is also baked in logic, plus we have a very active community that raises the alarm when things don’t look right. Am I saying that every score will always be 100% accurate? No, but we will do our best. When someone does abuse the system their scores are usually flagged or removed within a few hours.

Also, given the number of scores that are entered, the averages are quite helpful in determine a benchmark one might shoot for if they want to improve their own score.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7145 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)

We have a new member making a mockery out of the Leaderboard Bird Leader.. I won’t mention any names but I’m flagging all his scores..

I have a suggestion on how to verify legit scores.. Have players list their Game Center name to crosscheck total scores.. I know not everyone has a Game Center account but it will confirm the scores of those who do…

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Taken care of. Thanks for the heads up.

I like that idea. I would need to add it to the registration process, which can be a bit tricky, but I will definitely add it to the to-do list.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5360 points
By Inactive (@chaostsar)

I think that is a great idea (assuming GameCenter available on all operating systems). Even if not required at registration, your scores here should match those registered with GameCenter, and if the two don’t match, it certainly suggests that something is amiss.

Personally, I have the same name here as in GameCenter, and all of my scores here match my GameCenter scores (except when I lose my free WiFi on my iPod touch, in which case GameCenter won’t be updated until I get within free WiFi range). I’m currently ranked in the low 400s for both AB original and AB Seasons.

Not sure if other people do this here or not, but I routinely check my total scores here and my total scores on my touch just to make sure I did not screw up some data entry somewhere. I’ve caught several of my own data entry errors that way.

The only glitch with verifying via GameCenter would be if someone does not enter all of their scores here. Since GameCenter does not list individual levels, the best that could be checked are the cumulative scores that are listed on GameCenter (e.g. world scores, grand total scores). It seems that many users here, for whatever reason, have not entered all scores, so that could make comparisons impossible.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Game Center would be optional, since it’s only available to iOS users (iPhone, iTouch, and iPad) running iOS 4.1 or above.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1595 points
By Godfather (@godfather)

Bird Leader,

I just want to thank you for this site. It has proven very useful in my quest for higher scores. The off avg column is great as I have now almost finished cleaning up the levels that I had below the average. Once I get done with those in original I will work on Season’s and Rio. Again great site and huge thanks!!!

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By Ianavak (@ianavak)

I really appreciate these leaderboards. While waiting for new levels to come out, I’m constantly challenging myself to get a higher score. Some are lucky shots and I couldn’t duplicate them if I tried a million times. As a person who has suffered a brain injury, I was told to play challenging games to try and retrain the undamaged areas to work harder. Angry Birds leaderboards provide me with this very tool. Thank you so much.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

So very welcome! Let us know if you ever find anything out of the ordinary or would like to see improvements (got a few things in the works already).

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By Ianavak (@ianavak)

I just started replaying this game in an effort to improve my score. I play on my iphone 4 and all the scores I post are from the phone. I also play on my MacBook Pro just for the different feel and I wasn’t paying attention when I got to level 1-4, I looked down after I launched the first bird and got it on the first bird with a score of 36560. For consistency and all fairness, I will continue to post only my scores from my iphone, but I’m wondering if the computer has an advantage over the phone. After I saw that I could get it with one bird on the computer, I wonder, is it possible to do so with the phone too? I’ve been trying, but no luck.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

I’ve been wondering this as well. A number of people who have had highscores that seem impossible sent me screenshots and they were all from the Mac version. I would assume the physics are the same, which means that whatever is possible on one device should be on another, but there maybe the extra screen size helps. If that’s true though one should be able to get these scores on an iPad as well. Hard to say, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on. Also, at some point I plan on adding a device option to ones profile so that they can specify what devices they use.

By Ianavak

That’s a great idea. It would definitely be a great research tool as to which device renders the higher scores. I have also noticed that when I diminish the screen to the smallest size both on my iphone and on my Mac, I seem to get the higher score.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By jpp_zoso (@jpp_zoso)

as a mac user, for just under a month, i’ll say the game is much easier to play on a large screen and zoomed all the way out so you can see the entire field on every shot. how anyone plays on little bitty screens is beyond me. i also find it much easier to control the birds with a mouse vs. a finger and touchpad. never tried the iphone/ipod touch/ipad version…but i’ve seen the android version up close and personal.

i find it odd you can solve poached eggs levels 1-1 thru 1-14 with only 1 bird…but level 1-12 takes 2 birds to rack up the highest scores.

i only started trying to improve my scores because (a) still waiting for the last 21 levels of ham ’em high to be released for the mac (b) got three stars for all angry birds and angry birds rio levels i have available (c) saw the high scores and couldn’t believe some of the numbers, so had to try it myself. my goal is to get within 5% of the high scores before i move on to the next level. it’s been tougher than i thought it would be.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8235 points
By Snoid (@snoid)

I play on a MacBook Pro in full-screen mode, with the view pulled all the way back, and using a finger drag on the touchpad instead of the little “hand” on the screen (which I can get if I reduce the size) to launch birds. I tried using a friend’s smart phone, and it is a lot easier to be accurate on the Mac just because the picture is so much larger, but I think that’s the only advantage. I started comparing my scores to those posted on this site, and while most are above average, I attribute this to having played each game anywhere from 50 to 300 (or more) times (restarting as soon as it looks like I’m not on track to beat my own high score). I wasn’t going to post my scores until I saw that I actually had the high score on 13-1 (91,990), so I started with that two days ago, and I’m still working on getting the rest up (pausing to try to get low scores up to average along the way). Yesterday, I looked at 13-1 to see if I was still at the top, and someone had posted a score of 801,800. Clearly a typo, but it’s still up despite being flagged.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Flagging a score doesn’t automatically remove it, but rather puts it up for review. Since the score has to first be reviewed it can take a little while for action to be taken. In this case–as you said–it was obviously a typo, so it was correct. I appreciate the heads up and glad to have you on the leaderboard.

Rank: Deputized with 125 points
By lawrence2052 (@lawrence2052)

check hells bells scores….Some angry birds participants are real stupid cheaters. Take for example hellbells. Every games he /she plays, he/ she gets below average players scores. The 6 games that he/she got above average players scores are the 6 top scores. This is a fun game you get no prize for top score when you cheat. I cannot imagine what they would do if a prize was offered.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I think you are reading it wrong, lawrence. Every level, s/he is above the average score.
The only score that I would say is suspect is Big Setup 9-10. But other than that, nothing unreasonable as far as I’m concerned.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8235 points
By Snoid (@snoid)

I think that the fact that there are no below average scores, leaving that whole column blank, is what confused lawrence2052. I looked at hellsbells’ scores the other day, and I was impressed. He/she remains generally ahead of me, even though I’ve tried over and over to improve many of my scores. As to 9-10, that is a really high score, but there is definitely an element of luck to this game (coupled with skill, of course) which can cause some really huge scores. There is a certain amount of instability built into the pigs’ structures, and if you catch them at exactly the right moment in their small “vibrations”, then it’s like magic! The stars have aligned. I got the high score on 13-1, which is about 1700 points above the next highest, and I can’t even come with 10,000 of my own score when I try to duplicate it. Hellsbells must have played a lot.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sure, I agree. There is quite a bit involved with any strategy. I’m by no means claiming that 9-10 is false, but I would say it’s the ONLY one score posted that MAY be suspect.

My luck is shown in ToT-1 of ABS:Free. I have the high score there and have tried to repeat it hundreds of times in the identical level in ABS, but can’t come anywhere close.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7145 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)

HellsBells scores checkout on the Apple Game Center leaderboards.. In fact he “cheated” himself out of 3K points.. In fact the top 3 checkout, I didn’t check any farther.. I’m satisfied he’s legit.. Before calling out someone as a “real stupid cheater” you really need to do to get some facts first…

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I think we can agree that lawrence2052 misinterpreted the scores. Wasn’t vindictive, just an honest mistake.

By ststeve11

I don’t yet see Chrome Dimension chapter leaderboard or hints for the Google Chrome App. Also, I notice in the Google version (my only version – newbie) how the intro page shows a score total for each section. Why isn’t this tracked in the leaderboard?

Thanks!

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Maybe the leaderboard at some point, but it’s a bit of work for only 7 levels. As for walkthroughs, the levels match up with “Poached Eggs” and there is a guide to find all of the Chrome logos.

By ststeve11

Thanks slim. I of course was curious about walkthroughs for just the Chrome Dimension chapter. No need now, as my addiction has me 3 stars across the board, with over 4 million points in the Poached Eggs Chapter. Fun! Skill & chance: a great combination for feeding my addiction. Just like gambling!!!

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

For sake of completeness, we do have walkthroughs for all the Chrome Dimension levels.

Rank: DaBomb with 270 points
By hellsbells (@hellsbells)

Hi, noticed there’s some suspiscion about my scores. I can absolutely guarantee that I’ve not cheated and would never do so. As has been mentioned it’s a fun game and I see no point in spending half an hour typing in a bunch of made up scores for no reason. Talking of whcih Games Centre is very frustrating as i’d like to know my genuine ranking but the top 100 or so are clearly hacked in some way. My guess is the real WR is around 22.3mil for what it’s worth.

My 10-9 score is legit. I’d say it’s far weaker than some of the other records on this site. For example 3-5 (I know you can do it with 0 birds but it’s one in a thousand and when I did get it I only managed 105k, 29k off the record) and 3-21, for which I haven’t got a clue how more than 145k is possible, let alone 167k. impressive stuff.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Thanks hellsbells. People at the top of the leaderboards are always going to be looked at with some suspicion, but we know your scores check out.

By Snoid

First off, I’d like to say that your scores are amazingly good, but certainly believable. You just have a talent for the game. I hope that it carries over to something more useful in you life, but it’s perfectly fine if it doesn’t. Second, when I saw that you said that there was a 0-bird solution to 3-5, I just had to look at it again because, while an individual pig may just “die” randomly now and then, I couldn’t imagine them all dying of their own accord. Clearly you meant a 1-bird solution, which I hadn’t been able to achieve before, so I tried to do it and got it on about the 10th try with a score of 124,680! This was more than 10k higher than my best 2-bird score. Thanks for the tip! You should go back and try again, but you’re probably right about it being a one in a thousand chance because I tried several hundred more times and couldn’t do it again.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

There are a few levels where it is possible to pass the level with zero birds.

By Snoid

Any chance you could share that information with the rest of us? Is it anything like the men who stared at goats (but with pigs instead)? Kidding aside, I’d really like to know.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Check some of the comments in the walkthroughs. There’s a few scattered.

By Snoid

I can’t bring myself to go through all of them to find a few scattered references in the comments. Hasn’t someone compiled a list? And are these games where you actually get a higher score if you use a bird or two? If that’s the case, I’m not going to just watch and hope that something happens!

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

If I knew them all I would definitely be happy to provide a list. If we could aggregate all these I think this could make an interesting post actually.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8235 points
By Snoid (@snoid)

I don’t care if I know them all, but can someone tell me at least one 0-bird solution game? I’m just curious.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By yagr1 (@yagr1)

Hey all! BL, I was wondering if there is any way to differentiate the scores attained using he eagle and those without. I may be wrong, but some of the top scores seem unattainable without the total destruction possibility of the eagle. maybe even just an average eagle score vs an average non-eagle score would be helpful to those of us who haven’t “invested” the 99 cents for the eagle. This way, we aren’t driving ourselves crazy trying to even beat the average when it’s not possible without the eagle. Follow all that? Thanks for a great site! Yagr1

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Hey Yagr1 – Actually, when you use the Mighty Eagle you don’t accumulate any points, so these scores are for normal gameplay. That said, occassionally, scores are mistakenly entered, so if you see one either flag it or just let me know.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The Mighty Eagle does not yield scores. Therefore, with the exception of perhaps a handful of typos (which we usually find) all scores are presumed legitimate.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

Hey, BL! I’ve thanked you before, but thanks again for running a great site. It’s too bad that some people are so desperate for attention that they feel the need to post ridiculously high, and obviously untrue, scores. Like others, I won’t mention names, but I flagged most of his/her scores. In almost every case, his/her high score is 10K, 15K, or even 20K from the person with the second highest.

I guess some people will do anything for their 15 seconds. . .

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)

I have to add this–obviously this person is not as skillful as she/he would like us all to think.

Bad, I know. . . my brain is fried from grading term papers.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

FYI – We have emailed this person yesterday requesting proof in the form of screenshots or repeatable methods. If we don’t receive a response by this time tomorrow we will take the appropriate action. Thanks for the heads up.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

The scores have been updated. If proof comes in they can be switched back.

Rank: Flinger with 50 points
By westbums (@westbums)

Hello there – I´m new here on the leaderboards – just started today to upload my scores from original angry birds (rest will follow) – took a long time – pew!
And – hurray – my scores are not so bad – mostly a bit above the average – and tadaa! –
I´m the leader of 11-7.
Now a short question: what are the flag (and the n/a) and the star for? Probably a stupid question (from germany).
And by the way – great website – I love it!

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

Welcome to the site! The flag is for if you think a high score is implausible or mis-entered, while the n/a simply means “not applicable”, you are probably seeing this on the level you have a high score one since you can’t flag yourself. And if you click on the star it will guide you to the 3 star walkthough page. Have fun out there!

Rank: Flinger with 50 points
By westbums (@westbums)

Got it – Thanx!

Rank: Deputized with 125 points
By chipmunk (@chipmunk)

Thank you – I had the same questions! :-)

Rank: DaBomb with 270 points
By hellsbells (@hellsbells)

Am I right in thinking that in some versions of the original AB, 3-5 starts off with 5 birds? This explains why the top scores on this level are so high, and surely impossible with just the 3 birds given on the iPhone. Any more levels with extra birds I wonder.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9955 points
By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)

Yeah, I noticed watching a friend that level 3-5 on Google Chrome has 9 pigs to kill instead of the 5 I have on my phone…which is also a 20k point advantage as others have with the 5 birds…any way to regulate this?

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Yes, 3-5 and the Santa Hat glitch levels obviously cause the scores to be skewed. I’m hopeful that AB Sync will address this. If not, I will build in ways of handling it.

Rank: Out of this World with 2590 points
By rocklands (@rocklands)

yeah it’s a bit of a pain that this is happening, very hard to compete if you are not competing on a equal foot! btw great scores on Angry birds original hellsbells!!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5360 points
By Inactive (@chaostsar)

I have not seen the Chrome version, but I am guessing that it was not designed to completely mirror the original AB game, so scores would not be comparable between the two.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

For the most part it is in the same. For some reason 3-5 seems to be an anomaly (along with the Santa Hat glitch of course). The good thing is that in order to roll out Angry Birds Sync all levels across the same version will have to be the same, otherwise it just won’t work as intended.

Rank: DaBomb with 270 points
By hellsbells (@hellsbells)

Thanks rocklands. I’m sure someone out there is going to post some monster scores one of these days but I’m enjoying it whilst it lasts!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8235 points
By Snoid (@snoid)

Now I understand why my score on 3-5 was about 20,000 points higher than yours! That didn’t make any sense to me. I’ve got original AB for Mac, and it has five birds (even though I found the 1-bird solution based on a comment of yours a while back, thank you). I suspect that all of the high scores come from Mac users. You can tell who we are because our scores end at level 13. Which raises a question that I haven’t seen asked or answered anywhere else (maybe because I haven’t looked very hard): Does anyone know when level 14 for Mac will be released? It’s been “Coming Soon” for the five months or so that the game has been on the market.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We think that Mac and PC will get the v1.6.0 “Mine and Dine” update next, and Rovio has said they aim to submit updates for all platforms closer together.

Rank: Deputized with 120 points
By Eddie (@angrybirdiscool)

Hope it’s version 1.6.2 and including chrome!

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Chrome is completely separate from any other app.

Rank: Sling God with 21390 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)

There has been a change to level 3-5 on the droid platform. If I remember correctly, the top of the structure was cement (or what ever that gray stuff is). Now the top is glass (or ice, do we really know?). My old score of 103K was good enough for a 3 star rating, now I notice you have 108K needed. I think this level got changed during the Mine and Dine update.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Indeed. We mentioned that in the post about the update and we have a running list of changes in the forum.

Rank: Deputized with 190 points
By Bets (@bets)

After we have post our scores to leaderboard and if we were to play again and the scors are higher, do we have to re-post again or is it updated automatically. Kindly advise. Thanks.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

All scores on the leader boards on ABN must be entered manually.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By jazzypianagirl (@jazzypianagirl)

This is probably something that’s not easy to change at this point, but it would be nice if scores could be entered in a spreadsheet format. I have all mine in an excel spreadsheet and would like to just copy-paste the whole list.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

I would love to do this, but yeah, it’s not simple and would probably have to be done on a manual basis.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By mundungu (@mundungu)

First of all great job on the site and on the leaderboards ! since it is so easy to compare the scores now I became even more addicted.

Out of curiosity, would it be possible to enter in the profile which platform each player uses to play (brower / PC ; Ipad; IP4 ; IP3 ; Ipod etc.) I personally only play on the Iphone 3GS and wonder if maybe PC based platforms are more easy thanks to higher screen resolution.

It could show on the total score leaderboard.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Yes, definitely doable, but it easier said than done. This has been on my to-do list for sometime, but some of the logistics have held it up. I want to make sure the score entry is as easy as possible. Even adding one more dropdown where a user can select a device is another step that will keep some people from entering their scores. If I add it to the user profile you need to be able to select more than one device, as not all people play on just one. Anyhow, it’s doable, I just have to work through these problems. I imagine I’ll add it to the profile and allow a user to select a default. When you enter a score the default will be selected, but you can change it if need be.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By mundungu (@mundungu)

Adding the device for each score sure makes it complicated, but would be the most accurate. However I think each player plays “most” on one platform than others, for me personally only the global leaderboard would be interesting enough to see where the tendency goes, not each individual high score, so that a global entry ” most played platform” would -for me- be enough for the purpose.

Anyway, really great job on this site, Bird Leader, great job indeed ..

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By vorlec666 (@vorlec666)

hey i have been playing angry birds chrome for only about three months now and i already find myself with four high scores on the original version is this just luck or is chrome an easier version?

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Hard to say, but many people seem to think so. The larger screen definitely seems to help people increase their scores. Soon I’m going to allow people to select the device they’re playing on. Hopefully this will help us identify how the scores are breaking down.

By Snoid

There is no doubt that some of them (e.g., 1-12) are easier because pieces have been changed from wood to glass/ice. I think that you either to ban Chrome scores or have a separate listing for them.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

I hear ya, though I am not going to ban users from participating simply because they happen to play on a different device (if you think about it, that’s the whole point of these leaderboards anyhow). I would hope that Rovio eventually syncs up all the levels so that they are the same across all devices and platforms. If I can seamlessly integrate the ability for users to add their device then that will obviously help too.

Rank: Flinger with 45 points
By srduck (@srduck)

I didn’t know some of the puzzles are differnet on different platforms. No wonder I see many high scores reported that seem impossible for me to reach on my iPhone, yet many people have reported those same high scores. At least my wife and I are both playing on the same platform and have a rivalry going over who has the highest score on each puzzle.

Also, not only could the screen size be making it easier on one platform over the other, but I wonder if the CPU speed on each platform makes the game go at a slightly different speed allowing more or less reaction time.

Rank: Flinger with 45 points
By srduck (@srduck)

Snoid, with the latest iPhone update (a few weeks ago), 1-12 is mostly ice now. I know 1-12 changed to mostly ice on iPhone because I just went back and raised my high score by 9k points. I believe with that update they synched up the different platforms to be the same.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8235 points
By Snoid (@snoid)

I’m still using the Mac version which was released around January and hasn’t been updated since. We stop at level 13, and 14 is always “coming soon”. As to level 1-12, mine still looks just like the one in the 3-star walk through, i.e., the base is almost all stone and wood. It seems as if Rovio is actually making the different versions more divergent instead of less, which makes these comparisons less and less meaningful.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I would think this will change with the next Mac/PC update. We believe that, with the upcoming AB Sync System (aka Bird Brains) rolling out soon, all platforms will have identical level configurations.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13715 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

I thought I had good high scores until I started looking here. Wow, with some I’m close but with many I am off more than 20,000 points and don’t even see a way to get the kills with less birds or more destruction. I hope this is not a platform difference.

I really wanted at least one high score, so I focused on some episode 15 levels and finally broke the nr 1 score on 15-6. I had the same score as the previous #1 for two days but this morning I finally cracked it. Will upload my other scores when I have more time. Sure would be nice for this to be automated.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You can read some of the comments on the individual level’s walkthrough page (click the star right of the leaderboard) and maybe find some different methods of achieving high scores.

I agree it would be nice to automate the leaderboard, but that doesn’t seem possible. So many platforms, so many ways to hack. It’s challenging the first time, but after that it is only a handful of scores at a time.

Rank: Flinger with 5 points
By SoAngry (@soangry)

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOO! I have an all time high score! level 5-5. Just found out when I entered all my scores. I’m an AB addict, so its nice to know that at least one of my scores is the highest.

Didn’t mean to brag, just had to share the joy with an audience who will likely appreciate the sentiment.

P.S. Do I need to confirm the score somehow? happy to send a screenshot if necessary.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Congrats. You can confirm the score by uploading your image to yfrog, flickr or image shack and then linking it here. The link needs to go directly to the image. If you decide to go down this road follow the instructions I laid out in this comment.

Rank: Flinger with 5 points
By SoAngry (@soangry)

Like this?

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

That works! I changed the URL to point directly to the image and added class=”thickbox” to the URL so that it opens in a lightbox.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8235 points
By Snoid (@snoid)

It looks like a couple of idiots have found this site. Look at the scores of the new leader, both overall and on every single level, [name removed]. By the time he hit level 9 he must have gotten tired of making up scores, so almost everyone from then on is exactly 10 points below the high score, although he couldn’t resist throwing in a few more first places, plus a couple of scores a little below the top, maybe so it wouldn’t look like he was faking it. He must not have realized that anyone could see all of his scores together. And then there’s [name removed] who has only entered scores for levels 1-1 thru 1-4 (at least as I’m writing this), each of which is a first place, most by several thousand points. Bird Leader, it looks like you’re going to have to do more policing since some participants simply don’t care about the rules, fair play, etc.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Thanks for the report. The offenders and their scores have been removed. If you see anymore please don’t hesitate to report them.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13715 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

It would be nice to find a good way to take screen shots in iOS so at least I could show my scores in case anybody wanted proof. Too bad some will abuse, so glad you guys keep an eye on this. I saw a score within 10 of my high score but it’s gone now, so that must have been that offender you removed.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Taking a screenshot in iOS is easy. The stumbling block for most is how to get said screenshot off the phone, uploaded to a site, and then link via their comment.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13715 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

I did not know taking snapshots was that easy. Found the tips on youtube. Have a snapshot of my highscore now. Will upload these to a picasa album so I can add these as comments once I start uploading more scores.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Great. I have a comment here that explains how to include the link to the image in your comment. Please just link straight to the JPG or PNG, not to a webpage.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13715 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

What happened to my high score in 15-6? Why was it removed. I have a screen shot to prove my 121,630. I know some people make up scores, but to just remove them assuming they are fake is not cool.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

If it was removed it was not intentional. Was it the only score you had entered?

Rank: Boss Hog with 13715 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

Yes, it was the only one I have been able to break, so I entered it in pride. need to enter the rest yet to see how I rank overall. Just time consuming so need to make some time for this.

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Over time I have found that when a user only has one score entered they are typically not legit. Obviously that wasn’t the case with your score and I apologize that it was removed. Feel free to add it back. That said, I’d add at least 3, just to be safe. :)

Rank: Deputized with 240 points
By Jonpaul2000 (@jonpaul2000)

I think you’re better than me than usual if you put all scores (overall) like me. Nice job beating me on level 7-15! That was my best…

Rank: Boss Hog with 13715 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

I need to put all my scores in yet. I have 3 stars on all levels, 23 golden eggs, and have been focusing on scores very close to my highs or very far away. 7-15 was wild as I was so far off. I got consumed by this level, especially after being within 200 points. At that point it’s just luck in hitting the cubes in just the right spot to have a bit more destruction. Always the same moves over and over, but just a small change in direction makes a difference. A score in the 170,000 range is hard on this one and only happens when everything is just hit right.

Now I have to find time to enter all my other scores, and then also other levels to get my time closer to high, or passing high.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6880 points
By Mike2567 (@mike2567)

So many fake scores! A suggestion for BL, perhaps, may be to reject unreasonably high new scores when entered. Maybe reject scores higher than the previous high by say 10,000 points. (Except for brand new screens.) Would that work?

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We’ve considered a threshold of the sort, but we aren’t convinced it’s a good idea. Point being: What if the score is legitimate? There would be no work-around besides an admin adding the score manually.

I went through yesterday and couldn’t find too many questionable scores. Can you be more specific?

Rank: Master Slinger with 6880 points
By Mike2567 (@mike2567)

On this page above there are 3 fakes reported. On prior pages in this thread, several more that were corrected. Sounds like a lot to me, that’s what I was referring to. I’m not aware of any others at the moment. I was just suggesting an idea to manage accuracy, not sure anything would work perfectly.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Ah yes, we get a few roamers around that they to cheat. We have a few safety measures up to prevent this from happening, but our biggest advantage is that we can remove those fraudulent scores as soon as we notice them. And some of our more dedicated members point them out to help.

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

i’ve got 1-3 without using any birds!!!

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

There’s a few of those around. BirdLeader and I hope to eventually compile a rigorous list, but it would be rather challenging. Thanks for the info tho! That helps a lot.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8235 points
By Snoid (@snoid)

I believe what you say, but I’d really like to know how you did that! Over 1200 people have reported scores for that game, and if they’re anything like me they may have played it a couple of hundred times each, but you’re the only one who’s accomplished this. Did you leave the game up on your computer screen for hours? Did you restart it over and over and over? Or did it just happen randomly? And was it the wooden ball rolling down or the table with the smiley face falling over? Was it the original AB or Chrome or something else?

By pjdambra

I agree you Snoid. It’s so annoying when posters give such vague details in their posts.

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

i play angry birds in psp. when i open this level, the smile face falls to the pig.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13715 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

I just don’t get that. I have hit about every combination possible, yet I’m off by over 5,000 points. There are only 4 birds and 2 pigs. And I have tried this hundreds of times. How do you do this without any birds? what would cause any of those balls to just roll voluntarily.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By yagr1 (@yagr1)

Hey BL- I’ve posted before about (***)’s questionable top-scores. They aren’t out of the realm of possibility, but so many top scores make me question their authenticity. As for WarmPianist’s 0-bird score on 1-3, it of course is possible to have that score if in fact it was done without using any birds but no one seems to have done it before. What about this as somewhat of a solution. You have made it very easy to upload a screenshot. What if the moment someone enters a score that would be #1 for a level, a little pop-up box come up that says something like “Congrats on your top score, please upload a screenshot (with the link to upload)”. Don’t allow a top score to be posted without it. The people that like to see their name in lights as the top score on a level without actually earning it won’t be able to post fake scores….even if they put their scores in as the 2nd best (without the required screenshots), we’ll all know that at least the top score is legit and we all have a solid reference point on each level. I don’t know how ‘do-able’ this is, but it seems that something should be done not only to prevent the “I beat the top score by 20,000 points” guys (obviously fake and easily removed) but as well as the “I beat the top score by 200 points” guys who just want to see thier name in lights, but still potentially could be real. Sorry for the long post…just a suggestion! Thanks again! Yagr1

Rank: Boss Hog with 13715 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

I agree with the screen shots. Any time I reach a top score, I take a screen print as proof, in case anybody wants to challenge my top score. Just need to work on getting the scores online and added to the comments area. Making them part of a top submission would root out a lot of rogue scores. Curious what the admins have to say about that.

Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Hi yagr1. I edited your post slightly since I would like that name kept out. BirdLeader and I have had a few talks about that user and are still working on a course of action.

As for your suggestion, there are a couple problems. Foremost, Android devices are not nearly as user-friendly for taking screenshots, and vary by the specific device. Also, it would put a bit of strain on the server. Nonetheless I will refer the post to BL and I’m sure he will leave a reply. We would love some sort of system, but do-ability can be limiting.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By yagr1 (@yagr1)

Looking forward to it! Thanks again guys & keep up the great work! Yagr1

Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Hey yagr1, I really appreciate the suggestion and the heads up regarding the scores. The scores posted by the second name you mention have been removed. As AMslimfordy said the other user is pending action. Have taken some steps to authenticate said scores. If I don’t hear back soon they will likely be removed.

Requiring screenshots has been suggested several times. I just with it were so easy. To reiterate what AMslimfordy said, actually taking a screenshot on some devices is difficult if not impossible (think Roku 2 or obscure Android phone). Lets say this wasn’t an issue, you still have the issue of actually getting the screenshot off the phone and uploaded to our site. I’m not really concerned about the server load, but rather I’m concerned about the usability of such a system. It would require extra steps that, honestly, most people are not willing to go through. Then there is the issue of the screenshots themselves being doctored. This is not a huge concern, but I’ve seen it before. Anyhow, as you can see, this is just one of those things that is much easier said than done.

All that being said, we do have many checks in place that prevent fraudulent entries, even the ones that aren’t obvious. The other thing we have is a very active community that police the leaderboards like crazy just like you did. This is a huge benefit in weeding out scores. I personally believe that the number of fake scores is quite low, but I realize that people have legitimate concerns. The leaderboards are a work in progress, so I expect to have more checks, balances and features in place soon.

Thanks again for you feedback.

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

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